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Allow plugin authors to mark users as plugin supporters on the .org repository

  1. Naomi C. Bush
    Member

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    Idea:
    Just as I can mark forum threads as resolved/not resolved/not a support question,

    I would like to mark a WordPress.org forum user as a *supporter* of my plugin

    Reason:
    As plugin authors, many of our plugins are powered by (would not be available or have a certain level of quality without) the financial or other support of other WordPress users - to the point that it would seem to be only fair that they receive credit (a 'Plugins I Support' listing) on their WordPress.org profile for being a *supporter* - just as we receive credit (the 'My Plugins' listing) for being an *author.*

    For these supporters, this establishes a track record of goodwill towards plugin authors, which supporters can display proudly and use in helping other plugin authors (w/ limited time) feel comfortable in working with them.

    Posted: 2 years ago #
  2. Ipstenu (Mika Epstein)
    Administrator

    You can if you have commit access to the plugin. The reason for that is there's really no way to know who is and isn't a legit supporter unless we make yet another list the dev has to keep track of.

    It's possible, but low on the totem pole ;)

    BTW, authors can't mark a post resolved unless they too are tagged as a committer - the permissions are handled in a weird technical way based on your SVN access right now.

    Posted: 2 years ago #
  3. Naomi C. Bush
    Member

    12345

    Thanks for the response.

    You are correct that there *currently* is not a way to discover legitimate supporters - this idea is proposing that way: allow plugin authors w/ the ability to mark forum posts the ability to mark users as supporters. And yes, this feature should add a new 'Plugins I Support' heading on a user's WordPress.org profile.

    As an aside: Why is this topic completely removed from discovery under 'Latest Ideas' when there is a precedent for ideas that are 'not core' being implemented?

    How can I at least get a 'Maybe Later'? ;-)

    Posted: 2 years ago #
  4. Ipstenu (Mika Epstein)
    Administrator

    Because this forum is for ideas in WordPress the software, not the website. This isn't a WordPress core suggestion :)

    Posted: 2 years ago #

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    This is not a core suggestion