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Community Topic Statuses


Community Topics have a status which tracks what your organization is doing with that item. Users can see the status on the User portal. It appears on the right-hand side of each Topic in green.


A Community Topic starts out with new status. On the web portal, this is displayed as “Gathering Feedback”. Agents can then change the status to reflect what is happening with each Topic.


The available statuses are defined by your Admins. You can have as many different statuses as you like, but they are divided into two main kinds:

  • Active statuses - indicate that the Topic has been looked at by an Agent, and your enterprise is going to do something further with it - for example, it is going to be studied further, or it is actively being implemented.
  • Closed statuses - indicate that nothing further will be done with the suggestion/idea - for example, it has been acted on or rejected.

Examples of possible Active statuses:

  • Under review
  • Planning
  • Started
  • Testing

Examples of possible Closed statuses:

  • Completed
  • Duplicate
  • Declined

Setting an item to a Closed status means it is archived on the User portal: still visible to Users, but no further comments or votes will be accepted.

There are also hidden statuses, just as with Tickets - items that have been deleted or marked as spam or are waiting for the User to validate their email address. Hidden items are not shown on the User portal.

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First published: 23/03/2017

Last updated: Sep 10, 2019 by Grace Howlett