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Re: Approval process for news/events/training is broken

From: "Joshua D(dot) Drake" <jd(at)commandprompt(dot)com>
To: Stefan Kaltenbrunner <stefan(at)kaltenbrunner(dot)cc>
Cc: Josh Berkus <josh(at)agliodbs(dot)com>, pgsql-www(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: Approval process for news/events/training is broken
Date: 2007-10-08 18:42:31
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Stefan Kaltenbrunner wrote:
> Josh Berkus wrote:
>> WWW folks,
>> I've just noticed again today that the way we approve news, events, and
>> training for the front page is seriously broken.  Currently, if only
>> *one* person with approval rights thinks that something is OK, it gets
>> approved immediately.
>> This means that screw-ups like this morning happen repeatedly.  Namely,
>> EDB posted a link-only announcement, which we've discussed before as not
>> being acceptable for PostgreSQL.  I pinged Robert and asked him not to
>> approve it, and phoned EDB's PR agent, and she was giving me new content
>> ... when someone else decided to approve it.
> well that particular news item was like 10 days old as far as I can see ...
>> We need the news/events system to change in two ways:
>> 1) There needs to be a way for admins to flag an item as "don't approve,
>> there's a problem" so that if one person knows of a reason to hold,
>> someone coming online later won't approve due to being clueless.
> that seems doable though
>> 2) approvers should wait at least a couple of hours before approving
>> things.
> well ... see above
>> 3) We need a written policy of what is acceptable for
>> news/events/training and what isn't.
> sounds like a good thing - maybe simply have it as some sort of
> checklist in the interface to check against ?

Would a simple solution be, that at least two people have to approve it?

> Stefan
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