I think it's a good idea,
- If it lowers the strain on you guys and allows you to focus on more important issues, I'm all for it.
- More exposure is great.
But there are downsides (or rather, issues to be resolved):
this one hurts the most in the long run. Can we connect reddit to the chat in the same way the bugtracker and git commits are
integrated into the chat? Reddit might be more interested in displaying ads than helping us with using their platform. And you
cannot display ads to an automated script.
- How do you create backups of reddit posts?
I mean, not everyone posts to the bug tracker, and if for example a bug is resolved in a reddit post, how do you index that?
I've heard of mailing lists containing priceless information on the fine details of how a distro works, without backups. If you loose
the mailing list, you'd be in serious trouble.
- How do you distinguish real funtoo users from gentoo users on reddit?
I'm not against them helping people, but I really would like some visual identification that someone actually using funtoo is
replying to issues. The more funtoo diverges from gentoo (like the epro profiles) the more we'll be in trouble with gentoo
users assuming they know what they are doing.
If I see a reddit post, I really want to be able to glance at a reddit post and see that a funtoo user responded.
Also, there are also guides on the funtoo forums on how to setup stuff e.g.:
- If we're in the same boat as reddit, we also inherit the reddit community
All the trolling, spamming, DDoSing etc. If reddit goes down (hell, github was taken
down some time ago) do I loose anything?
I think they shouldn't be lost, A half-decent backup would be great.
But I'd make a good backup of the forums and store it somewhere safe.
This is a serious issue: reddit is a company and should be distrusted in the same manner as any other company.
They're not a community: they are a company.
I'd recommend to do a complete search on the bad sides of reddit, and to do it with multiple search engines.
I'd post more but I'm kinda strapped for time this week.
TL;DR I'm for it, but make sure you're aware of the disadvantages.