[maemo-developers] Proposal: Karma-Whores protection mailing list

From: Till Harbaum / Lists lists at harbaum.org
Date: Sat Jan 2 21:33:56 EET 2010

it seems that some of the extras-testing testers are not really
doing a good job. Thus it seems to happen every now and then that some
app gets a thumbs down for things it shouldn't be getting a thumbs
down for or where such a verdict is at least questionable.

My proposal is simple: Let's setup some mailing list which
only real developers are allowed to join (may just be everybody 
with a working app in any of the repositories). And once someone
thinks to be the victim of a karma-whore he may ask for help on that
list. If we have at least 10 people on such a list we can easily 
override any such thumb down. In such a case the developer would
explain why he thinks the thumb down is not justified and if
enough list members agree and help out the problem will be fixed.

Does garage allow for invitation-only mailing lists?

What do you think? I really think it's wrong that testers can stop
bad developers, but that there's no way for developers to stop 
bad testers.

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