Anyone here still read slashdot?

Michael Torrie torriem at
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> 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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