[openstack-dev] Garbage patches for simple typo fixes

Csatari, Gergely (Nokia - HU/Budapest) gergely.csatari at nokia.com
Fri Sep 22 14:24:48 UTC 2017


Isn't it possible to ignore these patches in stackalytics? If the motivation is to look better there, this would solve the problem. 


-----Original Message-----
From: Jeremy Stanley [mailto:fungi at yuggoth.org] 
Sent: Friday, September 22, 2017 4:20 PM
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Subject: Re: [openstack-dev] Garbage patches for simple typo fixes

On 2017-09-22 08:30:21 -0400 (-0400), Amrith Kumar wrote:
> When can we take some concrete action to stop these same kinds of 
> things from coming up again and again?

Technical solutions to social problems rarely do more than increase complexity for everyone involved. Communication, documentation and education are likely our best options here, but I still question the degree to which the people pushing these sorts of contributions will actually get the message since it's obvious they aren't engaging meaningfully with the community before attempting to contribute.

Could demographic profiling help us figure out the primary motivation (whether it's testing the waters, stats padding or employers pushing their staff to contribute patches before they've had time to actually assimilate our community norms and expectations)?
Jeremy Stanley

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