dslauson writes | more than 8 years ago
Here's a list of things that drive me nuts about Slashdot. Not enough to make me stop reading it while I'm supposed to be working, of course.
Standard ask Slashdot question: I'm trying to do (task), but I don't want to expend any money or resources. Can somebody recommend some open source software? Search the forums like the rest of us.
No matter what the story or context, Google && Apple == Good, Microsoft == Evil
BSOD references in any Microsoft story. Come on, it's been a while since Windows 98, right?
Purely semantic arguments. Example: if you mention the open source business model, people jump all over you saying that open source is a development model, not a business model. Can we all agree that there is a business model that has developed around the open source development model? So why can't we call it what it is?
First post. Need I say more?
IANAL. I don't know why this bugs me. It probably shouldn't, but it does.
People who have nothing to say, but still want people to listen to them.
OK don't get me wrong. I still love this site. I'm just airing some dirty laundry because I'm in a surly mood, I guess. Hooray!!!
Yeah, so my Karma just went up to "Excellent". That's kind of cool. Or, kind of nerdy. I guess it depends on who you're talking to, and whether or not they're ever kissed a girl on the lips (besides their mom).
dslauson writes | more than 7 years ago
So, I've been a passive./ reader for quite a while now, but I've only recently started the transition toward becoming an active./ poster and member.
You probably all remember what that was like. The most tangible thing about it is that desire for mod points. I don't even really know what it gets me to have lots of mod points. I just know it signifies that people are reading things I've written and finding them valuable in some way.
Anyway, I'll try to keep the mod-point whoreing down to a minimum, and if you see me out there in./ land, please be gentle.