It is a common practice in software issue trackers to link one ticket to another for its relevance. IdeaScale has brought in a similar feature to help users to link on ideas to another as per its relevance.
There are 5 types to link the ideas:
Similar to: The idea which is similar in content to another idea.
Substantially equivalent to: The idea which is substantially equivalent, but is possibly not identical.
Relates to: The idea which is not possibly similar idea addressing the same issue/solution but addresses a related aspect or use a related approach.
Is Part of: The idea is a small or substantial part of another broader idea.
Contains: The content of one idea is mostly contained within another idea.
Visibility of the feature to members
The members of the community will be able to see this feature in various places as mentioned below.
1. Idea submission form
2. Idea edit page
3. Idea drafts
4. Idea Details Page
If the idea is already linked by the user, it will show Linked by You text to alert the user upon selecting the link type.
Visibility of the feature to moderators
Moderators will be able to use this feature at the following sections along with the sections shown under Visibility of the feature to members.
1. Incoming Moderation
2. Idea Portfolio
Visibility of the feature to administrator and administrative settings
To provide this feature to members and moderators, administrator will need to enable Allow Idea Linking from Community Settings >> Customization >> Customize Site Behavior
Once enabled administrator will be able to see it under the following sections along with the sections where members can see it.
1. Campaign settings under Idea Submission Tool
2. In Export Data
3. In Import Data
Note: The linked idea will be attributed to the person who links it though for previously linked ideas, they will be attributed to the account owner/ main administrator.