Ratings enable you to express your opinion of an idea as a metric out of 10, in increments of 0.5.
You can only rate an idea once, and you can't change or remove your rating once completed. You can only rate other people's ideas.
To rate an idea, within the expanded idea view, type your rating figure and click rate idea icon:
You can then choose to cloak your rating by clicking the ghost icon or show your rating by clicking the tick. If you cloak it, only admins will see your rating figure. If you show it, everyone, including the idea author will see it.
Once you've rated an idea, your rating will always display on the expanded idea view and your idea rating also generates a story in the activity feed below the idea:
The average rating of the idea, calculated based on all users' ratings, also appears on the idea card in the feed.