Fw: Re: Removing active maintainers
jjmckenzie51 at earthlink.net
Tue Jun 30 10:21:58 CDT 2009
Sent to Rosanne only, meant to send it to the list as a comment to this thread.
>From: James Mckenzie <jjmckenzie51 at earthlink.net>
>Sent: Jun 29, 2009 6:36 PM
>To: Rosanne DiMesio <dimesio at earthlink.net>
>Subject: Re: Removing active maintainers
>Rosanne DiMesio <dimesio at earthlink.net> Subject: Re: Removing active maintainers
>>On Mon, 29 Jun 2009 14:56:23 +0200
>>Remco <remco47 at gmail.com> wrote:
>>> On Mon, Jun 29, 2009 at 2:22 PM, Rosanne DiMesio<dimesio at earthlink.net> wrote:
>>> > That would still leave the test results sitting there unprocessed for weeks, which leaves a pretty bad impression on the users who submitted them. Test results for apps without maintainers get processed by the admins within 24 hours.
>>> How about mailing admins after 24 hours? Maintainers are useful to
>>> offload tasks of admins. If they are away for a while, admins just get
>>> the mail as if there were no maintainer. If you have to remove a
>>> maintainer every time he can't respond in 24 hours, you won't have
>>> many left after a while.
>>Nobody's suggesting a 24 hour time limit for maintainers.
>>As for emailing the admins, I know I turned off emails from the AppDB to avoid having my mailbox overwhelmed with hundreds of useless notices every day,
>>and I doubt I'm the only one who did this. http://bugs.winehq.org/show_bug.cgi?id=14755 needs to be fixed first for any solution that involves emailing
>>admins to be viable.
>I see several good ideas here:
>1. Maintainers should be able to mark themselves as not available. No reason should be required.
>2. Admins should have the ability to suspend a maintainer for non-response. There are several reasons for not responding and most of them would be considered an emergency.
>3. Any maintainer who fails, after three suspensions, to properly carry out the functions of being a maintainer, should be banned for a specific period of time, increases to a complete ban.
>4. What maintainers have to do to maintain their status should be posted on the Maintainers page when you sign up and a reminder message every 90 days or so should be sent out to keep maintainers honest.
>5. Maintainers should be given the option of gracefully resigning when they no longer can perform the duties of their position.
>>Rosanne DiMesio <dimesio at earthlink.net>
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