I have a discussion page for each content page. I would like these discussion pages to be created automatically--or at least have that as an option.
Stephanie, what was your modification? Do you understand my request?
Ideas start their lives in a "Initial Stage: We are reviewing your idea" status. After a member of our team reviews it, one of us modifies the stage to move it forward for further discussion. That might be the modification you've referenced. You can learn more about this in How does the feature idea process work in the Canvas Community?