Thanks Paul. I guess I missed your earlier post.
Item (b) "[get rid of comments that] ... lack any constructive value" looks
like it could give me enough leeway to delete a few comments that I would
otherwise have approved.
On Mon, May 18, 2020 at 11:15 AM Paul Frields <stickster(a)gmail.com> wrote:
I might have sent something about this to the list earlier, but
been a while. This isn't just my opinion but rather a shared
philosophy about comments among editors.
* We didn't want the Magazine to become a support forum, so we
encourage folks to use the appropriate channels to get targeted help.
Otherwise article authors can feel like they're on the hook to be a
support mechanism for people. We try to point to the canonical wiki
* We typically get rid of comments that are either (a) repetitive, (b)
lack any constructive value, (c) stage pesonal or project attacks,
and/or (d) are way off topic.
One thing I encourage editors to remember is that we're not required
to publish anything that anyone sends in (comments or otherwise). We
want the Magazine to be an enjoyable and informative forum, so we aim
for content that supports that goal. My analogy is an open-house
party. Everyone's welcome to come in and enjoy themselves within
common rules of decorum. But if someone starts dumping punch in the
pool or smearing cheese dip on the wall, they'd be shown the door.
On Sat, May 16, 2020 at 8:47 PM SysOp <sysop+fedora(a)sysoplab.com> wrote:
> I don't think I've ever read the comments on any of the articles but I
tend to be more for allowing comments as long as they aren't harassing
other users/authors and or spreading mis information. If the post is
accurate and contributes to the conversation/article that sounds good to
me. On the other hand I tend to think more that comments that ONLY say
"Don't ask xyz here without an answer or a redurection" do not contribute
at all and would probably hit any personal filter I would set long before a
> Just my personal view as a new person to the group and what I think
would help foster a more welcoming and better community
> On May 16, 2020 2:42:05 PM CDT, Gregory Bartholomew <
> >I've been randomly checking the magazine's dashboard and approving
> >as part of my editor duties, but I saw one from Paul that has me
> >if maybe I should be rejecting more of them.
> >Paul said something to the effect of "this isn't a support forum".
> >makes sense to me -- we don't necessarily want all the problems
> >on the magazine. At the same time though, I have rejected some comments
> >just because they were low information, excessively critical/negative,
> >repeated what had already been stated (in a better way) by others. But
> >the commenter sent another comment complaining/asking why his/her
> >had been rejected. I think Red Hat's motto is "be open", so
> >sure how to handle some of these situations.
> >I think it would be a nice feature if there were an option to have the
> >rejection message say something like "Please direct support-related
> >to https://discussion.fedoraproject.org/"
;. Maybe such a feature exists
> >I'm not aware of it?
> >Just tying to make sure that I am handling this part of the job
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