I was going to send this to the internal Tlon docs email channel, but given that we have been opening up internal discussions more lately with infrastructure and interface, it makes sense to me to do that for docs as well as it has become much more of a community effort this year.
It's been 9 days since geturbitid.com
was requested to be added to the install guide and in the intervening time a few issues have come up and been resolved, and it hasn't been listed yet.
I'm still of the mind that it should be listed but have no idea about what bar there should be to be listed. One of the issues that came up was that Liam could see two other people's planets - which was quickly fixed - but seems like a major security issue and I would have been embarrassed if we had listed it before that was resolved. Certainly I believe this particular effort is in good faith, but eventually scammers will come to Urbit and try to steal people's money or personal information this way, and so trying to figure out how to handle that process now seems crucial to keeping ahead.
At the same time, it is very important to support good faith community efforts in whatever way we can, and the longer we wait to list projects like this the greater the opportunity cost to the creators and more it discourages people from building on Urbit. Furthermore, I would hazard to guess that most people using Urbit are against the walled garden idea, and having any sort of process for this is moving in that general direction. So there is a balance to be struck.
I think having some kind of waiting period after launch would have an outsized effect to clear up bugs. Perhaps that would be sufficient for now?
Please feel free to DM me if you'd like to discuss this further, Christopher King. Since myself and ~rapfyr-diglyt are the two docs team members we are the closest thing to a gatekeeper here, and I understand your eagerness to be listed and share your desire to have a successful launch for an exciting project that you've clearly put a lot of time and effort into.