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  • I think expressing opinion about Mumia out of context of a discussion about him is akin to shouting "Hitler" in a crowded newsgroup. Or mentioning the 2001 Presidential election. So I moderated it. In a journal or journal comment, I wouldn't care. But I don't want discussions / flamewars about Mumia on a use Perl story.

    My problem may be that I am too used to comments inciting riots, as it were, on Slashdot. That's not such a problem here, of course. He who moderates least, moderates best.

    Anyway, t
    • Thanks, pudge!

      Yeah, I guess I tend to agree with you on the Mumia thing. I notice it's been modded back down by somebody. We've all been heard now, so I guess life will go on.

      Actually I've been a little surprised by just how many karma points I got out of this. I had a karma of 3 and I've had 2 or 3 metamoderations say I was "fair," and that gave me several more points. (Don't trust those numbers; I'm falling asleep at the moment.)

      I think I read the same stuff about the IP address hash. Admittedly it could allow slashdot editors to link anonymous posts with non-anonymous posts. On the other hand, it wouldn't be reliable (for example, I have no idea how many people are coming from the same proxy as me). But if you didn't already know slashdot could track your IP address when you posted ... well, take your licks. Asking them to not see it is like asking people to ignore the fact they can reverse engineer CSS. I say they're doing pretty good to transform it into a hash.

      Personally, by the time I'm so worked up as to write a post and click "post anonymously", I often change my mind about posting anyway.

      The paranoid dummies and practiced trolls seem like they're completely unaware the code is open source. Strange.

      J. David works really hard, has a passion for writing good software, and knows many of the world's best Perl programmers