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Submission + - Owner: Vote, your choice: Get rid of Slashdot:Beta OR everyone goes elsewhere (slashdot.org) 1

Ying Hu writes: Slashdot Beta is not Slashdot: http://slashdot.org/journal/63...
What was loved about Slashdot does not appear in the new design — those creating the latter, please fire yourself and go work for a commercial consumer site (which we never read, and never will). OUR site should work without JavaScript, and JavaScript that IS used should to do something actually desired by a reader or commenter, not waste our bandwidth and CPU, and electricity, sending CRAP onto our computers. Improvements/ plugins, http://userstyles.org/styles/9..., won't be enough.

Submission + - Ask Slashdot: Opinion of slashdot beta? 9

An anonymous reader writes: What are your thoughts about slashdot beta? Post your complaints here so that I don't have to see them elsewhere. Additionally, if the beta is so bad that you don't want to stay, what other news website do you recommend?

Submission + - Slashdot creates beta site users express theirs dislike (slashdot.org) 4

who_stole_my_kidneys writes: Slashdot started redirecting users in February to its newly revamped webpage and received a huge backlash from users. The majority of comments dislike the new site while some do offer solutions to make it better. The question is will Slashdot force the unwanted change on its users that clearly do not want change?

Submission + - Slashdot beta sucks 9

An anonymous reader writes: Maybe some of the slashdot team should start listening to its users, most of which hate the new user interface. Thanks for ruining something that wasn't broken.

Comment Re:Remove the yoke of Monsanto! (Score 1) 377

Now, I don't know shilling, but I do know samefagging and trolling. And it doesn't require much more than a few sleeper accounts and mastering a few different writing styles. You also can't just jump in and start posting. You need to be as flamboyant as possible, spewing garbage into every topic you can. Post in everything. Then, once you have a few hundred post in each account and some good karma in at least one account, you can start modding comments up.

The actual important part isn't even that though. You should start fights.... with yourself of course, and this can be done anonymously. use one name to post an simpleminded, ignorant argument, and use the master name to knock that strawman down in a reasonable manner. Not only does it make it look like you weren't the one who brought the topic up, but it makes you look more insightful when juxtaposed to some inane, asinine garbage. You should always do this reasonably in the master name, but act like a retard ideologue on the retard account. Ideally, there should be several retard accounts for a single master account, but it can also be good to have a few master accounts that both agree on the general point that you are pushing, but disagree on the trivial details that are only seen from an ivory tower. This is far better at creating an illusion of consensus than arguing with others.

And the most important part is this: never, ever, attempt to argue with others. You should never let your control of the discussion slip. If others start to respond, use the retard accounts to drown them out, then continue arguing with yourself.

Comment Re:Remove the yoke of Monsanto! (Score 1) 377

Now, I don't know shilling, but I do know samefagging and trolling. And it doesn't require much more than a few sleeper accounts and mastering a few different writing styles. You also can't just jump in and start posting. You need to be as flamboyant as possible, spewing garbage into every topic you can. Post in everything. Then, once you have a few hundred post in each account and some good karma in at least one account, you can start modding comments up.

The actual important part isn't even that though. You should start fights.... with yourself of course, and this can be done anonymously. use one name to post an simpleminded, ignorant argument, and use the master name to knock that strawman down in a reasonable manner. Not only does it make it look like you weren't the one who brought the topic up, but it makes you look more insightful when juxtaposed to some inane, asinine garbage. You should always do this reasonably in the master name, but act like a retard ideologue on the retard account. Ideally, there should be several retard accounts for a single master account, but it can also be good to have a few master accounts that both agree on the general point that you are pushing, but disagree on the trivial details that are only seen from an ivory tower. This is far better at creating an illusion of consensus than arguing with others.

And the most important part is this: never, ever, attempt to argue with others. You should never let your control of the discussion slip. If others start to respond, use the retard accounts to drown them out, then continue arguing with yourself.
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Submission + - Google's real name policy, why you are the product

bs0d3 writes: Google tells their investors: "Who are our customers? Our customers are over one million advertisers, from small businesses targeting local customers to many of the world’s largest global enterprises, who use Google AdWords to reach millions of users around the world." Site users don't seem to understand. It’s not that it’s free. It’s that you are the product being sold. ThomasMonopoly points out, "I’m unaware of any company that feels responsible to their product. And if I’m to understand that they’re responsible to their customers, the advertisers, I don’t want “the world’s largest global enterprises” dictating my identity or choosing who in Syria is granted a voice on the world stage."

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