This should have also been tagged as news. There is very little detail about networking specifics in the blog post.
Except the “news” tag is no longer available. https://lobste.rs/s/yf80h7/remove_the_news_tag/comments/1wdbht
Hrm, then maybe it shouldn’t have been posted. How could I have filtered this out?
7 other people disagree with you.
I don’t have an opinion on whether this article belongs on lobste.rs, but I agree with bjorn that the “networking” tag is a stretch.
The guideline on the submission page is:
If no tags apply to your content, it probably doesn’t belong here.
If this story belongs here then maybe we’re missing a tag? Or maybe the description of the “networking” tag needs to be clear that it includes things like this?
If we still had a news tag I’d have tagged it with that as well, but an article discussing peering agreements, bandwidth, and CDNs is still “networking” to me. Perhaps it’s just my experience working at an ISP.
Clearly what’s needed are “off topic” and “low quality” tags, so you can preemptively tag your submission and have users filter it.
I think an offtopic tag is a good idea, as OT discussion will inevitably occur. Having a single bucket for it keeps everyone on the same page.
Stack Overflow rules are a good example of how not to do this. They kept shuffling OT content around: first to Programmers, then Meta, then they opened the floodgates with the StackExchange network. Then they made “chat”, which nobody liked. Despite the rules, OT content kept appearing.
Fair enough - maybe the description could be changed to “Networking & networks”? Then it’s a bit clearer what it includes, and it’s obvious that it excludes the business sense of the word.
Yeah so whoever marked my comment as “troll” obviously doesn’t understand the meaning of the world “troll”.