I’d like to give some props to Jeffr0 for putting his money (well, time) where his mouth (well, typing fingers) is. Over the past couple of weeks he’s been hopping into the Ideas forum and helping to manage older threads by looking up which features have been implemented already (and in which versions) and which features have plugins addressing the requested functionality, which has made it much easier for me to close the outdated threads. There are still about 2300 threads to review, so if anyone wants to jump in and help, that would be fantastic.

If you want to help (this is an easy way to contribute for those who aren’t coders), go to http://wordpress.org/extend/ideas/view/considering and start looking at threads. Start from the pages at the back of the list, and on each one you can help resolve:

  • Read the thread.
  • If you don’t know if something exists as a plugin or has been implemented, use Google.
  • Add a comment to the thread indicating the status/outcome. If you found an appropriate plugin, link to it.
  • Add the “modlook” tag.
  • Bask in the glow of knowing that this small task is part of a big job, and is much appreciated by the community.

The sooner we get the old ideas cleared out of there, the sooner it can become more useful as a discussion tool (and clear up Trac to focus on accepted features and enhancements). So thanks, Jeffr0, and anyone else who steps up to join us in this task!