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+ - 250 Comment Limit-Admins Make Feedback Unpopular?

Submitted by peipas
peipas (809350) writes "Recently Slashdot began only showing 250 comments at a time by default, severely castrating the ability of frequent visitors to the website to make reasonable comments when not all were visible by default. A submission was made on the firehose that was red hot for an extensive period until it was suddenly flagged as "blue", the lowest rating, permanently. Where did this assignment originate?"

+ - Can I Make Slashdot Show More Than 250 Comments? 1

Submitted by peipas
peipas (809350) writes "Recently when viewing Slashdot I've noticed that if I leave a comment my comment does not appear upon refreshing the article's discussion. Upon further review and this happening multiple times, including my making comments that are redundant I have discovered Slashdot is now limiting my discussion viewing to 250 comments and I need to click "more" to see the full conversation. How can I restore the full view without needing to remember that extra click each time and seeming like a fool if I don't? How can people possibly contribute intelligently to Slashdot's main appeal, discussion, if it's not presented in full by default? My girlfriend tells me Facebook makes changes like this all the time."

Comment: Re:Microsoft Office 2010, Dissected (Score 1) 291

by peipas (#32105938) Attached to: Microsoft Office 2010, Dissected

The most important keyboard shortcut I use in Outlook 2007 is to select my signature. Unfortunately, it is extremely similar to the keyboard shortcut for setting high importance and easy to accidentally trigger, so yes, I send more than my share of falsely "high importance" messages. It's so silly that I actually write apology follow ups when this happens.

I think Outlook 2007 has been the best edition so far overall (haven't used 2010) yet they still struggle to avoid going gold without the most fundamental usability issues.

Comment: Re:Safe to Fly! (Score 2, Funny) 410

by peipas (#31890686) Attached to: EU Conducts Test Flights To Assess Impact of Volcanic Ash On Aircraft

Thanks to your comment I read the Wikipedia article in its entirety and the below excerpt is phenomenal:

Despite the lack of time, [Captain Eric] Moody made an announcement to the passengers that has been described as "a masterpiece of understatement":

Ladies and gentlemen, this is your captain speaking. We have a small problem. All four engines have stopped. We are doing our damnedest to get them under control. I trust you are not in too much distress.

Comment: Re:Good thing (Score 4, Insightful) 949

by peipas (#31681310) Attached to: New Litigation Targets 20,000 BitTorrent-Using Downloaders

I would love to see a viable legal alternative to my current setup

It's more than that, though, because your current setup in many cases should be legal.

How many dollars have been stolen from consumers by way of the politicians that have been bought to extend copyright on works that should have entered the public domain decades ago (copyright is supposed to be for the public benefit, which is why their government enacted it), and how does this compare to the money the industry claims is being stolen now? I think they may owe us a perpetually growing chunk of change, in fact.

And as a preemptive strike against the pedantic counterpoint, let's assume for these purposes that yes, selling somebody the Brooklyn Bridge is stealing from them.

Comment: Re:Only if... (Score 1) 427

by peipas (#31029874) Attached to: Craig Mundie Wants "Internet Driver's Licenses"

That's a good point. To bring in a car analogy, there are laws and standards regarding the vehicles permitted on the road. Would a Microsoft bigwig be championing this idea if it meant an NHTSA would be regulating their ass?

Sounds great actually. Coupled with the Justice Department discouraging monopoly abuse, we'd have the another regulator preventing MS from putting a house of knives on the road.

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