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Astroneers's idea/suggestion forum is having more and more ideas and sadly a lot of them are duplicates, triplicates, quadruplicates of ideas that have already been suggested. It seems people do not search/read the forum before posting a new idea. I suggest You hire/appoint some kind of moderator quickly before you get buried in countless clones of one and single idea.

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Good ideas that many people want, will be most visible as they show up often. It happens in any forum, and asking a moderator to keep deleting duplicate posts (and keep track of every idea ever suggested so as to do such) is a bit over the top/rude/confusing. Thats more than a full time job... and stressful. And if the mod doesn't delete, then its still a sea of new topics of the same ideas.

Over time, after the rush of idea mongering settles down... the ideas forum will slow down a bit. Especially as new things are added to the game, and more people ease up on the instant demands.

For the devs, if they are watching the ideas thread... they are jotting down ideas they like/agree with as they see them. They have their own internal lists and systems to maintain that. Its not like they are adding the same idea to their drawing board over and over with each new forum post. The more they see the same idea come up though, the more they realize just how much the public would want it. So if more topics of the same idea helps in that regard, then more power to the people for showing such.

 

Or, are you afraid a bad idea no one else wants, will get drowned? I'm not ;) Let it drown!

 

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2 hours ago, Frigidman said:

Good ideas that many people want, will be most visible as they show up often. It happens in any forum, and asking a moderator to keep deleting duplicate posts (and keep track of every idea ever suggested so as to do such) is a bit over the top/rude/confusing. Thats more than a full time job... and stressful. And if the mod doesn't delete, then its still a sea of new topics of the same ideas.

Basically. :D

Right now the focus lies on moderating the bug report section anyway. Because that is what's being addressed currently. And I can tell you that I could non-stop-merge topics all day for several weeks and in the end there would be more topics than before. Plus you cannot have more than 1 moderator go through the sections at once either. They would just get into each other's way. Anyway, we do have plans to enable people to vote on suggestions (and bug reports), so we can avoid tons of duplicate posts.

PS: You're free to report duplicate posts of the same user, though. That's easy to check for us once reported. However, checking for similar ideas made by other users is pretty time intensive.

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