Appoint more moderators to review ideas and tutorials

AshBaby
  8 years ago
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I see that the moderators of this site are overworked.. sometimes I find a moderator come along and change the status of 230 ideas on a day.. sometimes I find ideas havent had a status change for 4 months..

happens a lot during releases as well.. ideas are just run by..

Why dont you get some highly deserving tech savvy senior community members to help.. I see people with over 2000 points not being utilised..

If this is to be a community run distro, I believe it is essential for ideas and tutorials to be checked in detail, periodically. I am sure mint devs are doing their job seriously but believe require assistance..

There are repetitive ideas, ideas posted which are just bugs, some just plain old preference listings.. tutorials which are ads and spam, not even accurate sometimes.. this is causing the community website to be a joke..

Give it a thought..

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dagon 8 years ago

At this point in time the problem isn't with ideas being unprocessed but in a shortage of developer time.

Right now there is 135 new ideas (Under review). I personally avoid touching ideas before some time has passed to let people have a say first. The 135 new ideas is pretty much nothing in this context.
Before we started processing ideas on a bigger scale a year ago, there was some 2400 new ideas to take care of and that took us a couple of months of hard work to change. In this process we appointed three new moderators who were all community site seniors.
The procedure for appointing new mods is pretty unformal. Someone (among the mods) suggests it when there is a need.

"If this is to be a community run distro"
I don't think that is the agenda. Even though there is a strong community spirit around Mint it's not a community run distro like Debian.(my interpretation)

"this is causing the community website to be a joke"
That's a bit unfair. The main parts of the community section works, such as reviewing software and submitting hardware info. It's not a lot of spam in here and what is is removed quickly. It would be good to have a 'report' function for posts to deal with problems a bit easier but I don't think spam is a problem.
http://community.linuxmint.com/idea/view/787

I think the no.1 priority for anyone who wants to make a difference (and who can't code) would be to help new users in the forum. (personal opinion)


telcnas 8 years ago

I think the ideas get reviewed on daily basis and changing the status of a particular idea depends mostly upon devs and other factors like workload,priority,availability etc....say if the team is not ready to develop some thing....then there is no point of selecting a particular idea or making any sort of commitment by changing its status....I h've seen ideas 2-3 years old but there status got changed few months back...BUT yes I do agree with this part of yours: "There are repetitive ideas, ideas posted which are just bugs, some just plain old preference listings.. tutorials which are ads and spam, not even accurate sometimes.. this is causing the community website to be a joke.."..This is something which must be taken care of.....


sujitnag 8 years ago

i have no idea about mod selection procedure.
if anyone share this info with us.


Hammer459 8 years ago

Moderators are appointed by selection not by application AFAIK


AshBaby 8 years ago

I agree, but never seen a moderators required ad on the website.. cant say cannot find without trying.


Hammer459 8 years ago

Some ideas are on hold for some time for many to review, not only moderators but developers etc.
Beeing a moderator requires a lot, not only time but respect of others in the community, experience and patience. So I agree with @sujitnag finding the right person is not easy


sujitnag 8 years ago

I agree with u.

big big ? who


who take responsibility?
nobody force anyone.