Integrate some kind of donation framework into Drupal.org to allow people to donate to maintainers of projects to help show their appreciation.
The goal of this sub-project is to build an expertise/reputation system which will: a. expose all the different types of contributions (including non-code ones, which can't be measured by simply counting data in database) b. expose field of expertise of individuals, to make it easier to understand "who is who", who is active in which field, whose opinion is backed up by expertise in this specific field c. encourage more ...more »
We are not just blue nicknames on a screen. Show our community our faces :)
The nice thing about the subscribe commenting system was that the project maintainers could see how many users were interested in the issue; granted, the "follow" button was a major improvement for the focus of the issue. Adding a count of the number of users following any particular issue (perhaps next to the button) could help the maintainers reprioritize their approach to the issue queue, especially in regard to feature ...more »
Next time we canvas for community ideas, it would be nice to do it on something Drupal-powered, rather than proprietary. :)
The initiative to Improve Community, Support and Getting-involved Landing pages will help direct people to the areas most relevant and useful to meet their goals, such as: Community: "Where is everybody? I want to meet people and participate, learn and share." Get involved (or getting involved): "How can I help? I need specific guidance on how I can be an effective contributor. " Support: "I need help! Where can I find ...more »
Show upcoming events in your area, show what events people are going to on their profile, show a map of events around the world, etc.
Allow modules, themes, sandboxes, etc to act more like 'Groups' in which an issue queue is only one aspect of them. Modules could have discussions, wiki pages, events, and could help potentially help tie in the work being done with initiative pages. Functionality like maintainers being able to send out e-mail announcements (i.e. Broadcast) to people 'subscribed' to a module with security releases or major features. This ...more »
Badges to be displayed on Profiles for supporting the community? Visit Example: As seen on Concrete5 CMS: http://concrete5-cms.blogspot.com/ Similar Feature to be added in Drupal.org ??? I love CMS. My Comments: This will drive all users that are part of the community on drupal.org to engage in activities that will effectively improve over all progress in all areas. Idea Taken From: https://www.concrete5.org/profile/badges/ ...more »