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Re: DAM and NEW queues processing

Giacomo A. Catenazzi wrote:
> Lucas Nussbaum wrote:
>> On 23/06/09 at 12:55 +0200, Bernd Zeimetz wrote:
>>> Lucas Nussbaum wrote:
>>>> On 23/06/09 at 12:06 +0200, Bernd Zeimetz wrote:
>>>>> No way. Most reports show that a lot of NMs don't know about a lot of
>>>>> things asked during the NM process. This is true even for those who
>>>>> are DM already.
>>>> Is that really problem? We need people who take the right decisions
>>>> (and
>>>> that includes asking questions when they don't know or are not sure
>>>> about something), not people who can repeat all our documentation from
>>>> memory.
>>> 80% or more of the questions are questions about daily tasks, so yes,
>>> you're
>>> supposed to know that from brain. Or you should at least have heard
>>> something
>>> about it, which is another things the NM process is for: educate people.
>> The fact that NM is about educating people is a problem: NM
>> should be about checking that it's OK to grant the DD status to an
>> already-educated applicant. That way, the process would be much shorter,
>> it would be easier to find people willing to help with it (AM, FD, DAM),
>> and applicants wouldn't see it as something so useless and boring.
> Ev. we could set up some infrastructure, to let other DD to do some jobs.
> As sponsoree I look much more about packages than procedures, but
> if we (sponsoree) have some infrastructure, we can check some extra
> tasks (and maybe with a note, just to increment quality of "attempts").
> I think this will not require much more time.
> So at the end the FD will control what was checked by other DDs
> (and with few checks to confirm that DDs did a good job) and doing
> the rest of checks.
> This will surely increment quality of sponsored package, but probably
> remove some work of AM, FD, DAM.

Added to http://wiki.debian.org/FrontDesk/NewWebsite
Good idea, not sure what the best way to implement it is, though.



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