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[Policy suggestion] Contentious PRs

Discussion in 'Policy Discussion' started by Meyar, Nov 20, 2017.

  1. Meyar

    Meyar Retired Worstmin 2015-2017

    Should a PR be considered contentious, a vote shall be run for 48-72 hours.

    Should the vote not pass, it shouldn't be merged.

    To override a no vote on a contentious issue that the staff feel is needed for server balance and gameplay, a staff vote may be held. If the staff vote passes and is not vetoed by the Head Dev, it shall be merged.
    If an issue is very clearly a contentious one (the baton and 1 hit stun votes of the past examples and precedent) it can skip a public vote and go right to staff.

    For matters of server stability (ex: a liked feature that players refuse to have removed despite a very clear and confirmed server performance hit) the Head Dev or a maintainer/dev consensus would be all that is needed to address a problem, regardless of contention. No formal vote need be taken.

    Opinion: As one of the admins who would bang the 'this isn't a democracy' drum, I can say before now it hasn't been an issue. Common sense prevailed in the past but apparently that's gone out the window.
  2. F-Tang Steve

    F-Tang Steve Developer Game Moderator Serpentid Species Maintainer

    Xales announced recently that he was working on a new policy for contentious PRs. Did you message this idea to him at the time?
  3. Meyar

    Meyar Retired Worstmin 2015-2017

    If there was an announcement I'm afraid I missed it. I haven't seen any specific policy changes in this area. Is it posted somewhere public facing?
  4. F-Tang Steve

    F-Tang Steve Developer Game Moderator Serpentid Species Maintainer

    It was in news on discord pinging everyone. There is a new system in progress since we agree the current system isn't working well. The new one is designed to address and hopefully improve a lot of the issues that we and other people have been seeing.
  5. Meyar

    Meyar Retired Worstmin 2015-2017

    I await its publishing then.