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posted by on Friday August 25 2017, @11:26PM   Printer-friendly
from the we're-really-big-time-now dept.

Welcome, new trolls! We're pleased as punch to have you aboard, unfortunately as you may have noticed our moderators are unable to give you the moderations you've been working so hard for. Since we can't really do much about people not moderating more, we're going to be giving out more points so that the ones that do can give you the attention you so desperately crave.

Moderators: Starting a little after midnight UTC tonight, everyone will be getting ten points a day instead of five. The threshold for a mod-bomb, however, is going to remain at five. This change is not so you can pursue an agenda against registered users more effectively but so we can collectively handle the rather large uptick in anonymous trolling recently while still being able to have points remaining for upmodding quality comments. This is not an invitation to go wild downmodding; it's helping you to be able to stick to the "concentrate more on upmodding than downmodding" bit of the guidelines.

Also, this is not a heavily thought-out or permanent change. It is a quick, dirty adjustment that will be reviewed, tweaked, and likely changed before year's end. Questions? Comments?

 
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  • (Score: 4, Touché) by lentilla on Saturday August 26 2017, @12:53PM (4 children)

    by lentilla (1770) on Saturday August 26 2017, @12:53PM (#559415)

    "The folk at 71 Baxter Street were having an extended party. On the morning after the third night of loud revelry, a group of neighbours gathered in front of number 71. A spokesman stepped forward and knocked on the door.

    "Yeah, whatcha you want?", said the large man that answered the door.

    "Neighbour - you've been having some mighty fun these last days", said the spokesman, hat in hand, "but we're all hoping you'd be keeping it down some in the evening-times. Our kiddies can't sleep for the music and it's causing trouble in our homes."

    "Yeah?"; said Mr Seventy-One; "well put in some earplugs you farking maroon!""

    ---

    I'm not a maroon, and neither are you Arik. I don't want to make enemies and I was simply asking you to quit with the <tt> tag. I; too; expect people to accept me for who I am but I always try to take their wishes into consideration because I'd prefer to live in harmony rather than constant conflict. We appear to have a fundamentally different view of the world - and that's OK too. I look forward to your future postings outside this thread - even if they happen to be in monospace.

    Starting Score:    1  point
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       Touché=2, Total=2
    Extra 'Touché' Modifier   0  
    Karma-Bonus Modifier   +1  

    Total Score:   4  
  • (Score: 2) by FakeBeldin on Monday August 28 2017, @08:20AM (2 children)

    by FakeBeldin (3360) on Monday August 28 2017, @08:20AM (#560098) Journal

    Hey Arik,

    Your use of code as default for comments is annoying me, to the point that I skip over your comments. They're just not worth the effort they require of me. Case in point: I skipped your grandparent post after the first line, because I'm not going to waste effort on it. Then I read the replies. Specifically, I read all of Lentilla's silly, off-topic story-slash-analogy. The story was way too long to make an obvious point obvious. Yet I read all of it, and I could not read more than the first line of your post, even though that might be more on-topic.

    Clearly, your posting style is annoying the hell out of me.
    Equally clearly I'm not the only one.

    You might want to consider changing.

    Sidenote: @TMB and others: I'd love to auto-hide any all-code comments. Or apply an automatic -3 mod to them or something. Same thing for other comments that deviate from regular style. Can this go up on the wishlist?

    • (Score: 2) by The Mighty Buzzard on Monday August 28 2017, @10:13AM

      The auto-mod thing, possibly. We can't get rid of them any more though because they've been an established if little used feature for too long. Justified butthurt would ensue. Really, the best solution is just to make Arik a Foe at the moment and adjust Foe-post karma down if it really bugs you. For me it just makes it easier to tell who wrote something. I look at monospace all the time in terminal windows, so it doesn't bother me in the least.

      --
      My rights don't end where your fear begins.
    • (Score: 2) by Arik on Monday September 04 2017, @08:54AM

      by Arik (4543) on Monday September 04 2017, @08:54AM (#563361) Journal
      Hey FakeBeldin!

      Thanks for letting me know you're a moron. I didn't really need, or want to know, but thanks anyhow! It really warms the cockles of my heart when I hear a REAL HONEST TO GOD MORON go off like this! You're the reason I'm here, and I love you!! *smooch smooch smooch*

      --
      If laughter is the best medicine, who are the best doctors?
  • (Score: 2) by Arik on Monday September 04 2017, @08:49AM

    by Arik (4543) on Monday September 04 2017, @08:49AM (#563359) Journal
    If your "fundamental view of the world" includes blaming others for your own browser settings then I don't have a kind word for you. YOU ARE THE REASON WE CAN'T HAVE NICE THINGS.

    To put it concisely, You ARE being a maroon and the care I would normally have for your feelings is trumped by that fact, prohibiting me from exhibiting the sympathy I might otherwise feel for your poor MAROON ass.

    The gentleman who spoke for the residents of 71 Baxter Street gave it a try, as any gentleman in his circumstances would have to. After the rude reply he received, he should have called the police. And under no circumstances would I recommend he take any direct action until that route had been played out to whatever effect it might have.

    Do you really think there is any sort of recognizable symmetry here? I am sending a signal to the server which consists of several parts. The logic of the server requires a value for the type of post, and I give it the value which results in the behaviour I find least objectionable, for objective and easily verifiable reasons.

    And in response to all of this, sometime later, the server then sends your browser a signal.

    And in response to that signal, your browser renders the HTML (which is actually generated by the server, you understand? no matter what post mode I choose) and it's choosing a font you don't like.

    FSCKING CHANGE YOUR FONT? Why is this hard to understand? Why do I have so many trolls that appear so sincere but really have a problem with this?

    I DO NOT CONTROL YOUR FONTS! YOU CONTROL YOUR FONTS, YOU CONTROL YOUR COMPUTER! OR YOU SHOULD! IF YOU DON'T THAT'S NOT MY FAULT!

    I am seriously sick to death of computer illiterates infesting tech sites. You sound like a nice person, and I really don't want to antagonize you, but you don't have a clue what you're talking about, you're about 5% north of the folks that don't know the difference between a browser and a webpage, and you're not paying my salary so I don't have to be nice to you.

    And I'll just leave it there.

    --
    If laughter is the best medicine, who are the best doctors?