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Subject: Re: [boost] [xint] Formal Review Result
From: Matthew Chambers (matt.chambers42_at_[hidden])
Date: 2011-05-03 12:12:38

On 5/3/2011 11:02 AM, Marsh Ray wrote:
> On 05/02/2011 03:04 PM, Barend Gehrels wrote (in another order):
>> There was somebody who recently mentioned a scoreboard on this list
>> and I now think this is a good idea, because the review manager can
>> check if all reviews are taken into account.
> Yes, please.
> It would also make it more practical for an observer like me to sit down and simply read the reviews
> in an orderly way.
>> I understand that the traffic was really high, that review managers
>> do this voluntary, everybody don't have all the time, etc.
>> Reviews are usually carefully written. People spend several hours on
>> it, sometimes days. Skipping these reviews is a sad thing. Writing a
>> library cost weeks, sometimes months or more. Forgetting reviews is
>> a very sad thing.
> Honestly, I would be more likely to help review libraries if I felt like it wouldn't be buried in
> the volume of the list.

This where mailing lists fall to pieces. With proper forum software, moderators could easily
organize threads and change subject lines so that it would be trivial to separate actual reviews
from discussion. And in fact, users would quickly adjust their behavior to fit the paradigm.
Instead, we have hundreds of messages with "review" in the subject and only some of them are actual
reviews, most being discussion (like this one!). :(


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