Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 5th Jul 2012 23:07 UTC
Legal Since I want to get this out of my system: here's a set of proposals to fix (okay, replace) the current failing patent system. No lengthy diatribe or introduction, just a raw list.
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by Thom_Holwerda on Fri 6th Jul 2012 00:09 UTC in reply to "..."
Thom_Holwerda
Member since:
2005-06-29

You are forced to read OSNews?

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by Hiev on Fri 6th Jul 2012 00:14 in reply to "RE: ..."
Hiev Member since:
2005-09-27

Not really, but is not fun anymore, I've been reading this site since 2002, yeah 10 yeears, and is not the site I got addicted to read daily, now is more your personal tool, you don't care about the reader interests like before, you care about your own interests.

So, yeah, I'm not obligated and I prolly will stop visiting this place because now is boring.

Btw, I'm sure I'm one of the few people who never used adblock in this site.

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by henderson101 on Fri 6th Jul 2012 09:25 in reply to "RE: ..."
henderson101 Member since:
2006-05-30

Are you forced to write OSNews? Delegate. If no one wants to take the mantle, admit defeat and close the site. It's also true that your personal blog is pretty sparse for the last few years. Why not write your opinion pieces there and link to your blog as a one of the "less important" side bar stories?

I dunno Thom, the site is less about OSNews, more about OSrude. Rude people, bigots, zealots, no one listens to anyone.

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by _txf_ on Fri 6th Jul 2012 09:59 in reply to "RE[2]: ..."
_txf_ Member since:
2008-03-17

However it seems that it is consistently the same people always complaining about the content of the site. If they don't like it, why don't they go somewhere else? Or even create their own?

They keep coming back and consistently complaining about the same things. Why do they keep coming back? There must be some content on the site that isn't available elsewhere, or maybe it is just their routine?

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by MOS6510 on Fri 6th Jul 2012 19:53 in reply to "RE[2]: ..."
MOS6510 Member since:
2011-05-12

This is Thom's personal blog effectively. Sometimes there is interesting OS news, but mostly (very) biased anti-Apple stuff.

But if Thom were to quit the site would die. The other OSNews team members might as well get lost in a magical forrest and we probably wouldn't notice until Christmas.

So, I guess we better be happy with the few gems we find burried in all the other stuff.

It would have helped if Thom was somewhat technical savvy. Maybe if they can add such a person to the team and somehow keep him active it would increase the number of truly interesting articles and outside the mainstream news. Someone that is open minded, not extremely biased and has seen tecnology change over the years.

Not getting in to rude arguments with his/her readers would help too!

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