There are many duplicated ideas in the idea space. The net effect of this is that the votes are spread out over multiple redundant ideas and don't make it to the top of the list.

It would be beneficial for both V1/CollabNet and for us customers to be able to identify/flag/mark/reference/merge these ideas and allow for the summary of the votes to be consolidated into a single item.

Clearly there may be ideas that take different approaches or that desire divergent ideas that are not duplicative, but there is no way to reference those that are clearly duplicates.

I don't want to prescribe how to fix this, I have ideas and would be happy to share them, but I think the PO for this application should consider this and let the tech team find the best way to accomplish this.