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From: Andrey Semashev (andrey.semashev_at_[hidden])
Date: 2024-02-15 17:05:51

On 2/15/24 19:41, Peter Dimov via Boost wrote:
> Andrey Semashev wrote:
>> For user-generated content, such as forum and blog posts, videos, comments,
>> issues on the trackers, discussions, etc., as well as personal information
>> provided through account registration, that content belongs to its authors, but
>> Boost Foundation may reserve some rights, such as to be able to moderate
>> and publish it.
> I'm not sure we want that.
> It's been my impression that the current leadership of the Boost Foundation
> would like to foster a more inclusive environment for discussions, by way of
> having an appropriate code of conduct and its corresponding enforcement.
> This, while commendable, is at odds with our traditional culture of frank and
> merciless technical discussion. So I'm not sure I'd like the new BF moderated
> forum you seem to propose.

I think, part of why this discussion culture have succeeded in Boost is
the mailing lists, which required registration and pre-moderation of the
first post. Most of the time, this was enough of a barrier against
spammers and trolls. I'm afraid, a more open platform for user
communication will remove that barrier and reduce the discussion
quality. I think, some moderation will be inevitable, if we want our
discussions to be more productive than e.g. Reddit. But I'm happy to be
wrong on this.

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