Yikes. Just to be clear: I wasn’t referring to people and their level of friendliness.
I’m just talking about the look/feel/nature of Github and, to a degree, the inter-mixing of technical talk (blackbox nuts and bolts) and end-user talk (user interface, functionality. end-user needs, problem identification, etc.).
I suppose I like a neat and tidy barrier between technical world and end-user world, with end-user world (info and those interested) oozing into the technical world for the technical magic to happen, but the technical world does not ooze back into the end-user world.
Process-wise, I’m thinking it would make sense for feature request collaboration to happen via a discussion in TiddlyTalk (I’d be settting up a related request form in Google Doc, with ability for request collaborators, end-user and technical, to comment right there, in the fine-tuning of the “Change Request” Google Doc).
For a substantial change request, I’d probably setup a change-request-specific portal, showing the change request, status of the work, etc. etc., all of which ending up, when the work is done, as comprehensive documentation about the requested feature.
Something like that …