In the last six months or so, the S/N
ratio has gotten even worse. Now on slashdot
, the highest moderated comment
s are generally can be broken down into three categories:
- Links. These are what I see at the top of most of today's discussions. Maybe some minor commentary, but mainly people just showing me that they know how to use a search engine. Get the fours and fives. Generally karma whores.
- People reposting information they found on other sites. This is at least mildly useful, it brings something to the conversation. Quickly get moderated up to threes and fours.
- And lastly, the few and the proud who actually writeup their own informed opinions on the matter. These are generally lucky to make it to three, and are a rarity.
I don't know what it is, maybe /. has gotten too big for its own good and is tripping over itself, but I don't see the same inspiring information, ideas, and articles I used to.