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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: 1, Troll) by Arik on Monday September 04 2017, @09:09AM (1 child)

    by Arik (4543) on Monday September 04 2017, @09:09AM (#563366) Journal
    "I look at it as, if I don't want to bother my eyes reading your 'font', I skip it and scroll past."

    I'm going to put myself, mentally, in the place of someone who knows nothing about computers. This is easier than it sounds, for me, as I do it regularly.

    Yeah, that sounds reasonable.

    In fact, though, it's not. It's umm, 'magical thinking.'

    Fact is, I have no font, I have no way to make my font appear on your screen. I'm just sending text.

    YOUR browser determines which fonts it will use to render that text. If you don't like it, well that's not unexpected. You're probably running a toy OS from Microsoft, and it probably has abominable font choices preselected for you.

    But you are not helpless, my friend. Dig in. Figure this computer out. Bend it to your will, don't let it run the show. You may not be able to REALLY take control of Microsoft Windows but even on that you can certainly prevent it from using fonts you think are ugly.

    *I've tried NOTHING and I'm all out of ideas!*

    If laughter is the best medicine, who are the best doctors?
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  • (Score: 1, Troll) by Gaaark on Monday September 04 2017, @10:58AM

    by Gaaark (41) on Monday September 04 2017, @10:58AM (#563406) Journal


    From your own post elsewhere:
    "Trolling is intrinsically an act of attention-seeking."
    You like attention. "Mommy, look at me. LOOK AT ME!"

    I know. I get it. You type in 'code' for the attention it gets you. That is why i put 'font' instead of just font.

    My profile will show you i use linux. I am typing in palemoon. I am just not going to change my browser settings for one troll.

    I was actually saying a nice thing:

    I might miss something intelligent.

    I guess in your place, i am wrong.

    --- Please remind me if I haven't been civil to you: I'm channeling MDC. ---Gaaark 2.0 ---