Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 26th Dec 2012 00:32 UTC
OSNews, Generic OSes Now that the holidays are upon us (happy holidays!) and the year is about to end, we at OSNews thought it time to finally lift the veil a little bit on the next version of OSNews - OSNews 5. I've hinted at this next version of OSNews here and there in the comments, but we think it's time to make it all a little bit more official by taking in some initial feedback.
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RE[5]: Voting down?
by Anonymous Penguin on Thu 27th Dec 2012 00:15 UTC in reply to "RE[4]: Voting down?"
Anonymous Penguin
Member since:
2005-07-06

LOL, shall we laugh together now? ;)
I have a few enemies, it cannot be avoided, especially among tonymacx86 staff and possibly their users.
Could it be that, unable to attack me at InsanelyMac, they vote me down here?
Little more than a joke ;)

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RE[6]: Voting down?
by kwan_e on Thu 27th Dec 2012 02:52 in reply to "RE[5]: Voting down?"
kwan_e Member since:
2007-02-18

I have a few enemies, it cannot be avoided, especially among tonymacx86 staff and possibly their users.
Could it be that, unable to attack me at InsanelyMac, they vote me down here?


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rl41VkyXUmk

They're not enemies. They're people who take themselves too seriously. A better idea is to suck it up and not take voting too seriously - or maybe consider the alternative that those comments deserved to be downvoted. People these days don't have enemies, or foes*, as the Slashdot system allows for...

* I've had two people on Slashdot foe me. All for comments I made that didn't buy into their extreme libertarianism. Says something about them I think ;)

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RE[7]: Voting down?
by WereCatf on Thu 27th Dec 2012 03:38 in reply to "RE[6]: Voting down?"
WereCatf Member since:
2006-02-15

* I've had two people on Slashdot foe me. All for comments I made that didn't buy into their extreme libertarianism. Says something about them I think ;)


I don't think I have any foes here as usually my comments go un-voted, but I've noticed that whenever I make a comment critical of anything to do with Linux or somehow positive towards Microsoft or Windows the comment is instantly down-voted -- there are no counter-arguments to anything I say or anything, these comments are just uniformly being down-voted by whomever the people are who do it. On the other hand, praising Linux or bashing Microsoft and/or Windows generally yields positive votes regardless of whether the comment actually adds anything to the discussion or even has a point to it. I chalk such behaviour to childishness and insecurity and just shrug it off.

The above in mind, however, I still personally view the voting system as a positive thing in general; the well-behaved people seemingly far outweigh these "voter-lurkers" and usually does give a semblance of balance as to what comments are worth paying more attention to than the others. It could be better, yes, and there's multiple ways of going about it, but even the current implementation works for me. Alas, YMMV.

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