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From Kathey Marsden <>
Subject Re: low gsoc popularity this year?
Date Fri, 15 Apr 2011 17:57:59 GMT
On 4/6/2011 7:01 AM, Kathey Marsden wrote:
> On 4/6/2011 1:40 AM, Sagara Gunathunga wrote:
>> May be gathering such small factors will help to reach high popularity
>> in next time.  Thanks Ulrich to bring this topic for a discussion.
One thing that occurred to me on this topic as I was looking at the 
scoring of the two very good proposals we got this year for Derby is 
that one thing that changed is that I think we probably filtered out  
quite a few less serious applicants at the community level by making it 
clear what the expectations are.  In prior years I think we got at least 
a few proposals from people that had not yet contributed or ramped up on 
the project and some I can recall that were not much more than just a 
cut and paste  of the abstract.  I think it is fine that noise is gone.  
It was not a good use of the student's time to submit them  or the 
mentor's time to sift through them.

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