Most people are consumers of tweets. They follow people, click through their links / updates etc. If you look at forums and other community media, you'll see that getting >10% of users to contribute is actually VERY good.
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The analogy is incorrect. The builder is often the business owner and it is the business that is paying to remedy the defects. If the mechanic at a car dealer got something wrong, it would be the car dealership's problem, not the employee's problem (he could get fired
Costs of bugs / fixes etc are built into the product development cycle.
Would be another story if you came into office drunk and added a whole lot of code that then needed to get fixed. i.e. You were personally negligent and should be held liable for your actions (in my opinion).
>> Slashdot has many faults, but editing and deleting posts that don't agree with the editors doesn't seem to be one of them.
And this discussion is a testament to that.
What i meant was, you own the resources / IP, bring together a few volunteers.
Developing a community will take time. It is a percentages game
So do the math and see if it is worth it.
You've got the star power to pull together a few hundred people. That is a better starting point than most people would have.
Quite happy to help with the stack and hosting, and other issues you may have, although I suspect you will not need help.
>> I may not have a 4 digit id, but I have a 5 digit one. Please listen to the voices of experience here.
4 or 5 does not matter. What matters is that there is a core group of contributors ("Audience") that does not like what they see.
Something just does not feel right with the new site
I'm not saying design for Lynx or Amiga
WP should be fairly easy to modify to look like
Could be done very easily with Wordpress and moderated submissions. Comment ratings plugins exist
The problem is getting users to submit content. Trust me, the crowd that is so willing to go "Fuck Beta", is not the people submitting / moderating. Atleast thats what I think... .
From what I gather this is a civil issue. Not a criminal issue. Would you post links to Google maps pointing people to houses in your neighbourhood that are not locked? Sure there is some vague journalistic value to posting such links... but there is also an issue of responsibility.
As much as everyone likes to hate Bill Gates - India and a number of other countries owe him (and the global Rotary community) for helping in this effort. More on End Polio.
Forum owners have dealt with this stuff for a while... Shills have been around for centuries.
This is not news at all, it is the cost of doing business on the user generated web.
" hosting 32 terabytes of DRAM memory and up to 384 processor cores with 8-threads per core. "
Let me be the first to point out the Beowulf possibilities with a few hundred of these clustered together.
An admirably thorough guide to the tools of the production-line meat processing trade. The superb colour photographs particularly made it a perfect gift for my 15 year old daughter who is showing alarming signs of not becoming vegetarian.
Smith and Stybbard have written a gem in this book. It's certainly helped me to take control of my dog's idiosyncratic toilet habits. My pug Grendel now dances to my tune, be it on walks, in the garden or merely impressing friends and family. A word of caution - take care when choosing your "command words" and "smart phrases" to avoid words your dog is likely to hear on the television. It took 4 episodes of Ali McBeal before I realised that my "full evacuation" command was in the theme song.