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Status Future consideration
Workspace Blueworks Live
Created by Guest
Created on May 24, 2018

Keep Comment Notifications on Process Maps Until Deleted

Keep the notification bubble with the number of comments on an activity within the process map until the comments are deleted. Currently that number and notification go away after viewing the comment. This causes comments to be left in the process map even after the problem has been resolved.

Idea Priority Low
Use Case
When going through the editing phase of a process map, our team uses comments to ask questions or raise potential problems with the process map. These comments are noted by a bubble with a number that signifies the number of comments made on a certain activity. After viewing the comment, the notification goes away. This causes problems such as comments being ignored or forgotten because the notification goes away. This also leads to publishing process maps that have outstanding comments on them which can confuse viewers if those problems have been addressed. These notifications should stay on the process map until they are deleted so no comment goes unnoticed or left on a published process map.
RFE ID 120473
RFE Product Blueworks Live
  • Guest
    May 23, 2019

    Thanks for your request, Jake! Increased control over visibility/persistence of comments is on Blueworks Live's long-term roadmap, but it is relatively low priority so at this point we don't know when it might get tackled. We will update the status of this RFE when that changes. Thanks!

  • Guest
    Jun 1, 2018

    We agree, recognizing there are alternative ways to ensure comments are not overlooked.
    I would enhance this suggestion slightly by making the ability to view the comment indicator something that could be turned on and off in the same manner as numbering.