Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sat 4th Aug 2012 00:54 UTC
Google This tweet from Tom Warren made me smile. So, it's 2012 and tablets are finally able to do what the Amiga did in 1985. Seems like a bit of a stretch to be excited about that, right? Sure, until I caught myself getting excited - only a bit, but still - by this piece of news. Update: removed me being an annoyed child.
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RE[7]: Random idea
by Thom_Holwerda on Sat 4th Aug 2012 10:51 UTC in reply to "RE[6]: Random idea"
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The fact is that many people just look at the title and the intro and then proceed to follow the comments -- something that I do, too -- for various reasons, so it might behoove to keep that in mind in the future, aye? Instead of only looking at the article as a whole why not also look at just the title and the intro as a separate entity and check that it conveys enough information about what's going on.


The thing is - it does. However, if you don't click the links - which, on the web, are an integral part of reading - then my responsibilities really end. I'm willing to put some effort into making sure that those who only read the intros get everything, but when people aren't even going to click the links and want to have everything spelled out in the limited 5-6 lines of an intro, then I'm out. It's ridiculous to expect that of me.

It's basic netiquette to read the entire article before commenting. I'm already pretty cool and all by always making sure all the important links (to the actual news) are in the intro so people aren't forced to read my drivel, but when people aren't even willing to read the links in the first 5-6 lines (!) and just jump straight to commenting, I really have no sympathy if you misunderstood the article. That's not my fault - it's yours for not reading properly.

If you miss the first 15 minutes of a movie, you don't get to complain at the director that the movie sucked because you didn't understand it.

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