Someone had the nerve to remove my Donald Knuth thread...



  • Grr!



  • @CPound said:

    Grr!

     

    No worries. This one looks like it'll be even more productive, interesting, insighful and flammable. 



  • Here's a nickel, kid.  Buy yourself a challenging career.

    -cw



  • @CPound said:

    Grr!

    You want me to remove this thread too? 



  • @ammoQ said:

    @CPound said:

    Grr!

    You want me to remove this thread too? 

    Hm? Since when has TDWTF started implementing draconian moderation? Note that I have no idea what the removed thread was about, still removing entire threads is quite extreme, why not simply lock it? Anyway, not that I really care, was just surprised since afaicanrecall this place has done well without any moderation at all and I, in fact, didn't even know we had moderators... Well, well, now I know what Richard Nixon referred to in his "screw you guys I'm outta here" letter.



  • The thread wasn't about anything, and I suspect that was the point...it was a picture of someone CPound doesn't like and nothing else (well, I believe there was a 'muahahahaha' underneath).  


    It was even more troll like than his normal posts and probably deserved to be removed, though I was actually looking forward to watching it go unresponded to -- there wasn't anything to respond to.

    -cw



  • The less you notice moderation, generally the better it is. Being a mod for two other sites, I know well the game of playing off 'freedom' against sanity. The line has to be drawn somewhere, and I think that the guys here have it drawn in a pretty sensible place.

    Of course, you'll still have the occasional nutjob posting garbage and then screaming out about 'censorship' or 'destroying freedom of speech'. If you're unfortunate enough some of the easily swayed follow along for the ride. Thing is though, free speech doesn't exist on someone else's property, and this site is someone else's property (unless you're Alex reading this, in which case, hi Alex!) but the secret mod squad here seem to be flexible, which is good.

    Anyway, I agree with a pollution-less forum, and anyone who wants to post junk (real junk, not WTF-funny junk) can go open a livejournal to spout off in or something. High signal-to-noise ratios are a GOOD thing.

     



  • @CodeWhisperer said:

    The thread wasn't about anything, and I
    suspect that was the point...it was a picture of someone CPound doesn't
    like and nothing else (well, I believe there was a 'muahahahaha'
    underneath).It
    was even more troll like than his normal posts and probably deserved to
    be removed, though I was actually looking forward to watching it go
    unresponded to -- there wasn't anything to respond to.

    Sounds quite harmless. Don't see why nonsense threads should be removed in the "General Discussion" forum. Spambot threads and/or sitespams/ads, absolutely, but not basic human silliness.

     
    @RayS said:

    The less you notice moderation, generally the better it is. ... the occasional nutjob posting garbage and then screaming out about 'censorship' ... free speech doesn't exist on someone else's property, and this site is someone else's property (unless you're Alex reading this, in which case, hi Alex!) but the secret mod squad here seem to be flexible, which is good.Anyway, I agree with a pollution-less forum, and anyone who wants to post junk (real junk, not WTF-funny junk) can go open a livejournal to spout off in or something. High signal-to-noise ratios are a GOOD thing.

    Yeah, I can agree with the "unnoticeable moderation" principle.  However, as to the signal-to-noise concept, remember, again, that we're in the "General Discussion" forum, which IS described as "Why the heck not" in the sub-fora list. That is why I reacted, since basically (almost) anything should go here, and from CW's description, above, the thread didn't seem very out-of-place (if a bit aggressive, perhaps).



  • I think it's funny that you all are having this major debate about censorship and whatnot.

    hahahaha



  • @CPound said:

    I think it's funny that you all are having this major debate about censorship and whatnot.

    hahahaha

    I think I speak for everyone here when I say CPound, you ungrateful wiseass. They were coming to your defense and you mocked them. You're a real piece of work.
     



  • @newguy said:

    I think I speak for everyone here when I say CPound, you ungrateful wiseass. They were coming to your defense and you mocked them. You're a real piece of work.

    Hey newguy, "Waaaaah!"

    I'm a ninja. Am I scaring you yet?

    "Waaaah! Hi-yaaaah!"

    hahahaha Lo-ser!
     



  • I think it's funny that you think a couple of comments amounts to a "major debate".  You're not even that good a troll.

    Have you finished you studies?  Now go read about trees.  Once you have, go watch the "Trees, Rivers, & RNA" lecture by Knuth.

    -cw



  • @CodeWhisperer said:

    I think it's funny that you think a couple of comments amounts to a "major debate".  You're not even that good a troll.

    At least I'm trying. Can you give me credit for that?



  • @CodeWhisperer said:

    Have you finished you studies?  Now go read about trees.  Once you have, go watch the "Trees, Rivers, & RNA"

    lecture by Knuth.

    Is that video by Knuth any good? I was planning to check out his site. 



  • 14 year olds with attention deficit disorder are better trolls, so, no.    But it's good that you have an aspiration.   Soon you can be just like an awkward adolescent. 

    -cw



  • @CPound said:

    Hey newguy, "Waaaaah!"

    I'm a ninja. Am I scaring you yet?

    "Waaaah! Hi-yaaaah!"

    hahahaha Lo-ser!

    Pound, I understand that you're trying to exemplify what you were reacting against in the first place, the type of behaviour/people which when criticised (perhaps justly, who knows) got you labelled as a persona non grata by some here, but seriously, do you really think lowering yourself to the level of pre-adolescent ADHD trollettes help? I mean, it is not even entertaining, it is just plain old sad...

    Well, if the last thread was you playing the chimpanzee too then I guess it deserved to be snuffed after all.

    Remember that this came from one who gave you the benefit of a doubt all along. 



  • While I'm glad I was spared from reading the original thread, I have now wasted my time reading this thread instead.  I would be better to lock a thread and remove it completely.  If there is unnaceptable content in the thread the content itself should be removed before the thread is locked.  If the entire thread is bad then I guess it would be easiest to just delete the whole thing.

     

    That being said, I wish CPound would shut up.  This month of hissy fit that he has thrown is boring and old. 



  • @tster said:

    That being said, I wish CPound would shut up.  This month of hissy fit that he has thrown is boring and old. 

    Yeah CPound. Shut up and go away. 



  • @newguy said:

    Is that video by Knuth any good? I was planning to check out his site. 

    I liked it.  It could be dry material, but he pulls some stuff together and makes it fairly interesting.  Too bad the video is so tiny though.  Bleah. 

    It'll go a lot easier if you've got some moderate comp sci/math background.  He's going to toss out things like "and this graph is planar" and move on, but you can always pause and check online for definitions 🙂  

    -cw 



  • @Mikademus said:

    @ammoQ said:

    @CPound said:

    Grr!

    You want me to remove this thread too? 

    Hm? Since when has TDWTF started implementing draconian moderation? Note that I have no idea what the removed thread was about, still removing entire threads is quite extreme, why not simply lock it? Anyway, not that I really care, was just surprised since afaicanrecall this place has done well without any moderation at all and I, in fact, didn't even know we had moderators... Well, well, now I know what Richard Nixon referred to in his "screw you guys I'm outta here" letter.

    I only remove complete pointless threads. This was one. CPound started it with just a picture of Donald Knuth with the text "Mu-wha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha!"

    Masklinn answered with a picture showing a policeman looking into a car, saying "Sir, I'm going to have to ask you to leave the internet. You are just too fucking stupid."




  • I'm sorry I missed the second picture!



  • @tster said:

    I'm sorry I missed the second picture!

    It's here: 

    http://masklinnscans.free.fr/4chan/please_leave_5.jpg



  • THanks.



  • I didn't find the second picture so funny.



  • I don't really think you were supposed to.



  • @CodeWhisperer said:

    I don't really think you were supposed to.

    But the rest of us did, so that's all that really matters 😉 



  • Supertroopers FTW!

     And I luvs me them image macro's. Thanks for this one :).



  • Newfweiler to the rescue!

    Lest it be lost forever, here is the picture of Donald Knuth's organ.

     

    His Organ



  • Even I think he's compensating for something now...

    -cw



  • @CPound said:

    @CodeWhisperer said:

    I think it's funny that you think a couple of comments amounts to a "major debate".  You're not even that good a troll.

    At least I'm trying. Can you give me credit for that?

    This is really getting hard to keep believing.  Somebody let me in on the whole joke so I can have faith in humanity once again.



  • @tster said:

    I wish CPound would shut up.  This month of hissy fit that he has thrown is boring and old. 

    lol.. 

     

     

    I think two more of his crazy rants and the whole internet will agree with him, he's just got to keep on posting.

    Keep it up CPound I want to see two more completely pointless and self indulgent posts by the end of the week.

     

    For those of you who read digg does cpound remind you of anicejew at all?  For those of you that don't read digg i mean this guy
     



  • I am not a troll...

    I am not a troll...

    I am not a troll...


    What up Dawg?What up Dawg?What up Dawg?



  • No, of course you aren't.  I don't know how anyone could have made that mistake.

    -cw



  • @CPound said:

    I am not a troll...

    I am not a troll...

    I am not a troll...


    [img]http://masklinnscans.free.fr/4chan/Warnings/1139429982164.jpg[/img]



  • @CPound said:

    I am not a troll...

    I am not a troll...

    I am not a troll...


    What up Dawg?What up Dawg?What up Dawg?

     

    Code no evil

    Theoreticise no evil

    Tree... no evil
     


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