This article is designed to help you post your ideas on the Feedback site, and edit them.
Step One: Search
The Search box is located on every single page of the Feedback site. Just enter a word or two about the topic you want to post about and hit return. You may want to try alternate or common misspellings! It's amazing what you can find with one word.
Remember: Don't repost other people's ideas, even if they posted it months ago and have never come back to update it.
When we present issues to the team, we look at the issue, not the person who posted it, so reposting it doesn't actually help it get seen faster by our developers.
Your feedback site is an issue based site, not a platform based site. An idea that is for all Minecraft platforms is 100% better and more likely to be adopted sooner.
Step Two: Check Previously Considered Suggestions
Step Three: Post!
You are ready to post. While subject lines and categories are required, please keep your subject lines short and put the bulk of your content in the larger text box.
Wait! Before you hit that submit button...
- Have I included enough information inside the post without relying heavily on outside sources? Not everyone can read your mind and not everyone has access to other websites like Youtube!
- Is it a list or does it contain things that are unrelated? You might want to break that up a bit and give each idea their own space to be awesome. Check this page for more guidelines.
- Am I putting this in the right category? We have categories!
- Is this post easy to read? Maybe use more paragraphs!
- Did I use a lot of bold or italics? If you're using them for the entire post, that's really hard to read for some people.
- If I am using images, are they absolutely necessary?
Your post should appear right away. If not, go here to see what may have happened.
Step Four: How to Edit Your Post
Wouldn't it be great if we all posted perfectly every time? Or your post never needed to be edited for any reason? Sure, but that's not realistic. Maybe you forgot something, or the discussion changed your mind and you want to edit your original post.
See the red arrow? That is what you use that to edit or delete your post/comment.
Do not change your post to entirely change the meaning of your original idea. The silliest example we can use is "people who voted for your Blue Space NetherStar Fire Dragon did not vote for a Forest Green Kombucha Drinking Free-Range Llama". Don't be shady. We will notice and call it out.
For the record, we have nothing against Blue Space NetherStar Fire Dragons and Forest Green Kombucha Drinking Free-Range Llamas. They're examples.
Step Five: Continue to Contribute and Enjoy!
It's time to live the dream and watch those votes stack up on your post. Social media is here for you!
Remember if you don't get a lot of votes right away, that's okay too. There are brand new ideas every day on this site and sometimes posts (especially big ones) take a while to get noticed. Don't try to bump your post.
Step Six: Follow Posts You Like and be nice to the ones you don't.
Everyone works hard on their ideas and to approach your feedback for others in a nice way. If you don't like something, share why. If you like it, mention that too - it will help everyone make better feedback and suggestions! Don't just +1 or "agree" or "this is terrible" and move on, that doesn't help and you wouldn't like it if someone did that to you.
Notes about Moderator Edits and Comments on your posts
Your community team takes the quality of the feedback site and we do our best to help out in ways large and small to help your ideas get seen.
Common actions include:
Letting you know your idea doesn't have enough info. If you see something that "needs info" on one of your posts, please edit your post and add more info! Here are good things you can add:
- Why a change or suggestion is needed
- What it does (very important)
- How it adds to Minecraft
Changing the subject line. We do this to improve search results. If you keep changing it back to the original you're just wasting our time and yours. No one likes that.
Moving your post to a different category. Figuring out where to post can be hard, and we know it, so we might move your idea to where it fits better.