Collecting and ranking requests on the playground.

Thanks to Paul Badger, we now have a page on the playground for collecting and ranking bugs and suggestions for Arduino: http://www.arduino.cc/playground/Main/SuggestionsBugs. Please add new items and vote on the existing ones! This will provide us with a high-level overview of what's most important to the community, and we will do our best to address those issues first (and quickly). Detailed bug reports and suggestions should still be posted here in the forums.

Nice idea. I read the first round of suggestions and added my vote (add more Pinchange-Interrupts).

But what's really needed on the page is a thumbs-down cell Sorry, but moving the shiftOut-function to the native Hardware SPI is a very bad idea. So that would make me add "-1" if there would be a way to opt against a suggestion.

Eberhard

You could always lower the vote count by one (i.e. a vote of -1). That might be less confusing than adding a separate "votes against" column. Maybe you want to add a sentence about reducing the vote count by one to vote against something?

Thanks to Paul Badger, we now have a page on the playground for collecting and ranking bugs and suggestions for Arduino: http://www.arduino.cc/playground/Main/SuggestionsBugs. Please add new items and vote on the existing ones! This will provide us with a high-level overview of what's most important to the community, and we will do our best to address those issues first (and quickly). Detailed bug reports and suggestions should still be posted here in the forums.

Doesn't YaBB here offer a real voting mechanism? I trust everyone here but asking people to lower the vote count of others if they're against a proposal seems relatively unpractical to me. I'd suggest a seperate "Voting" Forum if that would be possible, where people can make group decisions about whatever they like: the most practical shield, best coding practice, coolest project ever or just the lamest pin spacing decision in the world.

kuk

There is a poll mechanism in YaBB that people are welcome use. But it also seems useful to have a central, stable, location to collect suggestions for the whole community. (For example, I don't think other people can add answers to a YaBB poll, and forum posts tend to get buried as time goes on.)

See http://code.google.com/p/arduino/issues/detail?id=31 for information on changes to this policy. This is an attempt to centralize patch management, discussion about issues and all that. I've edited the previous Bugs & Suggestions page to reflect that, but perhaps an Admin could unsticky this to keep things from getting confusing?