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2017-07-20 / \/ \/ / \
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There's been a bit of chatter around / _/ / /
phlog feedback and comments so I thought I'd \_______/_\___/____/\___/____/_
throw in my $0.02, for what it's worth. / \/ \/ / \
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Personally, my ideal feedback mechanism /- / _/ /
would meet the following criteria: \________/\________/\___/____/
> It should be open and publically accessible to facilitate
conversation, if you have anything private to say you can do so via a
direct email or whatever. Likewise it shouldn't be server specific,
you should be able to comment or respond to what I've written on my
phlog whether you host with SDF or not, and likewise I should be able
to give feedback on yours.
> The caveat to the above is that it should be reasonably restricted to
relevant users. I'm not saying there should be a secret handshake to
be able to participate but you should at least have a Gopher
presence, whether you use it or not. This will probably happen
organically since Gopher is niche and most info on the phlogs will be
spread via the phlogs.
> It shouldn't be real time, like an IRC channel or COM room, a
participant shouldn't miss some sort of response to their phlog
because they weren't lurking in the chatroom 24/7.
> It shouldn't "crack the egg" of the Gopher experience and needs to be
in line with how Gopher is used. It'd be jarring and exclusionary to
expect someone to switch from reading a Gopher phlog in a term to a
flashy HTML5 website just to participate in a discussion on its
> It should be self-moderated. No higher power dictating what can and
can't be said or policing language, etc. Gopher ain't 4chan and I'd
like to think we're all pretty civil.
Ultimately I agree with slugmax's suggestion of a phlogging-specific
newsgroup, it ticks most of my boxes.