[Foundation-l] Wikimedia IdeaTorrent?

Brianna Laugher brianna.laugher at gmail.com
Thu Jan 29 01:01:26 UTC 2009

2009/1/29 Erik Moeller <erik at wikimedia.org>:
> If you haven't seen it yet, Ubuntu is running an interesting
> brainstorming software called IdeaTorrent to think collectively about
> common problems and solutions:
> http://brainstorm.ubuntu.com/
> The software:
> http://www.ideatorrent.org/
> I wonder - would people consider it useful to set up something like
> brainstorm.wikimedia.org using this software, or would it be too
> duplicative of BugZilla and listservs? The benefit of IdeaTorrent is
> that it's very straightforward for non-technical users to contribute
> ideas and solutions. And, of course, it could be used for
> non-technical problems as well.

Sounds wonderful. I would strongly support it. I did not yet notice an
accepted procedure for MW feature requests or roadmap type stuff.

Is there a way to separate requests e.g. for different projects?
Wikimedia Commons, Wikibooks, Wikinews, Wikisource, Wikipedia. Plus a
general/default section for stuff that benefits multiple/all projects.

/me has a look at the demo...
when you submit a request, you can choose a category... and you can
view by category as well, cool. Well that is my suggestion for that.


They've just been waiting in a mountain for the right moment:

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