So the reasoning behind setting "awaiting merge" is because the "needs" label is meant to represent what is holding up the PR from being closed, and so a PR from a core dev is really just blocked on merging since they don't have to receive a review.

Now, if people would rather move it over to "needs review" by default like any other PR then that's fine as well, but I don't know if that's going to help with INADA-san's worry about so many issues making a label less useful.

On Wed, 5 Sep 2018 at 05:45 Berker Peksa─č <> wrote:
On Wed, Sep 5, 2018 at 3:28 PM INADA Naoki <> wrote:
> Other option is set "awaiting review" label instead of
> "awaiting merge", like PRs from other contributors.

+1. Personally, most of the time I request a review from another core
developer, so setting the "awaiting review" label seems reasonable to

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