Anyone here still read slashdot?
levipearson at gmail.com
Thu Feb 6 11:37:54 MST 2014
On Thu, Feb 6, 2014 at 11:12 AM, Michael Torrie <torriem at gmail.com> wrote:
>> 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.
I'm not sure why you think his position is rare. Maybe rare among the
self-selected group of people who are active in mailing lists for
Linux User Groups? Or the self-selected group of people who still read
> 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.
Maybe the link posted above
was an anomaly (I doubt it), but in what way are the comments at +5
there good? Only one of them is on-topic, and it was a typical
Slashdot dismissive sneer, i.e. "This y is just x, except it sucks"
The off-topic ones are all whines about the beta interface. Sure,
interface preferences are a highly subjective thing, but that kind of
nonsense in response is just childish.
Nope, slashdot is not getting my attention back.
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