We have created this frequently asked question page about the Feedback Website. If you haven't been here in a while, start here. Topics here cover:
Our feedback site is based on a system of trust and accountability. You need to use a Microsoft based email account in order to log in.
Why do I need an account?
Here are the things you can always do without having to log in:
- You can always use search, it is the box above "give feedback" on the right side of the screen.
- You can read posts!
- You can report a link, or an issue with logging in.
You need to log in to do these things:
- In order to vote on an idea, you need an account. This keeps anonymous users from spamming votes.
- In order to make a comment on a feedback idea or post a new one, you must register.
Please use an email account you plan on checking (no trash/throw away accounts). In the event there is an issue with your post, that will be the first place you should check for notifications.
What are the tags? Can I add them to my own post?
You can read about those here. Short answer: No, these are added by the team.
What happened to fancy headers and a lot of other formatting options?
Headings and paragraph settings were removed in August 2018, and a number more are slated to be removed in Summer 2019 due to community members abusing this feature.
How can I suggest something that's missing?
We're very open to new ideas over in our Website category, although we admit that some things may not be possible technically due to software limitations. It never hurts to suggest something but please look through the category first!
We appreciate everyone's contribution to the feedback site. The Minecraft team continues to be inspired by your thoughtful and intelligent feedback.
Why did you change my title?
If we've changed your post title, it is to make it easier for people to find. That is our job. Please respect this effort.
What is "pending approval"?
If a comment has fallen into our "pending approval" queue, one of the following things may have happened:
- Your post likely triggered our filter.
- Our filters are pretty tough on image and link posting due to some naughty folks.
- You attempted to post too many things in a short amount of time. That's not us, that's the software trying to keep bots away.
- You edited your post and added a picture or a video.
Chances are everything's fine, it just has to be looked at by your community team. They work regular business hours, so this delay can be either very short, possibly overnight, or a weekend. Any time the Microsoft offices are closed, approval may slow down. On occasion this means it could be a couple days, if the posting volume is high. Thanks for being patient as we keep the bots from taking over.
My post was on the site and then fell into the moderation queue. Where is it?
If a post falls into the moderation queue it is still looked at by staff (who are human) who read everything, and if it is rejected at that point, it gets removed.
My post was on the site for a while and got removed.
As part of our ongoing cleanup of similar threads and duplicate ideas, we are making efforts to keep things together as much as possible. We appreciate your understanding and support with our efforts.
Another way posts get removed is if they become "previously considered feedback". That's actually good news, that means the team talked about the idea (and maybe even your exact post), they decided it wasn't going to happen or was "highly unlikely", and you can focus on your other cool ideas.
It's not a decision the team takes lightly, so please don't continue to post about rejected ideas. There are lots of other ideas out there!
And please don't take it personally, we know you put in a lot of thought for your idea. It just happens sometimes.
I disagree with your decision about my post!
Hey, we are real people with super big hearts and only the best intentions! That means you can contact us via the feedback button and the "leave us a message" after you've entered a search term (we suggest "feedback"). You can always just ask us what's up. If we make a mistake, we're going to be the first to admit it. It has happened before! It will probably happen again! All we can do is try our best, like you.
But at that point, our decision is final.
I have a super long post and you removed it. Can you get my text back so I can put it somewhere else or post it again?
No, sorry. This is due to the amount of volume we get on the feedback site every day.
I think your filter needs improvement.
I know, right? But it's a work in progress, much like the website!
How do I post? How do I edit my post? Do you have posting tips that aren't covered in Creating Great Feedback?
Yes, more technical "nuts and bolts" questions about posting are covered here.
This person posted some content that offends me/they copied my post.
We've created a form for this. Check out the instructions here.
Can you tell me the team's thoughts on spam and suspensions/bans?
We want to help create the best site possible. We have a no-tolerance policy on spam, personal attacks, attempts to get around suspensions and severe breaks with the Posting Guidelines.
I need support! My game is broken!