Sometimes you need to disable the submission of new ideas but don't want to permanently close the stage and/or prevent your Creators or Contributors from editing and voting and commenting on existing ideas. Challenge Mangers will be able to turn off the submission of new ideas, but still keep the Gather or Development stage open. Existing ideas can then be edited and voted and commented on, and progress normally through the workflow. If the Challenge Manager later wants to begin accepting ideas again, idea submission can be turned back on.
This new functionality will allow Challenge Managers to manage the flow of new ideas during particularly busy periods, without interrupting the development of existing ideas.