Moderation appears just a little heavy-handed? : linux

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Over the previous couple of months I’ve seen that many threads I discovered attention-grabbing and inside which the group was having a energetic dialogue had been deleted after I returned to test on them. A few occasions threads have been deleted whereas I used to be mid-reply, which is absolutely fairly irritating.

They had been all discursive threads the place folks had been requested for opinions or to clarify one thing or to justify a generally held place – that form of factor.

A couple of examples, not the strongest examples, simply the final three which had been deleted inside the final hour or two.

The tarball one was eliminated on the grounds that it is a help request. I get that there is a nice line between a query about Linux tradition/historical past/conference and a help request however this appears extra the previous than the latter to me. It may’ve resulted in an attention-grabbing dialogue.

The opposite two had been eliminated with a publish suggesting the weekly megathreads. These being:

  • Mondays – New to Linux, Linux Experiences/Rants, or Schooling/Certifications thread

  • Wednesdays – Weekly Questions and Hardware Thread

  • Fridays by means of the weekend – Weekend Fluff / Linux within the Wild Thread

None of these appear to me to suit a common however very specific-to-Linux dialogue. Until the view is that all discussions that aren’t about information are fluff.

When the OP of the Distro/DE suggestions thread, /u/SyrioForel complained, saying:

Please think about the truth that extra folks commented on this one particular submission inside the previous 15 minutes than have even opened that stickies thread up to now 24 hours.

Which is a strong level. The megathreads see just about no use and are closely downvoted. They’re clearly unpopular (I would posit: as a result of they’re completely ineffective).

A mod responded with:

This is not information associated so it is not applicable right here. Please comply with the foundations and use the stickied threads as acknowledged clearly within the guidelines.

I’ve learn the rules fairly completely and it doesn’t say (nor does it even indicate) that r/linux is just for “information associated” posts.

The one rule that basically comes near describing what r/linux is about fairly than simply describing what’s prohibited is rule 5, which says:

Posts ought to comply with what the group likes: GNU/Linux, Linux kernel itself, the builders of the kernel or open supply purposes, any utility on Linux, and extra.

It is fairly open to interpretation however my studying of that’s that dialogue of issues of curiosity to the group have a spot right here.

Has a call been taken someplace that r/linux is solely for information?

Personally I do not come right here for the information – I can get that in one million different locations. I come right here for the discussions (concerning the information, positive, but in addition about common Linux tradition/practises/historical past and so forth.).

I am posting this to get a way of how the remainder of the group feels about this. Assuming this does not get deleted too, like.



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