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

Christian Loosli kde at fuchsnet.ch
Thu Dec 5 12:26:58 GMT 2019


Am Donnerstag, 5. Dezember 2019, 13:24:30 CET schrieb Eike Hein:
> But they don't, so your calculation is about solving a problem that doesn't
> currently exist.

I consider that a tricky argument that leads to a slippery slope, because 
whenever people will at political stuff, it will be  "but the other person was 
allowed, too!", so in my opinion it's a matter of fairness. 

> Cheers,
> Eike

Kind regards, 

Christian 
 
> 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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