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From Igor Galić <i.ga...@brainsware.org>
Subject Re: Comments in docs
Date Thu, 03 May 2012 17:07:59 GMT


----- Original Message -----
> On 03-05-2012 18:28, Igor Galić wrote:
> > 
> >>> How does PHP documentation deal with the problem of spam?
> >>
> > [snip]
> >> "What is five minus one". But they also moderate the comments as
> >> they come in, which is a thankless job. I think that it's
> >> worthwhile, but will require some folks volunteering to staff
> >> this.
> >> I volunteer.
> > 
> > hmmm… just like supporting users@?
> > Yeah… probably just like that ;)
> > I suggest recruiting some volunteers from that pool.
> >  
> 
> I'll gladly volunteer to do some grunt work on that list, but I'm a
> tiny
> bit skeptic about simply recruiting off users@, since this stuff
> would
> be a *part* of the documentation, and thus we'd need a bit more info
> than just "I'm a users@ subscriber, lemme volunteer". Or maybe I'm
> just
> being paranoid...who said that?!

There's a simple way to find out if our volunteers from users@ are
any good: Check out their users@ history. 

> Also, it would be nice to hear some suggestions from people as to
> what
> they would prefer; Should we use an off-site provider like disqus, or
> should we try to make something homebrewed where we can have config
> syntax highlighting in the comments and so forth. And I don't know

I'm pretty and sure that the disqus offers these things as well.
And while I know that it's not the Apache Way, because, it wasn't
invented here, I'm pretty sure it's a good idea to experiment with
something that already exists, because we invent and roll our own
wheel http://gallery.bomelakiesie.co.za/albums/funny/cisco_wheel.jpg

> exactly how it would work with an external provider and a private
> mailing list hook, but maybe somebody else knows :)

A list moderator can sign up an email to a list. Of course
most comment systems send out from funky email unique email
addresses that you can directly reply to for moderation..

So there's that.

But it's things we can find out. We don't have to endlessly
speculate about them.
We could just ask the actual disqus support!

If we decide we want to try to go in that direction, anyway.

> With regards,
> Daniel.

i

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