[development] Voting on issues (was Re: How to post bug reportsandpatches)

Daniel F. Kudwien news at unleashedmind.com
Tue Nov 4 18:18:35 UTC 2008

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Derek Wright
> Sent: Tuesday, November 04, 2008 6:24 PM
> The best system possible is one that people can actually use. 
> ;)  Far too many threads about improving d.o in some way die 
> at exactly this stage -- endless discussion, no action.  In 
> this case, there's already code that exists, was written by 
> members of the security team, works, and is ready to deploy.  
> If we go back to the drawing board now for another few months 
> of speculation and bike-shedding about "the best system 
> possible", I'll bet $20 that the code never materializes and 
> none of it, even the stuff that already works, will be used.
> I'm not trying to be defeatist or stifle anyone's initiative, 
> but in this case, I think it's time to invoke one of Drupal's oldest
> mantras: "Talk is silver, code is gold".  Or something along 
> the lines of "let not perfection be the barrier of progress" 
> (or however that goes).

Not necessarily true either: http://drupal.org/project/flag

Flag would also open up the possibility to use other flags for different
purposes in the future.  Think handbook pages, flagging comments for
moderation, etc.  It comes with decent Views integration, and is already
available for 6.x, too.

Lastly, if you really want to weigh flags like votes:

It is possible that a separate glue module might be required to integrate
Flag with project* the same way like Project Issue Voting does.  However,
I'd be up for coding this simple helper, if required.


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