What is the policy on lobbying for feature ideas? If I find others that have similar ideas is it cool to message them to support mine? I don't want to be a bugger but I want to connect with like minded possible supporters.
Thatcher. as this question is about the feature idea process, and not about the specific features of the Canvas LMS per se, I'm going to share it with the Meta Community spaces.
As far as lobbying goes, while you wouldn't want to go so far as to spam people, you are welcome, indeed encouraged, to promote your ideas. I've used Twitter as well as occasional status updates here in the Community. You might also try to find discussions related to your "pet" idea; for example, if it's an admin tool, join the Canvas Admins group and look for existing related discussions in which you can present your favorite feature ideas.
Thatcher, I don't believe there is a formal policy for lobbying for feature ideas. I think it's more like, please don't spam or stalk people, but otherwise go for it!
I know I've gotten a personal message from someone asking me to support their feature idea and it never felt weird or strange, and if anything did encourage me to vote and comment on an idea. I'd also try posting something in some of the different Community Groups. A number of people do that and it seems to be pretty effective. And last, don't underestimate the power of social media. I've seen people post feature idea information on Twitter and FB to help get the word out!
Hope this helps!
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