Ideas Forum Update

I went on a tear and obsessively went though every single thread in the ideas forum. It went from having about 2900 threads when I started a couple of months ago, to having about 1700 when I got sucked into it this week, to about 120 now. It’s very close to being useful again, and I just need some help on the last round of threads that are a bit over my head technically to know the right way to resolve them. Using the more tag here so that this won’t take over wpdevel, but if you want to help, click through, please!

Okay, so I closed all the duplicates, all the things that we’ve talked about to death and remanded to plugin territory, etc. I’m left with about 120 threads that I need people with more expertise to comment on/decide the resolution. If everyone takes 5 or 10 to just open, scan, and leave a comment about it, it would allow us to declare the Ideas forum open for new business. We could move the should we/shouldn’t we feature and UI debates out of trac and into Ideas, where more people can weigh in, and let Trac be more focused on bugs, accepted improvements, and debates on how to do something rather than going through 3-4 release cycles debating if it should be done at all. It would reduce Trac emails and allow the committers to get through tickets faster.

Anyway, grab any of these if you can help. If your comment will indicate that the thread can be closed, please add the modlook tag to it so I can take care of it (and I’ll cross it off the list here). Thanks!

Asking for a hook, tag or function:
http://wordpress.org/extend/ideas/topic/display-category-title-tag-just-like-post-title-tag

http://wordpress.org/extend/ideas/topic/pre-loop_start-action

http://wordpress.org/extend/ideas/topic/admin-footer-filter-for-branding-admin-pages

http://wordpress.org/extend/ideas/topic/enhance-the-list_authors-tag

http://wordpress.org/extend/ideas/topic/add-to-wp_list_pages-ability-to-show-parent-page

http://wordpress.org/extend/ideas/topic/display-tags-as-a-list-rather-than-a-cloud

http://wordpress.org/extend/ideas/topic/child-themes

http://wordpress.org/extend/ideas/topic/filter-to-modify-default-new-post-properties

http://wordpress.org/extend/ideas/topic/add-parameter-for-exclude-a-particular-custom-field-key-from-the_meta-output
http://wordpress.org/extend/ideas/topic/custom-body-id-tags

http://wordpress.org/extend/ideas/topic/enable-order-by-comment-count-in-get_posts

http://wordpress.org/extend/ideas/topic/add-filter-hook-to-modify-css-class-for-walker_pagestart_el-function

http://wordpress.org/extend/ideas/topic/exclude-categoryies-by-name-from-bookmarks-list-blogroll

http://wordpress.org/extend/ideas/topic/comments_popup_link-template-restore

http://wordpress.org/extend/ideas/topic/more-flexibility-with-wp_get_archives

http://wordpress.org/extend/ideas/topic/add-depth-parameter-to-the_category

http://wordpress.org/extend/ideas/topic/add-is_tree-function-to-core-of-wordpress

http://wordpress.org/extend/ideas/topic/default-rss-hook

http://wordpress.org/extend/ideas/topic/hook-in-wp_new_user_notification

http://wordpress.org/extend/ideas/topic/options-for-before_content-and-after_content-in-sidebars

http://wordpress.org/extend/ideas/topic/do_actionbefore_sidebar-do_actionafter_sidebar

http://wordpress.org/extend/ideas/topic/uniform-get_the_category_listget_the_tag_list

http://wordpress.org/extend/ideas/topic/get_tags-needs-slug_like-it-now-only-has-name_like

http://wordpress.org/extend/ideas/topic/posts_nav_link-add-the-in_same_cat-parameter

http://wordpress.org/extend/ideas/topic/add-a-filter-before-strip_tags

http://wordpress.org/extend/ideas/topic/import-export-hook

http://wordpress.org/extend/ideas/topic/add-the-depth-parameter-to-get_categories

http://wordpress.org/extend/ideas/topic/exclude-a-class-from-post_class

http://wordpress.org/extend/ideas/topic/tag-for-listing-attachments

http://wordpress.org/extend/ideas/topic/wp_list_pages-function-exclude_children-argument-would-be-useful

http://wordpress.org/extend/ideas/topic/extend-get_previous_post-gt-get_previous_posts-amp-next-as-well

http://wordpress.org/extend/ideas/topic/improved-wp_get_archives

http://wordpress.org/extend/ideas/topic/an-action-called-get_body

http://wordpress.org/extend/ideas/topic/if-doing_ajax-is-defined-use-die-instead-of-wp_die-in-wp-comments-postphp

http://wordpress.org/extend/ideas/topic/add-a-filter-to-wp_unique_filename

http://wordpress.org/extend/ideas/topic/howdy-hook

Code stuff I don’t know about:
http://wordpress.org/extend/ideas/topic/global-functions-for-global-variables
http://wordpress.org/extend/ideas/topic/modular-error-pages-a-way-to-override-wp_die
http://wordpress.org/extend/ideas/topic/remove-the-colon-from-the_meta-function
http://wordpress.org/extend/ideas/topic/a-safer-and-shorter-function-for-is_email
http://wordpress.org/extend/ideas/topic/get-rid-of-illegal-id-and-name-tokens
http://wordpress.org/extend/ideas/topic/add-useful-description-of-missing-temporary-folder-message

http://wordpress.org/extend/ideas/topic/use-uri-templates-for-permalink-configuration

http://wordpress.org/extend/ideas/topic/wp-cronphp-is-creating-problems

http://wordpress.org/extend/ideas/topic/plugintheme-upgrade-should-ignore-svn-files

http://wordpress.org/extend/ideas/topic/remove-wp_get_archives-from-header-of-default-templates

http://wordpress.org/extend/ideas/topic/change-sticky-posts-from-an-option-field-to-a-meta-field-in-the-database

http://wordpress.org/extend/ideas/topic/block-requiredincluded-php-files-stand-alone-execution

http://wordpress.org/extend/ideas/topic/allow-back-same-category-slug-name

http://wordpress.org/extend/ideas/topic/core-root-file-with-version-number-only-for-3rd-party-installers

http://wordpress.org/extend/ideas/topic/conditional-tags-for-if-pings-or-if-trackbacks

http://wordpress.org/extend/ideas/topic/don%E2%80%99t-use-wptexturize-in-links

http://wordpress.org/extend/ideas/topic/password-protected-xml-rpc

http://wordpress.org/extend/ideas/topic/better-hooks-for-adding-custom-rewrites

http://wordpress.org/extend/ideas/topic/less-draconian-htaccess-rules-for-pretty-permalinks

http://wordpress.org/extend/ideas/topic/stop-hard-setting-guid-and-assign-dynamically

http://wordpress.org/extend/ideas/topic/make-postname-a-standard-option-in-permalinks

http://wordpress.org/extend/ideas/topic/random-order-list

http://wordpress.org/extend/ideas/topic/include-feed-files-in-the-theme-system-to-allow-custome-feeds

http://wordpress.org/extend/ideas/topic/use-html-doctype-not-xhtml

http://wordpress.org/extend/ideas/topic/specify-root-plugin-folder-in-official-wordpress-plugins-repository

http://wordpress.org/extend/ideas/topic/wordpress-performance-improvement-that-does-not-require-a-plugin-simple-fix

http://wordpress.org/extend/ideas/topic/track-incoming-links-and-pingbacks-to-homepages

http://wordpress.org/extend/ideas/topic/non-latin-characters-need-love

http://wordpress.org/extend/ideas/topic/simplify-comments-html-from-wp_list_comments

http://wordpress.org/extend/ideas/topic/create-easy-api-for-adding-simple-html-tag-buttons-to-tinymce

http://wordpress.org/extend/ideas/topic/unattaching

http://wordpress.org/extend/ideas/topic/automatic-adding-of-usable-css-classes-to-the-editor/page/2#post-16385

http://wordpress.org/extend/ideas/topic/relative-path-for-imagesuploads/page/2

http://wordpress.org/extend/ideas/topic/child-theme-inclusion-in-the-wordpress-directory/page/3?replies=22#post-16391

i18n:
http://wordpress.org/extend/ideas/topic/optimize-i18n-for-plugins-and-themes
http://wordpress.org/extend/ideas/topic/digit-localizationtranslation
http://wordpress.org/extend/ideas/topic/multiple-charset-and-translation-support
http://wordpress.org/extend/ideas/topic/adding-more-languages-to-tinymce-editor
http://wordpress.org/extend/ideas/topic/multi-char-thousands-separator-french-russian-czech-etc
http://wordpress.org/extend/ideas/topic/rtl-and-tinymce-wysiwyg-editor
http://wordpress.org/extend/ideas/topic/support-aou-in-spellcheck
http://wordpress.org/extend/ideas/topic/show-localized-reademe-at-wporgextendplugins
http://wordpress.org/extend/ideas/topic/non-latin-characters-need-love

Features I’m not sure about:

http://wordpress.org/extend/ideas/topic/create-two-separate-actions-for-pinging-one-for-new-post-and-one-for-editing

http://wordpress.org/extend/ideas/topic/include-threaded-comments-support-in-import-function

http://wordpress.org/extend/ideas/topic/exporting
http://wordpress.org/extend/ideas/topic/stop-directory-listing-by-default

http://wordpress.org/extend/ideas/topic/add-relnextprevious-attribute-to-the-generated-link-tag

http://wordpress.org/extend/ideas/topic/customize-all-the-permalinks

http://wordpress.org/extend/ideas/topic/only-show-admins-the-update-alerts

http://wordpress.org/extend/ideas/topic/use-ltqgt-tag-for-inline-quotes-and-generally-encourage-more-semantic-code

http://wordpress.org/extend/ideas/topic/extend-media-api-ouside-of-posts?topic_resolution=updated

http://wordpress.org/extend/ideas/topic/import-from-livejournal-community

http://wordpress.org/extend/ideas/topic/fix-the-xmlrpcphp-for-allowing-scheduled-posts

http://wordpress.org/extend/ideas/topic/deprecate-get_sidebar-and-sidebar

Feeds:

http://wordpress.org/extend/ideas/topic/proper-use-of-relalternate-for-feeds

http://wordpress.org/extend/ideas/topic/when-rss-widget-fails

http://wordpress.org/extend/ideas/topic/the_content_rss-fault-in-treating-caption-on-img

Accessibility:
http://wordpress.org/extend/ideas/topic/make-an-accessible-backend