Create a “sticky” topic that a dev / moderator can maintain which lists the various zones that have either no or few sniffs available.
Also include what specific sniff data you need: quest / rewards, spawns, etc.
While browsing topics here or on the issue tracker, I frequently see people who say they want to contribute but they don’t have enough programming knowledge. I thought that a good way to encourage these people is to give them something less technical to do.
If a developer or moderator could create a list of sniff data that is needed, some of these folks might be able to either create trial accounts (eg: if starter areas are needed) or perhaps log onto an old, high level character and get the info. For example:
[ul][li]Legend:[/li]Pending (being gathered)
[li]Received (processing)[/li][li]Open (need volunteer)[/li][/ul]
[li]Sniff data is needed for 6.x from the following[/li][ol]Elwynn Forest
All quest text / rewards
[li]Spawn / pathing data for creatures around Eastvale Logging Camp[/li]
[li]Stormwind[/li] [ol]Quest text / Rewards from the Trade District [/ol]
[li]Dungeon: Deadmines[/li] [ol]All creature spawn locations
[li]Creature auras[/li] [li]Creature combat spells[/li] [li]All lootable object spawn locations (eg: chests, mineral nodes)[/li] [/ol]
Then people could reply to the thread to volunteer by saying “I’ll work on 1.1” or “I’ll work on 1.2” or “I’ll work on all of #3” and the moderator / developer can edit the sticky with progress such as “received and processing”, “pending (being gathered)” or “open (need volunteer)”. Once an item is complete and part of the DB it can be removed from the list entirely.
Note: Status can change from “pending” to “open” if a previous volunteer decides (for whatever reason) they can’t do it, without any negative impact on said volunteer.