An idea, submitted through [SubmitNewIdea] has a certain life cycle.  First, all ideas are [NewIdeas].  Then they may become [RejectedIdeas] if they're not seen as an essential part of JSPWiki.  Most often they do become a [ConsideredIdea], something that is seen that could be done as a part of JSPWiki.

A [ConsideredIdea] is something that anyone could (and should) pick up and [submit a patch|contributing changes].  A very good way to do things would be to add the necessary patch (see [how to do a patch]) directly to the Idea page.

Finally, once a patch makes it to the JSPWiki core distribution, the idea becomes a [ClosedIdea].