[aur-general] Removing comments from AUR
bluepeppers at archlinux.us
Thu Jun 25 15:27:43 EDT 2009
2009/6/25 Xyne <xyne at archlinux.ca>:
>> The maintainer of a package should be able to delete comments as this
>> would make some of the more popular packages' comments easier to clean
>> up. Instead of a trusted user needing to do this, the owner of the
>> package could be allowed to delete any comments older that a week.
>> That's a policy decision, but I hope we will have some way of deleting
>> comments that refer to bugs that have been fixed.
> This would prevent users from being able to flag malicious packages. If
> this were implemented, I would like to see a "report malicious package"
> link or something else. As Arch continues to grow we will end up with
> malicious users and I would prefer to be prepared to handle these when
> the time comes.
That's why I said "delete any comments older that a week". From what I
have seen, almost all packages are checked, and I can't imagine that
anyone who found a malicious package wouldn't report it, if not here,
to the forums. In either case, it would be discovered, as I doubt that
if the issue has not been brought to the attention of the community in
the week after discovery then I doubt it will be in any sensible
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