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

Eike Hein hein at kde.org
Thu Dec 5 12:17:33 GMT 2019


Hi,

Let's remember we had this debate before and it lead to the rules in the "Add Your Blog" popup, under which this blog post is currently fine.

If you want the rules changed you need to make a good case for why the situation is different and warrants reevaluation, otherwise you're tilting at established consensus and wasting time.


Cheers,
Eike


On December 5, 2019 1:07:11 PM GMT+01:00, Dan Leinir Turthra Jensen <admin at leinir.dk> wrote:
>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
>
>
>-- 
>..dan / leinir..
>http://leinir.dk/

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