[development] DrupalToughLove.com launches (from chx and Morbus, gasp!)

Morbus Iff morbus at disobey.com
Thu Apr 10 19:23:44 UTC 2008

> How will you guys handle it when you get a ton of module creators start 
> banging down your door to get a review? Will you consider bringing on 
> others who might give reviews of the inevitably huge amount of requests 
> you're going to get? Do you think this could potentially lead to 
> important patch reviews as well?

Well, we're pretty much there already. At an innocent estimate, there 
are 12 modules now in the queue, and chx and I, both busy off our 
rockers, had planned to only do one a week. Oh, and I have a baby coming 
any day now ;)

As for bringing on others, I'm ... cautious about it. On one hand, yes, 
the entire point of this exercise is to bring up the level of quality in 
contrib, and the best way to do that is to encourage more eyeballs and 
an attention to detail. On the other hand, I've yet to see anyone as 
anal as me when it comes to a code review, and I'd be ... ... cautious 
about posting code reviews that didn't have my level of anality on a 
site that largely exists because of a post I wrote complaining about 
code quality ;) (If I'm anal about code quality, I'm also anal about 
content quality).

But, really, this site just started. We don't have the details worked 
out and, certainly, the community has some sort of say in its direction 
because the community is who we're writing this for.

So, if anyone did want to get involved per se, definitely speak up.

Note, though, that there are 2000+ modules in contrib. Even with a dozen 
more people reviewing at the level of anality I'd like, we're not going 
to change the world, or contrib, in a month.

As for module creators banging down the doors, ideally, the intention of 
these reviews are to point out obvious, fatal, and learned, flaws, 
design, style, and otherwise, that every Drupal developer could benefit 
from. A module who is #13 in the queue is at a distinct advantage over 
the module at #2 in the queue, because they can address our discovered 
gripes in modules #1 to #12, before we get to them. That's a powerful 

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