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Re: forums.debian.net - who's in charge?

On Mon, Mar 29, 2021 at 07:17:30AM -0700, Felix Lechner wrote:
>On Mon, Mar 29, 2021 at 6:33 AM Steve McIntyre <93sam@debian.org> wrote:
>> If not, maybe we should
>> shut it down or remove the DNS records for it rather than pretend it's
>> a good/safe place for our users.
>Seems like a reasonably popular service, although I never use it:
>> In total there are 243 users online :: 1 registered, 3 hidden and 239 guests (based on users active over the past 5 minutes)
>> Most users ever online was 1682 on 2020-10-25 15:07
>> Total posts 661763 • Total topics 96852 • Total members 47016
>The aggregate numbers seem to cover 17 years or so, for about one
>hundred posts per day.
>All the posts I saw were technical in nature. What's unsafe about it, please?

If we don't have anybody ready and able to respond to abuse complaints
(for example), then it's not safe. It's better to do something about
that up-front (ideally by provoking people to step up) than wait for
bad things to happen.

Steve McIntyre, Cambridge, UK.                                steve@einval.com
The two hard things in computing:
 * naming things
 * cache invalidation
 * off-by-one errors                  -- Stig Sandbeck Mathisen

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