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

Matt Riedemann mriedem at linux.vnet.ibm.com
Mon Apr 11 00:46:07 UTC 2016

On 4/10/2016 6:37 PM, Clint Byrum wrote:
> Excerpts from Matt Riedemann's message of 2016-04-09 06:42:54 -0700:
>> There is also disincentive in +1ing a change that you don't understand
>> and is wrong and then a core comes along and -1s it (you get dinged for
>> the disagreement). And there is disincentive in -1ing a change for the
>> wrong reasons (silly nits or asking questions for understanding). I ask
>> a lot of questions in a lot of changes and I don't vote on those because
>> it would be inappropriate.
> Why is disagreement a negative thing? IMO, reviewers who agree too much
> are just part of the echo chamber.
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I'm not saying disagreement is a negative thing, I was saying there are 
times when I've seen people -1 for crazy nits, e.g. there should be a 
blank line between the bug ref and change-id in the commit message, or 
for asking questions for understanding (which, btw, I'm fine with -1 for 
'add a comment because this is complicated and I didn't get it at 
first'). And I'm also not crazy about piling on or agreeing with 
everything either. My point is I think it's appropriate in a lot of 
cases to just not vote but still comment.



Matt Riedemann

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