it's good to see the number of registered PGV sites growing... However, it'd be cool if people can use this feature other ways besides the imporvement of site traffic. I have thought it over and found out the following possible development ways:
- Advanced searching/filtering methods: Since many useful attributes of the sites (like suported languages and version) are stored in DB, I think it'd be quite easy to make possible that people can filter the registered sites by them...
- As I wrote in my previous post, ordering the sites by date can help us to pick up the latest registrations.
- Maybe it wouldn't be useless if an email address would be required (or users can set an email addy) in order to inform them e.g. about the latest releases... I saw that lots of the registered sites have v3.0 and a few of them still have v2.xx :O I think thay can be encouraged to upgrade by the help of these 'newsletters'...
Sourceforge already has ways to monitor file packages so that you can be notified when a new release is available.
Also, even if people upgraded, they would still have to come back to the registry page and update their entry with the new version number.
I think that a list of the most recent registrations is a good idea. I just haven't had time to program it.
I have hopes to be able to use this list to create a global PGV search. I think it would be cool to search all of the PGV sites in the world from a central location.
So much to do... so little time ;)