#271 Site Feedback category on Discussions should be closed
Closed: resolved 18 days ago by bcotton. Opened 2 months ago by fweimer.

There are no Discussions administrators monitoring this Discussions category for feedback, as can be seen by this topic. It should have been an easy change, but instead I had to come here and file issue #270.


I think we have hit a challenge here that we didn't forsee. Most, if not all, of our admins on discourse are acting in a ministerial mode. This means they make the changes needed and approved by the team behind the service, but don't make fiat decisions themselves.

The challenge here is that we used to have an admin who drove the "team" behind this but they don't anymore and there is no effective team.

@bcotton and me are working a proposal for how to move forward with decisions getting made and effective admin work. We hope to have updates by the next council meeting on our status.

I think we should hold off on the question asked by @fweimer until we know how administrative decisions should work. Thank you for bringing this up @fweimer

Metadata Update from @bex:
- Issue assigned to bex

2 months ago

I don't believe you should close the site feedback, but instead start monitoring it - and I appreciate that @bcotton and @bex are working on a proposal on how to move forward. That also begs the question of the status of discourse and what is it's role. Seems to me that it's usage would increase if there were more topics allowed in discussion, such as Devel, KDE, etc. and I posted a question also in site feedback and received crickets. If the goal is to allow Discourse to grow, you need to open up the categories. Otherwise, it isn't going to reach it's full potential.

I think we need more community moderators.

That also begs the question of the status of discourse and what is it's role. Seems to me that it's usage would increase if there were more topics allowed in discussion, such as Devel, KDE, etc. and I posted a question also in site feedback and received crickets. If the goal is to allow Discourse to grow, you need to open up the categories. Otherwise, it isn't going to reach it's full potential.

The Council's position is that teams are empowered to choose the communication platform that works best for their community. So the KDE SIG, for example, would have to decide to move to discourse.

I would, for example, be happy to give @fweimer and @gbcox greater administrative power here, if that would help.

@mattdm Sorry to say, but this is categorically not an area in which I want to increase my Fedora involvement.

@fweimer That's fine. It's on offer, though. :)

Hey Matt, I responded to you and Ben here:
https://discussion.fedoraproject.org/t/are-email-notifications-rate-limited/2430/8

On Wed, Sep 4, 2019 at 6:58 AM Matthew Miller pagure@pagure.io wrote:

mattdm added a new comment to an issue you are following:
I would, for example, be happy to give @fweimer and @gbcox greater administrative power here, if that would help.

To reply, visit the link below or just reply to this email
https://pagure.io/Fedora-Council/tickets/issue/271

Discussion now has active admins. Closing this ticket as further issues can be addressed with @gbcox et al

Metadata Update from @bcotton:
- Issue close_status updated to: resolved
- Issue status updated to: Closed (was: Open)

18 days ago

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