Plugin idea: expose community plugins repo and discussion forums from within Elgg itself?

So many times folks report issues and don't include enough info about their Elgg build to be useful. If we exposed interaction with the community via the Admin ui, we could include this information by default (with the option to remove it for privacy's sake).

Similarly, when searching for plugins, we could automatically filter out plugins that aren't compatible with the current version of Elgg they are searching from.

Anybody else think this would be valuable? No promises or anything, just trying to guage interest.

Since I am currently ajaxifying the community it is natural that a nice json API falls out of that. A plugin that Elgg admins can install so they don't need to leave their Admin ui to get help seemed like it would make for a nice second client.

Feedback and Planning

Feedback and Planning

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