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

Christian Loosli kde at fuchsnet.ch
Thu Dec 5 12:21:08 GMT 2019


For me it's a rather simple calculation: if every contributor on planet would 
post as many articles on politics as e.g. you do, the planet would be simply 
overcrowded with it. 

Given we already have filters for languages, maybe there could be a filter for 
non-KDE stuff, so that people who to go planet.kde to read about, well, KDE, 
could filter all that stuff out.

Kind regards, 

Christian 

Am Donnerstag, 5. Dezember 2019, 13:04:35 CET schrieb Jonathan Riddell:
> 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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