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Plugin Help: Owen has some very, very good advice (heartfelt suggestions from an honest and accomplished WordPress guru at that) for plugin developers who are Plugin Competition hopefuls. I personally had no idea that there were secret conversations going on and am delighted to know that people are paying attention to the competition.

In plugin competition news, we now have enough money to buy the Sony PSP after all (short a score or so plus shipping, which I will gladly contribute). So, my promise to honor the “Best of Show” with a Sony PSP still stands and I will ship it to the winner directly from the place of purchase. In other words, I will wait to purchase it till the end of the competition.

A question for everyone. What are your thoughts on extending the competition for a few more weeks to let some more plugin authors get their stuff together and submit their code?

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  1. skippy (7 comments.) says:

    Personally, I don’t think the competition should be extended. Two months is rather a long time to develop and test a plugin. There’s still over a month left, so I think people who are interested but have not yet committed still have ample opportunity to get involved.

  2. Dan says:

    I would opted for Keeping the competition going some more it makes for a more enjoyable watch as well as making it more competitive to who provides the best plugins for the wordpress community. Maby you should consider doing this competition twice a year its cool.

  3. Andy Skelton (2 comments.) says:

    Also considering many of us have several irons in the fire, I vote for another month.

  4. Matt (64 comments.) says:

    I would support it being a regular thing as well, maybe twice a year. Especially if it could be done in a way that promotes more collaboration and less secrecy.

  5. monkeypup (2 comments.) says:

    As an end-user of plugins, and not a designer of them, I vote for one more month. For several reasons.
    1. More time for people to make the plugins they are working on as good (and bug-free) as possible.
    2. More time for people to submit plugins in general (better for the community)
    3. More time for prizes to come out of the woodwork, which in turn will be more incentive for better plugins

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