In other words Slashdot is midrange.com at it's worst.... :-)

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-----Original Message-----
From: midrange-l-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxx
[mailto:midrange-l-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Jonathan Mason
Sent: Tuesday, March 11, 2008 11:30 AM
To: Midrange Systems Technical Discussion
Subject: Re: System i bashed and defended on slashdot

The Slashdot slogan says it all - "News for Nerds"


CRPence wrote:
Eric Lehti wrote:

How many of you midrange.com participants have time to set up your
own
Slashdot profile and become champions of the System i on Slashdot?
Slashdotters can flame and bait and speak disparagingly better than
anywhere I have seen. The Noise to Signal ratio on Slashdot is high.


All reasons not to enter into the fray. Why would anyone waste
their
time? Simply put, DNFT
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Internet_troll

Reviling of a consistent origin and/or theme, will be recognized as

the vitriol that it is. It will be obvious by reading, that there is
no
intention to carry on a worthwhile conversation, nor debate. When not

cognizant of that by perusal of such attacks, there is little hope in
convincing the reader to consider any introspection of their initial
bias; irrespective of on which side. It is a game really, to play on
the emotions of the reader, with the hopes the reader will join in, so

they can [have some fodder to] continue their attack. Any attempts to

defend or counter-point will merely invoke continued bashing by the
current /owners/ of the /discussion/, thus prolonging the not-so-much
of
a conversation.

And besides, slashdot gives an http browser-based interface to
discussions... How worthless is that except as an archive! NNTP is
where it is at! No offense to the LISTers.

Regards, Chuck




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