How do you feel about having the plugins and skins moved from the wiki to a content management style system where designated people could put the final version into a templated format that would then be accessible by the Add-Ons link.
To me it makes sense to have skins and plugins available on the main website rather than having to follow an off-site link.
For a good example of how this might be achieved, check out Kodi (formerly XBMC). http://addons.kodi.tv/
I'm all for this, as long as it doesn't create any obstacles to keeping the list up-to-date.
so far that is the plan. i am currently laying down structure for the cms.
HERE IS THE BASIC STRUCTURE OF THE ADDON CMS:
1. Only mod and admin will be able to add addons. Normal forum user can't do it by themselves. (we don't want user to add crap or spam)
2. A forum user need to submit their addon(skin,plugin etc.) to the forum first, where beta test will be done to see if the addon actually add any value to the collection.
3. If the addon is favored by users and mods or the addon is GOOD enough the author can ask a mod to add it to the main addon collection. Or, a mod can ask the author if it is okay to add the addon to the main site.
4. After a mod added the addon, he can also authorize the author to maintain(update/ modify) the addon page.
also an ADDON MUST HAVE SCREENSHOTS and detail description of what it does and some guidance.
Now for addon dashboard for authors there will be options for:
adding beta tags for the addon, directly upload screenshots to imgur(don't need to visit the imgur site to do it), adding download links, mirrors, mentioning the known bugs, installing guidance, link to the support forum, also what version of the musicbee the plugin works.
as for regular user, they can browse skins, and other addons, filter skin results by color or tags(if added by the skin author in the dashboard).
also if the user is logged in they will able to LIKE the addon(no commenting or dislike though), the more the rating the addon gets, the more it will be on the top. BUT new addon(randomly) will also be shown at the addon page, as we don't want ONLY THE POPULAR ADDON TO SHOW.
this is the basic things that is planned for now. SO what do you guys think? any more suggestions?