I think we could do more with explaiing the development slide, it seems a little basic at the moment. Link to Github and the current issues list, mention what languages the site is written in etc.
Marketing it may be worth mentioning which social media we are using currently, that way people know what sort of content its likely to be, i.e. tiktok is short form videos for example.
Designs maybe link to things such as the style guide for reference of where we sit on such things.
Translations - link to the relevant site and explain about any log in processes.
Im not sure how reaching out to the GCT would help, in most cases that would lead to just directing to here anyway, which is already linked too in the guide. Not all GCT are involved in the forums, and for those that are its often only specific topics they have interest and/or knowledge in. Perhaps if they are unsure ask them to reach out in the questions section of this forum with where best to get started, then anyone who is up to speed on the process of… for example design, can help there.
I wouldn’t say add it to the trello if its not yet gone for discussion, Trello should only be used for ideas which have been cleared to be worked on imo. As you say, don’t commit to a large piece of work if there hasn’t been any approval. By all means set expectations people can, but I would recommend if they do, they put it up as a forum post for discussion, not a trello thing. The “pending approval” was designed to be for once an idea has already been discussed and cleared to work on. As some projects such as design may need to go back to marketing to be approved, or code on github needs to go through appropriate checks before it can be pulled back into the main branch, that is what that feature was intended to be for, its basically “final checks before implementation”, which is why it was sat at after in progress originally. No projects on that trello realistically should be on “to start” unless cleared already. Otherwise this will create confusion and possibly lead to things being worked on which aren’t actually planned/wanted/needed at the expense of projects which are actually needed and wanted.
On the conritbuting slide there is a spelling error: “no long desire” i believe should be “no longer desire” > start of line 4.
Is it worth mentioning we reserve the right to remove people from contributing if they don’t adhere to the expectations?