Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 7th May 2007 15:39 UTC, submitted by Kelly Rush
SkyOS After months of work, there is now a new complete C++ API for SkyOS, which replaces the old C API. The C++ API consists of more than 150 classes, including support for thread and process information, full GUI support, and gesture support, to name a few. Additionally, news about the LiveCD and some of the technology behind it has been updated, including a few screenshots of the LiveCD in action.
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RE[2]: comment locked?
by Anonymous Penguin on Mon 7th May 2007 20:51 UTC in reply to "RE: comment locked?"
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Member since:
2005-07-06

Adam, this makes it an absolute mockery of peer moderation: either you have it or you don't (I was never in favor of peer moderation to begin with).
I'll boycot posting in this place and I'll make a hell of a fuss everywhere else until this issue is solved.

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RE[3]: comment locked?
by Adam S on Mon 7th May 2007 20:58 in reply to "RE[2]: comment locked?"
Adam S Member since:
2005-04-01

I'll make a hell of a fuss everywhere else until this issue is solved.


There's no issue, AP. When certain posts are modded to -5, they get *automatically* locked (most of the time, it doesn't even take an admin to autolock a post, the system knows when a comment is that bad based on certain factors). It's always been that way, and it that certainly doesn't make a mockery of anything.

This is, and always has been, an admin controlled site. So, although we allow our readers to do 95%+ of the moderation, some comments we intentionally lock down. And in those cases, I don't think we need to justify our actions.

That said, I'll remind you, it's been this way for 3 years now, and no one has complained because it wasn't transparent. If it's only a problem now that we've shared more of how the site works, that's certainly a convincing reason to lock it down further and keep our readers in the dark.

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RE[4]: comment locked?
by Anonymous Penguin on Mon 7th May 2007 21:10 in reply to "RE[3]: comment locked?"
Anonymous Penguin Member since:
2005-07-06

"That said, I'll remind you, it's been this way for 3 years now, and no one has complained because it wasn't transparent."

Then I am missing something, because till today I had always been able to mod up a post with a -5, and I did it quite often.

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RE[3]: comment locked?
by mikesum32 on Mon 7th May 2007 23:01 in reply to "RE[2]: comment locked?"
mikesum32 Member since:
2005-10-22

It's a rather asinine thing to do. "We know what's best for you."

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RE[4]: comment locked?
by Johann Chua on Tue 8th May 2007 03:44 in reply to "RE[3]: comment locked?"
Johann Chua Member since:
2005-07-22

Repeat after me: The Internet is NOT a democracy. Moderators are not fascists or dictators. Your civil rights are not in danger.

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