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Slashdot Habits: profanity filter musings and updates

Chacham (981) writes | more than 11 years ago

User Journal 14

So, my profanity filter is doing what i want it to do. That is, foe people who speak in a such a way that i choose not to see, and give them a -6 modifier. This way i don't see them again, yet they can comment here should they choose to. It's crude, but it works.

So, my profanity filter is doing what i want it to do. That is, foe people who speak in a such a way that i choose not to see, and give them a -6 modifier. This way i don't see them again, yet they can comment here should they choose to. It's crude, but it works.

An issue that seems to be is people think one of two things. One, that i foe them because i disagree with them. Two, they don't like being foed. Number one isn't true, but, i fear, people believe that because they *want* to believe that, so i'm not sure i could do anything to change it. Although, i am open to suggestions. As for number two, i had an idea. Make a user called "Chacham's profanity filter", or the like, and have that user friend everybody who i want as foes. Then, foe him, and -6 all friends of foes. That way, i could "friend" them to filter them. Neat idea, ain't it? :)

So, i just checked, but there are no friend of foe modifiers. Oh well. :( I don't want to use friend of friend for that, because i have people marked as friends so i can up them to +6 and see their JEs. Though, being i hardly ever read anyone's JEs (their titles rarely interest me), it is not that important. Then, i could simply reverse the order, and foe my friends, and friend my foes. I don't think the friends would mind, since they "know" it's a joke (except for newly foed friends), and the foe would be friended. Then, simply, i could +6 foes, and -6 friends. That sounds radical, but it just may work. That and turn off "new journal" messages, and i'll be set. Hmm...

On another note, i've been reading the stories via email at the end of the day. Usually two stories per day interest me enough to check out the comments, which is set at +5 (and lowered in some cases, such as where there are not enough +5 comments (<10) or i really want to see more), although, last week i seem to have had more than one day where i looked at more than three stories. Now it's just a matter of figuring out if /. stories are getting more interesting, or if it is just a reflection of my mood that day.

The games section is odd. I want to turn it off so i don't see messages about what is the latest review of some game. But, seemingly, there is some actual news there. Perhaps they should separate it into three subsections, announcements, reviews, and rumors.

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No Foe of Friend modifier? (1)

Dave2 Wickham (600202) | more than 11 years ago | (#6600038)

Scroll down on this page [slashdot.org] and there's yer Foe of Friend modifier...

Re:No Foe of Friend modifier? (1)

Cyberdyne (104305) | more than 11 years ago | (#6600128)

Chacham's right that there is no friend of foe modifier, but that's not the one you'd use in the situation described in the JE anyway - it's foe of friend, which does indeed exist, as you pointed out. So yes, creating "Profanity filter" to foe (ab)users of profanity, then friending "Profanity filter" with a foe-of-friend modifier of -6 would work. (There's a problem if they're also friend-of-friend; there are quite a few people in both categories for me.)

Re:No Foe of Friend modifier? (1)

Chacham (981) | more than 11 years ago | (#6600167)

I need a "Friend of Foe" not "Foe of Friend". Yeah, it gets confusing at times. :)

Re:No Foe of Friend modifier? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#6600498)

You forget, you can friend this dummy account and have him foe them for you.

-intermodal

Re:No Foe of Friend modifier? (1)

turg (19864) | more than 11 years ago | (#6600889)

And the dummy account's name doesn't need to be as obvious as "Chacham's profanity filter."

If someone's upset at being foed by an account that doesn't post, has no friends and 113 foes, then there's really nothing you can do to spare their feelings.

Re:No Foe of Friend modifier? (1)

Chacham (981) | more than 11 years ago | (#6601110)

You mean no foes, but 113 friends.....

Re:No Foe of Friend modifier? (1)

intermodal (534361) | more than 11 years ago | (#6601304)

That doesn't make any sense, considering the dummy account would foe and you'd friend the dummy. Then you -6 foe of friend, and it kicks the people you hate like me down to -1 anyhow without you having to foe us directly. How hard does it have to be?

-intermodal

Re:No Foe of Friend modifier? (1)

turg (19864) | more than 11 years ago | (#6601373)

No, I mean 113 foes (because, as noted, you can assign a +/- to foes of friends but not friends of foes).

Re:No Foe of Friend modifier? (1)

turg (19864) | more than 11 years ago | (#6601383)

Just checking, Chacham, did you see the AC post to which I was replying -- that might clear up the confusion.

Re:No Foe of Friend modifier? (1)

Chacham (981) | more than 11 years ago | (#6601455)

No. I have AC posts -1ed.

Re:No Foe of Friend modifier? (1)

intermodal (534361) | more than 11 years ago | (#6603222)

that might violate his high-horse policy.

Who, me? (1)

GoRK (10018) | more than 11 years ago | (#6600609)

You say you filter profanity, yet you have me on your friends list?!? Oh well, just don't go looking to my comment history...

Re:Who, me? (1)

Chacham (981) | more than 11 years ago | (#6600688)

Well, i don't foe just because someone uses it, rather, it's because i don't want to see it. If for whatever reason i don't see it anyway, there is no reason to foe. I *think* that makes sense. :)

Games section (1)

notque (636838) | more than 11 years ago | (#6706757)

Generally the games section is rather vapid, but I have found some intresting discussion in there on occation. The biggest problem I have with the games section is the fact that stories seem way too similar. There are only so much news concerning video games unless you askew off as penny arcade does.
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