[wp-meta] [Making WordPress.org] #1313: Profiles: Badges for BuddyPress contributors and team members

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#1313: Profiles: Badges for BuddyPress contributors and team members
 Reporter:  netweb       |       Owner:
     Type:  enhancement  |      Status:  new
 Priority:  normal       |   Milestone:
Component:  Profiles     |  Resolution:
 Keywords:  ui-feedback  |

Comment (by johnjamesjacoby):

 > I'm curious why BuddyPress should get a badge and other plugins not?
 What are the rules here? Can other plugin/theme authors request a badge

 If by other plugins, you mean GlotPress & bbPress, I think that's a great
 question. If you mean all 50k other plugins in the WordPress.org
 repository, I have a hard time believing you're not being rhetorical.

 I'm curious why BuddyPress (and GlotPress & bbPress) aren't automatically
 blessed as official sister projects to WordPress. Is their status in
 question? Are they no longer worthy of being special-cased? Do we remove
 their links from the footer of WordPress.org? Do we remove them from the
 recommended plugins page?

 I know not everyone agrees, and that year-to-year difference people
 express that some project deserves more or less exposure for one reason or
 another. I think, though, it's important for the overall health of
 WordPress, GlotPress, BuddyPress, and bbPress for them to always be
 perceived, communicated, & expected to be treated as equals, especially
 where there is little overhead in doing so.

 As far as other plugins go, I actually do think that's an idea worth
 exploring and automating. We did something similar for BuddyPress plugins
 back in the day (around 2010?) though it became a bit of a maintenance
 burden for everyone working on WordPress.org at the time.

 It'd be pretty cool if all plugins automatically got badges, and could
 upload their own icons into their `assets` directories. That would mean
 they automatically get "groups" in profiles.wordpress.org, which could
 later be used for all kinds of neat stuff.

Ticket URL: <https://meta.trac.wordpress.org/ticket/1313#comment:15>
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