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sr #111031: Expiration mechanism to "Help wanted" entries

Submitter:  None
Submitted:  Sun 03 Mar 2024 04:10:17 PM UTC
Category:  Savannah trackers - bugs, tasks, etc. Priority:  3 - Low
Severity:  3 - Normal Status:  Confirmed
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Sun 03 Mar 2024 04:15:17 PM UTC, comment #1: 


Getting rid of stale Help Wanted posts is excellent suggestion to make that feature more useable/utile.  There are defects/bugs that are probably more of a priority for volunteer time but patches would be welcome; we can keep this ticket until someone someone submits patches or a svh hacker gets a chance to look at this.

Thanks for writing!

Corwin Brust <carlc>
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Sun 03 Mar 2024 04:10:17 PM UTC, original submission:  


for someone who looks out for projects, that need help, it would be helpful to find only entries that are active.

When Looking at the pages of projects, that look for help, some entries are 5, 10 or even more than 20 years old.
And they seem to be outdated. It is not even sure if the project exists at all. And if it exists, the help-announcement might already be outdated.

Looking at those pages, the only active project I found there was PSPP.

An automated expiration mechanism would help cleaning up.
or example it would make sense that after 6 months the help-page vanishes automatically, if the project leader does not refresh the help-wanted. (Of course the project leaders should be notified early enough to refresh.)

A second expiration mechanism could also be used (e.g. one yearor two years) for project pages itself.

This would be helpful in only finding projects via svannah that really look out for help currently. To read through outdated / orphaned / dead project's pages / help-wanted-pages makes no sense.



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    2024-03-03 carlc CategorySavannah website Savannah trackers - bugs, tasks, etc.
    2024-03-03 carlc Priority5 - Normal 3 - Low
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