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From "Reynold Xin" <>
Subject Re: Auto-closing PRs or How to get reviewers' attention
Date Thu, 18 Feb 2021 18:10:31 GMT
Enrico - do feel free to reopen the PRs or email people directly, unless you are told otherwise.

On Thu, Feb 18, 2021 at 9:09 AM, Nicholas Chammas < > wrote:

> On Thu, Feb 18, 2021 at 10:34 AM Sean Owen < srowen@ gmail. com (
> ) > wrote:
>> There is no way to force people to review or commit something of course.
>> And keep in mind we get a lot of, shall we say, unuseful pull requests.
>> There is occasionally some blowback to closing someone's PR, so the path
>> of least resistance is often the timeout / 'soft close'. That is, it takes
>> a lot more time to satisfactorily debate down the majority of PRs that
>> probably shouldn't get merged, and there just isn't that much bandwidth.
>> That said of course it's bad if lots of good PRs are getting lost in the
>> shuffle and I am sure there are some.
>> One other aspect is that a committer is taking some degree of
>> responsibility for merging a change, so the ask is more than just a few
>> minutes of eyeballing. If it breaks something the merger pretty much owns
>> resolving it, and, the whole project owns any consequence of the change
>> for the future.
> +1
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