denise: Image: Me, facing away from camera, on top of the Castel Sant'Angelo in Rome (Default)
Denise ([staff profile] denise) wrote in [site community profile] dw_suggestions2010-09-08 01:58 pm
Entry tags:

Misc. Suggestions Notes

A few miscellaneous notes in the Suggestions world:

First, after a few recent code changes, it is now possible for all members of a paid/premium paid/seed community to subscribe to all comments to the community. We'd originally prevented people from actually joining [site community profile] dw_suggestions because we were using members-only posts for some administrivia, but since we also enabled an admins-only security level in communities, we can now use that instead. With [personal profile] rb's help, I've gone back and moved all the old administrivia posts to use admins-only instead of members-only, and with the last code push, the suggestions generator will use admins-only security for the autogenerated posts that each suggestion prompts, so (long story short), you can now all become members of [site community profile] dw_suggestions to subscribe to all comments if you'd like.

If you want to do this, first join the community, then track the community. If you're a member, the "Someone comments in [site community profile] dw_suggestions, on any entry" tracking subscription will be visible.

Caution: it's a highly spammy option. (I had to create a separate filter for it in my email.) You'll subsequently have [site community profile] dw_suggestions as a posting option, but please don't use it; all posts should still go through the Suggestions Generator. I will continue to reject posts that are posted to the comm directly. (Using the suggestions generator not only auto-adds the spiffy poll, it creates an admin entry that contains a post-to-Bugzilla link that helps me out immensely.)

Next, a reminder, for those who are new to the [site community profile] dw_suggestions process: Both the polls in each suggestion entry and the discussion in comments to each entry aren't a sort of majority-wins idea. When going over suggestions to see which ones should be added to our bug tracker, I use both the polls and the discussion as a guideline for how much people want (or don't want) a suggested feature or change, but it's not the only thing I use. So, you should be honest in both your poll votes and in your comments, but if either isn't slanting the way you'd prefer, it's not necessarily a sign that the suggestion will or won't get implemented.

You might want to check back over the admin tag for some other discussions about how the process works, including discussion on options (and why they're not always a good thing) and how we prioritize things.

And finally, some stats:

Total submitted suggestions: 702
Total processed suggestions: 638
Total not-yet-processed suggestions: 64
Total rejected suggestions: 131 (20% of processed, 18% of total)
Total accepted (moved-into-Bugzilla) suggestions: 435 (68% of processed, 61% of total)
Total implemented suggestions: 157 (24% of processed, 22% of total, 36% of accepted)
Total moved-into-Bugzilla, not yet implemented suggestions: 278 (43% of processed, 39% of total)
matgb: (Cool)

[personal profile] matgb 2010-09-08 06:52 pm (UTC)(link)
it's a highly spammy option. (I had to create a separate filter for it in my email.)

Pah, I've only had 5 emails since I ticked the box, oh, 5 minutes ago. One a minute is fine...

*goes to Gmail filters tab*
sofiaviolet: drawing of three violets and three leaves (Default)

[personal profile] sofiaviolet 2010-09-08 08:15 pm (UTC)(link)
Yay comment tracking!

On the other hand, what am I going to use my 1000 tracked items for now???? ... *goes to find more things to read*
ninetydegrees: Drawing: a girl's face, with a yellow and green stripe over one eye (Default)

[personal profile] ninetydegrees 2011-12-25 10:55 pm (UTC)(link)
D, as reported by stuntpilot99, the URL for tracking comments isn't working (broken redirect?). The new one is:
ninetydegrees: Text: Let's make better mistakes tomorrow. (mistakes)

[personal profile] ninetydegrees 2011-12-25 11:05 pm (UTC)(link)
No, my bad I should have mentioned where it was.