[development] Issue queue links from project pages?
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.
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