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Re: Planet posting policy

From: "Greg Sabino Mullane" <greg(at)turnstep(dot)com>
To: pgsql-www(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: Planet posting policy
Date: 2012-01-29 15:25:10
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> We currently have a strict posting policy for planet.postgresql.org
> (http://wiki.postgresql.org/wiki/Planet_PostgreSQL), which has been
> applied in such a way that it prevents users posting anything to their
> syndicated blogs which may be remotely considered to be advertising.
> This has tripped up a number of our regular contributors in the past,
> including some senior community members who have posted technical
> content about their work which happens to be on commercial products
> around PostgreSQL.

Can you point to specific examples of blog posts that have been 
self-moderated as to not appear on Planet due to our policies? 
I think that would help this dicussion if we could see some actual 
problematic posts. I am open to changing the wording.

> The primary test here is whether the information provided could be
> considered pure advertising. Consider what the article would look like
> if all references to any products were removed. If there is technical
> content remaining that may be considered interesting to those working
> with or around PostgreSQL, or the post is in some way describing the
> "state of the art" (as related to PostgreSQL), then it is suitable for
> syndication on Planet. In contrast, if all the remains is a list of
> features with no technical discussion around their implementation,
> then that is not suitable for syndication.

I'm not seeing much of a distinction here. The key phrase of the 
existing one is "useful PostgreSQL content", which is a fairly 
broad description. I'm not sure what "state of the art (as related to 
PostgreSQL)" even means, honestly.

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