Perhaps, I'm misunderstanding your question, but is this what you are referring?
As for the timeliness of when they make it to the stage, that is another story...but the team is usually pretty good at spotting the duplicate entries. If you see a duplicate @mention myself or Olivia Teich would be the easiest way to get it marked for the time being.
Let me know if I'm missing an angle here.
Not sure that link is working 'as expected' - at least not for me? But see the content tab rather than the overview tab:
And BTW I now notice that there is a duplicate stage (stage 1001).
And in my experience we typically see (partial) overlapping ideas rather than out-and-out 'exact' duplicates. So often the best we can do is to cross-link them so users can vote on both. It's also a bit problematic if an author modifies an existing idea, for example to clarify or enhance, after others have already voted.
I agree with John. A lot of ideas may fit together but not be exactly the same. I think linking them are the best practice. Often people who voted for one will vote for the other. I'm sure Jive Product Management would review all comments, linked ideas, and similar ideas when considering implementation.
Thanks All. Bases on usage and feedback here, I did add a Duplicate stage to park ideas that were straight duplicates, to lock down voting and focus the momentum in one place. As already suggested, cross-linking works much better for related or slightly overlapping ideas, and we do review comments and links. Thanks!
Reading the FAQ, I see there is no status/stage 'duplicate' for ideas, nor anything planned in the process defined.
I understand 'Patience is a virtue', but changing the status fast, faster than the review process, seems key to avoid to dilute votes for a same idea...
Ryan, in an idea's comment, who's attention should we draw to such proposal (to move the status of an idea towards 'duplicate'), i.e. how could we help such proposal to be identified quickly ?