[Dev] [RFC] Create a public pad.parabola.nu
lukeshu at lukeshu.com
Fri Apr 14 20:23:38 GMT 2017
On Fri, 14 Apr 2017 15:57:38 -0400,
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> Josh Branning <lovell.joshyyy at gmail.com> writes:
> > On 14/04/17 18:54, Luke Shumaker wrote:
> >> Sometimes, members of our community want to have a discussion via
> >> etherpad... and that pad doesn't get shared with the rest of the
> >> community, and cliques form.
> >> I propose creating pad.parabola.nu on which Parabola hackers can
> >> create pads, but the listing of all pads is public, so that none of
> >> them are "secret".
> >> : I said "Parabola hackers" as an anti-spam measure; credentials to
> >> create a pad would be based on inclusion in hackers.git.
> > I think this is a sensible idea, but couldn't possibly comment myself as
> > I am not an official.
> it doesn't need to be authenticated. in my experience pads are almost
> never vandalized (i remember one case where the person vandalizing them
> had auto-translate on chrome enabled and it messed up the text) and
> they're much richer when many people is involved. you can always save
> them using the star icon.
> +1 for an open pad
That works when the pad IDs/URLs are basically random, secret tokens.
When the listing of them is public, I'm not sure the same sanctity
Bots are my concern moreso than human trolls. Perhaps a captcha or
somesuch? Though human trolls too; on HN I've read the horror stories
of running a public pastebin service.
~ Luke Shumaker
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