Rev 3.5 Dictionary--User contributed notes!

Andre Garzia andre at
Thu Apr 16 13:28:05 EDT 2009

but you can't post to the documentation from without Rev. So to spam the
documentation notes, you should be a revolution user. since the post carries
RevOnline login with it, it would be trivial to quarantine abusive users.
And less hours would be spent approving comments... :D

On Thu, Apr 16, 2009 at 2:14 PM, Richard Gaskin
<ambassador at>wrote:

> Andre wrote:
>> I'd rather have an inverse approach where every comment is approved by
>> default and we can flag the ones we think should be removed.
> I'm normally quick to agree with you, but on this one I think your good
> nature may have you underestimating the potential for problems.
> There was a time on the forums when spam was a real problem.  It seems to
> be under control lately, but for a while in addition to offers on stolen
> "discount" cell phones there were also a couple posts involving porn.
> Open systems invite sickos.  Since RevOnline is an integrated part of the
> product experience, I believe it's in their interest to require approval for
> posts in the Dictionary.
> Such a decision requires a commitment of resources, however, since for
> folks to remain motivated to use the feature posts should be approved
> quickly.
> But requiring approval is something that I would do myself for content that
> appears in my product.  I would never want to get an angry email from a
> parent letting me know my product exposed their child to pornography, and
> unfortunately in the world we live in that's a risk.
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