When uploading a new patch in Gerrit, no reviewer is added automatically. Since the owners of a specific repository are known, they should be added automatically as reviewers.
Currently the uploader is expected to add reviewers manually:
This is yet another burden in our code contribution process, especially tough for newcomers (T78768), who need to know how to find the maintainers and/or other people potentially interested and capable of reviewing that patch.
From an academic and also from a very practical point of view, this is strange indeed. The result, as pointed out in T78768#1066142 is that quite often the usual suspects are added to reviews, overloading their queues and killing any meaning in the notifications they might receive.
Is the Phabricator Differential workflow better in this respect?