we have been through a discussion about HCL review times before. This is always a sensitive topic,
as usually people will just assume one wants to bash on the volunteers doing the work here.
This is not the case.
The point is, my entry of 2006-06-13 is still unmoderated today 2006-09-01. The entry is a 5-liner
telling that a specific digital camera works on linux. As the market for digital cameras goes, it might
be off the market before the review is approved.
Repeat, this is no criticism on the HCL people.
But reality must be faced, the current use case does not work. Several modifications to the
HCL software have been suggested before.
- Notify new posters that the entry is awaiting approval! I and others wasted a considerate amount of
time fiding out why the entry did not appear in the listing (but in the "last post" column!)
- Make unreviewed entries available in listing and search. (Mark as "unreviewed, use at own risk" if
- i.e.: Either hide unreviewed in all cases, (i.e. also in "last post" column), or show in all cases.
- Differentiate between lenghty and complicated matter (motherboards, gfx cards, ...) and quick&easy
things (camera, USB stick, mobile phone, ...)
- ...probably more ;-) ...
However, all these suggestions have been unanswered.
(A friendly or sensible "would be cool, but cannot do because..." would also be a valid answer...)