"Userbase really needs a php guru who can spend not huge amounts of time, quite infrequently, helping us to find solutions to the things that make userbase harder to use. To give a couple of examples, the RSS feed for Recent Changes sends multiple copies of each change, over a period of several days. That makes it hard to keep abreast of changes, and it only happened after a mediawiki update. I'm going to try to pursue this through bugzilla.mediawiki.org, which I only heard about today, but if it's not actually a bug we need to know what is wrong. It would be so much easier if we had someone with the technical knowledge to say for sure whether it was our implementation or a bug. I get the impression that techbase uses the same version of mediawiki and doesn't have the problem.
The second biggy for me is breadcrumb navigation. I started to build it manually, but was persuaded to stop as there are maintenance issues. There are plugins that may do the trick, but none of us have the knowledge to really assess them. There is even a developer of a plugin that expressed interest in working with us on implementation, but we have no-one with the skills to work with him.
I'm not looking to put a heavy burden on someone already busy. We've managed 6 months without this, but occasional help on this front could have made us so much more efficient. I wonder if you could mull this over and see if there is any mileage in talking about it in one of your blogs?"
If you are good with the PHP and will put in the time here and there to help Userbase improve its infrastructure, please drop me a line and I'll hook up with the Userbase team.