Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 26th Dec 2012 00:32 UTC
OSNews, Generic OSes Now that the holidays are upon us (happy holidays!) and the year is about to end, we at OSNews thought it time to finally lift the veil a little bit on the next version of OSNews - OSNews 5. I've hinted at this next version of OSNews here and there in the comments, but we think it's time to make it all a little bit more official by taking in some initial feedback.
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RE[2]: Not a fan
by cfgr on Thu 27th Dec 2012 01:35 UTC in reply to "RE: Not a fan"
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Great that you picked up on this - this is a feature, not a bug ;) . I've often noticed that some people tend to focus on who posted a comment, instead of the actual content of a comment. As such, I wanted to make it less clear WHO posted a comment, so that the CONTENT of a comment gains prominence.


On the other hand, I use the name as a filter to decide if a comment is worth my time or not. When I read two annoying comments from some hyperactive fanboy who's arguing for the sake of arguing despite overwhelming evidence, then his next posts in that discussion are likely to be annoying as well - and usually they start dominating the whole comment section which ruins other discussions.

It might be an interesting experiment to fold all of someone's posts in a topic when that person has two down-voted posts in that same topic (or perhaps even for x posts with score 1 where x > 10, which means he's spamming the place with non-upvoted comments). Other topics would be unaffected.

Edited 2012-12-27 01:40 UTC

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