Making WordPress.org

Opened 3 years ago

Last modified 20 months ago

#2203 new task

Consider Removing WordPress Ideas

Reported by: macmanx Owned by:
Milestone: Priority: normal
Component: General Keywords: neso


WordPress Ideas has been around for a long time. To the best of the Support Team's knowledge, it's not actively monitored, it only has two moderators, and it's still on an old version of bbPress.

It sounds like there has been some discussion on replacing it at #1182 but nothing recent, so Support Team had a discussion during our meeting today, and a vote on what we’d like to do with it (understanding that the decision may be out of our hands).

If our vote does matter in this case, by unanimous vote, we would like to retire the WordPress Ideas section in favor of the Requests and Feedback forum: https://wordpress.org/support/forum/requests-and-feedback/

In general, our feelings are that a section dedicated to promoting and rating ideas isn't much help to WordPress as a whole if it's not monitored, and the entirely separate system makes it difficult for us to moderate.

Feature request and such can instead continue to be "triaged" in the Requests and Feedback forum, and referred to Trac as enhancements and/or directed to initially construct as a plugin when necessary.

Change History (3)

#2 @lukecavanagh
3 years ago


+100 and remove the link from the org footer as well.

#3 @obenland
20 months ago

  • Keywords neso added
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