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Use any of the following ways to find ideas:


To find specific ideas, enter search criteria into the Search field and click the icon or press Enter. All information associated with an idea, including tags, comments, and idea codes (for example, D415), is scanned for a match on your criteria. Search is not case sensitive—all case options for your criteria is matched. The Search field finds keywords in the Title, Description, and Tag fields. Searches on symbols (&, $, *, @, $, and so on) are not supported.

Once the search results display, you can perform a more advanced search on the types of results: ideas, comments, and users.

You can search for ideas posted by other users by entering their screen name in the Search field. For example, Peter Potamus has a screen name of Peter. You can enter Peter in the search field for results, but Potamus will not yield any results.

Tag cloud

Select a tag in the tag cloud to display ideas associated with the tag. The size of the tag font in the cloud indicates the relative number of ideas associated with each tag; the larger the font, the more ideas are associated with the tag.


Click a status to display ideas associated with that status.


Click a category to display ideas associated with that category.

Note: To clear any filters you have used to search for statuses or categories, click the Clear Filter link above the idea.

Other users

Click on a username by a posted idea to view all other ideas submitted by that user.

Sorting tabs

The idea list in the body of the page shows all ideas associated with the filters or search constraints that you have chosen. Use the Most Promoted, Recent, and My Favorites tabs to sort the list. Your administrator might add other tabs for sorting, such as Featured and Genius.

For example, if you select a status of New, then click the Most Commented tab, you will see a list of New ideas, sorted from the most to least commented.

To remove the filters, click the Clear Filter link. The display will default to all ideas, sorted by those most recently posted.

Next and previous ideas

Once you are viewing the details of an idea, you can click the margin arrows to view the next or previous idea. Hover over the arrow to see the title and submitter of that idea.


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