Feedback Types (Issues, Ideas, Discussions, etc) offer a suite of incredible tools that help you keep feedback organized. One of the more powerful features that’s designed to save you valuable time and energy is called Predictive Match. 

Predictive Match presents testers with feedback that matches keywords in the potential submitter’s title and description. When the potential submitter enters their title and a match is displayed, they can select “This matches,” “Not a match,” or “Create New Feedback.” When selecting “This Matches”, the “parent” (existing) feedback’s Feedback Score is increased.

Feedback Scoring is designed to automatically prioritize and calculate values to show unbiased numerical importance for your Feedback, allowing you to easily identify your most impactful items. 

Enabling or Disabling Predictive Match

Certain use cases may require disabling Predictive Match, such as leveraging private Feedback Types (Support, Contact Us, etc). Predictive Match is specifically a Feedback Role attributed to a team in your Feedback Type’s settings. 

To enable or disable Predictive Match:

  1. Click on Project Tools
  2. Click on Feedback
  3. Hover over your Feedback Type
  4. Click Feedback Roles
  5. Select a Team Type (typically Participants)
  6. Select or deselect a team’s Access Predictive Match role (refer to the top-right legend)
  7. Click Submit

Scenarios to Consider:

  • The submitter’s title or description varies too much from the previously submitted feedback to be matched.
  • The original piece of feedback has not yet been made public, so the submitting feedback isn’t able to find a match.
  • The tester selects “Not a Match” or “Create New Feedback” despite the match.

Notes:

  • “Public feedback” refers to feedback that has set to be Public. Feedback that isn’t Public can be considered private and hidden to only those who have access to it. This is dictated by Feedback Roles.
  • Testers may not always use the predictive matching feature themselves while submitting feedback. So, you’ll want to make sure that each item of feedback is a unique issue that hasn’t already been reported.

Related Articles:

Feedback Role Reference

Feedback Scoring Whitepaper

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