[openstack-dev] [all][stackalytics] Gaming the Stackalytics stats

Doug Wiegley dougwig at parksidesoftware.com
Fri Apr 8 19:04:39 UTC 2016

> On Apr 8, 2016, at 11:26 AM, Davanum Srinivas <davanum at gmail.com> wrote:
> Team,
> Steve pointed out to a problem in Stackalytics:
> https://twitter.com/stevebot/status/718185667709267969
> It's pretty clear what's happening if you look here:
> https://review.openstack.org/#/q/owner:openstack-infra%2540lists.openstack.org+status:open
> Here's the drastic step (i'd like to avoid):
> https://review.openstack.org/#/c/303545/
> What do you think?

Is it really worth trying to stop the folks that will game the system?  That is a never-ending arms race.

Has anyone ever been made core or had some influence purely by pumping stacklytics? I haven’t seen it, since that usually requires personal relationships that are far more important than numbers.

Are they using the numbers for some internal company purpose maybe?  If so, how does it matter to any of us?

Chasing this tail just takes time away from useful things, IMO.


> Thanks,
> Dims
> -- 
> Davanum Srinivas :: https://twitter.com/dims
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