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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should be two ways
by UglyKidBill on Fri 16th Oct 2009 20:41 UTC
UglyKidBill
Member since:
2005-07-27

It still ironic all the "we expect or demand or wish or whatever, that you, our reader, behave well" when the site endorses (by tolerating beyond good taste) the flaming, ranting and aggressions of 'some' from its own staff.
I had actually banned this site for about a year when that was at its peak, and came back when "it" calmed down.

My point is, I -and probably some others too- expect the editor to behave at least as well as we are expected to.

(And, no, this is not directed to this news poster but to the OSN Team. YIC)

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RE: should be two ways
by haus on Fri 16th Oct 2009 20:56 in reply to "should be two ways"
haus Member since:
2009-08-18

If I could mod your post up 100 times I would

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RE: should be two ways
by Bill Shooter of Bul on Fri 16th Oct 2009 21:15 in reply to "should be two ways"
Bill Shooter of Bul Member since:
2006-07-14

A little bit of ranting is ok. I know what you're talking about, but I sort of like it. It shows their humanity, which allows us more context in which to evaluate their stories and opinions.

They aren't the Greek gods up on mount Olympus demanding tributes form mortal men. They're real users of technology and sometimes they do let their emotions show. On the whole, I think its in balance and they aren't too heavy handed with the bans or moderation so they allow as much as they themselves produce and more.

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RE: should be two ways
by Nathan O. on Fri 16th Oct 2009 21:20 in reply to "should be two ways"
Nathan O. Member since:
2005-08-11

Hah, I had thought I was the only one who left for a while when it got juvenile :-)

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