Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 19th Oct 2009 12:06 UTC, submitted by ebasconp
OpenBSD As mentioned in the release announcement: "Many people have received their 4.6 CDs in the mail by now, and we really don't want them to be without the full package repository. We are pleased to announce the official release of OpenBSD 4.6. This is our 26th release on CD-ROM (and 27th via FTP). We remain proud of OpenBSD's record of more than ten years with only two remote holes in the default install." I really want news like this on the front page, but sadly, the long list of improvements makes no sense to me - I don't know what's important and what isn't. If someone can provide a nice readable summary of the most important improvements, I'll include it to the item and place it on the front page. There we are.
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Comment by SJ87
by sj87 on Mon 19th Oct 2009 13:43 UTC
sj87
Member since:
2007-12-16

I am really not keen on the way the editing of articles is done around here. You shouldn't strikethrough a number of rows of text if that part of the text has absolutely nothing to do with the news (ie. you did not make false claims or something like that). Just wipe it. We don't care.

It's awful when more than a half of the so called preview is only something that should not exist at all.

Edited 2009-10-19 13:44 UTC

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RE: Comment by SJ87
by fretinator on Mon 19th Oct 2009 14:05 in reply to "Comment by SJ87"
fretinator Member since:
2005-07-06

You shouldn't strikethrough a number of rows of text if that part of the text has absolutely nothing to do with the news (ie. you did not make false claims or something like that). Just wipe it.


Personally, I'd rather see that the situation was changed. Originally, it was destined to be a page II story, until a thoughtful reader, joku, provided more details; thus the story could be listed on Page I.

I prefer this method of notification, vs. history getting edited and thrown away. From now on, when you see underlined text, pretend it's not there.

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RE[2]: Comment by SJ87
by Laurence on Mon 19th Oct 2009 14:28 in reply to "RE: Comment by SJ87"
Laurence Member since:
2007-03-26

Personally, I'd rather see that the situation was changed. Originally, it was destined to be a page II story, until a thoughtful reader, joku, provided more details; thus the story could be listed on Page I.

I prefer this method of notification, vs. history getting edited and thrown away. From now on, when you see underlined text, pretend it's not there.


Agreed.

Unfortunately everyone has their own opinion on how something should be done and sometimes there is no "correct" method, only preferred approaches.


In this instance though, I completely agree with yourself (and Thom)

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RE[2]: Comment by SJ87
by Mark Williamson on Tue 20th Oct 2009 13:02 in reply to "RE: Comment by SJ87"
Mark Williamson Member since:
2005-07-06

I may be echoing the comments of others who got here sooner... I'd personally rather that the situation hadn't involved a release of a significant OS release going onto Page 2 by default :-(

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RE: Comment by SJ87
by righard on Mon 19th Oct 2009 14:52 in reply to "Comment by SJ87"
righard Member since:
2007-12-26

Who is 'we'? I don't care about such a thing. Maybe you could write a browser plug-in that removes everything encapsulated by (u)(/u)'s if you're really this annoyed by it.

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RE[2]: Comment by SJ87
by phoenix on Wed 21st Oct 2009 22:16 in reply to "RE: Comment by SJ87"
phoenix Member since:
2005-07-11

Who is 'we'? I don't care about such a thing. Maybe you could write a browser plug-in that removes everything encapsulated by (u)(/u)'s if you're really this annoyed by it.


Underline (u) and strikethough are very different, and serve different purposes.

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