Voting on Feedback and Features

Hey folks,

In an effort to help us surface the most-desired features and pressing feedback according to you, we’re going to try something new!

Starting today, we’re enabling the ability for you to vote on topics within Feedback for Unreal Engine team, as well as its sub-categories, Documentation Feedback and Unreal Online Learning Feedback.

Choose wisely—you have a limited number of votes, based on your trust level within Discourse. Currently, each level has the votes as follows:
New User: 5, Basic User: 10, Member: 20, Regular: 30.

While we are trialing this feature, please feel free to share your feedback on the voting system.

We hope that this will make it easier for you to promote the issues, feedback, and feature requests that are most important to you!


Voted on this thread. I have 29 votes left. Like, ever?

  • does it reset at the end of the month / year?
  • can I earn a vote?

Can you remove your vote from a topic you already voted on?



Looks like you can. Back to 30, wheee. I guess that’s the gimmick, you move your influence around…


Any votes that exist on a closed or archived topic will be released back to the users and can be applied to other issues, but the vote count on the topic remains, though if the topic is re-opened, the votes are reclaimed and applied back to the users.

As you have noticed, you can remove your votes from a thread. As we are trialing the feature, if we find that users need more votes per trust level to be effective, we would likely increase this.


While good idea, I feel like it falls very short due to the fact we can’t sort the threads by votes nor see the amount of votes on the section page.

It’s not like this data is hidden to the user, since user can open any thread to see the amount of votes, but comparing the popularity of different ideas this way would be beyond inconvenient.

Also, a little bit of offtopic, but I find it a bit puzzling we’ve been requesting custom forum avatars pretty much since the migration to discourse was finished, and we don’t have them yet, but at the same time we are receiving other new forum features which seem to be lower on the users’ wishlist.

I am inclined to agree that the format isn’t particularly well suited for the purpose although I do like the goal here. Sorting options would definitely be welcome.

Another criticism I have is that this forum has largely just become an unmoderated dumping ground of errors/issues people encounter that don’t actually provide any feedback or insight at all. The average person seems to to think that since the forum is titled “Feedback for Unreal Engine team” that if they just post their problem here, someone from Epic will respond to their issue and help them.

Much as I’d like to find posts with feedback I support and vote them up, I don’t really want to sift through all these irrelevant topics to do it.


… Pointing out the obvious.

Epic hasn’t paid any mind to any suggestion EVER.
Like literally in the history of epic going back to ALL the votes in the bug tracker that were wholly ignored. (to name just one, shadows in orthographic cameras)

Let’s just leave it at this.

the definition of insanity is trying the same thing over and over and expecting a different result

Prove me wrong.

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Hi Rawalanche,

Thank you for taking the time to provide your thoughts and feedback.

You can switch your view depending on what you are specifically looking for, including topics that have votes or topics you have voted on. This will include the main category of “Feedback for Unreal Engine team” as well as the two sub-categories; “Documentation Feedback” and “Unreal Online Learning Feedback”.

We are looking into adjusting this slightly so that topics with zero votes do not show up on the “Votes” selection.

I can appreciate the frustration in waiting for features. In the way of the forums, our priority at the moment is making sure that merging Answerhub with the forums not only goes smoothly but is beneficial to everyone in the community. Once this has been completed and functionality is as the community, and we would like it, we can look further into how we might add additional features and requests.


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Yes, we do feel the forums could use some extra help! With that, we are currently expanding our moderation efforts, bringing on additional folks to help support the growing community—you’ll see them helping enforce our Code of Conduct, organizing topics, and more general moderation tasks. :slight_smile:

I second on the forum probably not being the best place to have votes for feature additions or enhancements. Maybe a new forum specifically for feature requests/enhancements that you can vote on. UserVoice has been a pretty good feedback system so take a look at that as an example and see what would work for Unreal

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The feature has been implemented for three weeks now, and is pretty much dead already. It’s obvious that the lack of ability to sort ideas by votes as well as extremely poor visibility of the vote counts in the thread list results in people not being interested in voting.

Here’s what you can do to fix it:

  1. Remove the useless profile picture thumbnail column. It would only make sense if this forum actually allowed us to use custom avatars. Since you obviously do not trust unreal engine user community to be reasonable with the use of avatars, and we will most likely never get them, the purpose of this column - seeing if a familiar user has contributed to given thread - has been defeated.
  2. Replace the user thumbnail column with the sortable “Votes” column, showing the amount of votes given thread has. This allows us to quickly spot an easy to see information about how many votes has the thread gained, and allows us to sort the threads to see the most popular ideas.
  3. Remove the vote counts from under the thread labels. They are borderline invisible there

EDIT: Have to take back what I said regarding the forum avatars. We finally have custom ones, so I owe the forum team an apology.

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Serious question.
Who even uses the desktop version?

I’m coding with my PC, the last thing I need open is Firefox (or Chrome or Opera or whatever). (I also have 3 screens, so I could if I wanted to. Just very uncommon).

Any and all solution googling always happens on mobile - if it even happens.
And it definitely won’t lead me to the forum, except when it leads me to my own replies :stuck_out_tongue_winking_eye:

On top of that - even when I log from the desktop to share a screencap or what not, I personally don’t read any of those stats.

Topic title - opened when it’s spelled correctly and I know something about it - is really all that’s needed for me.
The icon can be nice. There’s a few people that are best ignored who you can be pick out from a picture or lack thereof combined to the way they misspell the title.

The votes?
To date, I have never even seen them.

The questions/answers?
Annoying AF in general.

I also noticed that once you post an answer it seems as if you aren’t allowed to edit it.
A thing which being I’m on Mobile as I stated, I usually do multiple times just to correct the darmn keyboard which loves spelling what it wants to instead of what I meant. DUCK’s SAKE. Yea sure I really meant duck.

On top of it, the same controls of the other posts aren’t present. So it degrades the experience overall providing less functionality.

the polls?
Literally just seen and voted for on the ue4 suggestion topics.
They are a good tool for that. Don’t think we have much use for them anywhere else.

What is severely lacking is the professionalism of most moderators.
(Except skyednen I suppose. Then again he’s actually staff, not a moderator)

You may be volunteers but you aren’t here to shut people up and remove freedom of expression.

You are here to remove insults / posts with insults and hand out bans when needed.

NOT here to remove whole topics, or posts that share information which someone else then sends crying messages to me about, Begging to re-explain a whole concept again.

You aren’t the one that has to spend an hour explaining stuff to a noob that bugs you via email, so wtf do you care, right? right.

Do feel free to PM me about this if you need futher details.
It’s not the first time this has happened either. And some people should really not be moderators.
(Like I’d never volunteer. I’d end up just banning everyone :stuck_out_tongue: - in fairness 40% of posts are the equivalent of spam… even more so with the feature request section…)