@julian We should have a section in the forums to post Bounties for feature requests. Maybe a "Bounty" tag, or something like that.
Quite frankly I fell in love with nodeBB and want to jump at using it for a community I administer. But it lacks some features I know my users will complain about and I am willing to pay someone to create plugins for some of these as I don't have a lot of time to work on these myself.
I personally would have no issue opening these up to the community (if the developer is on board with that idea).
I believe it would also encourage new developers to adopt nodeBB.
- Two types of bounties: Open and Private. Open would mean the plugin developed would be opened up to the community for reuse, but the bounty acts as a motivator. Private would mean the end product is for use privately with no redistribution rights.
Some ground rules for this would be:
- Bounties are the responsibility of the users who post them. Developers would need to deal directly with those users.
- Developers need to set clear and concise redistribution rights, if any.
- Developers would be solely responsible to collect the bounties, this community would not be responsible for collecting funds or administering the development process.
A nice to have feature would be to have a plugin developer tag in the profile with a small feedback system....