I've set up a portal for my mod, (myUI), and it's a very convenient way to post news about my progress, and track bugs and feature requests....
the problem however is that no one (mod USERS) seems to use the bug/feature requests on the portal. is there anyway that the site can try to drive the users to that feature more effectively? is there anyway that we can get the word out?
additonally, it's very difficult for users and authors alike to track news, fixes, problems, etc when we have two, three and sometimes even four or more places that users and authors are posting. right now you can find comments about a UI mod in the released forum. but you can also find comments under the downloads section under the respective UI mod as well. Surprisingly however there is no place to post comments on the author portal itself. For me, that would be the most ideal place to capture that information.
so that leads me to my primary question: Isn't it possible to provide a means for some sort of forum/comments section on the author portals? Then we (authors) could just post a thread in the forums about our released mod with a link to our portal and ask a mod to lock the thread--then the users would be directed to the portal and all comments could be collaborated in one single location (and the same for the downloads section and respective comments).
I would love to find all the user feedback, comments, bugs, requests, etc in one location. that would make it easier for me as an author to read the feedback as well as provide my response and know that all the users of my Mod will get that information.
would it just be possible to display on the portal my chosen Thread from the forums, sort of as a subwindow on my portal.. then at least visitors are seeing the same traffic, and then likewise link the comments section on the downloads page to the same forum thread? and if this is currently possible, maybe just explain to me how I can set it up?
anyway.. my short little request turned in to a bit more, but I just wanted to say thanks for providing this service to the community, and know that my comments are not meant to be critical, but rather constructive and helpful in making the site the best it can be.