A few months ago, Martin Buckley posted a blog post about “Comments and our editorial policy”, within his post Martin indicated we try to be very open with our comments – and our policy on accepting comments. Moderating the blog comments mainly means taking out the Spam posts that we get in, fortunately many of these are recognized automatic but still we take out a fair amount of spam posts manually.
Besides spam, our general policy is to be very open in allowing people to provide their comments. It’s important to have people with different opinions providing feedback, some people might like a certain decision while others might disagree. Feedback is useful as it shows us what people think about what we do, however sometimes I question what to do with comments people provide. I just saw the following comment:
Stupid Novell, you’ll pay the price you deserve!
This specific comment was one of the comments that got in as a reaction on the “Ubuntu’s Open Week – and openSUSE” post from Andreas Jaeger. I understand people might have different opinions on certain issues, people have different backgrounds, different jobs, different culture, different thoughts about what happens at Novell. Does this justify a post like this? I don’t think it does.
If you disagree with something, explain why you disagree. If you just want to rant, wait for another day and tell us why you wanted to do so.