[aur-general] Removing comments from AUR

Ray Rashif schivmeister at gmail.com
Thu Jun 25 05:50:34 EDT 2009

If the interface were to provide notification when and if the maintainer has
linked a url under, say, a "discussion thread" variable, then it'll work out
pretty much the same way as how comments are handled now. But this also
means the maintainer has to know whether someone actually opened up a
thread. In the end, both ways are KISS as one proposes a separate location
for discussion-related content.

I for one, have no problem whether comments remain or not. From a
user-experience perspective, it is definitely worth it. Looking at it
practically, since it's an almost-public database, comments serve more
purposes than just information or peer-review. But when the informational
posts escalate into a prolonged discussion, is where the problem comes in.

Also, I suppose the notification for comments is currently used as a
workaround for (the lack of) notification on updates for those not using a
local front-end.

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