Tuesday, 14 May 2013

Re: Should we sunset brainstorm.ubuntu.com?

On 14/05/13 at 06:56am, David Overcash wrote:
> I'm in agreement with Alexandru - Launchpad is certainly not an effective
> place for new ( or even longtime ) users to submit ideas and wishlist bugs.
> The interface can be pretty intimidating and whatnot. However, having the
> data ON launchpad is the best place for it - developers can actually triage
> and track progress, and users can be easily pulled into testing features
> via a PPA.
>
> Wouldn't it make sense to build a quick application using the Launchpad API
> that effectively used wishlist bugs as it's persistent storage? Seems
> fairly straightforward:
> - Creating an idea creates a wishlist bug.
> - Upvotes = "This bug affects me"
> - Comments would obviously translate to comments...

Totally agree on this idea

>
> Looking through the Launchpad API ( https://launchpad.net/+apidoc/1.0.html )
> it seems like it would be possible. The obvious benefit being that the
> traffic for each feeds the other - creating a nice feedback loop without
> developers or users having to go anywhere they're not used to.
>
> Cheers,
> David

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