I am sure these issues have been brought up earlier - anyway I want to suggest
I also would like to inquire about the difference in the Idea Exchange status 'Under Review' and 'Under Consideration' - for me the difference is too subtle.
And I also would suggest to rename the category 'New' in the Idea Exchange to something like 'Unprocessed' - a suggestion dating back to 2010 can't really be considered new
For points #1 and #2 we are aware of the suggestion and have captured it to our development backlog. We are tracking this and hope to implement it when priority allows.
For #2 it is possible to float an Idea Exchange board in the Idea Exchange category, in case you need assistance on doing this. You open the idea exchange, click on Options and choose float this item to the top.
For point #3, we could recommend you start or bookmark the following page so it will start off on the Discussion Forums: http://forums.ni.com/t5/Discussion-Forums/ct-p/dis
or using ni.com/forums will start you off in the forum category.
#4: Can you provide some insight on where you are seeing the Under Review and Under Consideration? You state this is in the Idea Exchange status, can you send us an example so we can take a closer look at it.
#5 This is something we can take into consideration.
Thank for you for taking the time in providing your feedback.
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