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Re: 2009 acceptance

From: Micah Cowan
Subject: Re: 2009 acceptance
Date: Thu, 26 Mar 2009 13:42:33 -0700
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Sadrul Habib Chowdhury wrote:
> I have signed up as a mentor for the GNU Project, with an eye to
> evaluating student applications involving GNU Screen. But is it kosher
> for me to score or leave public/private comments on applications not
> involving GNU Screen (especially if the application doesn't seem to be
> under any specific umbrella)?

Leaving public and/or private comments is absolutely encouraged.

Last year, there were also many mentors that would score proposals that
were not related to their projects, and apparently that had been
previous practice; however, I found this practice very annoying, since
(a) the highest scored proposals will be the accepted ones (b) the
scores are cumulative, not averaged; this resulted in having to go back
and scale down/up proposal scores towards the end in order to get the
one or two "accepted" proposals for Wget up into the top, and everything
else way down. This was all the more troublesome when one could only
score up/down by increments of 2, requiring a massive clickfest :\

I'm hoping the new web app's scoring system is much, much better, but I
haven't looked at it yet myself. My preference would be to leave verbal
feedback, but ultimately leave scoring to the project's mentors.

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Micah J. Cowan
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