[wp-hackers] Lack of code savvy volunteers vs wp-hackers

David Chait davebytes at comcast.net
Sun Nov 26 02:59:49 GMT 2006

Seems to me there's two things here (I know #1 is mostly what's being 
discussed, but #2 seems to be bleeding in a little...):

1. tagging the 'difficult questions/issues' so that types who love to try to 
crack problems have a quick reading list, and I guess then giving mods the 
ability to apply some kind of tag that's otherwise 'locked' out, or move to 
a category that's locked to question askers, but mods can move them to the 
"Tough Nuts" category when determined to be above the level of the average 

2. giving another category for people asking questions that are 
'hackery'/programming topics maybe?  I don't think of the "Plugins/Hacks" 
category as being about people WRITING plugins, but people trying to USE 
plugins.  Wouldn't a PHP/Programming topic area be helpful to push certain 
types of question into an area where programmers/hackers could answer those 
things?  So that the hackers list is, again, not the only place one can go 
for such things.. which is the purpose of #1 as well. ;)


----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Podz" <tamba2 at gmail.com>
To: <wp-hackers at lists.automattic.com>
Sent: Saturday, November 25, 2006 3:23 PM
Subject: Re: [wp-hackers] Lack of code savvy volunteers vs wp-hackers

> On 11/25/06, Michael B <miklb.online at gmail.com> wrote:
>> I'm not implying that it's "someone else's job" to answer the tough
>> questions, I simply suggested that if more of the discussion about 
>> WordPress
>> functions, etc was held in the forums, perhaps more people would have 
>> access
>> to the info and possibly more answers would be given to the tougher
>> questions.  Period.
>> After sleeping on it, I wonder if there was a forum that was locked, that
>> only mods could move threads to, thus giving "hackers" a place to go and
>> answer tough questions could be a solution (if that's even doable with
>> bbPress).
> This would be extremely good. Not just that the hackers have somewhere
> they can contribute to - but more importantly because it becomes
> somewhere to learn. It would become a really valuable real-use example
> of code.
> The question is how the forum mechanics would work.
> It could be a regular forum but policed strictly..? It's worth looking 
> hard at.

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