Petition - Deadline Relief for Longest Results
Many of you no doubt will be aware of the spate of "monster" results that have been seen recently. You will also recall that Bernd posted a link to a graph in PDF format showing in general terms how the expected crunch time would change based on frequency.
Over a period now, many participants have aired concerns about the deadline stress that the longer running work is causing. People with slower machines and people supporting multiple projects are most affected.
Based on the information from the graph, it would appear that most of the concerns could be addressed if the following two frequency ranges were given an extended deadline of say 18 - 20 days instead of the standard 14 days.
1. 250 - 300 Hz
2. 450 - 550 Hz
My intention in starting this petition is NOT to invite people to start a bitch session. Be warned that I will delete posts that engage in flaming/bitching. I'm sure that the Devs are fully aware of all the arguments that you might dream up and feel like venting here. Please don't do that. So you only need to post (vote) once and keep it short and courteous.
Please realise that all this petition will (and should) do is provide a convenient mechanism for alerting the Devs to the strength of numbers of people who need deadline relief. Based on those numbers and the needs of the project, the Devs will take whatever action they feel is appropriate. That's the way it should be.
Please try to limit yourselves to two questions:-
1. Are the identified frequencies appropriate?
2. What should the deadline days figure be?