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

Major Hayden major at mhtx.net
Fri Apr 8 19:19:41 UTC 2016

On 04/08/2016 02:04 PM, Doug Wiegley wrote:
> 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.

Although I understand the reasoning behind the effort underway in the review above to skip Stackalytics stats for proposal bot reviews, it doesn't really add a ton of value.  As Doug noted, one cannot simply become a core reviewer by gaming stackalytics.

Those personal interactions on mailing lists, reviews with lots of patchsets, IRC meetings, and in-person events (like mid-cycles/summits) make the big difference.  Can we reach out to some of these people making questionable +1's and find out if we can help them become a more productive community member?  If there are companies out there who are setting "quotas" for review counts, we could possibly reach out to them as well.  Perhaps I'm being too optimistic. :)

But, as Dolph said earlier, leaving this issue alone certainly makes it easier to single out the folks who are doing something unproductive. ;)

Major Hayden

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