There are many ideas that are very similar or have large overlap. Consolidating related ideas to draw out common related components would allow us to more usefully contribute discussion and better focus votes.
Saleae would consolidate ideas carrying comment history and probably votes from the original ideas. We would suggest ideas that could be consolidated by adding "Consolidate with 'other idea title'" comments.
A really wizz-bang solution would provide some UI to make it easy for us to tag ideas to be consolidated.