Sloppy Sam is a hobbyist, who has been coding PHP off and on for a few months. One morning, she gets an idea for a new feature for Drupal core. She begins by searching the issue to see if something like it exists already and, finding it does not, posts a new issue with a general description of her idea. She then opens her IRC window and asks in #drupal, “Hey, folks! I had an idea for a new feature for core that [brief summary]. What do you think about this? [link]”
I have a feeling this is a post I’ll be coming back to often.