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Altered some of my slashdot habits (Maybe only temporarily)

Chacham (981) writes | more than 11 years ago

User Journal 7

I decided not to allow "foes" to comment in my journal. That is, the "no foes" option. For the most part, I don't want to read material that I consider offensive. Slashdot stories have only crossed the line once, so I am not too worried. As for people's journals, well, for the most part, I only read friend's journals. So, if I find something offensive, I just "unfriend" them. Simple as that. I think that is what it's there for.

I decided not to allow "foes" to comment in my journal. That is, the "no foes" option. For the most part, I don't want to read material that I consider offensive. Slashdot stories have only crossed the line once, so I am not too worried. As for people's journals, well, for the most part, I only read friend's journals. So, if I find something offensive, I just "unfriend" them. Simple as that. I think that is what it's there for.

Anyway, if someone posts in my journal, and either posts something that I consider offensive, their user name is offensive, or has an offensive sig, I downgrade them. If they are a friend, I unfriend them. If neutral, I foe them. I hope noone is barring "foes of friends" because I may be a problem for you.

Either way, as soon as I hit the "offensive" part, I stop reading the comment. I already skipped two comments because of that. I almost despise not knowing what people said, but I feel better sticking up for I feel to be correct (for me).

What do I consider offensive? Well, I don't have it down pat just yet. But it is simply what offends me. Mostly, that's an expletive, or sometimes too crude of a response. Eh, we'll see.

Of course, anyone who wants to tick me off can do so easily in this journal. I sure hope that noone does though, I'd hate to "have" to foe anyone that I find somewhat interesting.

Also, I've tried something else. This is not anyone's problem, so please don't take it personally. But I cannot stand it when "Subjects" are non-descriptive! So, I've given up on reading those unless they tickle me just right. I am also trying to make a concerted effort to make sure that my subject's are actually descriptive. (Please feel urged to comment in any of my journals as to what a better title would have been.) Fortunately, this has cut down on most of my journal readings. (Which may make many people happy, since I won't be posting my comments too much.) I'll see how that goes though.

And, finally, I just start giving automatic +6 to firends, and -6 to foes. This is added to my earlier decision to make funny -4. Most slashdot comment are the same, so I might as well read the comments of those I am familiar with.

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Updated Comment Preferences (1)

MonTemplar (174120) | more than 11 years ago | (#5195147)

You can now specify the modifier to place on very short and very long messages. Could prove useful for filtering out FP and KarmaWhore posts.

My loose lips may sink my friendship (1)

mekkab (133181) | more than 11 years ago | (#5195916)

(cute title, no?)

So you should probably un-friend me- I have a penchant for throwing in an expletive here and there. Though I value the content of my friends' Journal entries (infact, I get more value from the JE's than from the front page stories... slashdot JEs are my one stop blog portal!), I still don't treat Slashdot as a whole with an enormous amount of respect; it all feels very informal to me, and has for years.

As such, I talk like a sailor. I guess its the 13 year old in me.

Re:My loose lips may sink my friendship (1)

Em Emalb (452530) | more than 11 years ago | (#5196768)

I unfortunately use expletives to decry my frustrations or anger. Sadly, I think Chacham may be unfriending me for my profanity as well. :(

Ah well, to each his own I say, and if that is what our friend Chacham feels he needs to do, then by all means he should.

Re:My loose lips may sink my friendship (1)

Chacham (981) | more than 11 years ago | (#5197990)

I unfortunately use expletives to decry my frustrations or anger.

You know, there are better ways, but, to each their own. I jsut don't want to be affected by that. Though, it sure is becoming more common for people to do that.

Sadly, I think Chacham may be unfriending me for my profanity as well. :(

As long as you don't do it my JEs, you're unlikely to be "foe"d. So, I'll always be able to enjoy your comments. And, as I mentioned in my last reply, I'll actually have to read your journal first, which is now unlikely. With my new "title" rule, I am skipping almost all JEs.

Ah well, to each his own I say

Exactly! I mean no bad to anyone about this. This is all about what I want to see. I just want to make sure that noone takes it personally. It's not about them, it's about me.

Re:My loose lips may sink my friendship (1)

Chacham (981) | more than 11 years ago | (#5197939)

(Titles of comments don't really bother me. I sometimes with I could just ignore them. JEs, however, require good titles.)

I'll wait until it happens. Most likely I won't read your journal anyway. though. :P So, as long as I never decide to read your journal, I won't see what bothers me, and then I can still see all your comments.

I too find JEs interesting. Thought front page stories are better. Simply because they keep me on top of things. I know what's "going on" because I read slashdot.

As for why I act this way, I guess I am becoming a grumpy old man. Sure sounded like it when I re-read this JE. :-) I've got about one month left before I hit thirty, so it's probably somewhat inevitable.

Re:My loose lips may sink my friendship (1)

mekkab (133181) | more than 11 years ago | (#5201650)

oh I don't just mean my JE, I mean pretty much everything that spews forth from my fingers.

Actually, my JE's tend towards the pretty lame side...

You bring up a good point- the front page does keep me up to date. And if I miss it one day, I can be sure that any articles of interest will get repeated the next!

Cat got your tongue? (-1, Flamebait)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#5198985)

You swine. You vulgar little maggot. Don't you know that you are pathetic? You worthless bag of filth. As we say in Texas, I'll bet you couldn't pour piss out of a boot with instructions on the heel. You are a canker. A sore that won't go away. I would rather kiss a lawyer than be seen with you.

You are a fiend and a coward, and you have bad breath. You are degenerate, noxious and depraved. I feel debased just for knowing you exist. I despise everything about you. You are a bloody nardless newbie twit protohominid chromosomally aberrant caricature of a coprophagic cloacal parasitic pond scum and I wish you would go away.

You're a putrescence mass, a walking vomit. You are a spineless little worm deserving nothing but the profoundest contempt. You are a jerk, a cad, a weasel. Your life is a monument to stupidity. You are a stench, a revulsion, a big suck on a sour lemon.

You are a bleating fool, a curdled staggering mutant dwarf smeared richly with the effluvia and offal accompanying your alleged birth into this world. An insensate, blinking calf, meaningful to nobody, abandoned by the puke-drooling, giggling beasts who sired you and then killed themselves in recognition of what they had done.

I will never get over the embarrassment of belonging to the same species as you. You are a monster, an ogre, a malformity. I barf at the very thought of you. You have all the appeal of a paper cut. Lepers avoid you. You are vile, worthless, less than nothing. You are a weed, a fungus, the dregs of this earth. And did I mention you smell?

If you aren't an idiot, you made a world-class effort at simulating one. Try to edit your writing of unnecessary material before attempting to impress us with your insight. The evidence that you are a nincompoop will still be available to readers, but they will be able to access it more rapidly.

You snail-skulled little rabbit. Would that a hawk pick you up, drive its beak into your brain, and upon finding it rancid set you loose to fly briefly before spattering the ocean rocks with the frothy pink shame of your ignoble blood. May you choke on the queasy, convulsing nausea of your own trite, foolish beliefs.

You are weary, stale, flat and unprofitable. You are grimy, squalid, nasty and profane. You are foul and disgusting. You're a fool, an ignoramus. Monkeys look down on you. Even sheep won't have sex with you. You are unreservedly pathetic, starved for attention, and lost in a land that reality forgot.

And what meaning do you expect your delusionally self-important statements of unknowing, inexperienced opinion to have with us? What fantasy do you hold that you would believe that your tiny-fisted tantrums would have more weight than that of a leprous desert rat, spinning rabidly in a circle, waiting for the bite of the snake?

You are a waste of flesh. You have no rhythm. You are ridiculous and obnoxious. You are the moral equivalent of a leech. You are a living emptiness, a meaningless void. You are sour and senile. You are a disease, you puerile one-handed slack-jawed drooling meatslapper.

On a good day you're a half-wit. You remind me of drool. You are deficient in all that lends character. You have the personality of wallpaper. You are dank and filthy. You are asinine and benighted. You are the source of all unpleasantness. You spread misery and sorrow wherever you go.

I cannot believe how incredibly stupid you are. I mean rock-hard stupid. Dehydrated-rock-hard stupid. Stupid so stupid that it goes way beyond the stupid we know into a whole different dimension of stupid. You are trans-stupid stupid. Meta-stupid. Stupid collapsed on itself so far that even the neutrons have collapsed. Stupid gotten so dense that no intellect can escape. Singularity stupid. Blazing hot mid-day sun on Mercury stupid. You emit more stupid in one second than our entire galaxy emits in a year. Quasar stupid. Your writing has to be a troll. Nothing in our universe can really be this stupid. Perhaps this is some primordial fragment from the original big bang of stupid. Some pure essence of a stupid so uncontaminated by anything else as to be beyond the laws of physics that we know. I'm sorry. I can't go on. This is an epiphany of stupid for me. After this, you may not hear from me again for a while. I don't have enough strength left to deride your ignorant questions and half baked comments about unimportant trivia, or any of the rest of this drivel. Duh.

The only thing worse than your logic is your manners. I have snipped away most of what you wrote, because, well... it didn't really say anything. Your attempt at constructing a creative flame was pitiful. I mean, really, stringing together a bunch of insults among a load of babbling was hardly effective... Maybe later in life, after you have learned to read, write, spell, and count, you will have more success. True, these are rudimentary skills that many of us "normal" people take for granted that everyone has an easy time of mastering. But we sometimes forget that there are "challenged" persons in this world who find these things more difficult. If I had known, that this was your case then I would have never read your post. It just wouldn't have been "right". Sort of like parking in a handicap space. I wish you the best of luck in the emotional, and social struggles that seem to be placing such a demand on you.

P.S.: You are hypocritical, greedy, violent, malevolent, vengeful, cowardly, deadly, mendacious, meretricious, loathsome, despicable, belligerent, opportunistic, barratrous, contemptible, criminal, fascistic, bigoted, racist, sexist, avaricious, tasteless, idiotic, brain-damaged, imbecilic, insane, arrogant, deceitful, demented, lame, self-righteous, byzantine, conspiratorial, satanic, fraudulent, libelous, bilious, splenetic, spastic, ignorant, clueless, illegitimate, harmful, destructive, dumb, evasive, double-talking, devious, revisionist, narrow, manipulative, paternalistic, fundamentalist, dogmatic, idolatrous, unethical, cultic, diseased, suppressive, controlling, restrictive, malignant, deceptive, dim, crazy, weird, dystopic, stifling, uncaring, plantigrade, grim, unsympathetic, jargon-spouting, censorious, secretive, aggressive, mind-numbing, arassive, poisonous, flagrant, self-destructive, abusive, socially-retarded, puerile, clueless, and generally Not Good.
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