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Is it just me, or is /. getting a bit boring?

Kris_J (10111) writes | more than 9 years ago

User Journal 9

I guess it's a couple of things. For ages now, whenever I've received moderation points I've had a seriously hard time finding anywhere to spend them. This means that of the discussions I'm not moved to comment in, I don't care enough to even moderate. I don't comment in many discussions and many of those have limited, or highly conservative (or seriously uninformed) interest from other members.I guess it's a couple of things. For ages now, whenever I've received moderation points I've had a seriously hard time finding anywhere to spend them. This means that of the discussions I'm not moved to comment in, I don't care enough to even moderate. I don't comment in many discussions and many of those have limited, or highly conservative (or seriously uninformed) interest from other members.

I really thought that people would be interested in the Google Web Accelerator, not have responses between indifference and paranoia. Are we all really so jaded that we assume everything is an attempt at corporate takeover? (Ask yourself, if you produced an innovate product, how would you sell it to people? Would you use a company?) I'm tempted to give The Well a go...

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I can post more often if you want. (1)

Quantum Jim (610382) | more than 9 years ago | (#12516972)

I can post more often if you're interested in the semantic web technologies, RSS/Atom, XML, and general programming. ;-)

Re:I can post more often if you want. (1)

Kris_J (10111) | more than 9 years ago | (#12517070)

semantic web technologies, RSS/Atom, XML, and general programming
Actually, I'm a compression junkie.

Re:I can post more often if you want. (1)

Quantum Jim (610382) | more than 9 years ago | (#12517162)

In that case... Interesting JavaScript Compressor [krisjohn.net] . How does it compare with Dean Edward's packer [edwards.name] ?

Re:I can post more often if you want. (1)

Kris_J (10111) | more than 9 years ago | (#12517445)

His packer makes Wolf5k [wolf5k.com] 11.7% larger, mine makes it 11% smaller.

Re:I can post more often if you want. (1)

Kris_J (10111) | more than 9 years ago | (#12517459)

Oops, that was default settings. It can pack Wolf5k by 3.1%. And it's a lot faster than my old page. (Probably much more bullet-proof too.)

I agree. (1)

dexterpexter (733748) | more than 9 years ago | (#12517037)

Agreed. I used to peruse the front page and find mostly really interesting articles. Perhaps its that I am now becoming better educated on the topics, or that slashdot is just evolving into something a little less interesting, but now when I peruse the front page, I rarely find anything that interesting, and when I think I might, I often discover the article cited is poorly written and mostly incorrect.

I used to post very heavily on the front page articles, and rarely participate in the Journal Circle. Then, the other day while looking at my info page, I noticed that I had commented on exactly one article in the last several months, and that my comment history was mostly contained to people's journals.
Furthermore, I used to moderate several times a week and had absolutely no problem expending moderator points. Then, I went a while without moderating and, finally doing so again this week, found myself hard-pressed to find an article interesting enough in which to read every comment at a threshold of -1, and was even more hard-pressed to find comments deserving of Interesting, Informative, or Insightful. I finally gave up and spent two of the points on the comments of two friends, a practice I am not usually inclined to do, but I found their comments at least higher quality than the general front page crowd. (And not because I agreed with them as I generally try to moderate on information, not opinion.)
Furthermore, in the early days, my article submissions were accepted almost as often as they were rejected. Now, they are always rejected, sometimes where similar articles are to never see the front page, other times where an article that is mostly incorrect blogged hype will take its place a week after its "old news."

So, this is my lengthy way of saying "I agree."
It sort of makes me sad because I used to push the awesome community that is Slashdot, but lately I think that the more interesting characters can be better found in the Journaling community. In fact, if a front page article is exceptionally interesting, its likely to show up with better references and information in someone's journal. I still peruse the front page while I am cooking, though, just in case that hidden gem shows up.

Yes, I agree.

Holy crap, people read this stuff. (1)

Kris_J (10111) | more than 9 years ago | (#12517064)

*stunned*

Orkut (1)

Jeremiah Cornelius (137) | more than 9 years ago | (#12522614)

Was icubated in a CIA front company.

Google is the Internet panopticon - not your friend.

Re:Orkut (1)

Kris_J (10111) | more than 9 years ago | (#12524551)

No corporation is anyone's friend, not least of all because they aren't a person, no matter how many laws they corrupt. That doesn't make their Web Accelerator any less interesting.
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