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Posted in News Roundup at 11:08 am by Dr. Roy Schestowitz

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5 Comments

  1. CoolGuy said,

    March 25, 2008 at 1:05 am

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    Check out, slashdot.org is owned by M$.

    All anti OOXML news is suppressed. Only pro-microsoft news is what I find today at slashdot.org

  2. Roy Schestowitz said,

    March 25, 2008 at 1:43 am

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    I dropped Slashdot from my reading list 2 weeks ago. it’s a lost cause, just like Digg.

    If you watch traffic ranks (e.g. Netcraft, Alexa) of Slashdot and Digg you’ll find that they are sinking, Slashdot in particular. It would be natural to lose sight of fairness and objectivity under such circumstances, but I could be wrong.

    I received about 4 E-mails yesterday which bemoan the state of Slashdot and Digg. It’s more widely acknowledged.

  3. Victor Soliz said,

    March 25, 2008 at 9:16 am

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    Check out, slashdot.org is owned by M$.

    All anti OOXML news is suppressed. Only pro-microsoft news is what I find today at slashdot.org

    No, it isn’t. It is actually from the same group of people that made sourceforge, so if you would link slashdot to MS, those would be bad news.
    The problem with slashdot, is the firehose, I think it is being widely abused by MS monkeys. I hope that thing gets removed or fixed. Anyways, just insist, sometimes I’ve seen my story submissions about MS getting rejected but a few hours later another submission about the same article emerges and is approved, the monkeys cannot monitor the firehose all day long.

    I think comment moderation is still a place they didn’t take over yet, every once in a while my anti silverlight/OOXML/MS/MONO comments would get modded up significantly, so, there’s still hope.

  4. Roy Schestowitz said,

    March 25, 2008 at 9:40 am

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    A friend of mine, who is also a long-time Slashdot regular (I’ve been away), tells me that meta-moderation is crucially needed at the moment. I was shown examples where people systematically get modded down for comments that doubt Microsoft. Over at Digg, for a fact, 4 or 5 people systematically mod down any comment I post (I posted about 14,000 comments in that site). These are the same Munchkins from USENET actually. I know their usernames. They ruined Digg for some.

  5. Victor Soliz said,

    March 25, 2008 at 11:00 am

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    It is not really a surprise to see MS taking advantage of a site or organization that is too open, it happened with OSI before, the problem with slashdot is that everyone gets to decide what story to approve and also with time everyone can get to moderate comments, I guess I’ll have to metamoderate more often.

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