Excerpts from Tom Barron's message of 2017-09-22 08:10:35 -0400: > > On 09/21/2017 10:21 PM, Matt Riedemann wrote: > > I just wanted to highlight to people that there seems to be a series of > > garbage patches in various projects  which are basically doing things > > like fixing a single typo in a code comment, or very narrowly changing > > http to https in links within docs. > > > > Also +1ing ones own changes. > > > > I've been trying to snuff these out in nova, but I see it's basically a > > pattern widespread across several projects. > > > > This is the boilerplate comment I give with my -1, feel free to employ > > it yourself. > > > > "Sorry but this isn't really a useful change. Fixing typos in code > > comments when the context is still clear doesn't really help us, and > > mostly seems like looking for padding stats on stackalytics. It's also a > > drain on our CI environment. > > > > If you fixed all of the typos in a single module, or in user-facing > > documentation, or error messages, or something in the logs, or something > > that actually doesn't make sense in code comments, then maybe, but this > > isn't one of those things." > > > > I'm not trying to be a jerk here, but this is annoying to the point I > > felt the need to say something publicly. > > > >  https://review.openstack.org/#/q/author:%255E.*inspur.* > > > > The boilerplate is helpful but have we considered putting something > along these lines in official documentation so that reviewers can just > point to it? It should then be clear to all that negative reviews on > these grounds are not simply a function of the individual reviewer's > judgment or personality.
That's a good idea. How about adding a "Contribution Guidelines" section to https://docs.openstack.org/project-team-guide/open-development.html with this and other tips? > FWIW I think it is better not to attribute motivation in these cases. > Perhaps the code submitter is trying to pad stats, but perhaps they are > just a new contributor trying to learn the process with a "harmless" > patch, or just a compulsive clean-upper who hasn't thought through the > costs in reviewer time and CI resources. Good points. Doug __________________________________________________________________________ OpenStack Development Mailing List (not for usage questions) Unsubscribe: openstack-dev-requ...@lists.openstack.org?subject:unsubscribe http://lists.openstack.org/cgi-bin/mailman/listinfo/openstack-dev