Jane Wells posted on the WordPress Development Updates blog this post recognizing the initial efforts of Jeff Chandler and suggesting the community in general can add to this effort. The idea: clean up the old outdated threads in the WordPress Ideas section to improve its functionality. From Jane’s post:
If you want to help (this is an easy way to contribute for those who aren’t coders), go to http://wordpress.org/extend/ideas/view/considering and start looking at threads. Start from the pages at the back of the list, and on each one you can help resolve:
- Read the thread.
- If you don’t know if something exists as a plugin or has been implemented, use Google.
- Add a comment to the thread indicating the status/outcome. If you found an appropriate plugin, link to it.
- Add the “modlook” tag.
- Bask in the glow of knowing that this small task is part of a big job, and is much appreciated by the community.
The sooner we get the old ideas cleared out of there, the sooner it can become more useful as a discussion tool (and clear up Trac to focus on accepted features and enhancements). So thanks, Jeffr0, and anyone else who steps up to join us in this task!
I will be adding this to my daily to-do list of WordPress related items, will you?