For every bug or suggestion submitted in the PFC, you are required to vote. How do you decide if an issue is a 1 or a 5? Does a 3 rating for a suggestion mean the same thing as a 3 for a bug? Here's the concensus internally on what the ratings should indicate:
This is a trivial or cosmetic bug and it doesn’t keep me from using the product or my application.
Implementing this suggestion would negatively impact the product and my experience. Please do not implement it.
This is a bug is a minor annoyance that doesn’t cause serious problems.
I’m neutral, implementing this feature would not improve the product nor benefit me in anyway but it wouldn’t affect me negatively either.
This bug affects functionality but there’s an acceptable workaround.
This is a good idea, this feature would moderately improve my experience.
This bug has a significant impact on using the product or my application.
Adding this feature would provide a significant positive impact on the product, my productivity, or my application.
This bug is blocking me from using the product or preventing my application from working as I need it to. It should absolutely be fixed.
This is a must-have feature and Microsoft should absolutely implement it soon. Without this feature I am blocked in key use scenarios.
Many customers have suggested that we adjust the rating system to be -1 to 4 as opposed to 1 to 5. I think this is not necessary if we define the each rating value as we've done above (in fact we could use A, B, C, D, E as the rating scale if we all agree on what each value means).
So as a PFC user, is this how do you decide how to vote on an issue. Is it close to what you see above?