What is this "create new login" to vote for Ideas?

How many Bentley Community accounts do I need to have?

I was under the impressions that the Ideas section was a function of the discussion boards and the online Communities. Why am I being prompted to create a new login?

Matter of fact, why are the Ideas in a separate area now, and all dated for a couple of weeks ago?

If I were more conspiratorially minded, I would think this was done to make it more difficult to submit and support ideas. Especially since it appears we can no longer easily tell how many of them have been requested for YEARS.

Please fix this, and fix it soon. We should NOT need to create an entirely separate account to vote on Ideas. Those ideas come from these communities, and they should belong to these communities.Moving them to a separate area with a separate login all but guarantees that most community members will not even know such Ideas even exist.

It comes across as another tone-deaf "solution" to avoid having to answer to the user base. Communication and collaboration between Bentley and the User base has gone downhill for over a decade and gotten even worse since the release of CONNECT.