Re: Suggestion: Time limit for NM process
On Sun, 02 Apr 2006, Thijs Kinkhorst wrote:
> On Sun, April 2, 2006 21:21, Don Armstrong wrote:
> >> I've tried to make everything as quick as possible, I've done all
> >> that I need to do. But I now need to wait for an undefined period, at
> >> least half a year, for no good reason.
> > You've only been in the FD review process for a month and ten days
> > now; that queue is only ~10 people long, and the DAM queue is ~15. The
> > reason is that your application has to be reviewed carefully by the FD and
> > the DAM, and any holes in your application that the AM missed filed in.
> The time I've already spent isn't that important to me: it's the
> outlook that it's going to take an unknown time, and from current
> people being approved I can deduce that it will take at least half a
It's going to take an unknown amount of time because the DAMs are
volunteers who have a limited amount of time available. You're asking
to become part of a volunteer project, and one of the limitations is
that volunteers can only spend so much time on the project.
> > Frankly, waiting a few months in the DAM phase isn't really a big
> > deal, as it allows time for the DAMs who are busy with other
> > important things time to resolve your application. Your AM and
> > normal sponsors are available to sponsor uploads to the archive
> > anyway.
> Please tell me how I could have voted in the two recent votes.
Voting is only a small part of the process anyway; you could have
participated in the process without being able to vote by making
cogent arguments that explained your viewpoints, and enabled people
who could vote to understand the issues much more thoroughly. Even in
countries where there is an age of majority don't exclude minors from
participating in the political process, even if they can't actually
> If this project has the position that it "isn't a big deal" that one
> has to wait half a year *after passing all steps*, I'm really
> reconsidering my application.
If waiting for a few months for your application to be processed by
someone who is very busy is a serious hardship for you, and you can't
find any more positive methods of helping to free up time for those
individuals to work on NM applications than complaining on a mailing
list, I don't know what to tell you.
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