[webkit-dev] Updating the tradition for new reviewer blog posts

Maciej Stachowiak mjs at apple.com
Mon Aug 2 21:02:52 PDT 2010

I agree that it would be good to have more useful and interesting content. I don't think it's good to do this by forcing the task on new reviewers. Not everyone enjoys a writing exercise and it shouldn't be required to become a reviewer. However, I encourage people to post about cool WebKitty stuff!

 - Maciej

On Aug 2, 2010, at 11:56 AM, Tony Gentilcore wrote:

> The Surfin' Safari blog seems to have fairly wide readership in the web dev community. Google Reader reports 35k Reader subscribers. For comparison: blog.chromium.org has 17k and blog.mozilla.com has 10k. However, the last post with descriptive content was back on April 18th. Since that post, we've written 8 "X is a now a WebKit reviewer" posts. One recent commenter said:
> "I don’t suppose there’s anything more interesting going on in WebKit land worth blogging about, is there? So-and-so is a new WebKit reviewer isn’t nearly as interesting as whatever new hotness is coming down the pipe. And I know I’m not the only one who thinks so… Feel like blogging about WebKit awesomeness?"
> I propose we increase the amount of blogging about WebKit awesomeness by changing the tradition for new reviewer posts.
> Instead of defaulting to:
>   So-and-so is now a WebKit reviewer
>   Posted by Someone-else
>   So-and-so has worked on awesome-feature or awesome-infrastructure...
> We encourage (or just allow?) a format more like:
>   How awesome-infrastructure works
>   Posted by So-and-so, the latest WebKit reviewer
>   Here's my description of how awesome-infrastructure works in WebKit...
>   -OR-
>   Awesome-feature is the new hotness
>   Posted by So-and-so, the latest WebKit reviewer
>   Web developers can now use awesome-feature. Here's how it works...
> Thoughts?
> -Tony
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