Twice a year, send each Curator* a sheet containing a batch of 10 ideas and ask them to rank the ideas using drag/drop.
[What follows is a broad sketch of the program, with zillions of details still to be worked out. The ultimate intent, though, is that a) ideas—sometimes really good ones—would not get buried in the mass and thus overlooked (at least by Community users; already the list is daunting, and I can’t realistically get to those that are sorta stuck in the middle when sorting the list by oldest or newest, at least without tapping Next, Next, Next, …); and that b) hands-on product super-users would reality-check all ideas.]
In addition to ranking, Curators should be required to complete a multi-select dropdown containing these potential responses:
Curators can optionally:
After Curators have completed a batch they can volunteer to review another batch.
The program is announced in advance, and the idea set is semi-frozen as of a certain date.
A new tag would be created called Curated so users/submitters would know the idea has been peer reviewed.
Process steps include (in basic concept):
* - Smartsheet’s Customer Experience team would recruit as Curators 100 or more users who have demonstrated perceptive Smartsheet intelligence, to serve. Maybe require a minimum number of Points, Comments, Discussions and/or Badges. Each would be invited to volunteer to rank at least one batch. Customers could also apply to be Curators.
With the IdeaSubmitted tag presently encompassing around 300 ideas, there would be about 30 batches. With 100 or so Curators each batch could be ranked by 3 Curators. (Inevitably some Curators would be unable to complete their batches timely, thus requiring an over-supply of Curators.)