Joressia Beyer

Feature Ideas, why is this a thing?

Discussion created by Joressia Beyer on Oct 14, 2019
Latest reply on Oct 30, 2019 by

What is the intent behind submitting feature ideas and how did this get to be a thing? 


The reason I ask this question is for few reasons

  1. If the feature idea is such a great idea, then why is it so hard to find one to vote one.
  2. Feature ideas are like posting a video of my cat in YouTube and hoping it goes viral.  I feel that the chances are about the same.
  3. I teach biology and environmental science.  I actually have a very hard time writing a proper feature request because I don’t have the technical background to do so.  
  4. It absolves Canvas of poor design if I have to submit a feature idea every time something doesn’t work as intended.  The tech person can just say, “It was designed to function that way, you will have to submit a feature idea.”  
  5. If my feature idea goes viral then Canvas doesn’t implement it. The dreaded, “This idea will not influence this developmental cycle”.