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Subject: [boost] [gsoc17[ Are there problems with the GSoC ranking? (was: Re: [gsoc17] Help review Google Summer of Code proposals)
From: Niall Douglas (s_sourceforge_at_[hidden])
Date: 2017-04-11 21:23:35

Dear Boost,

Only two people from the community have submitted any feedback on GSoC
submissions. Only four have sent in their Google Account details to be
given access to the applications.

Can I check if there is a problem with instructions as listed below, or
is it simply that nobody wants to review and rank proposals this year?

It has taken many hours of work to make the ranking facility available
to the community. If nobody is going to use it, we won't waste the time
next year.

Also MENTORS please send your Google Account to us, otherwise you won't
be mentoring this year. Only one of you has done this. We are not going
to chase people constantly just to send one quick email to gsoc-admin.


On 05/04/2017 23:35, Niall Douglas via Boost wrote:
> Dear Boost,
> Student proposals for Google Summer of Code are submitted, please help
> us decide which have the most merit. I have reduced the fifty something
> proposals submitted down to twenty seven which have some chance. To be
> able to view and rank the student proposals, please do the following:
> 1. Send to gsoc-admin_at_[hidden] your Google login. We will invite you to
> view the student proposals on the Boost Google Drive. Until you receive
> the invitation email, you won't be able to view the proposals.
> 2. Go to which is a Google form
> where you can score the proposals. We have linked each proposal there to
> the Google Drive item and there you can rank a proposal between 1 and 5.
> Make sure you use the same email as your Google login in the form,
> otherwise we will ignore any forms submitted to prevent gaming the results.
> 3. Even if you can't rank all twenty seven proposals, try to do as many
> as you can and then PRESS SUBMIT at the end of the form (forgetting to
> press SUBMIT means we never get your rankings). The proposals are
> presented in random order per person so any work you do will be useful.
> 4. Please try to have your rankings done by Monday 10th. You may find
> reviewing the page at useful.
> 5. Finally, if you'd like to mentor any of the proposals, send to
> gsoc-admin_at_[hidden] your Google login so we may invite you onto the
> Google website as a mentor.
> Many thanks in advance.
> Niall & Bryce
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