Re: “My Favorites” Plugin
The problem is that it is very hard to keep track of topics in bbPress – if you make a good suggestion at the wrong time, it can get pushed off the “front page” before anyone has a chance to write a response and get a discussion going.
Also, because there is no email notification of replies, people tend to return less often than other types of forum, meaning that some people who might love your idea simply don’t visit the forum on the day you post it.
I think the trick is to keep an eye on topics as they emerge and, if someone posts an idea that chimes with one you have already posted, reply as I have above, linking to your original thread. I have successfully used this technique in the past to resuscitate threads that were initially ignored but ended up being lively discussions.