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Journal Journal: Bizarro of the day: Do-not-call is good for telemarketers

OK, when I get called by telemarketers, my first impulse is to be extremely rude to them, foul langauge, etc.

I won't buy things I need when I'm cold-called.

But I usually won't be rude, I'll at least ask them politely to never call me again.

But now I've got four numbers on the do-not-call list, and it seems to me that the telemarketers should be happy to know that they needen't wast their time calling me, because I won't ever, ever buy products or services I do not solicit myself.

So even for the industries not bound by the DNC list (banks, phone companies, insurance, *sigh*), it should be worth their while to not call me, neh?

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Journal Journal: What's better than Karma? Replies

Ok, probably nobody will read this, since I have few friends, foes, freaks and fans, but I had a thought worth posting.

I comment only a couple times a week, occasionally posting something I know will swallow a little Karma, but usually trying to be significant or occasionally funny.

The egoboo of being modded up is nice... but I'm always happier when someone replies. It's a conversation, perhaps a debate. More often than not, I'll reply to that poster.

The further down in the tree, the less likely it is to be modded -- because people don't look down the trees, and because the reply to the reply is likely to be a day later.

That makes me think that rewards on this site should be weighted towards replies, esp. replies that get modded up. And a mod on a reply is probably worth more than a top-level mod.

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Journal Journal: First Bloggish Thing

So... I finally start actually logging in, and it's fun. I've posted a few messages, gotten positive responses. I needed the egoboo yesterday too -- work is in a calm-before-storm mode.

Metamoderated 3 times since yesterday noon!?

Acquired a fan -- hmm.

But since the first few hours, the posted topics just haven't been what I want to talk about. I need something to keep up my enthusiasm, or I'll fade back to lurk mode.

Maybe I'll go back to reading up on Python, for the Chandler proj.

If you didn't have to work so hard, you'd have more time to be depressed.

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