[aur-general] frivolous deletion requests

Ivan Shapovalov intelfx100 at gmail.com
Tue Jul 15 02:06:40 EDT 2014

On Monday 14 July 2014 at 14:31:25, Attila Bukor wrote:	
> On 07/14/2014 01:11 PM, Xyne wrote:
> > Hi,
> >
> > I think we need to add some guidelines to the request form to reduce the number of frivolous deletion requests. For example, someone requested a deletion of a package because "broken, crashes on dll load".
> >
> > The form should include a message such as "Technical issues for active projects should be reported in the comments section so that the maintainer can devise a solution and contact upstream if necessary. Deletion requests should only be made for discontinued projects."
> >
> > Opinions?
> >
> > Regards,
> > Xyne
> >
> When I switched to Arch from Ubuntu, I thought users would be less
> stupid here. The problem with that message is that most of the users
> would probably not read it and ignore it, though I think all request
> types should be explained there. Also, there should be a way to request
> orphan AND auto-adopt the package after the request has been approved.
> Regards,
> r1pp3rj4ck

With respect to auto-adopting... I think that a simple notification
to the request creator upon request acceptance/rejection will be of more use.
(This does not preclude auto-adopting.)

Ivan Shapovalov / intelfx /
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