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Wouldn't it be nice if there was a NewFeatures.it website with
a stack-exchange like interface where you post images or
discriptions of the great new features you want for some app
Everybody can comment and add their input and there will
always be those who know how to get the
interest of the giant
or tiny company that otherwise is too busy or too big to notice
So the thing is that its easy to test this out and check if it
would work. All I need is a community of people who are
willing to try it out and get it going. StackExchange (or
StackOverflow, I'm never sure which is the platform and which
the programmers' place) has an Area51 website where I can
offer the creation of such a website with their platform, and
get it going. But I need a few of you my (hopefully) friends to
put your names up here, saying you would be willing to try it
out. Currently the idea is halfbaked but we can refine it and
make it happen.
I envision extra components that would become a fantastic
product in itself for having the lay(wo/)man propose UI for any
platform. But first we need the stack-exchange up and
After filling in the other fields I came up to this: "3.
Please link to the organization or website organizing this
effort: If you do not yet have a community organized, ready
and eager to build your site, please do not submit this
So take a look at the screenshot in the links and please tell me
if you are willing to try it, (or discuss the idea with me a bit,
and discourage the rest of us so we don't waste our time)
Screenshot of Area51 demand for a community
[pashute, Jul 06 2020]
||nobody joining? :'''''''
||You could kind of use the "Issues" tab of any github repo for
this purpose. It's kind of optional in terms of whether your
thoughts are taken up and discussed by others, or the
developers, but that's normal in any forum-based
communication. So for open-style github-hosted software at
least, this is very much a thing.
||No. The new features on stackoverflow would overflow with
users while a forgotten project on github wont be anywhere
near the feel you get posting on an active website.
||Also, after we are up and running, you get an automatic UI
componentizer that takes the image of your app or web
page and allows you to create interactive presentations of
the feature by breaking it into parts and changing the texts
etc. Letting you quickly "wireframe" the new look and
||Takes the screenshot and reconstructs the elements on the
||Please just say you are willing to try it.
||One browser -- I believe it's Opera -- has an amazing feature wherein anyone can tag and comment on any part of a web site, and then share those tags. If only that turned out to be the Chrome-killer...
||Whilst there certainly are lots of dark mouldering corners
in github, if a project is being actively maintained, then
the devs are more likely to respond to feedback,
wherever it may be found. And if they're working in
github anyway to maintain their project, then that would
seem a natural place to post feedback via the existing
||If there were a more general, central functional location
for lodging feature requests, then that's not a bad idea,
it's kind of an anti-github that's centred on the user
experience, rather than the developer-experience.
||Maybe extend the idea to decouple it from existing
software, and create a kind of "requirements-hub"
website, where people post their various requirements,
which might get aggregated and collated into useful
packets, and form the specifications for as-yet non-
existent software to address. Those packets of associated
requirements are likely to overlap existing software
packages anyway, so there'd be a level at which existing
software makers might make use of such a resource.
||But a forgotten piece of software will be forgotten no
matter where people talk about it.
||I don't really see how this would work, or how I would ever use it; if the idea was technical enough wouldn't it go on the coders or programmers page, and if it was not technical enough wouldn't it be useless? e.g. "I want my phone to run faster and have better colours and pictures" or "facemazongle should have less adverts" is kind of useless; A lot of more pie-in-the-sky stuff gets posted here. The new proposal seems to have a specific range of useful uses, and you haven't explained (to me at least) who these users are and what the limits of the proposed usefulnesses are.
||Ain't it GitHub Issues? But that's only for part of software... Need it for
hardware, and other things. [+]