OK, I'll have to be the one who says this again...
Who are you speaking for and what gives you the authority to do so?
* There are no people who take requests here (unless by "request" you mean "very generous commission").
According to who and what evidence?
As rare as it may be people do sometimes take up ideas in that thread and start a project off of it.
And there are plenty of project threads that often get stuck, ask for help, and have their request filled.
* People with skills and previous experience probably have a few millions of their own ideas to implement (and lack the time to do it, so they have even less time for yours).
Sometimes those same people need a break from what they are doing.
And someone that IS busy with their projects wouldn't be looking in a request thread in the first place.
This type of reaction is the reason many people are intimidated by this community and I find that attitude counter productive in general.
* You're free to post your ideas on that awful thread that no one likes... And if by some miracle anyone thinks *they* would like to see them implemented too (and they're easy enough to do them), then you might get a low chance to see them done one day.
That "awful thread" seems just as popular as ever and has generated projects here from time to time.
Not to mention it keeps the rest of the forum generally free of request threads which was the point of creating it in the first place.
Just because *you* don't like it is no reason to talk down to another member of the community that is clearly already aware of the Hack Ideas thread and what it's for.
This community is mainly for learning and sharing our knowledge and works, not for asking other people to do some hard stuff for us (or asking other people what we should be working on...)
This community IS for learning, sharing our knowledge, and our works.
It is not for some of it's members to berate others for their suggestions.
There is nothing wrong with asking others for help on this forum as long as it is in the right place, nor is there any ban on farming for ideas either.
I think having a pinned thread where someone can *CHOOSE* to offer up their skills is a fine idea and different enough from the ideas thread and help wanted section to be of use.
And if no one uses it, it's no skin off your back or anyone else's.