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doc: explains why Reviewed-By is added in PRs

Adds verbose reasons to the documentation on why the
Reviewed-By metadata on a pull request is important.
This was loosely mentioned as an issue in the referenced
issue below, and answered by @addaleax.

Ref: #8893
PR-URL: #9044
Reviewed-By: Myles Borins <>
Reviewed-By: Stephen Belanger <>
Reviewed-By: Luigi Pinca <>
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jessqt authored and jasnell committed Oct 12, 2016
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@@ -101,6 +101,8 @@ information regarding the change process:
- A `Reviewed-By: Name <email>` line for yourself and any
other Collaborators who have reviewed the change.
- Useful for @mentions / contact list if something goes wrong in the PR.
- Protects against the assumption that GitHub will be around forever.
- A `PR-URL:` line that references the *full* GitHub URL of the original
pull request being merged so it's easy to trace a commit back to the
conversation that led up to that change.

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