stop deleting interesting topics..
why was the topic on that chappie who was creating a new programming language deleted? it was on-topic and surprisingly interesting.
ye gods.....in a rather ironic twist I would suddenly give anything for this particular post to be deleted...
That's rather funny, and therefore this is a good thread and should stay.
Search here Sucks. Joel admits it too.
If you have a SQL Server backend, what's the best way to make it search fast. How is Microsoft solving this problem?
I agree. My very interesting and responseful (yeah you read me, 'responseful'!) topic "what should I eat" was mercilessly deleted after a few hours despite obvious user interest.
"But then I thought," who in hell would want to be in a support group with someone like me?""
I'd be happy to be in a support group with you, Erik...but only so I could make tasteless jokes about your last name.
Speaking of which- maybe this is a new topic, but why do so few of you pst your real names to this site?
why would we post our real names? what possible good would that achieve?
Because there's no reason to post your real name? Besides, it might cause more harm than good when your boss stumbles upon Joel on Software and discovers that you're dead set against performance appraisals and thinks he should shove them up his arse!
Christopher - does this have anything to do with the recent Building Communities article?
I don't use my real name simply because I'd rather not risk a boss or coworker happening upon this and figuring out it's me. The likelyhood of this is probably slim (and I realize that they could find out by monitoring my internet usage while at work) but it does make me feel a little more comfortable with being open about work related things (and if I'm particularly harsh, I post from home).
My response would contain swear words and the like. More so I would end up saying bad things about others. Therefore I chose to allude to this, rather than stating the obvious.
Ah. I getcha.
I don't use my name because there is a control which asks for it but then is unable to enforce that fact. Its just stupid.
One can put any old crap in here
"One can put any old crap in here",
No, I just don't see why an edit box should have a label like "Full name" when it could as easily say "Favourite ice-cream flavour" and mean exactly the same - because here is no way of knowing that what you enter is your full name, or even your real name it is meaningless. That there is validation that you enter /something/ (even if it is only a space character) makes it even more so.
Well its so long ago that I first posted that not using my actual name seems hubris rather than security.
So, you think it's stupid that the interface *requests* something rather than *demand* it? Why?
Brent P. Newhall
My real name has some interesting characteristics. My last name is a common English word and also a common term in cyberspace. Google shows 134,000 hits.
"My last name is a common English word and also a common term in cyberspace. Google shows 134,000 hits."
"So, you think it's stupid that the interface *requests* something rather than *demand* it? Why?"
I think forcing you to put *something* prevents everyone from posting as "anonymous coward" so even if they're an occasional poster and only use "." as their name, you get some sense of continuity. I have no sense of continuity when I read slashdot... Any random slashdot poster is lost in the wash of slashdottishness to me.
It doesn't work though, does it.
You're the guy with nothing in the name field, aren't you? You've been posting here for the past week or so, mostly on this topic. If you're not, you're someone imitating him.
"You're the guy with nothing in the name field, aren't you"
something else here
> See what I mean? It doesn't work.
Emmanual Goldstein (aka www.marktaw.com)
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