Joshua D. Drake wrote:
> What if we had something like planet.postgresql.org/backpage where it
> was unfiltered?
This is a completely reasonable idea that is doomed to die for lack of
resources. Everyone who works on keeping the Planet running is already
way too busy with keeping multiple aspects of the Postgres community
alive. That can be justified by everyone involved by saying "this is an
important thing to the community". The minute you slide away from that,
where you're working on things that aren't extremely clearly focused on
PostgreSQL, none of the people currently doing Planet development/admin
time have any incentive to work on that.
This is also why the policies are even starting to get enforced more.
Anyone who doesn't follow them just gobbles up a bunch of admin time, as
those same admins have to field complaints from users (which are
happening about all this) over the feed not delivering what it promised to.
The idea of having a second, parallel set of policies to worry about for
another feed, one whose stated purpose is to mix in less PostgreSQL
oriented content, just doesn't make sense in any way for people doing
the work here. And if you try to lodge a complain about the
admin/moderation team not doing exactly what you'd like...well I did
that recently, and it turns out the only way to make a change here is
join it and volunteer some time to work on the problems.
Greg Smith 2ndQuadrant US greg(at)2ndQuadrant(dot)com Baltimore, MD
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