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Slashdot's Disagree Mail

samzenpus posted more than 6 years ago | from the sell-outs dept.

It's funny.  Laugh. 251

There is no shortage of comments about us selling out or running advertisements as stories. As you might expect there is no shortage of mail with the same theme. What I enjoy most about them is all the different corporate entities and sometimes political parties, that we are supposedly working for. If even half of them were true, I would have a stack of W-2s as long as my arm every year for the tax man. The truth of the matter is, nobody here sits in their Microsoft smart chair, talking on their minion iPhone, while playing in the Google money pool. (If someone knows how to get into the Google money pool, please send me a mail.) Conspiracy theories have been around as long as man, so I guess it should come as no surprise that Slashdot has a few of it's own. Read below to find out who is pulling our strings.

Traditionally the Slashdot community has had a harsh view of Microsoft, its software, and especially its management. All the more reason for us to become pawns in the evil Windows army, and it would have worked if it wasn't for this guy and his irrefutable statistics.

On Mon, 9 Oct 2006 ******* wrote:
"I can't understand how you managed to convince so many *smart* people that you support the open source and free software movement. It couldn't be more obvious that you sold out to Microsoft in 2004. I've kept careful records of your stories for many years and I've got the evidence. Pre-2004 showed a negative Microsoft story rate of 87% and a positive Microsoft story rate of 13%. From 2004 until today the negative story rate has crashed to a mere 62% while the positive story rate has climbed to 38%. Am I to believe that a 25% increase in positive stories is not significant. When i comment on this trend I get marked as a troll, nice. I suppose that is a coincidence to. Good work I'm sure the current political administartion will own you soon. I used to enjoy your message before it became Bill and Bush's."

With the failing health of Steve Jobs, we thought it would be the perfect time to get firmly entrenched into the Apple hierarchy. It's a shame that our rabid love for Apple and all its products made our actions so transparent.

On Fri, 2 Feb ******* wrote:
"Apple sure does pay good don't they! Is there anyone not on the Apple payroll at Slashdot? If you're going to become an Apple mouthpiece you might want to try and hide it better! How much does a frontpage Slashdot story cost anyway? I hope it's a lot. If you're going to become Apple whores you might as well get paid well. Just know that I know it's rotten to the core!"

I have to give him credit for the, "rotten to the core" Apple thing. Usually the rants I get aren't so poetic. Most of the time they are rambling and confused, like this.

On Wed, 23 Apr ******** wrote"
"I noticed today that many Slashdot stories are listed on Google. I thought you were supposed to be a neutral internet party? I can't believe what you have as "news" if you are in cahoots with the "do no evil" gang. Almost everything I used to believe in is on Google now I was hoping that Slashdot would be strong enough to resist the Google money pool but I guess I was naive. Google is going to slowly absorb everything is that ok with you? it doesn't seem so bad when your playing volleyball or bringing your cat to work but it is. A cat is no trade for integrity. Look back at what you used to stand for and not greed or I will have to find a news source that hasn't been swallowed by Google."

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Yawn (5, Insightful)

sexconker (1179573) | more than 6 years ago | (#25073749)

Yeah, this disagree mail segment thing has run it's course.
Kill it.

Re:Yawn (5, Insightful)

gardyloo (512791) | more than 6 years ago | (#25073809)

Agreed. Either kill it or post the email addresses of the people who write the "disagree mail". That would at least make things interesting.

Re:Yawn (4, Funny)

The Redster! (874352) | more than 6 years ago | (#25074701)

Has an email server ever been slashdotted?

Re:Yawn (1)

Dekker3D (989692) | more than 6 years ago | (#25074883)

or give their IP addresses and plant some hidden webcam in their rooms, that should make things really fun to watch :)

Re:Yawn (4, Funny)

Austerity Empowers (669817) | more than 6 years ago | (#25073817)

That's just what Google wants us to believe, since clearly someone has caught on to the conspiracy!

Re:Yawn (4, Funny)

Van Cutter Romney (973766) | more than 6 years ago | (#25074807)

...Google is going to slowly absorb everything...

Google announces Google Sponge (Beta)!

Re:Yawn (1)

PC and Sony Fanboy (1248258) | more than 6 years ago | (#25074939)

google kitchen, and google house. don't forget google bathroom and google-naughty-tv-at-2am-when-your-parents-are-sleeping...

Re:Yawn (3, Insightful)

exabrial (818005) | more than 6 years ago | (#25073907)

This poster is obviously from microsoft.

Re:Yawn (1)

monsul (1342167) | more than 6 years ago | (#25073909)

Maybe you should write them about that

Re:Yawn (1, Insightful)

Anonymous Coward | more than 6 years ago | (#25073971)

Where's "+1 Tru Dat" when you need it?

Re:Yawn (5, Funny)

perdera (1175261) | more than 6 years ago | (#25073987)

Seriously. A cat is no trade for integrity.

Re:Yawn (3, Funny)

NeilTheStupidHead (963719) | more than 6 years ago | (#25074225)

What about an integra?


...cause I've always wanted a kitty.

Re:Yawn (3, Funny)

Angus McNitt (542101) | more than 6 years ago | (#25074347)

Damn. What's a cat worth then? I have a few of the rascals running about, and am willing to trade!

Re:Yawn (4, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | more than 6 years ago | (#25074827)

Seriously. Like the time I caught the ferry over to Shelbyville. I needed a new heel for my shoe. So, I decided to go to Morganville, which is what they called Shelbyville in those days. So I tied an onion to my belt, which was the style at the time. Now, to take the ferry cost a nickel, and in those days nickels had pictures of bumblebees on them. 'Give me five bees for a quarter', you'd say. Now, where were we? Oh, yeah...the important thing was that I had an onion on my belt, which was the style at the time. They didn't have white onions because of the war; the only thing you could get was those big yellow ones.

Re:Yawn (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 6 years ago | (#25074037)

Oh, but look around -- we all do enjoy complaining about it, don't we? Admit it -- this is the most fun you've ever had on Slashdot!

Re:Yawn (5, Insightful)

mellowfish (1250468) | more than 6 years ago | (#25074177)

If you don't like disagree mail, then by all means contribute to it. Your clever arguments for its demise should be enough material to get the rest of us through to the next posting. Or if you would rather remain out of the limelight STOP READING THIS and then commenting negatively. Go read about cutting edge technology and leave us troll haters alone.

Re:Yawn (4, Funny)

Jah-Wren Ryel (80510) | more than 6 years ago | (#25074181)

Yeah, this disagree mail segment thing has run it's course.
Kill it.

I suggest that you mail this request in to the slashdot editors. I understand the read their email diligently.

Re:Yawn (1)

Javi0084 (926402) | more than 6 years ago | (#25074187)

Yeah, this disagree with disagree mail segment posts has run it's course. Skip it.

Re:Yawn (3, Insightful)

ultramk (470198) | more than 6 years ago | (#25074205)

Actually, I love it. In my opinion, it's the best and funniest thing on slashdot these days (kinda sad I know). I'm glad to see that I'm not the only one that gets completely nutso, hilarious emails.

See, my random opinion completely cancels out your random opinion. Isn't it awesome how that works?

Plus, my UID is a good bit lower, so my opinion is inherently more valuable. Checkmate.

Re:Yawn (1)

gardyloo (512791) | more than 6 years ago | (#25074263)

Plus, my UID is a good bit lower, so my opinion is inherently more valuable. Checkmate.

I sense an upcoming UID war. I love those.

Re:Yawn (1)

kisrael (134664) | more than 6 years ago | (#25074349)

DAMNIT why did I just lurk for so long? I could had 5 digits, easy.

Re:Yawn (1)

ladydi89 (1159055) | more than 6 years ago | (#25074521)

I concur. Not about the UID since I was a lurker for many years, but I think the disagree mail is hilarious. There are a lot of crazy people out there. I like knowing I am not alone.

Re:Yawn (1)

Philzli (813353) | more than 6 years ago | (#25074831)

Actually, your UID is two bits lower. /Binary Nazi - here all week.

Re:Yawn (0, Troll)

Anonymous Coward | more than 6 years ago | (#25074325)

Your just angry because your stupid ass was on disagree mail.

Re:Yawn (2, Funny)

steveo777 (183629) | more than 6 years ago | (#25074431)

The best way to accomplish that goal will probably be with an angry email or two.

Re:Yawn (1)

pdboddy (620164) | more than 6 years ago | (#25074523)

Yet you're still here reading it? :P Do you not see how hypocritical that is?

nono (1)

nimbius (983462) | more than 6 years ago | (#25074605)

kill it with fire. i didnt think it could be possible to hate CowboyNeal anymore than we all rightly should.

if some of us are coders and sysadmins, scientists and mad scientists, why do we want to read more of the same shit we get for free everyday in our inboxes without commercial advertising?

Re:Yawn (3, Informative)

melikamp (631205) | more than 6 years ago | (#25074721)

Please stop trolling. SECTIONS >> Deselect IDLE >> SAVE. 3 clicks is all it takes!

Re:Yawn (1)

twistedsymphony (956982) | more than 6 years ago | (#25074747)

Yeah, this disagree mail segment thing has run it's course.
Kill it.

You're just upset that they posted your mail.

M$ Shill (1)

insanechemist (323218) | more than 6 years ago | (#25074781)

Take heed citizens! All of these "kill it" suggestions are slashdot insiders on M$, Apple and Google payrolls!!!1 Fight the good fight! I will await your response in my bomb shelter. *puts tinfoil hat back on*

Also a harsh view of . . . (4, Informative)

gardyloo (512791) | more than 6 years ago | (#25073767)

white-on-green and mis-used apostrophes.

Re:Also a harsh view of . . . (5, Funny)

iknowcss (937215) | more than 6 years ago | (#25073903)

I believe it's "mis-used apostrophe's"

Re:Also a harsh view of . . . (4, Funny)

nsayer (86181) | more than 6 years ago | (#25074197)

Mis-used the apostrophe's what?

Re:Also a harsh view of . . . (1)

gardyloo (512791) | more than 6 years ago | (#25074309)

photoshopped into loooooooooongcat.

Re:Also a harsh view of . . . (1)

Idiomatick (976696) | more than 6 years ago | (#25074595)

and mis-used hy-phens t-oo

Re:Also a harsh view of . . . (1)

juiceboxfan (990017) | more than 6 years ago | (#25074193)

white-on-green and mis-used apostrophes.

It wouldn't be so bad if the theme was continued down into the comments. I'm blinded by the white background as I scroll down each and every time.

How many are about (0, Troll)

Reality Master 201 (578873) | more than 6 years ago | (#25073775)

How pointless and unfunny the entirety of idle is?

Re:How many are about (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 6 years ago | (#25074653)

I think that's the real conspiracy here. Think about it, the revised Slashdot business model:

1) Create a news for nerds site that gets some "disagree mail."
2) Create a section on that site to post the "disagree mail."
3) Posting "disagree mail" stories causes even more "disagree mail" to come in, in a recursive self-reinforcing content loop.
4) (Used to be "???" until now) Fire all editors except samzenpus because he is able to post enough content to the site by himself with all the "disagree mail" coming in.
4a) Firing all editors generates even MORE "disagree mail," therefore even MORE posts.
5) Profit!! (because you just cut personnel costs)

Re:How many are about (1)

Idiomatick (976696) | more than 6 years ago | (#25074669)

Why is parent marked troll? Idle should be killed or hidden from view somehow or seriously changed.
 
  I think every Idle topic has been tagged as these: "pleasestop, humor, idleispants, makeitstop". You think that would say something as most posters give every single topic 3 tags simply begged for idle to be killed. I don't understand what /. could possibly be thinking. Obviously they ARENT thinking the same now as they were when they picked the slogan....

In Google's pocket (3, Funny)

GiovanniZero (1006365) | more than 6 years ago | (#25073783)

It's obvious that anyone that doesn't have a robots.txt with Disallow: / is on Google's pay roll!

Re:In Google's pocket (1)

morgan_greywolf (835522) | more than 6 years ago | (#25074345)

Well, um....except that they do have Google text ads, and many ads from doubleclick...that would make Google one of Slashdot's paying customers.

I'm not saying Google is paying them off -- and if they are, they sure are getting a rotten deal 'cause Slashdot has run plenty of negative Google articles, in addition to the positive ones -- but saying that they aren't on Google's payroll is a little disingenuous.

Dear Slashdot... (1, Interesting)

ginbot462 (626023) | more than 6 years ago | (#25073793)

Dear slashdot,
No one reads idle, yet it is on the front page as large a Dewar's ad.
Sincerely,
Not First Post

Re:Dear Slashdot... (2, Insightful)

SydShamino (547793) | more than 6 years ago | (#25073897)

I read it and replied to it. You didn't read it but clicked the link and replied to it anyway?

Man, I only have enough free time to read and comment on the things that interest me. Can I borrow some of your free time to have the luxury of not reading but commenting on boring, uninteresting things?

Re:Dear Slashdot... (1)

gardyloo (512791) | more than 6 years ago | (#25073967)

Man, I only have enough free time to read and comment on the things that interest me. Can I borrow some of your free time to have the luxury of not reading but commenting on boring, uninteresting things?

You must be new here. Free time?!? For most of us, this is a freaking job!

Dear CmdrTaco et al. (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 6 years ago | (#25074139)

How the fuck do you keep from laughing yourselves to death as you run to the bank with your millions?

Here you are, "working" in a business that you got fucking tens of millions of dollars for that you would've done for free - actually, you were doing for free until you fell into it - and the rest of us are shitting in our pants (sorry we're not lucky enough to step in it; just make it) because our jobs are about to go to Eastern Europe or India. One of the reasons is that your site, Slashot.org, (.com.net) is addictive. Which takes away from our productivity - which makes the Indians and Eastern Europeans look more and more economical. You see, ALL OF US WHO RESPOND HERE should be at work, but we're not.

Now, Cmdr Taco, you don't have to work (like what you do is work?!?) but we do and you're disrupting it and hurting our productivity. As a matter of fact, because of your addictive site, I'm suing Slashdot and her parent companies for hooking me on your addictive websites and making me lose my job.

Sincerely,

ALL Slashdot users!

ALL OF YOU SHOULD BE WORKING!

Re:Dear CmdrTaco et al. (1)

TheGeniusIsOut (1282110) | more than 6 years ago | (#25074397)

I AM working, and my job is in no danger of being outsourced, we do all our R&D here...

Re:Dear CmdrTaco et al. (1)

pdboddy (620164) | more than 6 years ago | (#25074611)

Hey, I can speak for myself thanks.

And, seems like you're jealous. You only WISH you could be Cmdr Taco.

I'm sure we'll be reading your emails here soon.

Bunched panties (-1, Troll)

wernox1987 (1362105) | more than 6 years ago | (#25073803)

up in this piece.

Sweet frigging baby Jebus... (-1, Troll)

Anonymous Coward | more than 6 years ago | (#25073825)

...stop putting these fucking stories on the main page. They're not amusing, no one likes them, and it's a complete waste of time. Yeah, we can block them through the widgety filter, but what's more inconvenient? 6M users updating their accounts to block these retarded articles, or just firewalling them off to a new "shit that isn't helpful, informative, or funny" section?

Re:Sweet frigging baby Jebus... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 6 years ago | (#25073991)

Oh, and by the motherfucking goddamned way, "IT'S" means "IT IS," you illiterate fucks! I'd pay Bob the Angry Flower $20 to rape these "editors" up the butt.

Re:Sweet frigging baby Jebus... (1)

pdboddy (620164) | more than 6 years ago | (#25074659)

Once more, since you appear to be new here. You can set it so that Idle doesn't appear on the main page.

Sadly, this means you'll have to log in... awww, no more trolling.

:D

Who the hell is samzenpus? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 6 years ago | (#25073833)

Asks someone who's been around for around ten years and is pretty good at filtering out the shit stories.

Re:Who the hell is samzenpus? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 6 years ago | (#25074109)

he is some dude they hired to post stories like four or five years ago.

A cat is no trade for integrity. (3, Insightful)

robkore (251928) | more than 6 years ago | (#25073841)

I have to believe that people are now writing intentionally schizophrenic emails in the hopes to appear in this section, and as such still retain their cats.

No we're not! (2, Interesting)

gardyloo (512791) | more than 6 years ago | (#25073913)

Meow, we are!

Re:A cat is no trade for integrity. (1)

zappepcs (820751) | more than 6 years ago | (#25074209)

It's not as difficult as you simply believe to be listed in the rant sanctuary. A fervent rant against a yes comment is like turning around 360 degrees in the opposite direction, so it's clear as political speeches that you have no clue what they are talking about. Surely you have enough uncommon sense to surmise that to opine in the back alleys of slashdot is sublime when compared to posting on some other red comment news site. The evil underlords of slashdot have connived with trivial cunning to convince you to post pointlessly in the palacial purview of the idyllic idleness of Cowboy Neal's imaginings. Why, your sanctimonious slander of social news commentary condemnation is nearly pure evil, and should probably be better served by posting AC so we know who you are!! Be ashamed.

Getting into the google money pool (2, Insightful)

Wee (17189) | more than 6 years ago | (#25073853)

I was in the Google money pool for a few years. Getting in is easy, as long as you can pass 4 hellish interviews and wait 6 months for HR to respond.

Having said that, what you really need is a time machine. Go back to August 2004 and get hired. Even if you get a meager grant back then, you'll make out pretty well. Getting hired now, well, they aren't as forthcoming with the stock as they once were, and the base pay is pretty terrible. Free food, though.

-B

Re:Getting into the google money pool (1, Informative)

Anonymous Coward | more than 6 years ago | (#25074641)

Google made me an offer, but I turned it down. Their offer was 15K lower than my current company's offer, and their almost seemed to be this expectation of you being there 12 hours a day. That was just the impression I had from everyone I spoke with. It would be nice for people to have a clue when I tell them who I work for (I work for an industry-specific software company now), but I wouldn't trade my flexible hours, work from home whenever I want, and well above industry pay just for the name recognition.

Re:Getting into the google money pool (1)

Quasar1999 (520073) | more than 6 years ago | (#25074823)

Pay is horrible? Horrible compared to the industry average, or horrible compared to what you'd expect if you made it through the damned interviews which are even worse than the bullshit microsoft makes you go through?

Just curious... not bitter at all at the seemingly irrelevent brain teaser interview questions that have little to do with anything. Do they at least start out at a 6 figure salary if you make it through their mental maze?

Microsft own from 2004 (2, Informative)

jellomizer (103300) | more than 6 years ago | (#25073863)

Being by 2004, I think Windows XP SP2 came out and solved lot of the origional problems with XP. As well most modern computers can run XP smoothly and easilly. As well XP solved a lot of the problems that 95, 98 and ME had. Windows 2000 was still consiered Pro-Grade so not a lot of people used it. But XP being the first consumer focused using the NT Kernel. Also many of the virus and such started to clear up. Code Red and such... So yea there are less MS Bashing as they did fix a lot of the major problems they had.

Damn sellouts! (4, Funny)

ganjadude (952775) | more than 6 years ago | (#25073865)

You are working for the LHC too arent you.. I knew it the world IS going to end!!!!!!

Re:Damn sellouts! (1)

geekoid (135745) | more than 6 years ago | (#25074829)

It did end, fortunately as a by product time is now running backwards.

Simple (2, Funny)

tuxgeek (872962) | more than 6 years ago | (#25073873)

If even half of them were true, I would have a stack of W-2s as long as my arm every year for the tax man. The truth of the matter is, nobody here sits in their Microsoft smart chair, talking on their minion iPhone, while playing in the Google money pool. (If someone knows how to get into the Google money pool, please send me a mail.)

Avarice is easy, just sell your soul to Balmer

Amusing read (4, Interesting)

Reibisch (1261448) | more than 6 years ago | (#25073895)

Judging from the comments that most Idle stories bring these days, I think I must be about the only one to find these segments worthy of at least a chuckle. Of course they're mostly groaners, but at least I know what I'm getting myself into when I open it :)

Re:Amusing read (4, Insightful)

halivar (535827) | more than 6 years ago | (#25074457)

I like it, too, but you gotta remember: this is the internet. For every 10 happy people who won't post, there is 1 whiner who will.

Okay, I get a lot of value out of this (5, Interesting)

Xaedalus (1192463) | more than 6 years ago | (#25073901)

Don't dismiss this disagree mail thing. I'm finding it valuable actually as a sociological study. Think about it: there are people out there who actually get inflamed enough to write in and post this stuff. What kind of mind honestly works this way? To me, it's a viewpoint into a perspective way different from my own. And that is useful, because it reminds me that the world is not filled with my clones who all perceive the world the same way I do. Plus it is funny.

Re:Okay, I get a lot of value out of this (1, Troll)

bunratty (545641) | more than 6 years ago | (#25074005)

there are people out there who actually get inflamed enough to write in and post this stuff. What kind of mind honestly works this way?

You must be new here.

Re:Okay, I get a lot of value out of this (1)

gardyloo (512791) | more than 6 years ago | (#25074051)

Thinking that diverse opinions are limited to slashdot is a mistake. You might as well go read Conservapedia if you want to make a social study of various, erm... perspectives. I'd rather have this site be about news for nerds and stuff that matters.

Re:Okay, I get a lot of value out of this (1)

Archangel Michael (180766) | more than 6 years ago | (#25074055)

You know, I agree with everything you just said. Makes me wonder .....

Hey! Are you my Clone?

Re:Okay, I get a lot of value out of this (1)

geekoid (135745) | more than 6 years ago | (#25074759)

No, you are MY clone.

Re:Okay, I get a lot of value out of this (1)

Archangel Michael (180766) | more than 6 years ago | (#25074833)

Cool!!!!

Re:Okay, I get a lot of value out of this (1)

rickb928 (945187) | more than 6 years ago | (#25074105)

...and then there's the concept that for every one person that actually writes in with an incomprehensible rant about anything, there are a thousand or more equally disturbed and marginally functional individuals, who, sitting in their parents' basement all day, sleep-deprived and sunshine-deficient, are just thinking about writing something oh-so-clever to them, but virtually unreadable to the normal world upstairs, if not even to their blogmates and fellow fraggers who are equally incomprehensible but hide it around their wives, bosses, and gold futures brokers.

I'm not one of them, of course...

Re:Okay, I get a lot of value out of this (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 6 years ago | (#25074115)

I agree. I am fascinated with what must go on in some people's heads. The last one is a great example. The whole thing about "playing volleyball or bringing your cat to work" is so out of left field. Why would you say that? How is it like playing volleyball or bringing your cat to work? I am also amazed at the lack of grammer and/or spelling skills these people have. Every single piece of disagree mail so far is riddled with things that would make an English teacher pass out.

Re:Okay, I get a lot of value out of this (1)

Lobster Quadrille (965591) | more than 6 years ago | (#25074585)

I am also amazed at the lack of grammer and/or spelling skills

s/grammer/grammar/;

Re:Okay, I get a lot of value out of this (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 6 years ago | (#25074201)

Whatever dude, stop trading your cat for your integrity. Clearly you're in the wallet of the cat lobby.

SHhow their names (2, Interesting)

Wee (17189) | more than 6 years ago | (#25073925)

Hate to comment twice in one article, but I have to say: Show the names of the people writing you! Maybe not their email (though that would be OK), but at least their slashdot ID, if they have one. Shit, make it a requirement that they have a slashdot account before they write in.

It'd be much more fun if there was some accountability...

-B

its not that bad (5, Insightful)

smashin234 (555465) | more than 6 years ago | (#25073951)

No one makes you read these stories, if you don't like them, don't read them, that simple.

Although this batch isn't funny, some of the stories were so random that I actually did laugh (of course after my headache stopped due to the bad coloring scheme.) Post more pointless stories imo, like the guy talking about racism...

Man, (2, Funny)

IceCreamGuy (904648) | more than 6 years ago | (#25073953)

Now I really want to bring my cat to work. "Kitty no! Get out of the AS/400!"

Re:Man, (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 6 years ago | (#25074447)

Sometimes the only way to get an ERP upgrade is a CATastrophe...

Re:Man, (1)

ratnerstar (609443) | more than 6 years ago | (#25074897)

Just remember: a cat is no trade for integrity. On the other hand, I got a cat for my wife once; that was a great trade.

Uhuh... (1)

rickb928 (945187) | more than 6 years ago | (#25073985)

"I will have to find a news source that hasn't been swallowed by Google".

You do that.

Stuff that matters? (1)

argent (18001) | more than 6 years ago | (#25074001)

Here's some more disagreement: keep "idle" off the front page.

Re:Stuff that matters? (1, Informative)

Anonymous Coward | more than 6 years ago | (#25074249)

Turn Idle off in your user prefs, then. You can do it, you have a UID.

These might be funny if they weren't so lame (1)

postbigbang (761081) | more than 6 years ago | (#25074097)

C'mon, /., is that all you got? All of these geeks on Red Bull, off their meds, raging on hormones, and this is all we get? Puhleeze. Do us all the favor and just pull this thread's plug. Now-- before you make the rest of us growl, gnash our teeth, and wail. Mod me incredulous.

How much did these people pay to get FP'd? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 6 years ago | (#25074149)

Oh sure, random whiners just happened to appear on front page of Slashdot for free! Where is your intergrity, Slashdot? The front page should not mention any brand names and then we will know you are pure and worthy of our readership. You whores! Whores, I say!

I know, I know ... !! (1)

pz (113803) | more than 6 years ago | (#25074163)

There is no shortage of comments about us selling out or running advertisements as stories.

I know, I know, because you are running advertisements as stories!

Sometimes the answers are just so, right there for me.

Has it started yet? (1)

John Hasler (414242) | more than 6 years ago | (#25074203)

People composing "Disagree" emails in an attempt to get them published here?

Publish the names (1)

mschuyler (197441) | more than 6 years ago | (#25074207)

Why not publish the names of these folks? If they didn't write them as anonymous cowards, publish their names like every other slashdot post.

Re:Publish the names (1)

John Hasler (414242) | more than 6 years ago | (#25074487)

Perhaps because they were sent as private emails and not posted as public comments?

Hey where did that first guy get his stats... (1)

Technopaladin (858154) | more than 6 years ago | (#25074315)

I have long had some questions about slashdot. What is the percentage of people who post anon replies to their own posts? How many times does "I for one...Overlord" show up total and per article? Number of Apple ref on a MS thread vs Linux refs? and lasty... How many people request that Disagree emails should be ended? Has the number increased or decreased per week? I would prefer this in a chart form...maybe pie(yummm pie)

Misunderstanding (3, Insightful)

dedazo (737510) | more than 6 years ago | (#25074335)

I think the reason most people bitch about the Idle articles is not due to the fact that there is an Idle section or what it's about, but rather because it kind of a let down. I can't believe that after more than 10 years of being on the cross hairs of every nutjob and bored teenager on the internet, these are the weirdest emails you've received or the strangest stories you can tell.

If you're going to take up space on the front page with this, you better make it worth the while for people who read the site.

Oh hey (1)

kjzk (1097265) | more than 6 years ago | (#25074341)

"I am not a crook"
-Richard Milhous Nixon

Best expression evar (1)

MuValas (91840) | more than 6 years ago | (#25074501)

"A cat is no trade for integrity."

Wise words to live by, always.

In Microsoft's pocket? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 6 years ago | (#25074525)

"I've kept careful records of your stories for many years and I've got the evidence. ...
Pre-2004 showed a negative Microsoft story rate of 87% ...
From 2004 until today the negative story rate has crashed to a mere 62%"

So, more that half of your stories are anti-Microsoft? That MUST mean you're on their payroll. How much money do you make for saying good things about Microsoft SOME of the time. Must be quite the pretty penny. :-P

make fun (1)

WingedEarth (958581) | more than 6 years ago | (#25074717)

When you don't want to be caught in a conspiracy, simply make fun of the conspiracy theorists.

I love this feature (1)

geekoid (135745) | more than 6 years ago | (#25074729)

Keep up the good work.
As for you whiners, just ignore it. It's not like you have to read it, or it is replacing some other discussion.

Disagree mail makes me laugh (1)

catbertscousin (770186) | more than 6 years ago | (#25074789)

I actually LIKE the disagree mail . . . it brightens my day while I'm dealing with technophobes who are no more coherent than the folks writing these rants.

I try... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 6 years ago | (#25074809)

I keep reading Disagree Mail in the hope that it will get better. I think it peeked too early, though. I much prefer TDWTF.

Oh the humanity (1)

danieltdp (1287734) | more than 6 years ago | (#25074917)

Nothing hurts my eyes more than scrolling from the white-on-green area to the back-on-white one. Idle is pain, not pants!

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