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Impact-Effort Score


Eelco

To help prioritize posts it would be very helpful to be able to add an impact and effort score (1 to 5 points) to posts.

Impact
The amount of impact a post will have. (Great improvement vs nice to have)

Effort
The amount of effort the implementation will take.
(Many resources required vs quick-fix)

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Mike (Upvoty)

Status changed to: Planned

Mike (Upvoty)

Great one! The impact should be inserted by the user/poster, right? The effort is something you as an admin should add to it. Maybe also add a 'cost' valuation to it?

Basically you could filter on an impact/effort/cost ratio to figure out: What is cost-efficient with less effort to build but has a high impact.


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Gabriel Gallagher

Right now a feature that is just a little bit useful to everyone would get a lot more votes than something that is a game-changing mission critical feature to the top 20% of your users. Some systems solve this by allowing people to vote 2-3X for the same feature, but only on a limited number or ratio of features so you can't just say everything is critical to you. As long as there's some way that forces users to be a bit honest about how crucial features really are to them, it can lead to much better feedback than a binary vote for sure!


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Gabriel Gallagher

Maybe a separate "heart" or "star" favorite system (like a tinder super-like) a user could use a limited amount of times could then let you calculate the ratio of voters who favorite it to come up with a sort of impact score. Down the road, perhaps giving users more "super-votes" could even been an engagement/gamification tool to reward more active community members.