1. By the looks of it, it’s already running on bbPress.

    The main problem with the ideas section is that it displays all-time popular ideeas, instead of currently popular ideeas.

  2. There is no problem with XHTML complicancy in relation to display pings and trackbacks, that’s just a misunderstanding on the part of the person who suggested it. Their problem is also not XHTML specific, it’s an HTML issue.

  3. <rant>
    Good demo of why they need to improve the forums over there:

    That’s a spam post which has been up for seven hours now. There is no report post button on it so I can’t even report it for removal by a moderator.

    Apparently there is some way to report posts via a tag in a post or something like that, but I have no idea how to do it and no motivation to learn.

  4. ‘Trust me when I edit HTML’ has been up for 2 years… the one and only major complaint I have about WordPress is that they’ve yet to implement this one. Git’r done!

    Ideas that have been closed, such as ‘Open ID integration’ should be dropped off the most popular ideas list to make room for other ideas (like good ideas /personal_opinion).

  5. Yes, the Ideas forum is run on bbPress, but it’s version, not bbPress 1.0 (the backend looks like WP 2.5, not 2.7, and doesn’t have some of the functionality that was added by Sam Bauers in the later development stages). Also, the plugins that run it are combination of hacked support forum stuff and original code (ratings, etc). There are a number of issues that need to be fixed. The one that makes it seem broken is that the ratings plugin doesn’t interact correctly with the other plugins, so things show up as most popular even if the thread has been closed, relegated to plugin territory, etc.

    There are a number of other, smaller fixes that need to happen, and I’d like to clean up the design of the front page and the ‘ideas you haven’t rated’ screen so that there’s more consistency and it’s easier to scan ideas based on category, etc. (Oh, yeah, ‘ideas you haven’t rated’ doesn’t care if the thread has been closed, either.)

    I have a list of fixes, but no one with time to tackle them yet. If there are any bbPress gurus reading this who’d want to help out and get Ideas into fighting shape, shoot me an email.

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