On Sun, Apr 25, 2010 at 10:18:47PM +0000, Antoine Pitrou wrote:
I don't think Antoine is questioning Sean's judgement but rather that we should get into the habit of giving some people "shortcuts" through the regular process.
Yes, exactly. If we often take shortcuts with our own process, it can appear unfair and demotivating to regular people (who must go through the normal process).
I agree with Antoine's point here. As much as I respect Sean and his contributions, it is important to consider the implications as it may appear to others.
If you look at Daniel Diniz, who has enhanced tracker privileges, he started off by using the normal tracker privilege commenting on bugs, patches and within *weeks*, he started triaging bugs with enhanced privs. That kind of seems to me a middle-way, as in you start off triaging in a normal mode with a backing of mentor, it becomes a easy way to upgrade very soon.