Ideas for minor changes

John Bailey rekkanoryo at
Mon Aug 3 18:33:52 EDT 2009

Hey, everyone,

I just wanted to run a couple ideas past everyone and get some opinions. 
  Here we go:

Idea #1 - Make it easier to tell who are developers in #pidgin

Gary and myself have both said on multiple occasions that it would make 
sense to have some sort of mechanism by which a new entrant to #pidgin 
could easily identify who is affiliated with us (and thus whose answers 
can be trusted as authoritative).  I know it runs contrary to Freenode's 
recommendations, but I think it would make sense if we could come up 
with a way to auto-voice all CPWs and auto-op all developers.  (This was 
trivial on the old services mechanism, but I have no idea how to achieve 
this on the current services platform.)  We can then clearly state on 
the website/wiki that operators are developers and voices are senior 

Idea #2 - Make it easier to tell who are developers on trac

The other idea I had is to find out if it's possible to either modify 
the trac template or make a plugin that would somehow label developers 
and CPW's on their comments.  For example, if I comment on a ticket, 
show "rekkanoryo (Developer)," or if Masca comments on a ticket, show 
"salinasv (Crazy Patch Writer)" or "(Senior Contributor)" or similar. 
This would obviously need to be keyed off the "developer" and "cpw" 
groups in trac, and might even make a good argument for making a "ticket 
triager" group in the future if we ever have a dedicated ticket team.



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