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OSNews, Generic OSes We'd like to formally welcome Quentin Hartman, Tony Steidler-Dennison, and Amjith Ramanujam to the OSNews team. We had a huge response to our recent call for contributors, and if you were one of the people who contacted us, we're not done with you yet. Whether you're interested in contributing daily news or writing articles, we'll be contacting you soon, and these new editors are specifically tasked with helping to marshall the efforts of the other contributors. These new editors join Thom Holwerda, who's taking a sabbatical while trying to recover from RSI, David Adams, our Publisher and business manager, Adam Scheinberg, our webmaster and back-end guru, and Eugenia Loli-Queru, who is still occasionally lured out of retirement until the trolls and platform zealots earnest advocates remind her why she found it less stressful to take up videography. Welcome, n00bs!
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Pot calling the kettle black.
by JMcCarthy on Wed 9th Jul 2008 01:11 UTC
JMcCarthy
Member since:
2005-08-12

Eugenia Loli-Queru, who is still occasionally lured out of retirement until the trolls and platform zealots


She linked to a blatant troll, and as usual couldn't take any criticism so she took her ball and went home. Again.

What she did is like linking to GodHatesFags in the middle of a social debate and then crying when you're derided.

Edited 2008-07-09 01:17 UTC

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google_ninja Member since:
2006-02-05

You've got to be kidding me.

Linux Hater carries the proud tradition of the flaming of *nix by its users. He obviously uses it on a daily basis, and there is a lot of intelligence in what he says.

Even if that WASNT the case, you have some serious problems if you compare him and that situation to the God Hates Fags guy. One is about computers, the other is about the creator of the universe being a bigot. If you can't tell the difference, you need to get a life in a serious way.

I agree, it was inappropriate to link to something with that level of profanity and vitriol off of this site. But don't blow something out of proportion. Inappropriate and evil are completely and totally different things.

Reply Parent Score: 11

leos Member since:
2005-09-21

Even if that WASNT the case, you have some serious problems if you compare him and that situation to the God Hates Fags guy. One is about computers, the other is about the creator of the universe being a bigot.


You're right, Linux Hater is talking about real issues of the Linux operating system that affect real people, while the God Hates Fags guy is assigning an imaginary point of view to an imaginary deity. Big difference.

Then again Linux Hater is just as useless. People pretend like the things he says are even remotely new or useful contributions. All the issues he brings up are very well known problems that require a lot of coordinated work to solve. Bitching about them does not help anyone. Contrary to what many people here think, Linux devs are not blind to these issues, but they sure could use some help solving them. Complaining doesn't help when the issues have been known for years.

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tomcat Member since:
2006-01-06

She linked to a blatant troll...


If you read Linux Hater's blog, it's fairly obvious that he uses Linux all the time, his understanding of its architecture and problems is deep, and he's actually doing many of you a favor by pointing out the things that you would really prefer not to hear. Granted, if you'd prefer not to listen to what he has to say, that's fine, but at least have the balls to admit when he's right, which is much of the time.

Edited 2008-07-09 02:17 UTC

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-oblio- Member since:
2008-05-27

"If you don't like it and don't contribute, don't use it, and STFU

Hey guess what. Your KDE desktop there? You're running some of my code. That's right, I used KDE for a while, and even wrote some code for you asshats. Too bad I was too blind to see at the time that KDE people don't care about their normal users. But if you want to continue to claim that I'm just an outsider talking shit, then try again, my friends."
http://linuxhaters.blogspot.com/2008/07/k-pride.html

If what he says is true, the whole situation (and most of the comments too) is marvelously ironic ;)

These new editors are supposed to bring new content to OSNews?

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PunchCardGuy Member since:
2006-04-14

Hmm... Didn't know about the LinuxHatersBlog. I just went and had a look. Not a lot of useful content that I could see, but it was entertaining. That guy writes a lot like I talk sometimes, so maybe that's why I kinda like it.

As for all the discussion about flames and trolls, anyone who responds in kind to such is just throwing gasoline on the fires. There are ways to deal with this without descending to the same level. Or, they could just be ignored - flamers and trolls probably hate that more than anything else ;-)! Some folks on the InterWeb sure need to grow thicker skins, get some anger management therapy, or just find a life.

So anyways, welcome aboard to the new editors, and I look forward to some more good OS reportage.

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