Contributor entered Feedback should count as a vote
When I enter a user's feedback using the sidebar and link it to an existing suggestion I want it to count as a Vote for the suggestion linked to otherwise the feedback manager reviewing support for a suggestion is unlikely to spot that these users also have an interest in it (as the feedback is hidden away in the list of activity for the suggestion rather than the count of supporting users.
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This is currently how this feature works; when feedback is provided by a contributor on behalf of a user, that user is counted as a voter for the idea. If this is not how it is working for you, please let us know and we can investigate it.
Kevin Praeger commented
I am pretty sure when submitting via the contributor sidebar, and associating it to a user, it always includes them on the Users tab. Perhaps this was already fixed?