excellent posts regarding ideas or suggestions on ways to improve
Although a viewer of a post can “vote” for the idea or suggestion, assuming that they see the post, these threads quickly gets lost in time and space.
Searching for such ideas or suggestions using this forum's search function, does not seem to be an effective way of finding them [so that they can be viewed and voted on]; internet searches are also mostly ineffective.
This forum needs an organized, managed, data-driven collection of such ideas and suggestions, one that can be easily found, accessed by subject area and specific idea/suggestion, and, that allows qualified “voting” despite the passage of time.
An effective way of accomplishing this would be to add a persistent link to such a collection, on the right side of the main page, like where the links are for “learn to use” and “get help”.
I have created a “test bed prototype” for such a collection ...
Some caveats ...
I have maintained similar collections since CS 6 [for personal internal purposes].
This collection is relevant to CS 8 and is an ongoing work-in-progress.
The ideas expressed are based on my particular [high volume] work flows, and they basically key on subject matters that I have run into time and time again.
The ideas are expressed in short
screencasts; the screencasts are all quick-and-dirty “rough drafts”
and so are not polished.
Each screencast idea ends with a simple, 3 question anonymous survey.
A forum managed collection would need a way to incorporate vetted ideas and suggestions from other forum viewers; putting each suggestion into the proper subject area would be key.
Cumulative survey results would need to be disclosed, per each idea/suggestion, on an ongoing basis.