New Idea Exchange Board - Guidelines
we are launching a new Idea Exchange Board to let you all share and exchange your ideas on how to improve and develop our solutions.
The community team will be monitoring the board on the daily basis and our F-Secure Product Managers will come in on a monthly basis to update statuses of the ideas and post their comments.
You can vote (give Kudos) and comment on the ideas in the F-Secure Community - we're going to take the top kudoed and most discussed ones into consideration when developing our products.
To learn more about how to submit ideas, click here and also read the Submission Guidelines below.
You may want to refer to Community Terms as well before posting.
1. Tell us why you need a new feature. That will not only help us to understand what you want, but we may be able to solve your problem more quickly another way.
2. Some ideas are easier to implement than others. Don't be discouraged if your new idea is not picked up immediately. All ideas are reviewed for member interest, complexity, alignment with our solutions vision and prioritization against other projects. Some ideas take longer than others, and some ideas will not be possible within the scope of what we want to accomplish in the next year or so.
3. Check to see if your idea is similar to another's before posting. This can help you two ways: if the idea already exists, you should join your feedback to the current idea. If your idea is similar to another but substantively different you should reference the previous idea and point out the differences to avoid confusion.
4. Review the ideas of others. Look at other ideas periodically to see what your fellow members are requesting and comment on them! While we take into account the numbers of kudos an idea receives, we also consider the amount and quality of member feedback when making our decisions.
Idea Review and Statuses
We strive to review submitted ideas on a monthly cycle. Submission statuses that we use are:
New Idea: Status for all newly submitted ideas. Members are asked to comment on and clarify the idea to help determine community interest in this area.
Comments Requested: More information is needed before our solution management team can take this under consideration for possible inclusion into our solutions. Please comment further or vote for them so we can further evaluate the priority and feasibility of these ideas.
Under Consideration: After gaining valuable member input the solution management team is evaluating the idea to see where it fits in the product road map.
Accepted: The idea has been accepted as part of the product road map, and will be incorporated into one of the upcoming solution releases.
Implemented: The idea has been developed and added to the product.
Future Consideration: The idea is not being considered at this time, but will be reviewed for future inclusion into our solution road map at a later date.
Duplicate: Another similar idea has already been posted.
Discarded: This idea can’t be implemented to the product or your post can’t be considered as a new idea.
Please note that we will not be able to provide dates for the implementation of any Accepted ideas within the community due to the number of factors involved, not least of which is our need to maintain flexibility in the priority schedule to accommodate urgent projects and other necessary changes. If an idea you like has been accepted, that's a good thing! It means it is something we are excited about providing to our customers, and it will make it into our solutions. Please be patient and let us make sure it is completely ready before we make it available.
Also, just because an idea has been Implemented does not necessarily mean you will have immediate access to it. It may take additional time to deploy the updated version containing the idea to our solutions.