[development] Desperate plea for help on the GHOP program

Angela Byron drupal-devel at webchick.net
Thu Dec 13 11:49:54 UTC 2007

Angela Byron wrote:
> Bruce Gordon wrote:
>> My earlier idea on having a Simpletest task accompany each module task 
>> is a way to double those tasks and improve quality. I know if you have 
>> almost no module tasks this does no good!
>> When things are bad it's often interesting to consider radical ideas. 
>> What about having the students submit tasks to a moderated queue that 
>> then gets approved/rejected.

Oops. Should read all the post first. I do realize that your particular 
task idea is dependent on module proposals, but I'm trying to stem off 
yet another "well what if we did something about $thingy?" thing which 
is ultimately unhelpful and frustrating.

To the second point, students /are/ able to submit tasks to the same 
approval queue as everyone else (http://drupal.org/project/issues/ghop), 
but they can't claim tasks that they've proposed, due to the contest 
rules. So that eliminates a lot of the incentive there.

However, creating tasks like "Research $foo area and come up with 5 GHOP 
tasks that could help improve it" _are_ legitimate tasks. But again, it 
takes people to actually step up and take the time to write them up and 
do the follow-up mentorship/guidance.

*That* is what we need here. Not more ideas.

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