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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: 4 years ago #
  2. Ipstenu (Mika Epstein)
    Lead Plugin Wrangler

    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: 4 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: 4 years ago #
  4. Ipstenu (Mika Epstein)
    Lead Plugin Wrangler

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

    Posted: 4 years ago #

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    This is not a core suggestion