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State of the Slashdotter

SanityInAnarchy (655584) writes | more than 8 years ago

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I haven't been here since the beginning, but at 1060 comments, it's really time for me to explore a bit more about Slashdot, such as the social networking bit.

Looking over my own stats, I only have one friend, and I can't remember when I added them. I've also got no foes. I guess I never thought it was worth it to add trolls to that list.

I do have the Profanity Blacklist as a freak, and have for a long time -- what a fucking surprise, that!

I haven't been here since the beginning, but at 1060 comments, it's really time for me to explore a bit more about Slashdot, such as the social networking bit.

Looking over my own stats, I only have one friend, and I can't remember when I added them. I've also got no foes. I guess I never thought it was worth it to add trolls to that list.

I do have the Profanity Blacklist as a freak, and have for a long time -- what a fucking surprise, that!

What seemed weird to me was, I have no other freaks, and I do have five fans. Seems odd -- either I've been doing pretty well, or I've just kept my head down. I know others have a long list of freaks. I've been looking at that list to try and find some insight as to why these people picked me, and whether I should add them.

There's a very large part of me that wants to ignore the whole thing, and call it something only MySpacers would do, but looking through some of these people, I do find interesting discussions I'd have missed otherwise. I guess it's something to do when I feel like reading Slashdot, but there've been no updates.

Woah. Maybe I'm an addict.

Anyway, no particular point to this exercise, but I've left comments enabled. Drop me a note. And no, this will not be a weblog, but until I decide to get something like that set up, I may as well post Slashdot-related rantings on Slashdot.

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For your own edification... (1)

Rachel Lucid (964267) | more than 8 years ago | (#15713057)

I tend to friend very often, based on how much I like a post (as I lack mod points, but friending gives me a +2 bonus at least), but only foe if a person starts actively arguing with me (which tends to mean that they respond near-immediately to my post and rather than offer a researched (or at least thought-out) counterpoint, they ignore my comment but still insist they're right).

I think I happened to friend you because I liked what you had to say, and your name made me think you were a Ratchet & Clank fan. I LOVE Insomniac's work. ^_^

Re:For your own edification... (1)

SanityInAnarchy (655584) | more than 8 years ago | (#15727121)

Actually, my name is based on the old Warez.com slogan: The Ultimate Sanity in Anarchy. It would also be the ultimate irony if they sued me for trademark infringement (or whatever the term is) -- they were about stealing software, so I stole their name.

Anyway, no danger of that now -- the slogan is nowhere to be found on their current main page. I guess it's mine now, although I frequently have to use the longer name, and it's still confusing when I show up in irc.freenode.net#freenet, and people think I'm Ian Clarke, who goes by the nick "sanity". I figure neither of us really has a right to a single, standard English word, so I use "sanity" where I can and "SanityInAnarchy" where I can't.

I do like Ratchet and Clank, but not enough to play it. Always liked the Jak series better -- same graphics, much of the same gameplay, but better controls, better plot, and the few gadgets actually meant something. All opinion, though, especially as Insomniac and Naughty Dog are so friendly...

Thank you anyway. I probably wouldn't bother, as I've had a +1 bonus for a long time, and it works for me. I also seem to get mod points a couple of times a week, and MetaModeration every few hours. I suspect the MetaModeration is about that common, anyway.
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