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Journal: Why I have no friends and no foes.

Journal by apathy maybe

I've just removed all the people I had listed as friends and foes. Why? Simple. Slashdot is big, really big. While there are a few names that I recognise and pay attention to (both 'friends' and 'foes'), there is no way of knowing if that is reciprocal.

Because Slashdot is big, most comments are drowned.

Anyway, I have no attachment to any of my 'friends' or 'foes', except for what little information I have gleaned from their posts. That isn't enough for me to consider them either friends or foes.

I have a journal entry about using signatures (a just as valid methodology as any other when you don't know anyone) to decide whether to go friend or foe, but this isn't really valid. After all, they change. Etc.

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Journal: Mod points and Anonymous Cowards. 3

Journal by apathy maybe

See for example
What we have is an anonymous user who made a stupid comment. They got modded offtopic, even though the comment had relevance to the article (vaguely). It was then modded underrated (a bit stupid if you ask me).

Then another anonymous user made a comment about wasting mod points. Modded offtopic.

The question is, will the third anonymous post also be modded down?

Stay tuned. Mods wasting good mod points on Anonymous users. (If you're just going to waste them, give them to me and I'll make *good* use of them.)

Edit: I just realised I can edit things. Here is another example of stupidity.


And here is one I didn't participate in ... (nor the others of course...)
Honestly, I don't participate in this...

An off-topic comment gets modded troll.
Question is, will the following two comments also get modded down? Or just ignored?
Stupid racists.

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Journal: Sigs

Journal by apathy maybe

For your infomation I place people on my foes list who have signatures I don't like. Actually I also place people who has signatures that I agree with but have problems with.

example : "Food not Bombs is a nice platitude but it breaks down when you notice that the Bombees are usually well fed"

The problem I have with this signature is that it is like saying that charities are a nice platitude, but it breaks down when you notice that the volunteers are usually well clothed/feed/etc. I participate in Food not Bombs, as do many others I know. One reason we are well feed is that we dumpster dive (skipping for UK readers). We are living the philosphy of reducing waste, by eating what would otherwise be taken to a landfill. What is wrong with that?

Smash the state!

In the sciences, we are now uniquely priviledged to sit side by side with the giants on whose shoulders we stand. -- Gerald Holton