Xbox Ideas - FAQ & Posting Guidelines

Posting Guidelines

Users who post at agree to abide by UserVoice Terms of Service. Failure to follow these guidelines can result in deletion or modification of your comments. Repeat violations can result in temporary or permanent suspension from the Xbox Ideas UserVoice site without notice. If a secondary account is created to bypass a suspension, then that account will also be suspended.

Please follow the guidelines below

  • Post comments in a respectful and constructive way
  • Be an example of a great community member for others to follow
  • Don't be abusive toward other people or their comments
  • If you come across an offensive comment or idea report it. Do not engage!
  • Please do not post spam. This can include, but is not limited to: commercial posts, advertisements, or personal promotion for your site
  • Keep your posts on topic!
  • Refrain from commenting about or comparing other platforms or manufacturers
  • Submit each of your ideas individually; suggestions with multiple ideas, sentiment, or that are inactionable will not be reviewed
  • Do not post comments asking people to vote on another idea
  • Please do not post any petitions or polls. Use the voting system here to show your support for a good ideas
  • If you have consented to any Non-Disclosure Agreement (NDA), please respect it and do not breach any agreement

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Frequently Asked Questions

Q: How do I use the Xbox Ideas site?

A: Xbox Ideas is a site for users to submit suggested changes, feature requests, and new ideas for gaming on Xbox and Windows. Users do this by participating in Idea Drives via voting, commenting, and submitting their ideas.

Q: What is an Idea Drive?

A: An Idea Drive is a campaign with a limited number of ideas that runs for a limited time (usually 1-3 months).  Each Idea Drive will focus on a specific feature area or topic. Some Idea Drives will have a collection phase where users can submit their own ideas. Every Idea Drive will have a voting phase, where users can vote and comment is on their favorite ideas. Once the voting phase ends, All ideas and comments will then be reviewed by the Feature Team. Idea Drive results will be posted on the Xbox Insider blog.

Q: I want an Idea Drive for _____! How do I do that?

A: There is a forum called the Idea Drive Suggestion Box where you can submit requests for future Idea Drives.

Q: Why does it take so long for my ideas to become visible on the site?

A: In order to keep the list of ideas for each Idea Drive focused and easy to navigate, all idea submissions and comments are reviewed prior to becoming visible for a given Idea Drive.

Q: Do I need to sign in to post ideas and vote?

A: Yes. This UserVoice site requires a user to create an account and login before he or she can vote, comment, or submit an idea.

Q: What happens after I submit my suggestion to an Idea Drive?

A: Our dedicated staff and moderators review every submitted idea and comment before deciding to post anything to the site. Your submission may be edited for content, clarity, and to increase or decrease the scope. Our goal is to understand the core aspects of your idea, and make it clear and open so everyone can vote and comment in a way that is productive and constructive

Q: How does voting work?

A: Once you're signed in, you can vote for an idea by clicking the Vote button next to the idea's title and description. You can vote once per idea. An idea's total number of votes is presented just above the Vote button.

Q: Do I get credit if my idea is implemented?

A: You get boasting rights among your friends and family, and the knowledge that you've helped make Xbox better for everyone. We won't be offering any form of compensation.

Q: How do I receive updates about my ideas?

A: You can enable notifications by clicking Settings – located next to your Gamertag in the upper right portion of the screen. Type in your preferred email address to receive the updates. You can also set your preferred language and add an image for your Avatar.

Q: I got banned on Xbox Live / My Xbox is having an issue / I have a question about my account

A: Xbox Ideas can not assist with individual user experiences; our goal here is to give the community a voice for feature requests and new ideas!  If you have a question about Xbox Live Policy or Enforcement actions, or why you were banned, please go to Xbox Enforcement.  If you have a question about your account, or need help with your Xbox console, please visit Xbox Support.

Q: I have a question about my Xbox 360/Xbox One/network connection/billing history. Can I ask it here?

A: For any support-related questions, please reach out to us at

Q:  What happened to the original Xbox Feedback site (

As of May 18th, 2018, the Xbox Feedback site ( or has become Xbox Ideas. We launched this new site and are changing our name to Xbox Ideas, available at

We value fan suggestions—they're very important in helping to shape and deliver great experiences. In order to gather your ideas about gaming features and products, we have introduced the concept of Idea Drives. Please check out our current Ideas Drives and also let us know what Idea Drives you'd like to see in the future.

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About This Site

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