[openstack-dev] [all][stackalytics] Gaming the Stackalytics stats
anteaya at anteaya.info
Fri Apr 8 19:16:26 UTC 2016
On 04/08/2016 03:04 PM, Doug Wiegley wrote:
>> On Apr 8, 2016, at 11:26 AM, Davanum Srinivas <davanum at gmail.com> wrote:
>> Steve pointed out to a problem in Stackalytics:
>> It's pretty clear what's happening if you look here:
>> Here's the drastic step (i'd like to avoid):
>> 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.
The shame of it is that at least one of the folks wasting their time
with this has the ability to become a beneficial contributor including
useful reviews. I do hope that drawing attention to their activity will
motivate them to re-evaluate and perhaps engage in behaviour that is
both needed and valued.
I do agree with you though Doug, to most people this already is obvious.
>> Davanum Srinivas :: https://twitter.com/dims
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