There's a discussion on our GitHub repo about the policy on reviews
for living people as it pertains to artists, politicians, and other
notable individuals. Currently we have a blanket ban of reviews of
human beings. Should we poke holes/exemptions into that ban, or
clarify it by way of examples?
In the spirit of generally keeping a discussion going in whatever
location it was started, if you have thoughts on this topic, I'd
appreciate your input here:
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lib.reviews itself is coming along nicely. In case you haven't followed our
development progress, in the past few months we launched the following
1) full-text search, powered by ElasticSearch
2) a visual editor, powered by ProseMirror
3) support for reviewing items that have an entry in Wikidata
Coming up next will be major work on the API, more fields to describe
review subjects, and OpenStreetMap integration. Once that's done we'll
shift towards moderation features, integration with other sites, and
getting rid of the invite code requirement.
If you have a chance to review a book, movie, piece of software, or
anything else, please consider doing so on lib.reviews, so it becomes part
of a free/open repository -- and please give feedback about what works &
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https://github.com/eloquence/lib.reviews ) and is mirrored to the free/open
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