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

Laszlo Papp lpapp at kde.org
Thu Dec 5 12:11:34 GMT 2019


That is fine. It is your opinion and probably many others'. But it is also
a very controversial and divisive topic. I personally find it strange that
you vote for unity in case of EU, but not in case of UK. To me, that is a
contradiction. But it does not matter what I think. I think it is a fair
concern whether to bring it to planet KDE. I am sure KDE would be more
respective for a democratic vote on this than the UK has been on Brexit
unfortunately.

On Thu, Dec 5, 2019 at 12:04 PM Jonathan Riddell <jr at jriddell.org> 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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