One of the best parts of working on Privacy Browser is interacting with the community. I have fascinating conversations with people from all over the world. When I first started working on Privacy Browser I wanted to reach out to as many people as possible through as many means as possible. However, as the project has matured, I have learned that conversations best happen when they are organized in the correct places.
Specifically, comments on stoutner.com tend to be inefficient places to submit feature requests or bug reports, or to ask for technical support. Those are better served through redmine.stoutner.com, the forum portion of redmine.stoutner.com being a good location for technical support. Among other things, this allows all the comments on a particular topic to be grouped together, and it allows those who ask about something that has already been discussed to be redirected to all of the existing information.
Most of the comments that don’t fit well on stoutner.com are made on two URLs:
In general, many of the comments made on other URLs on the site apply to the body of the page, such as seeking clarification or adding additional information to the topic at hand. I find this valuable, so I don’t want to disable comments site-wide (even though the vast majority of comments I receive are spam and it takes some effort to filter through them).
In the interest of cleaning up the two URLs listed above, I am removing all comments from those pages and disabling future comments. I sincerely do not want to dissuade anyone from engaging with the project, and I understand that it does take a little extra effort to create an account on redmine.stoutner.com, but I feel that it is in the best interest of both the community and the project going forward.