[bitcoin-dev] Three Month bitcoin-dev Moderation Review
dscotese at litmocracy.com
Thu Jan 21 04:35:39 UTC 2016
I agree with the prohibition of +1s. The core competency of those who
provide this list are moderation and technology, not managing a process
through which "involved people [indicate] whether they're for or against
That is certainly an excellent function, but it can be offered by anyone
who wants to run a system for collecting and displaying those indications.
The email list itself is intended to be information rich, and such
"approval voting" is not information-rich enough in my view.
It is a shame that the moderated messages require so many steps to
retrieve. Is it possible to have the "downloadable version" from
https://lists.ozlabs.org/pipermail/bitcoin-dev-moderation/ for each month
contain the text of the moderated emails? They do contain the subjects, so
On Wed, Jan 20, 2016 at 6:25 PM, xor--- via bitcoin-dev <
bitcoin-dev at lists.linuxfoundation.org> wrote:
> On Thursday, January 21, 2016 11:20:46 AM Rusty Russell via bitcoin-dev
> > So, what should moderation look like from now on?
> The original mail which announced moderation contains this rule:
> > - Generally discouraged: [...], +1s, [...]
> I assume "+1s" means statements such as "I agree with doing X".
> Any sane procedure of deciding something includes asking the involved
> whether they're for or against it.
> If there are dozens of proposals on how to solve a particular technical
> problem, how else do you want to decide it than having a vote?
> It's very strange that this is not allowed - especially if we consider that
> the Bitcoin community is in a state of constant dissent currently.
> The effect is likely that you push the actual decision-making to IRC, which
> less people have access to (since it's difficult to bear the high traffic),
> and thus form some kind of "inner circle" - which makes decisions seem even
> more as if they're being dictated.
> So please consider allowing people to say whether they agree with something
> something or don't.
> Other than that, thanks for the good latency of moderation, I guess you're
> doing hard work there :)
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