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Journal Journal: Trollin', trollin' trollin! Keep those mod points flowin'!

The mods are fucking blowin' SLASHDOOOOOOOT!

I trolled pretty hard this morning, and used up quite a number of mod points:

I am a bigshot Slashdot editor!, posted to MySQL A Threat to Bigwigs?, has been moderated Offtopic (-1).

It is currently scored (0).

I am a bigshot Slashdot editor!, posted to MySQL A Threat to Bigwigs?, has been moderated Offtopic (-1).

It is currently scored (-1).

I am a bigshot Slashdot editor!, posted to MySQL A Threat to Bigwigs?, has been moderated Insightful (+1).

It is currently scored (0).

I am a bigshot Slashdot editor!, posted to MySQL A Threat to Bigwigs?, has been moderated Troll (-1).

It is currently scored (-1).

I am a bigshot Slashdot editor!, posted to MySQL A Threat to Bigwigs?, has been moderated Funny (+1).

It is currently scored (0).

A user had given a moderation of Troll (-1) to your comment, I am a bigshot Slashdot editor!, attached to MySQL A Threat to Bigwigs?. That moderation has now been undone, probably due to the user posting in the discussion after moderating in it. Your comment is currently scored (1).

I am a bigshot Slashdot editor!, posted to MySQL A Threat to Bigwigs?, has been moderated Flamebait (-1).

It is currently scored (0).

I am a bigshot Slashdot editor!, posted to MySQL A Threat to Bigwigs?, has been moderated Funny (+1).

It is currently scored (1).

I am a bigshot Slashdot editor!, posted to MySQL A Threat to Bigwigs?, has been moderated Offtopic (-1).

It is currently scored (0).

I am a bigshot Slashdot editor!, posted to MySQL A Threat to Bigwigs?, has been moderated Funny (+1).

It is currently scored (1).

I am a bigshot Slashdot editor!, posted to MySQL A Threat to Bigwigs?, has been moderated Offtopic (-1).

It is currently scored (0).

I am a bigshot Slashdot editor!, posted to MySQL A Threat to Bigwigs?, has been moderated Offtopic (-1).

It is currently scored (-1).

You give him too much credit, posted to Return Of Bloom County. Sorta, has been moderated Funny (+1).

It is currently scored (2).

You give him too much credit, posted to Return Of Bloom County. Sorta, has been moderated Offtopic (-1).

It is currently scored (1).

You give him too much credit, posted to Return Of Bloom County. Sorta, has been moderated Offtopic (-1).

It is currently scored (0).

You give him too much credit, posted to Return Of Bloom County. Sorta, has been moderated Offtopic (-1).

It is currently scored (-1).

Paul, what do you think of:, posted to Ask Security/Cryptography Expert Paul Kocher, has been moderated Offtopic (-1).

It is currently scored (-1).

my name is michael and I'm a horse's ass, posted to 2gbps Wireless Network Rollout this Summer, has been moderated Overrated (-1).

It is currently scored (0).

my name is michael and I'm a horse's ass, posted to 2gbps Wireless Network Rollout this Summer, has been moderated Overrated (-1).

It is currently scored (-1).

Meta-mod == gift to trolls, posted to 2gbps Wireless Network Rollout this Summer, has been moderated Offtopic (-1).

It is currently scored (0).

Meta-mod == gift to trolls, posted to 2gbps Wireless Network Rollout this Summer, has been moderated Offtopic (-1).

It is currently scored (-1).

You give him too much credit, posted to Return Of Bloom County. Sorta, has been moderated Funny (+1).

It is currently scored (0).

What a wonderful day! I like how that one old comment got hunted down and downmodded. Real class there.

VA

Journal Journal: Metamod == gift to trolls

I've seen several posts recently where people complain about having "infinite" Meta-Mod points. Almost like it's a burden.

It most certainly is not. It is a gift to patient, karma-whoring trolls. Read the Meta-Mod FAQ.

Say you encounter a typical "OMG BILL GATES IS TEH SATAN!" post by, say, circletimessquare. It's been duly modded up as "Insightful" by some unknown editor or slashbot. Why not Meta-Mod that as "unfair"? Sure, you won't have any significant effect on either the poster's karma or the person who modded them up, but you will "help ... remove bad moderators from the M1 eligibility pool."

Similarly, suppose you encounter a post by a troll seething with racism and hatred. It's been duly modded down as "Troll" or "Flamebait". This too is "unfair"! That post increased the noise, and as such was very valuable. It belongs in +2 territory with something by Perens, surely! Whoever modded that down should be removed from the moderation eligibility pool, post haste!

(Note that you don't have to support the racist shite in the post. The poster probably doesn't either; he's just doing it for the reaction.)

This is the same thing that happens to positive-karma troll accounts when they upmod a troll. They're found out in Meta-Mod, and lose their ability to moderate.

It's time the trolls use the same weapons as the slashbots! If you moderate, use "-1 Overrated" since those don't get Meta-Modded. And Meta-Mod whenever you get the chance! I mark almost everything as "unfair", though I occasionally see a very obvious troll being upmodded, which I mark as "fair" or leave alone.

Either that, or just have fun. Whichever.

Edit I've recently realized that my alter ego and I make up a fifth of $$$$$exyGal's foes. I am beaming with pride. Almost as much pride as nabbing 5,000,001st post, or having my sordid past with michael crapflooded by SexualAssPussy.

AMD

Journal Journal: My letter to CmdrTaco (the shithead). 17

Written in response to this steaming shitpile of a story. Insite? Insits? CmdrTaco, you're stunningly stupid.

CmdrTaco,

You always complain that when you make errors in story submissions that "no one emails you" about them.

Well here I am. You used the words "Insite" and "Insits" for this story:

http://slashdot.org/article.pl?sid=03/03/10/1931252&mode=thread&tid=141

Those words don't make any sense.

I know you're loathe to read the comments posted on your own site, and you expect your readers to do all of your fact-, dupe- and spell-checking for you, so here I am.

MondoMor

I'll update this JE when (if?) the pinhead replies.

Edit1: The Reply!

> I know you're loathe to read the comments posted on your own site, and
> you
> expect your readers to do all of your fact-, dupe- and spell-checking
> for you,
> so here I am.
>
Wow. So polite too.

Notice he spelled "too" correctly! Perhaps his wife is answering for him.

Here's my response:

Quoting Rob Malda :
> Wow. So polite too.

I stated a fact, one that you implicitly admit every time you screw up and post
a dupe. You're "too busy" to check links, facts and spelling, apparently.
Isn't that what editors are supposed to do?

I'm sure he'll tire quickly and report me to my ISPs abuse dept.

Edit2: Another fast response!

> I stated a fact, one that you implicitly admit every time you screw up
> and post
> a dupe. You're "too busy" to check links, facts and spelling,
> apparently.
> Isn't that what editors are supposed to do?

Ahhh... sarcasm. You are AWESOME at this!

> You're very responsive considering your constant complaints of 300+
> SPAMs a day.

Over 200 already today.... 8 hours left ;)

Grand. My response:

Quoting Rob Malda :
> Ahhh... sarcasm. You are AWESOME at this!
>

It's a question. You're an editor, so your job is to check your articles over before posting them, isn't it? Yet very few on your staff actually do this. If that's not your job, what exactly is? Your staff posts tens of articles daily. What are they so busy doing that they can't be bothered to do some simple editorial duties? This is the primary job of several of you, isn't it?

You've expressed frustration in the past that you weren't emailed regarding a duplicate posting, but if you'd read the comments attached to the article (some at the time were +2, so you can't say they were all lost in the noise). you'd have seen this fact right away. It's pretty reasonable to conclude that you don't actually read comments unless you've got a specific reason to (like your story announcing the new plum where you enlist paying subscribers to do your editing). Even then, you avoid questions you don't like, like the ones asking why you don't cache sites you're about to DDoS out of existance.

But I'm doing what you asked, emailing you about an editorial mistake, and you do nothing. The spelling errors are still there.

MondoMor

I await another one-sentence response.

Edit3: Didn't have to wait long!

> But I'm doing what you asked, emailing you about an editorial mistake,
> and you
> do nothing. The spelling errors are still there.

But I'm so busy reading your insightful messages, that I just haven't
had time to care about a typo!

Emphasis mine. What a worthless piece of shit.

My response:

Quoting Rob Malda :
> > But I'm doing what you asked, emailing you about an editorial mistake,
> > and you
> > do nothing. The spelling errors are still there.
>
> But I'm so busy reading your insightful messages, that I just haven't
> had time to care about a typo!

What an incredibly unhelpful attitude you have. Your ship is sinking, and you are flip with the people that read your site, and care enough to make an effort to improve it. No wonder no one bothers pointing out your mistakes via email any more. You respond with sarcasm and pointless comments... but at least with greatly improved spelling.

MondoMor

I won't make you suffer through any more. He's upgraded the article's lone use of "Insit" to "Insite", which at least makes it consistent with the headline.

Edit3: The title changes

He's changed the title so it makes a little more sense. It used to read "New Napster Insite", but now reads "New Legit Napster Service Coming", and removed "insite" from the article text.

Like fucking pulling teeth.

I also can't resist one more pair of messages.

The ship is sinking!?! Well, I guess if by "Sink" you mean "Grow" then
you are probably right ;)

if you're just going to be a sarcastic asshole, why do you bother
emailing me? I'm like being told about mistakes and will happily fix
them. But I don't need you to shit on me to do it.

To which I reply:

Quoting Rob Malda :
>
> The ship is sinking!?! Well, I guess if by "Sink" you mean "Grow" then
> you are probably right ;)

Your parent company isn't doing well. It can't be long before the creditors give up on the exercise.

>
> if you're just going to be a sarcastic asshole, why do you bother
> emailing me? I'm like being told about mistakes and will happily fix
> them. But I don't need you to shit on me to do it.

But you don't "happily" fix them. You cop an attitute and get defensive. And you're just as guilty as I of sarcasm, so don't get all self-righteous. You also insult the intelligence of your readers with your biases, your new "plum" (putting paying readers to work for you), and by pretending your moderation system works other than to reinforce the biases of your staff. Michael in particular is a surly, abusive and insulting jerk. You tolerate him, indicating your consent to his behavior. If you think I'm an asshole, put yourself on the receiving end of a Michael Sims moderation abuse episode.

Proof of all this is all over Slashdot, in comments and journal entries, if you care enough to look.

People have made polite suggestions in comments for ages. Usually they're downmodded as "Flamebait". It seems the only way to get you to react at all to all the problems is to "shit on you" to do something about it.

You're reaping what you've sown.

MondoMor

Bug

Journal Journal: I can't believe he did it. 4

CmdrTaco actually went through with the plan to allow subscribers (those who pay Slashdot) to read stories before they're posted for the unwashed and slashdotted.

What a fucking moron.

The editors are too stupid to fact- and dupe-check articles before submitting them, so he enlists the help of the people PAYING HIM to do this in his stead. Those of us viewing Slashdot for free get higher-quality (cough) content, because the poor bastards who pay for it are now doing the work of the paid editorial staff.

That's the most ass-backwards bit of idiocy to make its way through Taco's cholesterol-encrusted synapses yet.

So what happens when your paying customers get sick of doing your job for you, CmdrTaco? Ah, I see you haven't thought that far ahead yet. Mind if I just start laughing at you while I wait? Thanks.

Funny enough, CmdrTaco complains that

I didn't really get a single negative email about the idea. As usual, the negative nellies in the crowd don't bother emailing me, they just post offtopic in the main site discussions.

That might be because your email address isn't particularly easy to find, you grabasstic baboon. And I'm not digging through his stupid fucking personal site just to find it. Why not put it in a mailto: URL for your name? Oh, yeah. SPAM.

CmdrTaco complains endlessly about the number of SPAM messages he receives (and is apparently incapable of using any of the many anti-SPAM tools out there).

CmdrTaco, you mouthbreathing shithead, why don't you get off your ass and deal with it, and put your email address up where someone can find it without picking through your website... which is akin to picking through shit looking for a chewed-up raisin.

I swear to fucking GOD Sloth in The Goonies could do CmdrTaco's job better, probably upping the credibility of Slashdot in the process.

It's sinking, folks. Keep playing.

YHBT. HAND.

Customary Edit:
Apparently, some people take Slashdot too seriously. Yes. Their names are michael and timothy, and they're making your site an even bigger joke than you are, CmdrTaco.

ePlus

Journal Journal: A toast to Amsterdam Vallon, and others

For he is a terribly funny and effective troll. In all sincerity, I am glad he's out there, in almost every thread, wreaking havoc with tiny minds and wasting untold moderation points.

Did you ever know that you're my hero?

Addendum:
$$$$$exyGal is also very, very good at what he does, in his own way contributing (in a positively modded way) to this site's continued decay.

Addendum2:

"Model of a Modern Major General". Whoever wrote this deserves some sort of medal, or harem or something. God DAMN.

to the tune of: "Model of a Modern Major General", with apologies to
Gilbert and Sullivan...

Model of a Slashdot Personality

I am the very model of a Slashdot personality.
I intersperse obscenity with tedious banality.
Addresses I have plenty of, both genuine and ghosted too,
On all the countless topics that my drivel is cross-posted to.
Your bandwidth I will fritter with my whining and my sniveling,
And you're the one who pays the bill, downloading all my driveling.
My enemies are numerous, and no-one would be blaming you
For cracking my head open after I've been rudely flaming you.

I hate to lose an argument (by now I should be used to it).
I wouldn't know a valid point if I was introduced to it.
My learning is extensive but consists of mindless trivia,
Designed to fan my ego, which is larger than Bolivia.
The comments that I vomit forth, disguised as jest and drollery,
Are really just an exercise in unremitting trollery.
I say I'm frank and forthright, but that's merely lies and vanity,
The gibberings of one who's at the limits of his sanity.

...more...

To reiterate: God DAMN.

Comdex

Journal Journal: Who is this guy? 1

(I'm glad Taco finally found the brainpower to put the Journal topic items in alphabetical order. Christ, Slashdot's written in Perl. I'm a shitty Perl programmer, but even I could alphabetize a list.)

Who the heck is this? I've seen its/his/her posts for a while now, and I've come to like them because they're so fucking weird. I'm not a language propellerhead so I can't describe the language in any sort of correct terminology, but whatever it is it substitutes letters that make similar sounds.

"afrayed" == "afraid"
"moron" == "More on"
"patendead" == "patented"

Previous posts had even more of this sort of thing. I like how he taunts "robbIE".

Whatever or whoever it is, I raise a glass to you. Mixing in a little of the bizarre with the standard rehashed, party-line slashbot posting habits is a welcome thing.

Edit:
Another post.

And some more.

Yet more.

The Almighty Buck

Journal Journal: FUD, karma and hypocrisy. 4

So this story gets submitted and posted. Is it "news"? Well, no. Is it at least current? No, actually it's from 1995. Is it real? Actually no. It's likely a hoax.

What it is: anti-microsoft FUD, which slashdot spreads with aplomb.

Look at the comments. Interspersed with all of the jokes and lies ("OMG Win2k REBOOTS EVERY HOUR IT'S A FEATURE LOLOL drool") are a very few people questioning the article's veracity. It's almost all "OMG THIS CONFIRMS MY PRE-CONCEIVED NOTION THAT MS SUCKS", and sad, tired old MS jokes.

Don't get me wrong. I don't particularly like Microsoft. They ARE a monopoly (which isn't immoral or even illegal), and it's plain to see they use this advantage to hinder competition (which is both). I don't really like their DRM tendencies, and the company I work for is in a bind wondering what to do in a few years when they migrate off Win2k. Current MS licensing is a big pain in the ass. MS software is also set up by default to be very trusting and insecure, which is stupid.

So yes, I agree Microsoft needs to play nicer. It wouldn't kill them to adopt some pro-competition measures (open document formats, etc.). It WOULD, however, eat into their massive revenue, which would piss off the investors something fierce.

That's the real problem with business nowadays. Shareholders care only about dividends. It's all short-term thinking. If the CEO doesn't perform, he's out, replaced with someone who can make money THIS quarter. Next quarter is an eternity away.

It's one of Capitalism's flaws, but more importantly it's a human flaw. It's very difficult to get Joe Investor to think about anything but his pocketbook. He similarly doesn't care where the gas for his SUV comes from, nor where his mounds of plastic garbage go. Very few people do. Slashdotters, while overwhelmingly liberal (at least on social issues) seem to eat plastic and silicon like candy. Hypocritical, no? I see a lot of bitching by people who think the U.S. doesn't do enough for the environment, yet they're writing these rants from a machine whose manufacture resulted in many, many pounds of toxins and used fossil fuel. Chances are, they're a geek, which means they have a lot more techno-stuff at home.

This sort of hypocrisy is rampant at Slashdot. Linux and GNU software (and OSS in general) is CONSTANTLY being patched and tweaked. Same with Microsoft. Sometimes MS patches are easier to apply, sometimes not. MS has improved Win32 a lot since Win95 (on which most of the FUD is based). It's funny that Linux advocates hold to this pre-conceived notion, at the same time they're annoyed at the many people think Linux is kludgy and unnecessarily esoteric.

Prejudices are only OK when they're yours, apparently.

Slashdot story submitters and editors seem to think that MS is some horrible mutant FUD spreader. Odd that any microsoft story on slashdot will have anti-MS FUD in the submitted story, the editor's half-informed snide remarks, and the vast majority of the comments tacked onto the story.

Even if that story is a hoax and eight years old. Hypocrites.

Also, I just picked up "Groo, Death and Taxes" comic collection yesterday when I wandered into a comic store on a whim. I haven't seen Groo for nigh on 15 years. EXCELLENT.

YHBT. HAND.

EDIT: as I was pounding this out, this article was posted. Odd. Despite michael's usual slanted byline, and the obvious reason for posting the story (more anti-MS FUD), there are a lot of insightful responses. Of course, the party-line posts get upmodded most.

Apple

Journal Journal: CmdrTaco, the whiny little bitch. 3

So today, CmdrTaco posts a duplicate article. Not out of the ordinary, since he can't be bothered to read his own site.

The twist this time, is that he posted the dupe an HOUR AND A HALF after the first one. Not a week. Not a day. 1.5 hours. There was only ONE story between them.

Amost every single post in the discussion attached to CmdrTaco's article says "OMG DUPE".

Of course, he didn't bother reading this (nor the other stories on the front page). Once he woke up and discovered that his idiocy was laid bare, he had the nerve to suggest that the readers should have emailed him:

CT: Yeah yeah. It's a dupe. Funny that not a single reader emailed me in almost 2 hours to tell me.

Listen up, shithead. YOU should be proofreading and checking up on your posted stories, NOT THE READERS. Some readers ACTUALLY PAY YOU, so the least you could do is not insult them by posting dupes and implying they should do your checking for you.

What a fucking worthless prick.

YHBT. HAND.

User Journal

Journal Journal: "You can't post to this page." 1

To those people who have me on their "fans" list and who have email or web notification, sorry for the double journal entry.

Whenever I post from this location, or using many of the available proxies, I get the following message on "submit" or "preview" of a comment.

You can't post to this page.

What the hell does that mean? It's not the typical "Due to excessive bad posting from this IP or subnet...." message trolls are well familiar with. It's not the "pink page of doom".

It DOESN'T happen when I write a journal entry or submit a story. I'd like to respond to people who post in my journal, but I'm not able to. My karma is currently "bad" and my karma is "0" when posting.

Have I misconfigured my browser in some odd way? The one proxy I could find that was both quick and still worked has disappeared. There are a couple of proxies through which I do not see this message, but it's a pain.

Thanks in advance for any insights.

Wine

Journal Journal: Classic example of michael's utter worthlessness. 5

michael posted this story, submitted by a reader who needs karma. It's a summary of an article from Wired .

michael then adds his own little conspiracy theory to the story:

It isn't clear to me how Symantec could know, hours in advance, about a worm which took ten minutes to spread throughout the entire Internet, unless they had something to do with its release.

Emphasis mine.

Top-notch journalism there. An accusation disguised as an opinion on a website read by millions.

Just fucking classic. I'm sure he'll edit it shortly with no explanation. michael, I really hope that mouth of yours lands your employer in court, you biased, hypocritical piece of shit.

Edit:
Hahaha... michael edited the story submission (to his credit he actually made the edit visible, which may be a first for him):

Update: 02/14 16:54 GMT by M: Wired has their math wrong; Symantec apparently had at most 20-30 minutes of early warning.

It's always someone else's fault, isn't it michael? Since you're a big bad editor, shouldn't you actually read and comprehend the story before you submit it? It's easier to jump to conclusions, though. Saves you all that fuss involved in being reasonable and responsible.

Upgrades

Journal Journal: Dupes 3

I take back what I said in a previous journal entry (which was posted in threads by a couple of ACs. Thanks!) where I stated that michael doesn't post dupes.

He does.

Which is nice, because now there's no need to qualify the statement, "Slashdot editors are biased, hypocritical idiots who are incapable of doing a simple search for duplicate stories."

It also means michael has zero redeeming qualities.

Can you imagine PAYING for Slashdot? I suppose if you share the same narrow mind that CmdrTaco and buddies have, it's a fantastic site.

United States

Journal Journal: February is an odd month. 6

I fully expected to be trolling a lot this month, but the Columbia accident (along with work and family stuff) have changed my priorities. I've been scouring news sites and Usenet for any information, and reading Dennis R. Jenkins' absolutely outstanding book about the Space Shuttle. I was actually getting ready to fire off a few trolls when I saw a post by an AC saying communication with Columbia was lost.

Weird... Slashdot actually provided something useful. Surely a fluke.

I finally got to dive into Slashdot today, and I noticed two interesting articles (more for their comments than the articles themselves, of course):

Samba-TNG Team Releases 0.3

and

Power Laws, Weblogs, and Inequality

The first article's comments are absolutely DRENCHED in the Old Ike story. I don't know if that article is some sort of crapflooding record, but it's certainly impressive. Even Old Ike himself made an appearance!

In the second article, an AC makes a good point, one that I've tried to make before -- the stupid moderation system is as big a manufacturer of trolls and crapflooders as is brain damage and/or immaturity. If whoever had written that was logged in (or a known "troll"), you can bet the moderation would have been swift and negative. As it is, it appears to have only received one "Overrated" moderation (hi, michael!), plus a couple of "Insightful" and "Interesting" points.

Remember the first Batman movie?

Batman (to The Joker): "I made you? You made me first!"

(If you need spoonfeeding, that's what the trolls (Batman) are trying to tell CmdrTaco (The Joker).)

My point is, the fact that insightful and dissenting opinions are routinely modded down and that editors abuse their moderation ability to further their own agenda generates resentment and rebellion. This gives birth to trolls and crapflooders. (Yes, Jamie, I read your comment in a previous journal, but I don't buy it, as you'll see in my reply. Editors abuse mod points. Just ask Cetan.) The immaturity of the rank-and-file Slashdot poster is almost as big a problem as the editors. These small-minded, insecure zealots censor posts that they find disagreeable.

The mod system has changed recently, and you now receive moderation notices in spasmodic digests, so you can't see the result of an editor's abuse, or the moderator with a grudge.

If you can't bear the sight of an opinion different from yours, you're a fool. If you censor or suppress that opinion through moderation, you're a fascist. Slashdot is supposed to be a community for open-minded discussion, yet its mod system continues to encourage an ever-narrowing viewpoint. It has failed. CmdrTaco can't see this -- he can't handle ANY criticism -- and so continues to make Slashdot worse with each hamfisted hack to the moderation system.

Normally I would think crapflooding the Old Ike story would be immature and ultimately counter-productive. But since I know that this site can never get any beter because of the editorial staff's collective stupidity (and the user base they attract) I just laugh instead, and I participate in the trolling and dissent. I'm playing my part in the band as this Titanic sinks into the cold depths of the post-dot-com era.

Fuck you, slashdot.

YHBT. HAND.

EDIT:
This story got crapflooded while I was typing this long-winded journal entry. Good show.
END EDIT

The 2000 Beanies

Journal Journal: Notoriety

I've achieved some level of notoriety! You know michael's twin-in-worthlessness, timothy? Well, I'm on his FOES list! Only three others have been so honored.

See what I mean about squeaky wheels? Make enough noise and the shamelessly biased editorial staff will be forced to deal with you (bitchslapping, taking the time to put you on blacklists, etc.)

Thanks, timothy, for letting me know you care enough to put me on a blacklist. You're still as worthless and despicable as that michael shithead, of course. I'm just glad I was able to waste some of your "precious" time (you're so busy posting dupe articles, I know). I've deposited several thousand cookies into your browser cache as a little "thank you".

I'm back at "bad", but not yet "terrible". I think I'm going to just start submitting every single Wired, CNN and NYT article even remotely technical. I'll probably get 10 posted each day and HOLY SHIT will the editors be busy bitchslapping me then. All I need's a little karma, and a proxy, and I'll expose this peabrained editorial staff for what it is! FIGHT THE POWER!

Ta,
MondoMor

YHBT. HAND.

Spam

Journal Journal: Predators improve the breed. 9

It's been a while since I posted a journal, and there's a few new happenings.

I got another story submitted. I'm really surprised I got this one, since I'm sure the stupid Lunix fanboys submitted this 500 times. Of course, the discussion that followed was purely anti-Microsoft, even though there are a billion LUnix systems out there that are vulnerable to other exploits, and can be just as big a pain to patch. Fucking hypocrites.

I'm improving in my ability to karma whore, as you can see. As I type this, I've got "Positive" karma, and I ping-pong pretty freely between Positive, Bad and Neutral. Not bad. Hell, I've even posted a blatant anti-michael post logged in and not been any worse for wear.

With positive karma, I'm metamodding several times a day now, pretty much marking everything as "unfair" (unless it's a troll, who's karma whoring and has been modded up. Then I either stay neutral or metamod "Fair" or "Funny"). $20 says I spend more time meta-moderating than most -- and I'm doing it for the sole purpose of getting the signal/noise ratio as low as possible. I wish my other accounts were able to metamod.

On to the subject of this little Journal: Predators improve the breed. It's occurred to me that my work, and the work of the many trolls (most of which are far more competent than I) might actually make Slashdot better if Taco were to begin listening to them. He's mentioned in his journal that he's heard all the grousing about moderation, which means grousing is not going unheard.

Don't get me wrong -- CmdrTaco is still an idiot, totally out of his league running a site like this. But the fact that he puts oil on the squeaky wheels means he has ears and can be annoyed. Unfortunatly the "oil" is an even more fucked-up moderation system, hamfistedly added to allow editors to put the "squeaky wheels" (trolls) into more-and-more-soundproof rooms instead of solving the problem. You know why divorces happen? Because the people in the relationship don't address their problems. Instead they push them aside and try their hardest to ignore them until they can't any longer, spending more energy ignoring them than they do dealing with them.

Why not just meet the issues head-on?

1) Ditch the irrational, unprofessional condescending LUnix fanboyism from the editors. As FortKnox says, "Lunix isn't always the answer. Microsoft isn't always the problem."

2) Before publishing articles, have the common sense to spellcheck and fact-check them. Is it a dupe? If you want to preserve the stupidity of the submitter, just put some "[sic]" marks in the article.

3) Don't pull a michael and add unnecessary snide remarks. It's unprofessional.

4) If you won't do #1, #2 and #3, please drop any pretense of being objective or even rational. It's insulting.

5) For fuck's sake, stop pretending you're not censoring. Stop insulting your readers' intelligence and just admit that the mod system is there so editors can ensure Slashdot reflects THEIR opinions, not those of the readers. Then you can do what you really want to do: delete comments and users that you don't like.

6) The only redeeming quality of michael is that he seems to post fewer (if any) duplicate articles. Fire him. If that's not enough, please fire him because he's the only editor with the sense to check for dupes, which probably makes the other editors jealous. Does he have rich parents or something? Is he paying Slashdot to keep him occupied so he can research his petty conspiracy lunacy?

7) I'm fully capable of reading Wired, The Register, CNN and The New York Times all by myself, and I won't get Slashdot's editorial bias or mind-numbingly stupid interpretations by Slashdot editors and article submitters. Sooner or later, even the stupidest of your drooling LUnix fanboys will realize this and leave. How about stopping Slashdot from becoming the unofficial comment board for these sites?

See, Taco, that's what a lot of the grousing seems to be about. If you were to truly embrace your Liberal sensibilities, you'd see that your Predators -- your trolls -- are trying to improve their Prey -- Slashdot. It's Darwinian, you stupid twat, but you're too dense to see it.

YHBT. HAND.

EDIT:
Hahhahahaha. CmdrTaco is predictable as drool from a retard. I posted the text of this journal entry in a CmdrTaco story, and I've been bitchslapped AGAIN! Here's some cut&paste HTML from my messages:

Moderation of "Predators improve the breed." Wed Jan 29, '03 10:18 AM
Moderation of "Predators improve the breed." Wed Jan 29, '03 10:19 AM
Moderation of "Amen." Wed Jan 29, '03 10:21 AM
Moderation of "Predators improve the breed." Wed Jan 29, '03 10:21 AM
Moderation of "Predators improve the breed." Wed Jan 29, '03 10:21 AM
Moderation of "Arrogant dick. You're helping them win." Wed Jan 29, '03 10:21 AM

See how the first moderation of my thread post occurred less than a minute after I posted it? Then all those other mods occurred at the same time.

I've been bitchslapped again! Taco REALLY doesn't like it when you criticise. Such a fragile ego!

The Gimp

Journal Journal: Amazing. 1

All of the recipies for bandaging your wounded karma specify that you should get an article posted. Believe me, I've tried, but not been successful... 'till now.

My karma's back up to "bad".

What's really funny is that the story was posted by michael, of all people. The person who bitchslapped me now goes a certain way to undo it.

It's not even a particularly good story, and I submitted it more than 24 hours ago, so I figured it was old and just waiting in queue to be shot down. I thought my article text was too obviously karma-whorish. Well I'll be...

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