but please leave some mechanism by which errors can be corrected and information can be updated.
A lot of links and content will be broken as soon as we will switch to HTTPS only
We had/have a lot of spammers writing there
There are no moderators
pretty often there are either wrong information in some articles or pages sponsoring clones/low quality products, articles not related to Arduino
Some malicious users also used it to claim they are affiliated in some way with the official Arduino company just because they wrote an article there
Because of all these reasons we decided to have playground.arduino.cc as a read only website.
Almost impossible to maintain/update fix security issues
To let the user write their own content and share with other we invite them to add tutorials in https://create.arduino.cc/projecthub
Everything else will remain available.
I like this idea
We get a ton of posts here on the forum related to stuff in the playground that is wrong, misleading, or even dangerous
all we can say is that we have no way to change any of it and no way to reach anyone who can.
we had to recover content from backups just because someone changed the whole home page
I never said we are not going to implement a solution similar to the reference system
No we do not think allowing editing of the whole website is something useful for both the Arduino Company and Community but we want to open as many places as possible if it makes sense to have contribution from the community. If you have any suggestion about what are the most relevant sections in your opinion to be opened then let me know and we will evaluate.
What is limiting the users in using Arduino Project Hub for the same purpose?I cannot see advantages in having two different systems doing the same thing but one is secure, stable and integrated in our websites much better than the Playground.
we cannot relay on volunteers only, we should have someone in our company reviewing the content
For us to review and edit playground is really an hard job due to technical limitations of the system and is impossible to make it nice on mobile which is a must for me in 2018.
invest in having a similar solution like the reference flow
About the captcha, yes it works in EU and USA, and many other countries but prevents all our Chinese users to even access the platform, so we are making unhappy 1/3 of our users just because of an old system. For the SSO we have a solution but for content editing is impossible to provide a good alternative for the Chinese users who are prevented in changing our website. This is really bad.
That said we are open to give access to a limited number of people to edit the pages even after the change to read only mode and fix old broken content, and I would be happy to add you for sure.
STILL THERE, but now with no way to fix or remove it anymore.
delete the entire site
Alternatively - just fix the problems you've got. None of them seem hard.
True, but that's a huge task. Are you volunteering to do it?