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The problem with filtering off posts.

Okay… so here is my two cents to the discussion happening on what content should be on planet.mozilla.org. It is a simple little thing however it is a problem as I see it, and that is this.

I currently, as I know others do, rather enjoy reading the posts from those that are aggregated on planet that may not always have a link back to Mozilla. I like to know how people in the community are doing. I also like to find out about new things that are of interest to myself, that others within Mozilla are interested in, could be interested in, or maybe in some cases Mozilla should take an interest in, or could help with. However what I dislike… is when I have duplicate posts in my feed reader. It happens from time to time, however it would happen a lot if planet became 100% Mozilla only. This is not a bad thing entirely, it is good that those who subscribe directly to our blogs see the Mozilla related content, but what if I am subscribed to planet (thus getting all the Mozilla posts), and then directly to the blogs to know how people are doing? Well then I see twice as much Mozilla content, but not extra value. Just duplicate content.

I know it’s a small issue, that realistically I should be able to find a way to solve (maybe create a custom feed that merges both either my end or planets?) but its nice to have it all in one place as it is right now. I’m not sure that planet really has a problem with excessive amounts irrelevant content right now… so why change it?

Anyhow, as always this is just my opinion on the matter, and in no way tries to represent any views Mozilla or its community (except self) may have.

William Duyck

William Duyck

I want to make the web a better place for the average user, to help them on their journeys to web literacy and participatory culture, and make great tools to support them in their everyday lives.

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