And if the community gives enough “thumbs downs” to a commenter, then eventually they disappear, either because they find another blog to annoy, or because their voice gets too small.
No, I’m not talking about my blog – I don’t have enough people commenting here one way or the other to worry about it.
But here are a few quotes:
Ã¢â‚¬Â¦.how come thereÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s an upgrade from XP version for sale Ã¢â‚¬Â¦?
This was supposed to be an all-new code base (yknow..like OS X?) Instead its an upgraded XP?
So much for the Security stuffÃ¢â‚¬Â¦
After seeing Leopard in actionÃ¢â‚¬Â¦ the next five years looks bright for Windows
I admit I don’t have a clue what the argument is here – it seems to be bashing Windows, but then says they will have a bright five years. And this:
ItÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s funny how those of us who point out the more than obvious shortcomings of various builds of Vista never seem to get any press. Nothing new mind you. This is a clique based business. ItÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s interesting though because I real thought you would get why Vista has shortcomings for the average user.
First, I don’t understand the first sentence at all -MOST of the press I’ve seen on Vista has been less than flattering (and until today I agreed with a lot of it – today I just agree with some of it).
Second, the poster never details what issues he/she is talking about. They rant about poor security without citing any issues with security.
And then this:
NO NO NO NO NO!!! It doesnÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t matter! IE was a total piece of crap anyways! It doesnÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t matter if it gets better! ItÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s a piece of crap!!
Besides, Windows is ripping off Apple with Vista
First, the commenter seems a bit, well, deranged, actually. There is no valid, or sustainable point made anywhere in the post. None. What doesn’t matter? NO, NO, NO what? IE ran the Internet for years, so calling it a “total piece of shit” certainly isn’t fair, or even logical. Saying it will never get better is also delusional – how can this author know that?
And the final statement, with absolutely no data, not on single point to back up the statement? Ludicrous!
Blogging software rreally should incorporate a thumbs-up, thumbs-down type of rating system. It won’t tell you who the idiots are, but it might tell you who the trouble-makers are.
Let’s build it – a Widget that can work on numerous blogging platforms – we’ll call it “The Bozo Bit”, because the last company I worked at we would “flip the bozo bit” on people that were just not worth spending time communicating with. They could only transmit, and never receive. When we got a new General Manager of our business unit that had this characteristic I called him “The Jammer” – because he filled the air with so much static that no other communication could take place.
BTW, all of these “comments”, and more, are at this Scoble post