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Bennett's Whimsi-Geek Gift Guide For 2012

Escaflowne Blocking a contributor? (57 comments)

Is there a way to block all posts related to Bennett just like how I already block any post by Roblimo? I don't believe there is a way, but if anyone knows, please let me know.

I have absolutely no interest in anything he writes and would prefer if I could filter them out of my front page.


about 2 years ago

Which Comic Character Is the Greatest Engineer?

Escaflowne Idle? (316 comments)

Shouldn't this be tagged as idle and thus be filtered out (for me)?

I think I've found an editor worse than Samzempus and Roblimo.

more than 3 years ago

Book Review: PostgreSQL 9.0 High Performance

Escaflowne Re:I realize this is off-topic... (75 comments)

This is another ignorant question, but how do you filter them out manually? I thought by setting them to "brief best only" in the Sections option was doing just that?

Or did you simply mean filtering them manually in my head? If you mean that then well..that sucks :(.

Deep down I know you're right and it won't be fixed, but here's hoping. I've read /. for over 10 years and it's upsetting that the site just gets more "broken" or rather, doesn't allow users to even manually edit it to their liking. The same thing is happening to pretty much every Gizomodo site too :(.

Anyway thanks for the reply.

more than 3 years ago

Book Review: PostgreSQL 9.0 High Performance

Escaflowne I realize this is off-topic... (75 comments)

I realize this is off-topic, but I have e-mailed the admins and gotten no response so I figured a fellow slashdot member might be able to help me.

Ever since the new design went live, slashdot seems to ignore my preferences. For example, I have "book reviews" filtered so I do not see the entire article (since I am not interested) and yet they still pop up on the front page with full text. It's a minor annoyance, but I was wondering if this is just a problem in the new design or something I'm doing wrong.

Similarly, the exclusions by keyword does not seem to be working beyond a single word (in my case "idle"). If I put multiple keywords (like "bookreview") it makes my entire front page empty. I have tried with spaces, commands, semi-colons, etc.

Again, I realize this is grossly off-topic, but I am hoping a fellow user could help me make my slashdot experience better (or back to how I enjoyed it).


more than 3 years ago

Slashdot Launches Re-Design

Escaflowne Classic (i.e. Old) Format? (2254 comments)

Is there a reason the "classic" index option is no longer available? I guess I hate change, but I've been using the classic index for 10+ years since it was a lot cleaner and simpler. Can you please allow those of us who prefer the old/classic index to turn that option back on? Technically you already have the options available so please allow us users to turn them back on (or off).

Also hitting submit for some of the Options doesn't do anything. I keep trying to fix my timezone and it doesn't change.

more than 3 years ago

Japanese Guts Are Made For Sushi

Escaflowne Idle? (309 comments)

What a surprise, samzenpus posting an idle article on the main page under a heading such as Science or Your Rights Online so his articles get more views.

Seriously, take a look at the articles you've posted today samzenpus and the sections you placed them in. All, but one of your stories are Idle and yet all of them appear on the main page.

Thanks for bypassing my filters and cluttering up people's pages with your nonsense.

more than 4 years ago

Timmy O'Riley By L. Hadron and the Colliders

Escaflowne Re:I thought I turned off Idle (62 comments)

I must be missing something, but I too have turned the Idle section off (or so I thought) where only a small title is shown, not the full article, but this crap still gets through it. What did you enable to filter this out accordingly? Perhaps I am unable to see the options you mention since I am using "Classic" Mode?

In any case, I am getting quite sick of idle stories continuously showing up on my front page. The quality of this site has been trending down in the last year and this is no small reason (i.e. idle stories being tagged as news).

more than 4 years ago

Pedro Matias Sets New Texting Record At Mobile World Cup

Escaflowne ScuttleMonkey = Samzempus? Since when? (70 comments)

When did Samzempus hack into ScuttleMonkey's account? I've yet to see any of the other moderators post inane idle crap in another section. I hope it's a one-off ScuttleMonkey. We don't need two Samzempuses on the site :(.

more than 4 years ago

Man Uses Drake Equation To Explain Girlfriend Woes

Escaflowne Re:I blocked 'Idle' (538 comments)

Because Samzempus purposely puts idle material under "Science" or "Technology" so that it gets views. He knows most of us block idle, so the only way to get views on his stupid shit is by bypassing our filters.

I wonder if there's a way to contact the /. admins and ask for him to be fired. He does it every single day and the quality of the site has gone down considerably due to it. I'd be fine if he properly labeled idle things idle, but he doesn't. Based on comments it seems there are quite a few of us who wish he'd be fired. Maybe if we all mailed the admins, it could happen?

Probably wishful thinking :/.

more than 4 years ago

Air Canada Ordered To Provide Nut-Free Zone

Escaflowne Re:why is this on slashdot? (643 comments)

Best part is it's in the "Technology" section and not Idle. I've seen SamZempus do this for years and I'm getting rather sick of it. I wish there was a way to talk to the rest of the board and ask that they fire him. I'm fairly certain I am not the only one who finds 50% of his posts rather useless.

more than 4 years ago

Best Man Rigs Newlyweds' Bed To Tweet During Sex

Escaflowne Seriously (272 comments)

Is anyone else getting sick of samzempus purposely marking an idle article as 'science' or 'technology' that is clearly idle just so it gets more views? We already know you mis-tag articles purposely so they get more views (most people filter out idle), but seriously do your job correctly.

Most of us come on this site for relevant technology and science news and do our part by filtering out articles we are not interested in. I for one do not appreciate when this particular moderator purposely bypasses my filter on a near daily basis just to get more views or 'prestige' within the site. If anything you're becoming more infamous as being the moderator that posts useless things. /rant

more than 4 years ago

The Perfect Way To Slice a Pizza

Escaflowne Re:Shocking (282 comments)

The part where this is classified under 'science' and thus goes above my personal filter. I already filter out idle stories, but this obviously still came through since it's under 'science.'

It's a way to inflate the number of reads on a story they contribute since they already know many people filter out idle stories. It's getting ridiculous lately.

more than 4 years ago

The Perfect Way To Slice a Pizza

Escaflowne Shocking (282 comments)

What a surprise! Another useless idle post by samzenpus.

more than 4 years ago

Rock Band Creators Hit With Class Action Lawsuit

Escaflowne GH Lawsuit? Please (79 comments)

Hopefully there won't be a Guitar Hero World Tour lawsuit.

Activision surprisingly handled the overly sensitive drum kits pretty well by providing consumers with a drum tuning kit that you ran on your PC. They even sent you a MIDI -> USB cable for free if you didn't have one to hook up to the drums.

I was at first unhappy about my defective drum kit, but after using the program, I'm a happy customer. Best of all, it didn't cost me a dime while I hear EA has been charging for 'repairs' to their defective hardware.

more than 5 years ago

Early Reviews Reflect Well On Mirror's Edge

Escaflowne Motion Sickness (73 comments)

Unfortunately although the game is visually stunning and innovative, I found the demo to be pretty disorienting and am not sure if I will buy the game due to the discomfort.

Maybe it gets better as you get used to the game? Who knows.

more than 5 years ago


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