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Some of you may have submitted feature requests to Github/Ultimaker, most of them probably for Cura or the Curaengine. That's cool and exactly what's the idea of the repository there. But you should understand that you have to fight a bit for your ideas. Ultimaker seems to have implemented a procedure which downgrades feature requests on their priority list when there are no further comments for a request for more than three months. They had to do this because the number of feature requests is about five times the capacity they have.

So, please do not just submit your ideas but make sure they are heard by the community. Share it here on the forum and get others to comment your idea on Github so Ultimaker sees that there is a common interest for the feature. Read other users' request and comment them if only with a +1 or -1.

I'm confident this will also make life easier for the Ultimaker devs when they see what the most asked features from this community really are in addition to the information they get back from distribution.

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The Ultimaker people really have to focus on stuff that is relevant to Ultimaker products so any feature request that is specific to a non-Ultimaker machine is not going to happen unless someone from the community gets involved.

Of course, as it's open source, anyone can work on the code and those of you who can program could be stepping up and making a contribution rather than waiting for someone else to do it.

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The more clear a feature request is, the easier it is for us to pick it up. This is also why almost all pull requests are accepted; compared to a request they cost little time versus the amount of work that we get out of it.

If something is only / mostly usefull for non-ultimaker machines it will automatically get a lower priority for us.

So if you want something try to think of the following things;

- Is the thing I'm asking (feature) or problem i'm noticing clear enough.

- Why would anyone want the feature

- Are there any risks?

- Are there alternatives?

- How would this new feature look?

Not all of these need to be filled of course, but the more work you do, the easier it is for us to "defend" putting time in it. Your time & work is also valuable to us.

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