You can post a followup if you screwed up.
If only that were true... There's been way too many times I've posted something, seen immediately a major mistake that will make it misunderstood by the majority of readers, tried to follow up, and been locked out by Slashcode's "Anti-spam" thing. By the time I've been allowed to reply to my own comment, it's too late. It's also worth pointing out a response to a mistake by you doesn't guarantee the response will be read.
The Guardian's website lets you edit anything you've posted within twenty minutes of you posting it, and I've seen that elsewhere too. Something along those lines would be great. People can and do f--- up. The purpose of a discussion is to exchange ideas. It's one thing when someone misreads you and goes off on a tangent as a result, it's quite another when someone reads something you did say that wasn't what you intended to say.
There's always a knee-jerk reaction to anything related to advertising simply because as a medium it's been abused so much throughout its history.
Try as I might, I can't really fault Mozilla for the way they're handling this, and yeah, I would like to see them get another source of revenue.
You can also go talk to Federal prosecutors for a trumped up 'civil rights violation' charge.
Here is my vote for what needs fixing...
Freeloading thieves get to spend some time isolated from the rest of society.
Except for his overly friendly cellmate...
For God's sake post your address and I'll send you $1 to pay the damned fare so that I won't have to read your whiny, bullshit justification for your dipshittery again.
One useful policy to adopt would be to include an expansion of acronyms when first used in a summary. With a link to the appropriate Wikipedia article?
One thing that shocked the shit out of me is that 25% of visitors were redirected to 'beta'. That's an incredibly large number for something so clearly unready for prime time and so clearly reviled.
I also think calling it a 'beta' was a bad joke. This thing isn't even close to feature complete (unless Dice plans on destroying a huge amount of slashdot to turn it into just another buzzfeed).
Typically I loathe soulskill's stories and his lack of editing. But I must admit that while sending some mixed messages regarding the beta, he has been, on balance, helpful. (One mixed message is his vociferous defense of the beta process. He claims that they have made substantial changes since October. When pressed, all he could cite was a minor change of the width of one css element.)
This may be the most useful response I've seen to the GOP vs. DNC votes on the Civil Rights Act meme. BTW, which Civil Rights Act? I'm assuming '64 rather than '60 or '68. (or the voting rights act of '65)
How did Kleenex® Facial Tissue get its name?
To explain how Kleenex® facial tissue got its name, it is necessary to go back to 1920 and the development of our first consumer product, Kotex® feminine napkins. Our Kotex® trademark was derived from the words "cotton texture" and met our requirements for being short, easy to say, easy to remember and easy to explain. Kleenex® tissue was originally designed in 1924 as a cold cream remover; hence, the "Kleen" portion of the word was coined to convey the cleansing purpose. We then added the "ex" from Kotex® in order to convey what was the beginning of a family of products. In 1930, the name was changed from Kleenex® Cleansing Tissue to Kleenex® Facial Tissue.
Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from a rigged demo.