Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 16th Oct 2009 19:48 UTC
OSNews, Generic OSes For a very long time now, OSNews' comment sections were governed by a set of rules that dated back to the very early days of OSNews. This set of rules has been amended a number of times over the years, but we were never really comfortable with such a dry, silly list of arbitrary rules that nobody read anyway. They were too much like an... EULA. So, we decided a change was in order, and I started work on a completely new approach.
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bousozoku
Member since:
2006-01-23

I thought that we were almost to this point anyway. It seemed that there have been, even recently, some remarks with name-calling in them. I'm sure the persons writing the comments didn't pay attention to any code of ethics.

I can't imagine how someone can sit there and type language befitting a 13 year old but it seems to happen quite a bit more than I'd expect.

I hope it works out in a more positive way.

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thewolf Member since:
2007-12-27

Swearing on it's own is perhaps the most utterly pointless thing ever, however there's nothing wrong with swearing itself, as far as I'm concerned it is a vital part of human expression. f--k.

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haydenm Member since:
2006-10-29

Swearing on it's own is perhaps the most utterly pointless thing ever, blah blah blah etc. f--k.


Maybe it's they way I read it, I just couldn't help but laugh.

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bousozoku Member since:
2006-01-23

Swearing on it's own is perhaps the most utterly pointless thing ever, however there's nothing wrong with swearing itself, as far as I'm concerned it is a vital part of human expression. f--k.


Perhaps, but it's usually a sign of a person with a weak vocabulary, someone unwilling or unable to describe the situation in words that could help to resolve it.

A few people on OSNews seem to think that they need to resort to posting quickly rather than posting thoughtfully and getting it right the first time. It's where enthusiasm crosses into fanaticism that we get into trouble.

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