re: Deno - Node.js successor (?) VIEW POST

re: Dev.to, is there a point to this? As Deno reached 1.0 we saw a deluge of posts riding this wave and essentially repeating the exact same points as ...

This is the first one that I clicked about the Deno thing. But, is it really up to DEV.TO to be "editorial" about their content? This is an open blogging platform, not an e-zine.


There are content managers on DEV.TO; a new one was announced just this morning for example (Gracie). Is contents being managed? Not a trick question; I actually don't know, hence my comment.

It takes five minutes to create your own, possibly self-hosted blog nowadays, so posting here on DEV.TO is something one does purposefully to benefit from the many eyeballs and captive audience. This post strikes me because a 2-seconds search for "deno" on this site would have brought a dozen of articles repeating the same bullet points and video. This one is an ad-dump. As a regular reader, I'm asking myself: what was brought to the community's plate, or my own? This is not the first time I see this on DEV.TO, duplicate/reworded contents and poorly disguised ad have been rampant. All known, unfortunate practices I'm afraid.

I'm not asking for censorship of course, but if this is a community, and not a free-for-all dumping ground for people to just drive traffic back to their own portals or products, I believe we could benefit from being able to easily flag posts as duplicate, low-quality, "ad", or "sponsored", whichever may apply. And possibly filter our feeds accordingly, or by a quality threshold. This would elevate the experience for developers.

UPDATE: answer from a co-founder

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