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posted 2014-12-12 11:52:15 +0200

I would like to take a step forward from "spring cleaning" to more permanent solutions. This post is a wiki, please feel free to add.

The tag/label system using "[Bug report], [Request], [irrelevant], [answered], [not a question], etc" relies heavily on the discipline and knowledge of the rules on the side of the users. It is also very much broken.

  • Proposition: discussing a new way of organising and/or enforcing better labelling on all posts

Also, I feel that the discussion of technical issues (bug reports, feature requests, etc.) - which to me is one of, if not THE most important and immediate contribution of the community to the development process - lacks in structure and exposure. Structure wise, many posts lack proper labels and consistent formatting. When it comes to exposure, since posts are only bumped by answering, not commenting or voting, they get buried under - in my opinion - less pressing issues (like off topic musings about design or potential future products).

  • Proposition: Better separation of technical issues (bug reports, feature requests, ...) from other topics.
  • Proposition: If possible, maybe even dividing TJC into categories similar to a forum

I would like to take a step forward from "spring cleaning" to more permanent solutions. This post is a wiki, please feel free to add.

The tag/label system using "[Bug report], [Request], [irrelevant], [answered], [not a question], etc" relies heavily on the discipline and knowledge of the rules on the side of the users. It is also very much broken.

  • Proposition: discussing a new way of organising and/or enforcing better and uniform labelling on all posts

Also, I feel that the discussion of technical issues (bug reports, feature requests, etc.) - which to me is one of, if not THE most important and immediate contribution of the community to the development process - lacks in structure and exposure. Structure wise, many posts lack proper labels and consistent formatting. When it comes to exposure, since posts are only bumped by answering, not commenting or voting, they get buried under - in my opinion - less pressing issues (like off topic musings about design or potential future products).

  • Proposition: Better separation of technical issues (bug reports, feature requests, ...) from other topics.
  • Proposition: If possible, maybe even dividing TJC into categories similar to a forum