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Subject: Feature voting and tracking system

We really need a way to track features, concepts, ideas and have the ability to vote up / down the ideas.  A solution like this really needs the following key features:

1. Ability to document a concept, idea, or features, similar to what we do today in the issue tracker in GitHub

2. Ability for people to vote up or down the main item

3. Ability to star an the item as a second form of tracking to possibly indicate preference

4. The ability to comment on the top level element just like you can in GitHub

5. Ability to comment on comments. 

6. Ability to vote up / down a comment 

7. Ability to mark a comment as the current train of thought or current consensus of the thread.  This will help people come up to speed more quickly on issues.

In the past I have suggested something like StackOverflow.  Yes, this is usually used for a QnA type system, and that is what it is geared towards.  However, I feel that a lot of the elements that it has could be very useful for us to use.  

Here is an example of a QnA question that shows most of the elements or requirements that I have illustrated above.  See how multiple can comment on the item and multiple comments can get votes, and how it tracks edits to comments.

A solution like this would be a replacement for the GitHub Issue tracker.  Meaning, we would not store issues in GitHub anymore.  Further, I could see a lot of the discussion around topics moving out of email and in to a system like StackOverflow. 



Bret Jordan CISSP
Director of Security Architecture and Standards | Office of the CTO
Blue Coat Systems
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