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Re: Reforming the NM process

Steve Langasek wrote:
> On Tue, Apr 11, 2006 at 06:40:34PM +0200, Marc 'HE' Brockschmidt wrote:
>> 2.1 Multiple advocates
>> ----------------------
>> Ask for more than one advocate (at the moment, I'm thinking about
>> two). This should get the number of people advocated with a "Errr,
>> I met him, he seemed nice" down. At the same time, encourage prospective
>> advocates no to advocate too fast.
>> Also, two advocates are not a problem for someone who should apply in
>> the NM queue - if there is only one project member who's willing to
>> advocate you, something is foul anyway.
> We discussed this a bit on IRC, and feedback seemed positive, so I'll
> comment here as well.  I don't think having multiple advocates solves
> anything; if the problem is that you have a large pool of people acting as
> poor advocates, then requiring them to get *two* bad advocates is only
> slightly more challenging than getting one.
> It would be better if we could have clear guidelines for advocates, to cover
> the gap between what AMs are expecting of incoming NMs and who advocates are
> actually advocating; and if necessary, to disqualify certain DDs from
> advocating if they consistently abuse the system by ignoring these
> guidelines.

You mean like http://www.debian.org/devel/join/nm-advocate ? It's
sparse, but after you give your name to be an advocate, there's an email
questionnaire that asks about the applicants and should let an advocate
know if the candidate is qualified or not.


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