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

From: Jeff Moe moe at blagblagblag.org
Date: Sat Jan 2 21:52:07 EET 2010
On Saturday 02 January 2010 16:33:56 Till Harbaum / Lists wrote:
> Hi,
> 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.

Closed lists are bad and only cause trouble and bad feelings.

How about just bringing up particular cases to this list where you think there 
was an inappropriate thumbs down and it can be sorted here? It's not happening 
that often, is it? Any examples?

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