Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 24th Oct 2011 22:37 UTC
OSNews, Generic OSes Considering the polarising topic of software patents and related IP litigation is coming up a lot lately, I felt the need to write a few words on this thing called 'bias'. This word is being thrown around a lot, but I get the feeling many people are unclear as to what, exactly, it means. Because contrary to popular opinion, there's nothing wrong with being being biased. In fact, there's no such thing as unbiased blogging (or even unbiased journalism).
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RE[7]: the problem
by Alfman on Tue 25th Oct 2011 21:50 UTC in reply to "RE[6]: the problem"
Alfman
Member since:
2011-01-28

MOS6510,

"Please be biased toward BeOS or NT, tell us, make us curious, spread the positive vibes, but don't be so negative about things you don't like or people who don't share your opinion."

I think that's good advice. As you must know though, it's sometimes incredibly difficult to be balanced in the presence of certain posters who are so far biased that there is no possibility of reasoning with them.

Many other sites are moderated, and frankly that will always help maintain the appearance of balance even if it's not genuinely there.

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RE[8]: the problem
by MOS6510 on Wed 26th Oct 2011 06:52 in reply to "RE[7]: the problem"
MOS6510 Member since:
2011-05-12

I don't think an author should get in to comment section discussions, because there are always lunatics hiding in the bushes waiting to jump out. Just present your article as-is and let us fight it out.

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