Theme Developers: thanks to Otto, the WordPress.org Themes and Templates support forum now incorporates some features that have been available to Plugin support forums for some time:

1) Support topics added using the “Write a new topic” link on a Theme’s Extend Listing page will now automatically be tagged with Theme Name, and the support topic subject appended with “[Theme: Theme Name]“.

2) Support topics tagged with “Theme Name” will automatically be added to the Theme’s support forum.

These changes will facilitate Theme developers keeping track of support topics for their Themes, and will facilitate support forum volunteers who attempt to resolve support topics in the Themes and Templates forum.

So, please encourage your users to make use of these new features! Especially, encourage them to add support topics via your Theme’s Extend listing page.