[aur-general] Removing comments from AUR

hollunder at gmx.at hollunder at gmx.at
Thu Jun 25 09:51:52 EDT 2009

On Thu, 25 Jun 2009 17:50:34 +0800
Ray Rashif <schivmeister at gmail.com> wrote:

> 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.

I don't really see a point in that much discussion.
[community] will vanish from AUR anyway.

1) [unsupported] should keep the comments.

2) The maintainer of a package should be able to delete comments
(cleanup possibility).

3) Notification should be enabled by default (or add a switch for the
default behaviour).


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