Hi Gavin -
Thanks for your response, but I a still a bit puzzled.
As you know, there is a set format for reviews now, broken into four sections
with ratings - so if you want to submit a review please submit it with
this format and include the ratings against the way the sections are
right now. Doing it other format or structure ways will mean reviews are
not coherent across reviewers and is liable to confuse.
I presume you mean the sections for "General comments", "Usability", "Accessibility" and "Performance", the last three which have the ability to assign a grade out of ten. But when I look at any of the existing reviews, I can only see three out of several dozen that have done this, and none of the most recent dozen reviews have followed this.
I have looked for the guidelines and/or requirements for reviewing plugins and have found this - https://docs.moodle.org/30/en/Plugin_Review_Criteria. Is there another document somewhere? I want to ensure there is no other requirement I need to meet that differs from what we've submitted and what is already present.
In upcoming changes to the UI, we will be exposing the reviews more and
the ratings into the listings and also exposing the technical review
aspect from both the automated technical tests and the guardian process -
so the place for that kind of technical information is in that area,
not the standard review areas.
This sounds promising. Are there more details on these changes somewhere? This sounds a lot like what I offered to help with earlier, with respect to the technical testing anyway. In the interim though, I presume I can continue to put the results of the technical testing done in the reviews I submit? It is valuable information to help judge the maintainability of the plugin.
You mentioned, "leave other co-authors out until a time that we implement such a system". I can do this, but it seems like the wrong thing to do. Often times, the only reward in contributing to an open-source project is to be visible in your contribution. Not giving credit to the people who contributed seems .... wrong. I'm also not sure how including the names of those who contributed to the review can negatively impact the review, the community or Moodle?
I'll start to rework my reviews again, but it would be great if you could respond to the above points in the interim.