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Re: commercial spam on planet


On Mon, 08 Nov 2010, Holger Levsen wrote:
> since a while, we see unsolicted commercial links and images on planet, mostly 
> about flattr.

This definition does not make it clear what you're targeting.

Can you be more precise? Since I use flattr I wonder if I'm concerned.

I even encourage users to use flattr to support free software with one
blog post per month. Is this spam according to you?

> I think we as a project should not tolerate such, agree so, and provide simple 
> filter mechanisms, so that people can continue to have these links in _their_ 
> blog posts, while they are filtered out on http://planet.debian.org

I don't agree in general.

I fail to see how this helps towards our goal of creating a free operating

As far as I am concerned, I like to be reminded that another Debian
contributor is using Flattr and that I can use this to support his work.

I also like to read about any commercial venture that contributors have
started (like branchable.com by Joey Hess and Lars Wirzenius).

> How much spam do you find tolerable? Would it be ok if I sell advertisment 
> space on my blog and syndicate this to planet? You know, I need to eat too...

I would object to google adsense inserted into the RSS feed. It's really

What I do is to provide a link for people that like my posts to support my
work. It's not very intrusive IMO.

Raphaël Hertzog ◈ Debian Developer ◈ [Flattr=20693]

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