title: "ToS;DR: Behind the scenes" author: Hugo Roy date: | 2014-11-05
@MozLDN @ToSDR #fixingTheBiggestLie
How does ToS;DR work?
Somebody reads the terms and shares what s/he finds out with the community.
A “point” is data describing one particular aspect of terms of service. All terms of service reviews are broken down into several points, so we can discuss each point.
The community discusses the review publicly.
(Right now, on the mailing list, but we're working on a web interface to replace that: https://tosdr.org/pendingpoints.html)
A moderator checks the discussion and moves the data to the website, once the point is mature enough.
Each point has:
- Good / Neutral / Bad / Blocker
- a “TL;DR” (a plain-English summary)
- a topic
- a score from 0 to 100
Once a service has enough data points, it gets a Class.
The more a point has a big score, the more weight it has on the overall class of a service.
(Neutral points don't influence the class).