Fixing our disfunctional Main & Group Forums
|Opened on:||Monday, May 26, 2014 - 05:03|
|Last modified:||Wednesday, May 28, 2014 - 01:06|
Our forum modules, both the main Foldit one and our group forums, are ancient and barely functional. Without going into every criticism from chat and feedbacks over the years, pretty much everyone agrees that we need a better forum system, especially for groups.
The Foldit team now has access to a student population in two universities full of software engineers and computer science majors. Seniors often need to do a major project, and students are always looking to do internships. I am assuming that the Leap Motion and Android apps were accomplished for Foldit in this way.
My suggestion is simple... create a student Major project or an internship to replace the forum modules with up-to-date functional forums. If that isn't enough work for a project or internship, perhaps add a long overdue IRC update to the task (so that maybe the system would identify before processing a join request).
All those students looking for work - all the work that should be done...