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Re: Reasons for withdrawal

> Bradd W. Szonye wrote:
>> I do this kind of stuff for a living, and in my ten years of
>> experience as a reviewer, I've *never* seen an author get so
>> defensive during a review.

Anton van Straaten wrote:
> Have you ever done a code review with someone you don't know, through
> email only, with deadline pressure?  :)  I agree it's not an ideal
> situation.

You forgot "with an author who doesn't know who you are or what your
credentials are." Yeah, it's far from ideal. I have formal training and
lots of experience both as a reviewer and a review moderator, which
teaches you how to criticize the code rather than the author (among
other things), but in e-mail it's still easy for the author to see
criticism as a personal attack rather than as advice.
Bradd W. Szonye