Please don't make planet.kde.org into a politics feed

Dan Leinir Turthra Jensen admin at leinir.dk
Thu Dec 5 12:07:11 GMT 2019


Because it's going to become all manner of fun, i feel i need to comment that 
Jonathan's statement here is my feelings on the situation as well.

On Thursday, 5 December 2019 12:04:35 GMT Jonathan Riddell wrote:
> Planet KDE exists to allow KDE people to share information about themselves
> as well as their KDE contributions. A hard Brexit will affect KDE
> significantly which is why I include it here.  The idea that talking about
> politics is dangerous or anti-social really scares me and is one reason why
> the populists have taken over so much of the political discussion
> currently. I often get people thanking me for my political opinion blogs.
> If you don’t want to read it then don’t read it.
> 
> The rule we came up with is "The majority of content in your blog should be
> about KDE and your work on KDE. Blog posts about personal subjects are also
> encouraged since Planet KDE is a chance to learn more about the developers
> behind KDE."  I've never heard anyone suggest changes to that rule.
> 
> Jonathan
> 
> On Thu, 5 Dec 2019 at 11:53, Christian Loosli <kde at fuchsnet.ch> wrote:
> > Dear Community,
> > 
> > I'm 100% sure this topic came up in the past due to the same blog, but I
> > can't
> > find it on the mailing list, so I assume it happened on forums or chat:
> > 
> > currently the top blog post on planet.kde.org is about voting for a
> > specific
> > political party. I understand that in these times there are many countries
> > with heated and important political debates, and some very important
> > global
> > topics as well. However, these already occupy all the news site.
> > Now if every blog appearing on the planet would target a political subject
> > that is very important to the blogger, planet.kde.org would be yet
> > another
> > political news/opinions feed.
> > 
> > If I want politics, I go to one of these. If I want to read about KDE, I
> > go to
> > planet.kde.org.
> > 
> > Please dear bloggers: there are categories, and you can choose which of
> > your
> > blogs do show up on the planet. I know that some topics are very important
> > to
> > you and obviously you are free to blog about them, but please keep the
> > planet.kde.org feed free of it, so it doesn't become a mess where it's
> > hard to
> > find the content people actually go there for.
> > 
> > Thanks and kind regards,
> > 
> > Christian


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