Welcome to the new Bulbagarden Development Forum. We've opened up the project development aspect of the site to the entire forum, so now anyone with an idea can contribute the idea and see it through to completion.
If you'll notice, this is now taking the place of the Suggestions Box. Now, suggestions are merged with Development.
Here's how this is going to work:
If you are posting an idea, your thread title should include the word IDEA in all caps. In the thread, describe your idea, however big or small it is.
In idea threads, other users can vote an idea UP or DOWN by posting a comment with the word UP or DOWN in it. This is important, commenters--you have to include your UP or DOWN vote in your post. Each UP vote is worth +1 point; each DOWN vote is worth -1 point. An idea that gets +10 points and is deemed feasible by the staff enters the DEVELOPMENT phase.
Ideas deemed by the staff to be worthy will be moved directly to the development phase.
If you see an idea already posted that you think is pretty good, but you have a better way to solve the same problem, make a post that starts with ALTERNATE SUGGESTION in that thread and include your idea.
IDEA threads will be closed if they reach -5 OR if they go more than 4 months with no new votes or alternate suggestions.
If your project is chosen to enter development, congratulations! Depending on the nature of your suggestion, two paths are possible. First, another thread may be designated to work on the specifics of the project, with input open to everyone; this is a DEVELOPMENT thread. Alternatively, a new forum can be created to implement a bigger idea.
We're all looking forward to people putting forward their ideas and working together to make Bulbagarden better. And the staff will be watching this forum closely--not only to evaluate and vote on ideas, but to look for bright users who constantly have good, viable ideas.
If you have any questions about the rules or the forum, please use this thread to ask them.