Depending on your use case, ideas might hold sensitive information, or you might be concerned about the IPRs of the ideas submitted by people. If this is the case, you might want to review ideas before they're shown for the users of a board. This is where the idea pre-moderation feature comes in handy.
A typical use case for the pre-moderation of ideas is to ensure the novelty criteria in patent claims are met, which depending on the situation, may not always be the case if ideas can be seen by everyone on the board. Additionally, pre-moderation can be useful in cases where the participants of your board are mostly unknown (e.g. an innovation challenge open to the public) or when ideas can be added anonymously.
However, we do not advise enabling this feature unless it is required for your use case. Having admins manually review every idea before they're added to the board can create a bottleneck as admins may not always have the time to be present on the board when new ideas are added. What's more, it's an additional hurdle and can be seen as a signal for lack of confidence, both of which will reduce the number of ideas your participants submit.
Note: To be able to complete the following steps, you’ll need to have a board admin account for the desired Viima board. Please contact your Viima super user for access if you don’t already have an account.
Setting up idea pre-moderation
If you already know your board name, the easiest way to set up idea pre-moderation is through the following URL:'
If you do this, proceed directly to Step 2. Otherwise, start from Step 1.
Congratulations! Now, the feature is enabled on your board.
Using idea pre-moderation on the board
In this section of the guide, we'll show you how pre-moderation works on the board. We'll show an example from the perspective of an admin when a user adds a new idea to a board.