Currently the PR template includes the following commented-out snippet:
To help with the large amounts of pull requests, we would appreciate your reviews of other pull requests, especially simple package updates.
I really try my best to follow this practice, however I suspect that many people – and myself occasionally – skip right past this important step. This seems like a missed opportunity: requiring every incoming PR to make progress on 2-3 pre-existing PRs would fundamentally tilt the scales towards clearing out the PR backlog.
What are people’s thoughts on including a short mandatory section in the PR template that requires linking to 2-3 other PRs that the author recently reviewed?