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

Eike Hein hein at kde.org
Thu Dec 5 12:24:30 GMT 2019


But they don't, so your calculation is about solving a problem that doesn't currently exist.


Cheers,
Eike

On December 5, 2019 1:21:08 PM GMT+01:00, Christian Loosli <kde at fuchsnet.ch> wrote:
>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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