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Wow, I have fans! (And freaks...)

pla (258480) writes | more than 11 years ago

User Journal 1

So, my first /. journal entry. Forgive the me-centric nature of it, but I just spent a few minutes wandering around my preferences page, and noticed all sorts of cool things.

Most interestingly, I actually have fans and freaks! Eerie.

I don't quite know *how* I got them, since I did a quick perusal of their posting history, and we don't seem to have any obvious threads in common. Do people just randomly add others to their friends and foes list?So, my first /. journal entry. Forgive the me-centric nature of it, but I just spent a few minutes wandering around my preferences page, and noticed all sorts of cool things.

Most interestingly, I actually have fans and freaks! Eerie.

I don't quite know *how* I got them, since I did a quick perusal of their posting history, and we don't seem to have any obvious threads in common. Do people just randomly add others to their friends and foes list?

Oh, and I seem to have moderator points once again. In all the years I've used Slashdot, I got my first moderator points only a few months ago. Now, this latest set of points makes my third (fourth?) time.

So, in other news, I managed to get a comment of mine modded out of existance today. So what have I learned from slashdot? One, don't say anything bad about Apple - those fans get *vicious*, even about very guarded criticism. And two, in a forum of mostly geeks, don't attack science (the institution, not the techniques) as little more than a modern religion, complete with priests, acolytes, and inviolable holy doctrine.

Hmm, okay. I guess I'll stop now.

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Fans and Freaks.. (2)

schon (31600) | more than 11 years ago | (#4911368)

I don't quite know *how* I got them, since I did a quick perusal of their posting history, and we don't seem to have any obvious threads in common. Do people just randomly add others to their friends and foes list?

I don't think that "random" is quite the right word, but you wound up on my friends list because of comments you made, somewhere..

Now, I can't speak for anyone else, but if you say something intelligent (maybe like this one [slashdot.org] ), and appear to have an open mind, you're likely to wind up on my friends list (umm.. which apparently you are :o)

Now, I have my share of freaks too.. interestingly enough most of them are guys I've added to my foes list because they're blatant flamers [slashdot.org] or trolls.. I just did a small sample of the foes of my other freaks, and most are informative, intelligent posts... so I guess that there are some people who enjoy reading flames and trolls..

In any case, I wouldn't sweat the freaks.. friends and fans are definitely cool though :o)
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