Maybe you’re asking yourself, “What exactly is a place holder?”
When you submit a short description of a general idea with “more to come soon” or “will follow up later” essentially, you are putting a little “reserved” sign on your idea, which we call a place holder.
However, there are complex questions that come with place holders- for example what happens when the idea basics are “reserved” but never come back to and developed into a more elaborate picture?
I used to work at a restaurant and nothing was more frustrating than when a table was saved for a reservation (little reserved sign and all) and the diners wouldn’t show up and wouldn’t even cancel the reservation! So we had saved the table all night, turning people away for no reason.
That’s kind of how we feel when we see a place holder that is never come back to or developed further. A potential creative and innovative experience isn’t fulfilled because the “owner” isn’t there to think it out.
–Okay, we know everyone is busy and has loads of other important things to do (on and off platform) so we understand, sometimes it happens that you can’t come back to your place holder idea–
So what to do?
We know every case is different- so there is no one way to handle all place holders. But when you know there’s an idea you’re not able to come back to- please leave a comment underneath and let others know you aren’t going to develop this idea and someone can either, collaborate with you or begin with this idea as their base.. It’s most considerate to let the idea continue on it’s way!