Anyone here still read slashdot?
torriem at gmail.com
Thu Feb 6 11:12:37 MST 2014
On 02/06/2014 09:21 AM, Barry Roberts wrote:
> On Thu, Feb 6, 2014 at 8:52 AM, Michael Torrie <torriem at gmail.com> wrote:
>> I think I can quantify why I don't like it. The problem is, and this is
>> something slashdot's owners don't understand, is that the actual content
>> on slashdot isn't the stories, it's not the pretty pictures; it's the
>> moderated comments.
> Heh. I can say without reservation that that is not why it's worse
> for me. I don't read comments on slashdot. Even for free, the price
> is too high for stupidity.
You are indeed a rare person! If it weren't for the comments I wouldn't
find any value whatsoever in slashdot.
In truth if you read at a level 2 or higher, the comments are quite
interesting, relevant, and educational. That's a reason I signed up
years ago. Comments do suffer from groupthink (which depends on which
faction got in first). Slashdot has been a fairly good example of
community discussion done right, and maintained a fairly high quality of
comments, due to the moderation system. Comments modded to +5, for
example, are almost without exception truly good.
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