Rev 3.5 Dictionary--User contributed notes!

Richard Gaskin ambassador at
Thu Apr 16 14:12:20 EDT 2009

Andre wrote:

> Richard,
> 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

Licenses for the trial version are free and can be sent to any email 
address, including disposable ones.

You can only quarantine someone after a disease has been identified.

If it were my product I would continue to err on the side of caution, 
approving messages quickly but still requiring that approval.

  Richard Gaskin
  Fourth World
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> 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.
>> --
>>  Richard Gaskin
>>  Fourth World
>>  Revolution training and consulting:
>>  Webzine for Rev developers:

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