Linked by Kroc on Tue 19th Dec 2006 13:39 UTC
Editorial Web 2.0 throws a lot of buzzwords at us. New technology has given us new terms to describe a particular design process. One of these is "user-centric" design. An example of a website that isn't user-centric would be microsoft.com. A static site where the users have no control over the content of the site, nor any choice in what they see. The company displays the information they deem important. This is considered web 1.0. (Note by AS: a new microsoft.com site has gone live since this submission). YouTube and Digg are examples of Web 2.0, user-centric sites whereby the users of the site contribute not only the content that the other users consume, but each user helps decide what content is promoted. Today, I'm going to coin a new term: self-centric design. To define this new term, I will compare OSNews to one of the leading web 2.0 sites: Digg.
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RE[5]: The problem seems
by Get a Life on Tue 19th Dec 2006 20:02 UTC in reply to "RE[4]: The problem seems"
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I would be more concerned about the nonlinearity of discussion that ignore would cause, but that already occurs with moderation anyway. Trolls mending their ways is not something that I would worry about. If they want to grow up they can get a new account, but if how they spend their time on the Internet is by annoying others for no reason, then I don't really think I would miss much if they decided to act like a normal person.

For the most part I think just banning people that persistently engage in obnoxious behavior would be more useful than making 60,000 people ignore them individually. It would save some space in the database too. In any event if people really want to ignore others then someone can create a Greasemonkey script to remove comments from the page by username.

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