10 years ago
At this point in time the problem isn't with ideas being unprocessed but in a shortage of developer time.
Right now there is 135 new ideas (Under review). I personally avoid touching ideas before some time has passed to let people have a say first. The 135 new ideas is pretty much nothing in this context.
Before we started processing ideas on a bigger scale a year ago, there was some 2400 new ideas to take care of and that took us a couple of months of hard work to change. In this process we appointed three new moderators who were all community site seniors.
The procedure for appointing new mods is pretty unformal. Someone (among the mods) suggests it when there is a need.
"If this is to be a community run distro"
I don't think that is the agenda. Even though there is a strong community spirit around Mint it's not a community run distro like Debian.(my interpretation)
"this is causing the community website to be a joke"
That's a bit unfair. The main parts of the community section works, such as reviewing software and submitting hardware info. It's not a lot of spam in here and what is is removed quickly. It would be good to have a 'report' function for posts to deal with problems a bit easier but I don't think spam is a problem.
I think the no.1 priority for anyone who wants to make a difference (and who can't code) would be to help new users in the forum. (personal opinion)
I think the ideas get reviewed on daily basis and changing the status of a particular idea depends mostly upon devs and other factors like workload,priority,availability etc....say if the team is not ready to develop some thing....then there is no point of selecting a particular idea or making any sort of commitment by changing its status....I h've seen ideas 2-3 years old but there status got changed few months back...BUT yes I do agree with this part of yours: "There are repetitive ideas, ideas posted which are just bugs, some just plain old preference listings.. tutorials which are ads and spam, not even accurate sometimes.. this is causing the community website to be a joke.."..This is something which must be taken care of.....
i have no idea about mod selection procedure.
if anyone share this info with us.
Moderators are appointed by selection not by application AFAIK
I agree, but never seen a moderators required ad on the website.. cant say cannot find without trying.
I agree with u.
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