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Slashdot idiots [May. 19th, 2005|10:34 am]
Brad Fitzpatrick
Less than a week since last time, and the Slashdot readers are still super smart:

http://it.slashdot.org/it/05/05/19/1451231.shtml?tid=95&tid=230&tid=172

Is there a site that shows Slashdot headlines and lets only people who have taken a reading test leave comments?
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[User Picture]From: killhamster
2005-05-19 05:42 pm (UTC)
i've learned to take slashdot posters about as seriously as i take anyone else.
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From: evan
2005-05-19 05:46 pm (UTC)
there's some site that has an editorial process selecting which comments to show on slashdot stories. it's something like "afterdot" but i can't seem to find it.
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From: evan
2005-05-19 05:51 pm (UTC)
hahahah i just read through the comments and they're totally awesome.

remind me again why you read slashdot? i've been dry for years and years now and i'm both happy and apparently totally smug about it.
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[User Picture]From: scsi
2005-05-19 05:56 pm (UTC)
Makes me feel better about my computer abilities, and I dont even work in the computer field..
Some of us just need reassurance on our intellegence.. :)
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[User Picture]From: 7leaguebootdisk
2005-05-19 08:07 pm (UTC)
Well, you just set your threshhold at 3, thus, even people with good karma need to be moderated up for you to see them. I set my threshhold so that there are fewer than 50 posts visible on busy threads, it lets you see the important things.
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[User Picture]From: grumpy_sysadmin
2005-05-21 06:39 pm (UTC)
Um. What important things? The non-news, or the slashdorks with more friends than the others?
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[User Picture]From: mart
2005-05-20 07:38 am (UTC)

I read slashdot because I find it quite funny. I see an article about the DMCA (for example) and predict what comments I'm going to find in response. I'm usually right.

It's less fun when it's something I understand reasonably well, though, because then it just makes me want to grab them all and smash their heads together.

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[User Picture]From: scsi
2005-05-19 05:51 pm (UTC)
Twice in about a week.. Poor danga.. Its little brains must be smoking.. :(
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[User Picture]From: mendel
2005-05-19 06:03 pm (UTC)
Is there a site that shows Slashdot headlines and lets only people who have taken a reading test leave comments?
No, but here's the next best thing.
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[User Picture]From: ericjay
2005-05-19 07:10 pm (UTC)
My roommate got so frustrated with love/hate relationship with Slashdot that he modified his hosts file to redirect him elsewhere if he ever tries to go there again.
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[User Picture]From: dakus
2005-05-19 08:01 pm (UTC)
OMG, you are trying to steal our LJ passwords!???

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[User Picture]From: dormando
2005-05-19 08:13 pm (UTC)
The only time I ever read slashdot comments are when I'm morbidly curious as to which way the masses interpreted a specific article. I don't think I've ever looked there for good answers or insight.
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[User Picture]From: andrewducker
2005-05-20 07:54 am (UTC)
I read at +3, which tends to mean that at the least, I have less crap to wade through.

When they get the "People who can read, only" filter working, can we have it for LJ as well?
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[User Picture]From: sysop073
2005-05-25 07:44 pm (UTC)
you personally made slashdot again, indirectly, you're on blogebrity's A-list (http://www.blogebrity.com/thelist/)
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