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Comment: Re:Its because she refused to censor a question (Score 1) 144 144

both parties are at being professional in that they aren't talking about the reasons why it occurred...."

Is it professional not to tell the community why you fired an admin of a community site? I don't think that it is. I think that it's half-assed and can only lead to unnecessary speculation which could be avoided by being straightforward. The only reason not to make a public announcement making the situation clear is if they're not acting in their integrity, and legal wants to sit on the announcement like it's an egg and wait for it to hatch.

Comment: Re:Indeed (Score 1) 144 144

There's some serious gold under the shit, and it's very cathartic to speak freely with effectively no consequence to yourself (or even an online identity).

You can come up with a throwaway identity on almost any site. Very few take any real steps to verify your identity. That's not special. Reddit just seems to lack any sphincter control. When people act like assholes, they are encouraged rather than discouraged. So yeah, there's some gems under the turds, but mostly it's just a big fat circle jerk. It's not like Slashdot is so wonderful; Since Dice took over it's mostly been a big whine-fest since they keep shitting on it. But don't act like reddit is some paragon. It's the diamond in the cowfield all over again. Mostly turds, and if you go looking for the one diamond, you mostly just get shit on you.

Comment: Re:Indeed (Score 0) 144 144

You're talking to grown adults.

[citation needed]
On the occasions on which I have visited reddit, I have seen very little evidence of that.
When a reddit thread is posted to the outside world, it's usually so that we can all point and laugh.

There isn't anything wrong with our behaviour, nor are we the "MRA/Republican/Stromfront/Rascist/Misogyo-nerd" strawmen you and your authoritarian friends constantly paint us as.

Perhaps those are just the people who post the most.

It's getting tiresome to have the open, free, principled sites and communications networks we built being labeled as "septic tanks" by the likes of yourself;

If they didn't have so much shit in them, they wouldn't smell quite so much like septic tanks.

We are not burning down the bridges we have built to the future just because you have found a half dozen trolls making cruel jokes in the darkest corner of the web.

You didn't build anything. Reddit built something and you infested it, and now it's sinking into the usual commercial quagmire and you're fleeing like the rats you are. It was never anything to you other than a resource that someone else provided and from which you could benefit.

That's fine, actually, just don't kid yourself.

There are 2 billion people online, we built this network for them,

Who is this "we"? You don't even have a name.

and we will not turn around and hand it over to your feelings, your agendas, or your petty lust for power.

It's not yours to control. You're just the product. You are now being prepared for consumption.

You people are the creationists of the internet, and you are not taking us back to the stone age.

You people are the rednecks of the internet, and YEEHAW I GOTS MY FREE SPEECH BUT DON'T KNOW WHERE TO POINT IT.

Comment: Re:Domain Registrars are all scammers (Score 1) 72 72

Don't ever take a chance with your domains, register them for 10 years at a time. GoDaddy, while having some useful services, will fuck you.

I thought we all knew that GoDaddy is a bunch of super shitbags by now. If you search a domain there and don't buy it, they often do... and squat it. They can't DIAF soon enough.

Comment: You can't really do bankruptcy anymore (Score 1) 158 158

Not in America anyway. The laws changed and you can no longer discharge debt less than 100k. It's not the clean slate it used to be.

That's really the biggest trouble in America today. Everyone believes there's this safety net, but it's gone. Clinton gutted it in the 90s during the .com boom while the economy was doing so well nobody noticed...

Comment: Re:Hm (Score 1) 144 144

It just needs voting/some moderation on top of it.

So what we need is a newsreader which implements a web of trust. People sign their messages. You assign scores to people, when you do the system automagically downloads their pubkey, and their scoring file which contains pubkeys for the people they've scored. Their scores get weighted by your score for them and incorporated into your scoring system... And you could have multiple webs so you could have different experiences. Seems relatively straightforward, so the community should cook up a bodgy implementation in a decade or so

Comment: Re:Pao Wants "Safe Spaces" for Shills and Ideologu (Score 1) 144 144

What these companies seem to fail to understand is that by having "the community" do their work for them without pay, they lose any kind of hold on the site and the community.

What they fail to understand and when they fail to understand it is that the community doesn't give a shit about them and right away. The community just wants a host to infest.

Comment: Re:What could possibly go wrong? (Score 1) 119 119

And it should be pointed out that the whole point of locations is that they be basically what the death camps are today- aka, public places, museums, etc. It's entirely possible that they were not added to troll, but simply on the idea of "hey, people are around here to learn, lets put a portal here because it is interesting for the players who come here".

That could be, or they could have actually known there was a concentration of Jews in the opposing faction in their area. We can't tell from here. Given that this is the internet we're talking about, I'd give about even odds.

Comment: Like a Confederate Flag (Score 0, Offtopic) 144 144

I miss fatpeoplehate, because any time someone said something good about it, I knew they were a piece of shit. I don't know enough about Reddit to know which boards to have that opinion of, so I just have that opinion of all of 'em now... because Reddit is home to big collections of jackholes, and they're proud.

Comment: Re:Drone It (Score 1) 805 805

So for $1 Trillion, we can maybe step up part of the now-more-limited capability (loss of A-10 capability, smaller number of aircraft requiring longer maintenance intervals between sorties) air campaign? Maybe? And we're doing this because our elected officials have constructed a system of perverse incentives that discourages efficiency and competence and encourages ludicrous waste?

(None of this being news to me, just confirming we're on the same page; in which case we're talking about two different things. I'm speaking of what ought to happen in a sane, sensible world and you're speaking of what will actually happen because unrestricted representative democracy has yielded idiocy, incompetence, and impotence at the top.)

"Experience has proved that some people indeed know everything." -- Russell Baker