Last updated February 7, 2013.
How to review a Planet Drupal request
- Check if the feed validates. Use http://validator.w3.org/feed/ to test the feed and link the result in your post in the issue queue.
- Check the content of the feed. We prefer to review feeds with at least three posts of which at least one has to be recent. Are these posts in English and is the content wanted on the Planet?
- Check if comments are open.
- Сheck if a dedicated "Planet Drupal" tag or flag is in use. Note: This tag or flag has not necessarily to be visible.
State your findings to all these checks in your post. If you come to positive results on all of these set the status of the issue to "reviewed&tested by the community". If you are unsure about the quality of the content ask for another opinion and leave the issue at "needs review". In case that there is a problem with any of these requirements set the issue to "needs work".
What about Planet Drupal Give requests?
Planet Drupal Give was created to give companies which actively contribute back to the community a showcase. The only things that need to be checked for those feeds are if the the feed validates and if the company requesting to be added indeed is giving something.
For moderators adding feeds to the Planet:
- To add a feed go to http://drupal.org/admin/content/aggregator/add/feed
- The name of the feed should be the person's name if it is written by one person, the company or blog's name for a multi-user blog. No taglines.
- Update interval should be 3 hours.
- Feeds for Drupal Give should only be tagged for the Drupal Give feed and set to an update interval of 1 day.
Conditions for removal or temporary suspension from the Planet:
- Feed does not conform to the content guidelines stated above: suspension and notify author.
- Violations of the Drupal Trademark: removal.
- Spam, hacked site, or offensive posts: suspension and notify author.
- Off-topic posts: use common sense. If it's development-related and would be valued by community, no worries. If not, warn author via comment on site or e-mail. For repeated occurrences, suspension and notify author. Also be sure to encourage authors to create a 'Drupal Planet' specific tag.
- Feed no longer works or no longer Drupal specific: removal.
- Feed hasn't been updated in a year: set feed refresh interval to '1 day'.
- Feed hasn't been updated in two years: removal.
Note: suspensions and removals should always have a 'Planet Drupal' issue created in the Content queue so we can log what action was taken, when, and by whom.