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  1. Add an option to disable shift+enter to publish

    I see you've declined this idea in the past but hear me out:
    Shift+Enter to auto publish is a *shortcut*, not a necessary feature. Most people don't even know it exists until they accidentally press it and blast out a half-finished message to thousands of people.

    If Ctrl+Z is the shortcut for Undo in almost every program but you make it the shortcut to auto-delete the file in your program you're going to cause problems.

    Twice now I've accidentally published unfinished posts and it's just silly that you won't even add an *option* to disable it for people who will…

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      38 comments  ·  Compose Message Box & Ow.ly  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Sortable, Detailed Contacts

      Make the contacts sortable (name, klout, etc.); show aggregate data for all contacts (total 2nd order followers, avg klout, etc)

      132 votes
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        25 comments  ·  Contacts  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Allow auto-schedule when bulk scheduling posts

        I think the auto scheduler feature is great. Now I'd like this feature available in bulk scheduled items.

        131 votes
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          22 comments  ·  Publisher & Scheduling  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Allow access to trending topics by location

          Could it be made possible to access trending topics by location. Currently we only see US topics, and being in England, they don't make much sense!

          128 votes
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            9 comments  ·  Streams & Assignments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            under review  ·  Nicole WinstoneNicole Winstone responded

            Thanks for the suggestion! We’ll look into the possibility of adding the option to change location in the future.

          • Myspace

            Please add new myspace

            128 votes
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              18 comments  ·  Social Networks  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              under review  ·  SarahSarah responded

              We’ll be looking into the possibility of adding new MySpace in the future. Thanks for the request!

            • Change Font Size

              who in their right mind omits/removes this feature? I can't find it anywhere no matter the how-to says I can find it in preferences.

              116 votes
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                19 comments  ·  User Experience  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                Hello, and thank you all for your comments.

                While this feature is not on our roadmap at this time, we don’t want to completely discount the option to change font size within the Hootsuite web dashboard at this time. We may examine this idea for implementation in the future.

                Thank you,
                Travis | @Hootsuite_Help

              • Ability to upload video files

                We created a video using Windows Movie maker and we are not able to post it to FB

                116 votes
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                  23 comments  ·  Social Networks  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Display the name of team member who posted a tweet in the SENT column.

                  This already displays in the pending/scheduled tweets column which is very useful when reviewing what has been loaded up as you know who posted what when working in a team environment. Once they've been sent, however, there is no access to that same information on Hootsuite but I'm not sure why.

                  115 votes
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                    18 comments  ·  Streams & Assignments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                    Hi there! Thank you all for your feedback,

                    While we do not have this feature quite yet, we do understand that it is an important feature in terms of account transparency and accountability in a team environment.

                    Our developers are continuing to investigate this feature suggestion for future updates to Hootsuite.

                    As a current work-around, we recommend having your team members enable the auto-initial setting within the Hootsuite web dashboard. For more information on this, please head to https://help.hootsuite.com/entries/21606308-Enabling-Auto-Initial.

                    Thank you!
                    Travis | @Hootsuite_Help

                  • Autoposting from RSS feeds

                    As a news organization we'd love to have RSS feeds post automatically, instead of only every hour. This would help significantly with breaking news links.

                    110 votes
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                      17 comments  ·  RSS & Atom  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Upload your own thumbnail image for Facebook Links if the link images are broken

                      Sometimes you try to share a link in your Facebook Page and the thumbnail Hootsuite will get you from the link is not working with you.

                      So you upload your own image to use it as a thumbnail for that link.

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                        16 comments  ·  Social Networks  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Allow users to select when HootSuite captures the post preview

                        Allow users to select when HootSuite captures the post preview. Options would be: (1) when scheduling the post, (2) when posting occurs.

                        This would allow those of us with a blog to pre-schedule the post on our blog site prior to scheduling the post with HootSuite and not have a "Page Not Found" error.

                        See Forum Pages: http://tinyurl.com/o5f7rdf and http://tinyurl.com/kcnomjq

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                          17 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Change/Allow Customization of the Left HootSuite Menu Bar

                          The new menu bar down the left side is a good idea in theory, but the auto expand on mouse over seems to be distracting when my mouse passes over.

                          98 votes
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                            26 comments  ·  User Experience  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                            Hi there! Thanks for reaching out to us!

                            While we do not have any current plans on our roadmap to change the left HootSuite menu bar at this time, we are currently investigating ideas to change UI features for future updates to the HootSuite web dashboard.

                            Thank you graciously for all of the suggestions, and thank you for using HootSuite!
                            Travis | Customer Support – Technical Lead | @HootSuite_Help

                          • Track ow.ly statistics in other applications

                            Ow.ly stats are great, but I'd like to use shortened URLs in other applications (Web pages, Facebook, etc.) and would still like to capture statistics on clickthroughs. Currently using bit.ly for this, but would prefer if I could do it with ow.ly.

                            97 votes
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                              16 comments  ·  Compose Message Box & Ow.ly  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • allow streams to be moved between tabs

                              I'm on a tab, I do a search. Now I want to save that column, but maybe to a different tab. There's no way. I have to close the search, go to the correct tab and redo the search to save it. I should be able to drag & drop to organize columns between tabs.

                              95 votes
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                                28 comments  ·  Streams & Assignments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Unread count in tabs

                                I would like to see an unread count in the tabs I create.

                                Here's a screenshot of what I mean: http://img.skitch.com/20100217-d5whaynh6ekaj444es217q55rr.jpg

                                91 votes
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                                  15 comments  ·  User Experience  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                                  Currently, HootSuite only loads one tab at a time in order to preserve bandwidth and API calls.

                                  However, we do see how useful this feature may be, and may consider it for future updates to our API call process.

                                • Add notifications / alerts that can be set for hashtags

                                  Just like getting a notification when your user name is in a tweet, we could set one for a particular hashtag.

                                  91 votes
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                                    6 comments  ·  Streams & Assignments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Allow users to schedule a wall post to a friend's Facebook wall

                                    HootSuite allows us to schedule a Facebook wall post to our own wall, but it would be nice to schedule a FB wall post to a friend's wall (for example, allow me to schedule a wall post for a friend's birthday). Thanks!

                                    89 votes
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                                      14 comments  ·  Publisher & Scheduling  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Offer the option to hide retweets in a stream

                                      One of my columns is a twitter list. It's a very focused list, but lately it's getting crowded by retweets. I would like to keep this stream focused to just the people in the list. I do not want to see the retweets in this stream.

                                      Please offer an option where we can hide retweets in a stream.

                                      88 votes
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                                        16 comments  ·  Streams & Assignments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        under review  ·  SarahSarah responded

                                        This is an interesting idea! We’ll look at how we can add this feature to streams in the future. Thanks for your feedback!

                                      • Email Alert For New FB Page Post and @Mention

                                        I would like an email alert when a someone posts on a facebook page's wall I am monitoring and also when a @mention is found. Greatly helps in quick feedback and customer relations.

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                                          10 comments  ·  Streams & Assignments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • allow users to share tabs between teams (including subsequent columns)

                                          allow users to share tabs between teams (including subsequent columns). You should also be able to assign a column to a tab.

                                          87 votes
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                                            15 comments  ·  Organizations & Teams  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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