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Captain Splendid's Journal: Fuck this shit 11

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I know the complaint's as old as the hills, and I know there are actual, serious, thought out reasons why this is so, but 2 minutes between posts starts getting really fucking annoying once you've got 3 comments queued up.

Which has the effect of rendering shiny karma and a sub almost pointless. Which leads me to troll, worsening the s/n ratio.

Is that what you really want, Taco?
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Fuck this shit

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  • Yesterday I was forced to wait five minutes, and if you want to post AC occasionally (replies to AC posts etc) it's often as long as an hour.

    I wonder if it's Taco or Slashdot's resident authoritarian who's setting the wait times?

  • What annoys the piss out of me is when I have a 3 word comment, for example I made an error and someone corrected it, and I want to agree that I was in error by posting "you are correct" but the retarded filter says sixteen seconds is too short. Then you hit the back button and type the God damned thing in again, because they won't even hold the comment you typed.

    What kind of "nerd" site penalizes you for literacy and typing skills?

    Has slashdot jumped the shark?

    • What kind of "nerd" site penalizes you for literacy and typing skills?

      Well, you can always edit your comments...

      Wait. Slashdot doesn't let you do what every other site on the planet allows you to do? Really?

      Here's my theory about the thing. I think Pudge, who is generally responsible for 90% of these problems from what I can tell (Taco set up the site and appears to have over-all control over it, but it seems to be Pudge who does the bulk of the tweaking) isn't really a programmer. I think he's a syst

      • by mcgrew (92797) *

        I don't know how good a programmer Pudge is, but he really REALLY sucks at design.

        I had an online conversation with him in one of his journals about art just yesterday; it was about the "impeach bush" xmas ornament. Without showing any indication that he had any training in the field (Art & Design was my major) he had the idea that he knew what art was.

        You can't teach someone something if they think they already know it. That's Pudge's #1 problem, far and beyond his political views. In fact, I think his

      • Fascinating comment. As a bit of a sysadmin myself, I can't help but agree.

        However, being the perverse fellow that I am, I actually like not being able to edit my comments. You got to get it right first time and that's it. In a weird way, that works for me just fine. time restrictions, on the other hand, are just wasting my life for no good goddamned reason.
  • This is far and away my biggest issue with slashdot. I'll log in, have a bunch of messages and want to reply to a few - but for me it can often be more than 2 minutes between.

  • And one of the many reasons I ain't ever comin' back.

    Except to read journals and occasionally comment.

    Hm. Now that I think about it, I may even stop coming back to read the journals.

  • Seriously, why the wait?

    Or make it karma-dependent.

  • I know this will sound excessive, but is it time to fork slashdot? It's relatively easy to put together a site like slashdot with most of the annoying issues fixed. But what makes slashdot great is the community. Is it time to build a new site and start a movement to get everyone to switch?

    • Interesting question. If so, it would probably be better to pick one of the already-using slashcode-sites, of which there are a few. As for myself, wordpress/domain setup is almost complete to my satisfaction. For the short term, I'll be sharing my time here and there, see how it goes, and adjust accordingly.

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