With examples, iGuru summarizes the arguments in this post. Noted is the worrying influence of developers working in billion-dollar corporate giant Red Hat, the potential for infiltration and manipulation within and between systemd supporters, plus numerous possible security holes and vulnerabilities in the code. Meanwhile, systemd's 217 update was announced as implemented."
You'll notice that there was virtually no griefing or trolling in old MMOs.
I call bullshit.
From 2001 till 2004 I played the oldest of the popular online MMOs; Ultima Online. Trolling occurred through excessive player killing, disruption of guild activities and dungeoneering plus people doing some honest mining. It was characteristic celebrated amongst perpetrators and adrenaline junkies but reviled amongst those wanting a less combative, PvE experience.
It was already on the decrease when I joined up thanks to the introduction of a non-combat realm. Nowadays a few thousand people yearning for the lawlessness of the old UO have founded their own free servers replicating the 'Wild West' culture.
Trolling isn't exclusive to new MMOs or modern forums, social media and so on. It was present in the early days of Usenet, the earliest chat rooms and IRC channels, and from the very first online games venturing beyond LAN and Intranet play.
Taco Bell should release a Bland Sauce for her. It would basically be chopped tomatoes with a little onion.
Plus a couple of preservatives, some xanthan gum, and a few other chemicals to match those in the food itself.
Fuck Slashdot Beta. Fuck it straight to oblivion.
Contact Alice Hill, honcho at Dice/Slashdot, to make yourself heard: http://www.linkedin.com/pub/al...
CowboyNeal: Governor Alice. I should have expected to find you holding Beta's leash. I recognized your foul stench when I was brought onboard.
Alice Hill: Charming to the last. You don't know how hard I found it, signing the order to terminate Slashdot.
CowboyNeal: [sarcastically] I'm surprised you had the courage to take the responsibility yourself.
Hill: CowboyNeal, before Slashdot's execution, I would like you to be my guest at a ceremony that will make the Beta shitfest operational. No tech site will dare oppose Dice now.
CowboyNeal: The more you tighten your grip, Hill, the more tech sites will slip through your fingers.
Hill: Not after we demonstrate the power of this revamp. In a way, you have determined the choice of the website that will be destroyed first. Since you are reluctant to provide us with the location of the rogue site relaunch base, I have chosen to implement Beta's destructive power on your favorite website of Slashdot.
CowboyNeal: [shocked] No! Slashdot is peaceful. We have no hot grits. You can't possibly–
Hill: You would prefer another target? Then name the system! [stepping closer to CowboyNeal and pinning him against Slashdot's editors] I grow tired of asking this, so it will be the last time. Where is the revamp based?
CowboyNeal: [looks at Slashdot for a moment, then, resigned] AltSlashdot. They're on AltSlashdot.
Hill: There. You see, editors? She can be reasonable. [to sysadmin] Continue with the operation. You may launch Beta when ready.
CowboyNeal: [panicked] What?!
Hill: You are far too trusting. AltSlashdot is too small to make an effective demonstration, but don't worry. We will deal with your revivalist friends soon enough.
Fuck Beta! Everyone get in touch with Alice Hill, the person who actually runs the show at Dice - her LinkedIn.
There's some talk of this in another submission thread - http://slashdot.org/firehose.pl?op=view&type=submission&id=3319369.
What's needed most at present is unity and a little organization.
How about simply 'AltSlash.org' ? So long as the site isn't too similar to Slashdot classic it might just work. Sounds a bit reminiscent of Usenet though, and there are certainly technical hurdles as unitron says.
Look at how people are condemning Beta, getting twenty or so Beta condemning submissions modded up and flooding topic after topic. If we could rally around a single revival and steadily promote it, especially in the days and weeks leading up to when Classic dies off for good, then a percentage of people will likely make the exodus. Even if it's a small hardcore, it'll still be more than Slashdot had in its early days.
We could even ask CowboyNeal to join the show!
Granted, it takes cash to run sites like these, but they were fine before. The question is, do some of you here want to band together, get whatever is available of slashcode and rebuild this community somewhere else? We can try to make it as it once was, a haven of geeky knowledge and frosty piss, delivered free of charge in a clean community moderated format."
The installation hit a snag early on, sources said, when Mr. Gates repeatedly received an error message informing him that his PC ran into a problem that it could not handle and needed to restart.
After failing to install the upgrade by lunchtime, Mr. Gates summoned the new Microsoft C.E.O. Satya Nadella, who attempted to help him with the installation, but with no success.
While the two men worked behind closed doors, one source described the situation as “tense.”
“Bill is usually a pretty calm guy, so it was weird to hear some of that language coming out of his mouth,” the source said.
A Microsoft spokesman said only that Mr. Gates’s first day in his new job had been “a learning experience” and that, for the immediate future, he would go back to running Windows 7."
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That said, I want to ask Dice why they are so eager to kill off Slashdot.
Is there a secret buyer somewhere waiting to grab this domain, Dice ? Just tell us. There are those amongst us who can afford to pay for the domain. What we want is to have a Slashdot that we know, that we can use, that we can continue to share information with all others.
Please stop all your destructive plans for Slashdot, Dice."