Interesting he lsited what they do. And he liked the m2 idea. Anyone else think meta-moderation feedback would be nice or important?
Here's the text (minus a few "words").
M2 Feedback I just don't know what information would be helpful. Maybe some general stats.... like 14,000 comments pending M2? Thing is that M2 uses 5-7 'votes' on each M1, so "Done" takes awhile
Journal Ratings the problem with "Higher Karma" voting higher is that Karma is highly gamable. The more you work with it, the more you learn to understand what it means. Bad karma means an untrustworthy user, but high karma doesn't necessarily mean that the user is good. Some of the most obnoxious trolls on Slashdot have good karma.
I'd rather make such an indicator more transparent. Perhaps a factor of reads, posts, moderation, and karma. We'd likely still have some thin level of editor approval for cool journals to be approved by authors, and also, accepted journals would also become uneditable by the author. We have to be careful to not allow someone to get their journal accepted, and then replace the text with <SNIP>
As for what we're busy with, Krow is busy with slash functionality specific to other OSDN sites besides Slashdot. Pudge is working on anti robot measures, Cowboyneal has a few bugs to fix, Jamie is working on all sorts of subscriber related functions. You can usually get a good idea of what we're working on by checking out the SourceForge project page. Anything with a high priority assigned to someone is usually being worked on. We always have "Secret" stuff that you guys can't see (like stuff related to denial of service attacks, robots, trolling, security etc etc) but you can often see with a quick glance of the 'Bugs' page and the 'Features' page what stuff is on the TODO list.
Pants are still optional, but recommended for you.
I was tempted to foe him after reading the comment, but it was somewhat in context.
In all, I am amazed at his quick responses and pretty thoroughness. I never though he was like that.
Update: To my request about his normal day he responded
As for what I do, I delete submissions, read email, keep track of who's doing what, manage bugs in teh source forge project page, delete more submissions, read our anti robot reports, moderate, decide policy, and hopefully when all of that is done, try to design new functionality for the site, keep track of scheduling to make sure someone is always on the site. I'm a manager you see- a PHB. Truth be told there's very little time for that. I spent 2 full work days posting comments, and replying to email realted to the TMF plum. Thank god we don't do that every week.
I've ben thinking about my own days. It's a strange feeling.