[wp-meta] [Making WordPress.org] #2363: Plugin Directory: Reorder 'Conributors'

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#2363: Plugin Directory: Reorder 'Conributors'
 Reporter:  Ipstenu           |      Owner:
     Type:  enhancement       |     Status:  new
 Priority:  normal            |  Milestone:
Component:  Plugin Directory  |   Keywords:
 On the old directory, we listed the contributors on the sidebar in order
 they were added to the readme.txt file.

 On the new one, we list them alphabetically based on the same value.

 Some plugins purposefully order their authors so to put their main ones
 first. This aspect of the usability of the contributors section was lost
 with the change.

 '''Option 1: Restore the old way'''

 Pros: People have control over the order
 Cons: Users don't actually know what that means and see an unordered list,
 not all devs do this

 '''Option 2: Order based on commit access'''

 Example: Grab the list of committers, list them. Then exclude them from a
 list of contributors in the readme and display that.

 Pros: Committers are admins. They would be more easily indicated.
 Cons: Some people are weird and don't list committers on the author list

 '''Option 3: Do nothing'''

 Pros: Nothing to do, socializes development by making everyone equal
 Cons: Doesn't allow people to indicate that some people contribute more
 than others

 Also since users can put important persons in their author section of the
 plugin, they could prioritize there...

Ticket URL: <https://meta.trac.wordpress.org/ticket/2363>
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