Web software for voting up/down ideas
October 19, 2010 11:47 PM   Subscribe

I want to create a web page that colleagues can use to create short improvement ideas and then have those ideas voted up or down by other users. Is there a free software package that I can install on a server that would enable us to do this? Bonus points for open source.
posted by alby to Computers & Internet (7 answers total) 8 users marked this as a favorite
We used uservoice for this at work for a while, it's hosted though as far as I know.

Google Moderator might be another option.
posted by polexa at 11:53 PM on October 19, 2010

Response by poster: Hmm... Not sure what that extra "+SQL" is doing there ... Mods, please delete?
posted by alby at 12:11 AM on October 20, 2010

Yes, have a look at Google Moderator and see if it meets your needs. It's a weird half-baked kind of service that's limited in unexpected ways, but if it does what you need it to, then it may be just the ticket.
posted by mumkin at 12:26 AM on October 20, 2010

In addition to uservoice and Google Moderator, see also IdeaTorrent.
posted by zachlipton at 12:55 AM on October 20, 2010

Response by poster: Seeing IdeaTorrent was what got be interested in the idea, but unfortunately they don't support MySQL.
posted by alby at 3:10 AM on October 20, 2010

WordPress with the tdo-mini-forms plugin (for submitting ideas) and the vote it up plugin will do the job.
posted by Mick at 5:39 AM on October 20, 2010 [1 favorite]

The MIT Idea Bank (sorry you probably won't be able to log in so maybe it's pointless to link...) did almost this exact thing using Drupal and some voting plug-ins.
posted by dubitable at 12:20 PM on October 20, 2010

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