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From Noah Slater <>
Subject Re: Spam on the wiki (CouchDB in the Wild contributors, please read this)
Date Thu, 16 Jun 2011 16:07:26 GMT

On 16 Jun 2011, at 16:35, Jan Lehnardt wrote:

> It has a CouchDB logo on the front page :)

I think I covered this in my original email Jan.

> Now, I am not suggesting that all of these are spam links. I know for certain that many
of these are CouchDB projects, or sites using CouchDB. What I'm saying is that the entry is
too short, and provides no justification for its inclusion on this page.
> Back when the project was small, this was okay. So many people use CouchDB now, that
we cannot rely on simply knowing which is real or not any more. The community is too diverse.
And including a link to another site is not good enough. The entry itself should justify its

There are too many links on this page for me to click through to every single one of them,
every single time I need to weed out the spam. More to the point, I want to move this page
away from being an exercise in vanity.

Back when the project was small, this lis was great. As the project becomes larger, the usefulness
shrinks. Imagine a list of sites that use MySQL, with no additional information. Why would
you ever care about that page?

So some random site is using CouchDB. So what? That is no longer useful to anyone. I don't
think people "deserve" a link here just for using the project. This page is there to provide
value to people evaluating CouchDB. What people want to know is HOW the site is using CouchDB,
or WHY they chose CouchDB over some other technology. The more information the better.

The information you provided in your email is a great first step. Now, my question is, why
isn't that same information on the wiki? I think it should be, and I think we should have
even more of it.

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