You might have heard of Xbox User Voice, its a website run by Microsoft where the public can leave feedback and suggest improvements for the Xbox One and Xbox 360. Other community members can then show their support for an idea by voting that feedback up. By doing so you are showing you agree with what has been suggested by someone, the more votes some feedback gets the more likely Microsoft are to implement what the community wants as it shows their is a lot of demand for the suggestion.
You might think its unlikely the majority of feedback is going to be taken seriously. I must be honest I did think that too, I submitted an idea the day the Xbox User Voice website went live. The idea was to simply allow a background image to be used on the Xbox One dashboard
, the reason been because I find it really difficult to read white text on a black background. I had long forgotten I even submitted this feedback, it appears however a lot of people agreed with me and this has pretty much been the number one / must voted up suggestion on Xbox User Voice for the last 5 months.
Today Major Nelson has announced in his latest blog post
"Custom Backgrounds The #1 fan-requested feature is making its initial debut for preview members. For the first time, each account on your Xbox One can have a customized background. You can choose a custom color or achievement art as your background on Xbox One, with more customization options coming down the road.
So there you have it, Microsoft do listen to the feedback suggested by the community. I have noticed quite a few other suggestions have been implemented in various updates too.
Microsoft have quite a few User Voice forums for various products, which I have linked to below. I think its certainly worth taking the time to leave some feedback and suggestions if you think you have a good idea.
I know a lot of people, myself included think Microsoft have lost their way a bit over the last few years. However this year I think its great Microsoft have been more open to feedback and constructive criticism, especially in regards to Xbox and Windows 10.