[development] Issue queue links from project pages?

Derek Wright drupal at dwwright.net
Thu May 7 16:13:20 UTC 2009

On May 7, 2009, at 4:58 AM, Margie Roswell wrote:

> The maintainers list is useful! It's good. But why give links that  
> FEW people will click on a higher listing than links that MANY  
> people will click on? It  doesn't make sense.

That's a fine question, but it should ultimately be directed to Mark  
and Leisa of the drupal.org redesign.  They spent a *lot* of time  
thinking about such things, and they clearly intended for the list of  
maintainers to be more prominent than the information about issues:


That said, the project pages themselves was an area that Mark and  
Leisa admitted they didn't pour nearly as much time into as other  
parts of the site, so maybe they'll agree that the issue blocks should  
be more prominent than the maintainers block.  I suspect the issues  
block is going to get far more "action" than the maintainers list.

However, the point of the maintainers block isn't necessarily to  
provide links people click on, but text people read.  And data about  
how many maintainers, who they are, and how active they are is  
important information for assessing the health of a project.

That said, I lean towards moving the issues blocks higher up, but I'm  
going to defer to Mark and Leisa.  I've added this question to the  
list of things we need them to clarify as we continue to work on  
implementing and deploying the redesign[1].

-Derek (dww)

[1] http://groups.drupal.org/node/19010

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