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Journal Journal: Tag for Chacham 1

You may have already noticed this today, but if not I had to point it out to you, since you're a collector. May be my new favorite tag usage. :)
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Journal Journal: Unfair Unfairs?

So I received my first one of these today:

Some of your past moderations have been meta-moderated by other Slashdot readers. Here are the exciting results:
  • "Re:What Myspace shows" from the discussion "The MySpace Generation" which you moderated as Troll was voted Unfair.

Summary of your recent moderation: 95% Fair

Thank you for moderating.

Now that is patently ludicrous. I very rarely mod things down, and when I meta-moderate I always make sure to verify that there wasn't positional bias in modding someone troll. This guy's point may or may not have been valid, but he posted it as a clear troll: "So don't fear; innovation itself will not stop. It just won't be carried out by Western-born children who never learned the necessity of hard work and effort."

If you're on his side of the fence, that may sound perfectly reasonable, but that is not the way to carry on an discussion.

With my luck CyricZ himself meda-moderated it.

Do you get feedback every time you're meda-modded, fair or unfair? At which point do they take away your moderation privileges? Can you meta-meta-moderate? :)

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Journal Journal: MySpace bigger than Google? 1

Saw this article via the WebClips thing on GMail: MySpace intent on staying user-friendly.

The lead-in statement bugs me: "... even though it now boasts more unique users than Google or America Online ..."

I'm supposed to believe that a blog site has more unique users than a search engine? Can I see some basis for this? Can you maybe even mention the source of this statement in the article?

Google is arguably the most popular search engine out there, and I find it very doubtful that there are more people are posting "OMG! WHICH CAHRACTER IN FREINDS R U LOL!" posts than typing a word into Google. I can maybe see them beating AOL, since they're a service provider.

Am I way offbase here?

On an unrelated note, can we either strip all HTML entities or none of them? I want my damn ….
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Journal Journal: Why is that rholliday guy my fan? 6

Following the trend, I'm making an entry for why I befriend people. I'm not nearly as journal prolific as StalinsNotDead, so I'll have to stick to a class action post.

If I've added you recently and I remember why, I'll list you specifically.

Absolute most recently there is cbreaker. For your sig and your journal entry on it. I like your style.

StalinsNotDead: You just kept popping up in half of my other friends' journals with all sorts of helpful comments. Plus you post journals like I drink Mountain Dew, and that makes for more regular and entertaining reading than the articles.

Libby Liberal: After this discussion in Chacham's journal. I disagreed with you but couldn't fault your arguments and liked that fact. I don't just friend only people I agree with. People that argue the other side coherently and effectively are just as interesting to read.

pudge: Also a prolific and topical journal creator. After you were mentioned when Libby Liberal foe'd you I checked you out and found you intriguing. Besides, everyone has to friend at least one Slashdot staff member, just to cover the bases. ;)

Chacham: Probably the oldest add I actually remember. You somehow replied to my random whiny journal entry out of nowhere, and that was cool. Plus, you say "moo" a lot. :)

Recent quick adds:

Fhqwhgadss: Someone who would pluralize fhqwhgads and wasn't a complete horror to read had to be added.
Viking Coder, johnnyb, and Hatta: You argued slightly different sides of the same huge discussion. It was interesting reading, as were the rest of your comments.
meringuoid, MightyMartian, MunchMunch, and ir0b0t: Damn good comments. Some informative, some hilarious.

Everyone else:

I usually find people through Meta Moderation or casual reading. If I like a comment I'll look to see if you have other good comments or journal entries. If you have more "good" than "bad" I'll add you. I like to read good stuff, so I add positive modifiers to friends and friends-of-friends so you'll stand out from the pack and I'll be updated when you bequeath journaly goodness upon the world. If you're offended at being the friend of the mere rholliday, please let me know and I will rectify the issue.

New Updates:

blincoln: This comment, and your campaign to widen our reading interests.

51mon: These two posts.

Decker-Mage: Very knowledgable comments on nuclear power issues.

SpacialCoogs: Never hesitant to mention your womanhood and your female opinion. Those are nice to have from time to time. :) Also, in this comment you admit to The Double Standard© that I'm always trying to convince people of without sounding like either 1. a closet transvestite (not that there's anything wrong with that) or 2. a chauvinist pig. I respect any woman who understands.

cyberwench: This comment.

Mattintosh: Utter hilarity. Apparently preceded by impressive intelligence.

nightsweat: This and other humorous comments. Also, your sig.

robathome: I found this incredibly informative post via Meta Moderation. I then checked your history and saw many good comments, my favorite being the cell phone rant.
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Journal Journal: Lots of work completed.

My friend and I have finished our sweeping set of changes to our website. And you damn well better go see them, too.

The Daily Wheel:
The host site. News, comics, games, the whole shebang.

A random link/post/rant site open to the public. Go and tell us about that one thing that one time.

I'd Hit It:
A site that ranks user-submitted girls for everyone's perusal. You know you're damn hot and want us to take a peek. Go submit yourelf.

Survival Guide:
A web-basted strategy game about the post-apocalyptic earth.

Reinventing the Wheel:
A comic about science, video games, computers, and whatever else.

Science Fight:
Fighting the battle for science in America's schools, one snide comment at a time.

Daily Wheel Gear:
Support the site, look damn sexy. Don't incur my wrath.

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Journal Journal: Page 23

Found this on nmb3000's journal:

1. Grab the nearest book.
2. Turn to page 23.
3. Find the fifth sentence.
4. Post the text of the sentence in your journal along with these instructions.


Nearest book: Treason's Keep by Jennifer Fallon, Tor, 2001.
"How could it be dangerous?"

Nearest book that belongs to me: Annihilation by Philip Athans, Wizards of the Coast, 2005.
"I summoned it."

My sentences suck, but if you follow the "I saw this in <random>'s journal" links there's some interesting stuff. Well, until that arb guy deleted his.
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Journal Journal: Overrated? 3

So how can a comment be Overrated when it hasn't been rated yet? I guess he was just betting someone might mod it up.

I'm really tired of biased moderation.

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