[aur-general] Removing comments from AUR

Xyne xyne at archlinux.ca
Thu Jun 25 18:52:46 EDT 2009

On Thu, 25 Jun 2009 19:27:43 +0000
Laurie Clark-Michalek <bluepeppers at archlinux.us> wrote:

> 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
> timescale.

Sorry, I missed the "older than a week" part. That should be more than
enough time for the package to have been reported and deleted. Ignore
my previous reply.

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