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Subject: Re: [boost] [peer review queue tardiness] Cleaning out the Boost review queue
From: Edward Diener (eldiener_at_[hidden])
Date: 2015-04-02 17:53:12

On 4/2/2015 4:09 PM, Niall Douglas wrote:
> On 2 Apr 2015 at 12:42, Emil Dotchevski wrote:
>> My concern is that while encouraging experts to act as review managers is a
>> good thing, encouraging developers of arbitrary experience (there is no
>> screening process for submitting a library for Boost review) to act as
>> review managers probably isn't.
> I know what you mean.
> However acting as review manager requires quite a different skill
> set. All you really need is the ability to tell whether a point in an
> expert review has merit or not, and therefore to weight it
> appropriately in the report and recommendation. You don't need to be
> expert yourself, just "expert aware" if that makes sense. And if a
> review manager wrote a report which made no sense, people would call
> them on it.


That is what is disappointing in that so few people are willing to be a
review manager.

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