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Inappropriate content on planet.debian.org and need of evolution of documentation and CoC

Dear all,

Please CC me as I'm not subscribed to the mailing list. Please excuse
the non-brievity of the mail.

Couple of weeks back, I put up a blog post

Because the subject matter is mature and uncomfortable to many people
my feed was turned off.

In response I was given/shared three documents/links  -


To be more precise it was


and last but not the least -


And somehow the debconf code of conduct became the over-riding factor.

>From the discussions it emerged or was shared (in private) that the
documents need to be evolved but there doesn't seem to be any
discussion about it in the public space and that I find frustrating
(or maybe I'm not looking at the right place/s and if so please

I do find this part to be problematic -

"Try not to annoy people. While there is absolutely no requirement
that posts need to be about Debian, if there are a subset of posts
that are annoying a large number of people and generating many
complaints, you may be asked to consider providing a feed without the
posts in question. If you stay away from advertising content (or
content that might be confused as such) and from excessively personal
information, you should be fine."

Now while I have hinted that the material should be child or
family-friendly it still seems far from perfect.

For any person it is very difficult to know what would or would not
annoy people. For instance the blog post I'm writing atm is about
'Fatalism' the idea or thought that some/few/many people have that
life is pre-ordained in full or in parts .

While my feed is still blocked, the specific blog post might or might
not annoy people. If we are to talk only 'safe' topics then that would
serve as a good guide. Even if we are able to come with a list of
topics which are considered harmful or detrimental to the project even
that probably would be service to the project.

Similarly, perhaps  the Debian Code of Conduct could do with some
child/family-friendly addition therein.

I have no idea whether debian-project is the right place to start this
discussion or some other mailing list/bug-report or some other way.

I am no DD or DM so guess this is the only way I can raise the issue
and get some sort of equivalence in all three documents so they
speak/tell the same thing.

Looking forward for guidance.
          Shirish Agarwal  शिरीष अग्रवाल
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