2466Re: Cryptic Opinions [was RE: Ways to do it - Take 2]
- May 15 12:05 AMOn Wed, 15 May 2002, Adi Stav wrote:
> On Wed, May 15, 2002 at 08:46:21AM +0300, Muli Ben-Yehuda wrote:OK. But a "nice" or "very nice" or "not bad" could go a long way. It's
> > On Wed, May 15, 2002 at 08:05:35AM +0300, Shlomi Fish wrote:
> > >
> > > I fail to understand the two of you. First Guy gives me a cryptic message
> > > about "lack of replies". I cannot deduce from it his opinion or what
> > > he
> Muli answered, but since we're deep in meta-land I thought I'd represent
> an alternative view.
> > Let us assume that each message sent to the list, N people read. Past
> > experience shows that a certain percent of those N people, which we
> > shall denote by n, reply to the message. We can postulate that if a
> > message is interesting, n will be relatively large.
> For me, this was not the case. The original message was not
> un-interesting -- on the contrary, I found it mildly amusing (which
> is good - it's better than most of the supposedly amusing stuff I read
> on the internet). Other people might have a different taste. But I found
> in the post nothing of interest to REPLY to. There was nothing for me to
> say anything about, and if I am to judge by the reactions, neither did
> anyone else.
like giving a lecture, and nobody asks any questions. One cannot tell if
they understand it or not.
> Now, this is a discussion group. I don't find anything inherently wrongI don't see it solely as a discussion group. It's also a place for
> with standalone presentations of wit, but in the end of the day something
> had better contribute towards good old fashioned discussion threads, at
> least on hackers-il.
announcements, URLs, (like you said) hacks, and whatever else is
considered on-topic here. I believe this thread could have started a
discussion. Obviously I don't know many languages enough to parody them
the way I intended (pardon the pun), so people could have added more, or
added more entries to the list.
> Your SECOND post, on the other hand, was quite annoying, becauseI did not try to put the blame on you. I was simply afraid that the
> essentially it placed the blame of not finding discussion interest in
> your post on US. You should look in yourself instead, and try to estimate
> possible reactions.
meta-thread of all those "wanna-be hackers" people shadowed my original
post as people were too involved in it. I was just trying to get some
discussion (or expression of opinions) going. Sorry if you were offended
in the process.
> If you use the list as body of critics for your workUnderstood. Do you know any computer forum where I can post such jokes and
> then you chose the wrong place, because you will need to be more and
> more aggressive just to actually get this criticism, and this criticism
> will therefore tend to be more and more artificially negative. Sounds
get some reactions and commentary instead?
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