crossmr writes "Since I moved halfway across the world, I have found that a lot of websites and software likes to make assumptions about you based on your IP. While it isn't obvious if you move to a country that has the same native language as you it becomes rather apparent when you move to a country with a different native language. Besides Windows Live Messenger sending me updates in Korean, even though I've selected English as my language and my account was created in an English speaking country years ago, Microsoft has taken this a step further with Bing and absolutely destroying links people send. A Bing video was linked on facebook today. Those of you in North America and maybe the UK will have no issue viewing the video. However here in South Korea Microsoft has decided that instead of serving the linked content, they're going to break the link and redirect to a local provider doing a search for itself. While I can appreciate that a site like google redirects to a Korean version when you go to google.com from Korea, they don't invalidate links to deeper content just because you're out of the country. I cannot find any obvious way to disable this "service". I had no inclination to use Bing before, but even less now."
I check my user page on old comments fairly regularly. Usually once a day to see if there have been replies or moderation. I don't specifically recall checking it yesterday, but I think I did. Today upon checking it I noticed a slew of flamebait/troll/redundant moderation on extremely old stories that didn't seem to be previously there. I thought slashdot turned moderation off on stories that were more than a few days old, but I certainly don't recall previously seeing the flamebait on the May 5th comment and 12 days seems to be back to the point it would have been shut off. It might be interesting if slashdot would at least display when something was moderated, because that kind of moderation to suddenly appear on several comments at once certainly seems fishy.