I guess this is the Easyfix website - Fedora Project easyfix
Things I do not find encouraging.
Too much choice
I am tired just after reading thorough the issue titles.
Good example - https://www.codetriage.com/ - one issue per day to email, projects are in boxes instead of lists, boxes have catchy issue numbers that I can at least somehow compare, there is a visible filter of boxes by language, and boxes carry project descriptions.
Project starting with A are not necessarily the most interesting or encouraging to go on. And without some kind of shuffling, issues that are attractive and interesting will be fixed, and the ones that will remain at the top will be the best at scaring people away.
To fix this, a random sorting with a seed to bookmark, or another algorithm can be used. Maybe mixing issues without even mentioning the projects for a bit of intrigue.
The list is, well, a list. It doesn’t even update the status if you took an action. It is as boring as a list. It is not even a character sheet list. It is just… a list… of problems… things floating in the endless space of unknown… and unclear. Well, it does look like a list of quests. Although those quests brings no rewards, no achievements, no progress and level ups, skills, loot boxes, events and discounts on pay to win items… (pause) There is a challenge, yes… And the gameplay starts once you get deep into it. But there is no gameplay to get you hooked.
It is just you and the issue. No support, no happy/grumpy tweets, writeups and postmortems, no people who struggle to understand that a
base runner is, and who write openly about that. It is just you and the issue… and maybe maintainer, who is so knowleadgeable and busy about the project, that distracting him with silly questions seems like the worst thing in the world you could do right now.