Voting on Ideas is inadequate.
You should be able to rate any idea. Because if you run out of votes and don't know how long you have to wait for a vote to come free you will not be able to express your interest in a any new ideas.
New ideas will be handicapped and users will loose interest in this facility.
Every user should be able to score every idea, marks out of five would be ideal.
Hello – unfortunately this is the way that Uservoice (the technology behind the Suggestions area) is designed to work. By allowing you ten votes which must be allocated to your favourite ideas it forces you to choose; there are a lot of great ideas on this forum but we have to work out which will get the most “bang for our buck”.
You can reallocate your votes if you see an idea which you now think is a more valuable idea than one on which you voted previously. Also, note that Workbooks has historically addressed the top-scoring ideas and as ideas are completed those votes get returned to users so they can be allocated to other ideas.
AdminJames Kay (Admin, Workbooks Online) commented
Thanks for the feedback. I have adjusted the introductory message shown at the top of the forum to make the way it works a little clearer.
Thanks for the answer.
1 Maybe the suggestion needs to feed back to 'Uservoice'
2 It would be helpful if this full description of voter options is better displayed.