Ryan, when i
might be a lot more considerations besides shocking visitors and editors, and there seem
to have been not so much time too. Maybe i underestimated the task.
I am impressed that you tried to process input from 1700 participants. This effort should
not go to waste.... I wonder, if this first step towards self-defense will be the last.
You also mentioned lack of time and i believe that's always the situation. So, will
there be any further evaluation of all this effort so far, of the decision process and its
supervision, and the technical options for actual taking action, and then maybe deriving a
first provisional guidelines ?
Yep, that's a good idea. We have a log of what we've been doing, and
we have a good amount of code written now as well. It's a good first
step in documenting how to do something like this in the future.
I think it could be collaborative work, but need a maintainer. A question of time i guess.
Is there anyone in the position of doing it ?
I do not
imagine a catalog of predefined actions as that could turn out to be too predictable, but
rather a catalog of possible goals and methods to achieve them, and possible technical
implementations. But first before all, a guidance about the decision process, a
supervision HowTo. I think that's the most difficult part.
I think quite of bit of this can be predefined.
But what else should that be, besides take-down and alert banners ? I believe you first
need to define the goals, for example, is it ok even to 'hurt' search engines and
why (not). More generally, what's at risk and how much damage might self-defense
cause. It is more like philosophy, not rules.
understand me right. I don't want to urge. It is only a question, from a random
outsider, and if you think it was useless, just skip it.
It isn't useless.
I'm hoping we don't have to black the site out
again, but we should be more prepared for this kind of situation in
Yes that was my idea too. Thanks for the answer.