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Want to give constructive criticism on WordPress? Read this! (7 posts)

  1. Matt Hill
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    If you've not been following the 2.5 admin backend annoying thread, you won't be aware of a recent revelation that most of the WordPress developers don't actually read this forum.

    Better places to be heard are the Ideas Page and through the Mailing Lists.

    I've posted an Idea about improving the WordPress.org to offer more obvious feedback channels for users. If you agree it's sensible, and I hope you do, please add your vote here:

    http://wordpress.org/extend/ideas/topic.php?id=1362

  2. Samuel Wood (Otto)
    Tech Ninja
    Posted 6 years ago #

    The whole forum is primarily a support forum, for answering questions and helping users of WordPress fix problems they are having. If you want to provide feedback or contribute to WordPress development, please read how to do so here:

    http://codex.wordpress.org/Contributing_to_WordPress

  3. Matt Hill
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    Please could this post be made 'sticky' Otto?

  4. Matt Hill
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    Otto, I would be very grateful if you could respond to my query above, about making this sticky.

    You want us to post our feedback in more appropriate places, so I think it's sensible to have this thread as a sticky post. What do you think?

    I would also be very grateful if you could let us know why the other long thread was closed: there appears to be no reason attached to the thread explaining why?

  5. Samuel Wood (Otto)
    Tech Ninja
    Posted 6 years ago #

    I don't think this really needs to be sticky. I think information like this should have been and in fact is obvious to most people. And I'd prefer less sticky threads, not more. Seems like nobody reads the damn things anyway.

    I don't know about the other thread being closed. I reopened it anyway. Although quite frankly, I'd prefer to eliminate the "Requests and Feedback" forum entirely, but that's really not my call to make. Just my opinion.

  6. Matt Hill
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    Thanks for re-opening the thread.

    I disagree with your other points. The fact that people are still coming here posting the same constructive criticisms about 2.5 clearly shows there is a need for (a) an easy way for users to to offer feedback and (b) once they are here, direct them to the channels you previously identified (assuming what you said about this forum not being read by developers is true.)

    Whatever way you look at it, I think it's fair to say that the current feedback channels for average users simply don't work. This whole situation proves it, and your desire to get rid of this forums is further proof -- and an astonishing thing to hear from a moderator!

  7. chrisdoth
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    Whatever way you look at it, I think it's fair to say that the current feedback channels for average users simply don't work.

    I think thats certainly well shown in the feeback forum at present.

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