maemo at csipa.in.rs
Tue Jul 6 21:54:15 EEST 2010
I would like to ask for the opinion of testers on this list on the super-
tester program. The inital rules implemented by Niels are as follows:
Currently 3 votes down from the testers will demote an application when
the 20 day limit is reached. This should take care of the obviously broken
When 3 votes up and after 20 days -> promotion unlock.
The developers will receive an unlock/reject mail.
The testers will only be able to influence promote/reject when at least 3
votes are the same and less than 3 differ.
Now, the tricky part, the admin section. The initial admins are Council
members (i.e. Council members can promote/demote someone into a super-tester).
Now, for the actual people who would be super-testers. It should be clear that
being a super-tester is something that should be a result of a proven testing
track record, and that it shouldn't be taken lightly. I also urge future
super-testers to use their powers wisely - being a super-tester is not about
demonstrating force and vanity - it is about helping stuck packages get to
users (or out of testing if they have blockers), but you already know this.
My initial proposition is to bootstrap the list of super-testers with the
current top 10 testers (visible at
http://maemo.org/profile/list/category/packagetesting/ ), with the option of
someone applying for super-tester status when having a *tester* karma of 100
(and probably the recommendation/guarantee of an existing super-tester or
Council member). Generally, I don't expect someone to be demoted from super-
tester status, but let's have a suggestion there, too - in case of abuse, a
super-tester can suggest demotion which will be put in front of the
Council/admin body for formal consideration if there are two more super-
testers who support the notion.
Now that we have the ball rolling, ideas, comments welcome. Remember, it's
going work the way we make it - and the goal is to make things *smoother* and
simpler, while keeping in mind the original goals of extras-testing.
Community Council and Testing Squad member
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