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Subject: Re: [boost] New moderators request unclear? (was: A Remedy for the Review Manager Starvation)
From: Manfred Doudar (manfred.doudar_at_[hidden])
Date: 2010-05-16 21:17:12

On Sun, 16 May 2010 23:56:48 +0200
Thomas Klimpel <Thomas.Klimpel_at_[hidden]> wrote:

> Manfred Doudar wrote:
> > And now, I think a little more about Joachim's mail, and the stated
> > reception his ideas had at BoostCon (no, I wasn't there - but take
> > Joachim on his word); and now also recall Beman's email of a while
> > back, asking for persons to come forward and nominate themselves to
> > moderate the list - because:
> Oh, maybe I completely misunderstood Beman's request then. I'm not a
> native speaker, but I even looked up "nominate" at
> <>. It seems to mean something like "to elect
> somebody". (I had looked it up, because it was unclear to me whether
> "nomination" includes asking the person for permission first.) But as
> you put it, it seems to mean something like "to volunteer".

My understanding is that Boost largely depends on the contributions of
volunteers, and whether Beman had in mind a formal process of
nomination, I don't know - note, Beman did not use the word
"nominate", I did. I hope I did not muddy waters by doing so.

> > "[existing moderators'] day job responsibilities have changed, or
> > other distractions are preventing them from giving list moderation
> > the attention it deserves."
> >
> > ..this makes me think that there is a call of sorts for "new-blood",
> > because some boosters are moving on, in some respects (not
> > necessarily entirely, but other responsibilities keep them away, and
> > they may not be able to devote as much time as they once did, be it
> > moderation or otherwise).
> I wasn't sure here whether Beman was explicitly asking for new blood,
> or just formulating his request in a way that it was clear that new
> blood was also allowed. But if somebody would nominate Eric Niebler,
> Daniel James, Rene Rivera, Hartmut Kaiser, Vladimir Prus, Robert
> Ramey, Gennadiy Rozental, Joel de Guzman or any other of the usual
> suspect, I'm pretty sure that Beman wouldn't object.

No, I don't think he'd object either. Do note however, my post and
perceptions of call for 'new blood' so to speak was made in conjunction
with issue of review-manager-starvation. I was aiming at looking at a
bigger picture - maybe that was unwarranted however.



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