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From: Glen Fernandes (glen.fernandes_at_[hidden])
Date: 2020-09-23 18:40:50

On Wed, Sep 23, 2020 at 2:20 PM Niall Douglas wrote:
> >> For the record, I've had offlist email discussions about proposed
> >> Boost.JSON with a number of people where the general feeling was that
> >> there was no point in submitting a review, as negative review feedback
> >> would be ignored, possibly with personal retribution thereafter, and
> >> the library was always going to be accepted in any case.
> >
> > Personal retribution, really?
> Some have interpreted it as such yes. I have a raft of private email
> that just arrived there after my post here recounting their stories
> about being on the receiving end of Vinnie's behaviour, and/or thanking
> me for writing that post.

Niall, I think this might be the first time I've seen you review the
submitter, instead of just the submission, so I have to assume it is
for a reason this is being raised in public on the Boost mailing list
during this review. What is the genuine concern here, with the
submission, reviews so far, review manager, etc.? i.e. It seems like
there's some subtext that I'm not grasping here, and it would be
better if spoken plainly. Mateusz is an active review wizard who can
intervene, if you want to raise an issue that something is

Otherwise, I'm not sure why the the off-list opinions of people about
Vinnie matter to a Boost review of this library.


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