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Comment: Re: Just shit in the camera users mouths (Score -1, Offtopic) 478

by j-stroy (#46277965) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: Anti-Camera Device For Use In a Small Bus?
Just back from my week long boycott of slashdot. I'd have to disagree with AC the other website has functioned perfectly for me. And more so by it's interest in serving it's community of users. Is it just me? Or has there been a marked increase in submissions here?

anyways for those who missed it, dice holdings has pissed of a large portion of the slashdot userbase. We have left the site enmasse. Regardless of the number of submissions, the quantity of comments has diminished greatly here. And at the heart of it, that is the attraction of this site for most.

Comment: Re: Correct Authority (Score 4, Insightful) 161

by j-stroy (#46186635) Attached to: Graphene Conducts Electricity Ten Times Better Than Expected
I feel the loss of the comment threads as much as you jellomizer. Which is exactly what this whole thing is about. The new site model nukes the existing message board structure.

Rather than see these as off topic posts, spamming the message boards, try the perspective that there is only one topic until this issue is resolved to the communities satisfaction and that these comments are in fact using the message boards for their intended purpose: maintaining a moderated discussion guided by the consensus generated by the readership.

These posts have become the most effective manner of communicating to the correct authority. The correct authority in this case is the broad readership, some of whom are just learning about this. The other authority is the controlling entities who have thus far made some poor choices about not responding to the communities posts in the designated channels. Therefore this is the next step in a spectrum of responses.

I personally apologize to you for the necessity of this step which has been provoked by the site operators. I do hope things change quickly, since I love slashdot. I am slashdot.

Comment: Adding new code is the problem (Score 1, Insightful) 176

A change of course can be made overnight. There has been no commitment to maintain what the community that creates this site on a daily basis requires.

If you think fixing the unspeakable new site with new code is an option, you probably don't understand the fundamental problems with it, aside from the look and feel. It ain't Slashdot. That's the problem.

Comment: Ironic Error (with white space and ascii boxes) (Score -1) 158

by j-stroy (#46182599) Attached to: NYPD Is Beta-Testing Google Glass
The most ironic thing is this filter error I got when trying to emulate the Beta with ascii art: "Filter error: Please use fewer 'junk' characters."

Even the comment filter from classic says "Fuck Beta" for the whitespace and excessive line boxes

Honest to gosh, was this some high school project? I mean seriously, the images don't even show up with the correct aspect ratio, they're all squished.

Comment: Civil disobedience & perseverance = Solution (Score 0) 2219

by j-stroy (#46180649) Attached to: Slashdot Tries Something New; Audience Responds!
Boycott as scheduled. The point must be made firmly.

Aside from being forthright communication, this thread is also a PR move designed to fragment a strong movement. It is crucial to not relent. This is only the first step. We must show teeth and continue this demonstration.

Do not be swayed by shiny beads and poison blankets. Fuck Beta.

Comment: you're a towel (Score 0) 271

by j-stroy (#46180399) Attached to: Skinny Puppy Wants Compensation For Music Used in US Interrogations
No really. This present system works, as evidenced in this thread.

Yes, this is the community using the community forum to discuss a meta issue "Things that matter". If you're looking for someone to blame, blame the thrust of this site dismembering. There won't be anything left for you in the future. By your complaint you're actually with us brother. Be grateful your community is still here to listen to your opinion. We're not as bad as the rest of the great unwashed, so take a stand for what you actually want. We are your allies despite your churlish trollishness.

You know you've landed gear-up when it takes full power to taxi.