New Backlog Voting & Special Treehouse Meeting?

With the upcoming changes to the backlog voting and the resetting of all votes, now is a critical time for us all to consolidate and perhaps reassess where our votes are going.

I’m wondering if a special Treehouse meeting might be a good idea to collaboratively discuss possible ideas here on how we might all vote better together or if anyone wants to put forward their case for a particular feature, etc…

Or maybe we can just open up the conversation here in this forum post?

This could be an opportunity to better direct the short term outcome of Treepl, so open to everyone’s thoughts here. What do you think? Zoom meeting or open discussion here?


I like the idea of a special meeting. In the last one, When there was a discussion and people understood the need for example of Zapier, you saw a huge shift in its votes. Similar discussions would I think help us all understand our options and benefit greatly.


I’d prefer a meeting. Subtleties of importance are hard to get across in individual posts.


Meeting is a good idea!

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Yep totally agree that a meeting would be good.

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I’m into a meeting on this topic.

For those that haven’t been in the meetings, some context:

  • Once Treepl has completed it’s master plan (i.e. matching BC features 1:1) it’s going to be looking to the community for direction in terms of development, meaning that our votes are going to carry more weight.
  • The voting system is going to be changed and brought into the partner portal

A couple of thought as preamble.
Some of the ideas discussed previously were:

  • more votes per partner vs keeping number of votes the same
  • allowing partners to user more than one of their votes on a feature
  • allowing partners with more sites/sites on higher plans to have some extra votes because they are more invested, and understand the platform better so would vote in ways that best benefit the platform
  • allowing unlimited votes

One key consideration is what our goals as partners are with this voting system.
I propose:

  • each partner is represented
  • we want the features that are most valuable to most partners/clients to be developed

For your consideration:

  • Is it important that partners who are more invested in the platform (either by number of sites or value of plans) get more say?

Out of all this, the one recommendation I feel strongly about is increasing the number of votes each partner has. The reason I think this is a good idea is that allowing partners more votes allows there to be a better distribution of votes across features, reducing noise and creating a broader funnel of features. My suggestion would be 10 votes per partner.

I’m a bit skeptical about allowing partners to use all of their votes on one feature. I just don’t know what effect this would have. I’m concerned that a small number of users could band together and push features that are in their specific interest rather than the greater interest of all partners.

If anybody has a background in psephology or statistics I would love to get some insight on challenge.

I look forward to hearing everybody’s input and discussion. I think it’s really exciting to have a say in the development of a platform.


And then there’s the preferential voting system as used in Australia. If each Treepl partner has 10 votes, the partner would still vote for ten features but would number them from 1 to 10 with ‘1’ being the most desired new feature. This way we’ll see how many votes each feature gets but also its average score of priority.


Well, looks like a meeting it is :slight_smile:

So what’s the best time?
I thinking 18th/19th May @ 12 noon UTC might be the best global compromise:

*adjust for daylight savings time

Vote for your preferred time

(use the link above to see time conversions)

  • Mon 18th 21:00UTC (Regular Treehouse time)
  • Tue 19th 00:00UTC
  • Tue 19th 04:00UTC
  • Tue 19th 07:00UTC
  • Tue 19th 12:00UTC (Suggested time)

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Love the idea - I just voted for a time. Looking forward to it!

By popular demand, the upcoming special Treehouse meeting will be on at the usual time of 9pm UTC.

The date is set for this coming Monday/Tuesday (18th/19th May) and I hope as many of you can make it as possible.
It will, however, be recorded and as always open for continued discussion here on the forum.

Your voice is being heard and does matter and everyone is welcome to contribute to this conversation.

The agenda so far will include (but not limited to):

  • Overview of upcoming changes
  • Votes; how many, vote stacking, and are all Partners equal?
  • Submitting Backlog Requests; Peer Review/Team Review.
  • Issues with current items
  • Renaming of “Upcoming” section
  • Bugs

Here’s the Zoom link:

Timezone Conversion & Meeting Details:

Backlog Voting Meeting recording is now up:

Some key points discussed (but not limited to):
  • Initial Backlog Request process
    • Template for describing the request
    • Peer Review/Feedback
    • Team Review/Feedback
  • Move current items back through this process
  • Priority on BC Parity
  • BC ‘badge’ on BC Equivalent features
  • Known Bug list made available

All continued feedback/comments are most welcome here, so please post your thoughts below…

Maybe some ideas from here for the backlog


I agree. Looks like has put some good though into how to represent and organize this kind of feedback.