There used to be a note in our style for reminding people the Magazine
isn't a help forum. I'll raise a pull request to restore something
On Thu, Jul 26, 2018 at 09:06:08AM -0700, Link Dupont wrote:
What about comments that are asking for help or support? Should those
funneled over to ask.fedoraproject.org?
On Thu, Jul 19, 2018 at 11:41 AM, Paul W. Frields <stickster(a)gmail.com>
> Hi Magazine editors,
> I wanted to open up this conversation to share how I personally
> moderate comments. I'm not unilaterally declaring any rules here.
> I'd love to hear from other editors how they make these decisions. In
> the end, I hope we can come up with common guidance that helps future
> Which reminds me... Hopefully everyone does know that we do moderate
> comments on the Magazine. We think of the Magazine as a place where
> Fedora can put its best foot forward. That doesn't mean we don't take
> critical comments. We definitely do, as long as they're in the spirit
> of betterment. But just like a house party -- if you routinely let
> guests spill others' drinks, very soon no one will bother to attend.
> So we keep an eye on the party to ensure everyone can enjoy it.
> Often I go through a mental checklist to see if a comment has some
> quality that makes it unsuitable to publish. If a comment gets
> through those gates, typically I approve it ("If it doesn't fail, it
> passes."). These are the ones that I typically think about:
> * Does the comment show obvious signs of spam? (Examples: Suspicious
> website or email name, often coupled with highly generic comments
> that have nothing to do with the article content.)
> * Does the comment engage in rude or obnoxious behavior, like name
> calling, ad hominem attacks, unconstructive criticism, or insults
> against Fedora, people, other Linux distros, or open source
> projects? (Examples: "The maintainers of <X> project should be
> ashamed." "Fedora sucks, so I use $DISTRO instead." "$DISTRO
> so I always use Fedora now.")
> * Does the comment lack clear discussion value? (Example: "This was a
> great post, I learned a lot.")
> These are three big ones I can think of. How do other editors treat
> Are there other rules you use?
> Are there things on this list you think we should *not* use to
> disqualify comments?
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