Re: Author and attendance measurements [Was: Re: Thought experiment [Re: Quality of Directorate reviews]]

Keith Moore <moore@network-heretics.com> Fri, 08 November 2019 07:31 UTC

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Subject: Re: Author and attendance measurements [Was: Re: Thought experiment [Re: Quality of Directorate reviews]]
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From: Keith Moore <moore@network-heretics.com>
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On 11/8/19 2:11 AM, Jari Arkko wrote:

> Pretty healthy numbers I’d say, even, if 600-700 people manage to 
> publish RFCs and the meetings draw 900-1100 people.

To me it sounds unhealthy.   If meeting attendance is an indicator of 
the number of active participants, it sounds like about half of the 
participants are publishing an RFC every year. With that many authors I 
have to wonder how many people have time to participate in discussion of 
others' documents.   Of course a person can author one document while 
discussing others, but it's easy for an author's attention to others' 
drafts to diminish while revising his own draft.

Keith