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Re: News site for Free Software people?

[ please cc: me on any replies.  i don't subscribe to debian-publicity]

On Mon, Feb 01, 1999 at 10:26:09PM -0200, Lalo Martins wrote:
> I'm growing more dissatisfied with Slashdot everyday.  Interesting
> news articles are getting sparser, comments rarely don't turn into
> flamewars (and the number of comments that directly oppose the concept
> of Free Software itself is disturbingly big and increasing),

i gave up on slashdot about 3 or 4 months ago.

some of the slashdot news articles were still interesting, but it could
do without the slashdot rah-rah brigade (i.e. ill-informed cretins who
feel that they MUST comment on everything even if they have nothing
worthwhile to say).

i think the web is the wrong media for discussions anyway. an announce
mailing list and a related -discuss list would be the right way to do it

the trouble with creating a public forum where anyone can have their
say is that anyone DOES have their say, and it's usually worthless
moronic drivel. the web seems to encourage this, even more than usenet
- possibly because a web form is less of a barrier to entry for the
impulse-posting fuckwit.


craig sanders

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