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Read nothing
  345 votes / 1%
Read at least the title
  3239 votes / 18%
Read the title and summary
  7971 votes / 45%
Read the title, summary, and article
  1613 votes / 9%
Reading the article? Are you new here?
  2156 votes / 12%
Refresh article multiple times to aid in Slashdot effect
  451 votes / 2%
I'm just here for the polls
  1629 votes / 9%
17404 total votes.
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  • Don't complain about lack of options. You've got to pick a few when you do multiple choice. Those are the breaks.
  • Feel free to suggest poll ideas if you're feeling creative. I'd strongly suggest reading the past polls first.
  • This whole thing is wildly inaccurate. Rounding errors, ballot stuffers, dynamic IPs, firewalls. If you're using these numbers to do anything important, you're insane.
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  • by Anonymous Coward on Saturday July 27, 2013 @09:34AM (#44398877)

    I browse at -1. The comments are the content.

    • Re: (Score:2, Funny)

      by Anonymous Coward

      Agreed. One of the options was "I'm here for the polls"

      Well, I'm here for the TROLLS, motherfuckers!

      -- Ethanol-fueled

    • by PolygamousRanchKid (1290638) on Saturday July 27, 2013 @02:32PM (#44401021)

      Sometimes, I get the feeling that folks don't even read the comments that they are replying to . . .

      • by Anonymous Coward on Saturday July 27, 2013 @03:01PM (#44401175)

        Sometimes, I get the feeling that folks don't even read the comments that they are replying to . . .

        It's obvious that the companies in San Fransisco DO have a hiring problem because they don't compensate for the enormous increase in the cost of standard of living there and they expect one to take a shitty salary and live out in the sticks commute for an hour one way.

        I mean really, who is going to give up a relatively secure job with benefits, a 20 minute commute and a life to move to SF for an obscenely high cost of living, working for a startup that'll more than likely close its doors in 6 - 12 months all for a "competitive" salary?!

        NFW! I don't want "competitive". I want obscene!

        To be compensated for the risk of working for a startup, I demand at least a 20% increase in pay, cost of living to live near by (none of this commuting for an hour BS) and equity - none of the LOTTERY ticket BS of stock options - those are for suckers.

        To work for the "Next Big Thing" startup in SF, I need at least $500,000 + equity.

        Unreasonable? Absolutely!

        I have a nice comfortable life in a suburb, a house with a yard, tennis, pool, good schools for the kids, 20 minute commute.

        All because the tech companies decided that being in the city is retarded. So, they moved out the suburbs where the workers want to live - even the companies whose HQs are downtown have their IT/development in the 'burbs.

        SF is for lammoes and mediocre companies with no imagination.

        Alpharetta Georgia is where I'm talking about - up the 400 corridor. No shortage of qualified people here.

        Wonder why that is?

        • Re: (Score:2, Funny)

          by Anonymous Coward
          What's even funnier is that it's modded "Offtopic". A meta-whoosh, if you will.
        • by Bucc5062 (856482)

          You don't know what your talking about. NASA missions have changed and with it we have to understand that man will not walk on the moon, Mars, or other off world bodies through government means. That space ship has sailed. In once way I'm okay with it for if companies get more involved, then the risk/reward balance will shift a little more towards risk for reward.

          I am reading a book about the Voyages of HMS Beagle, the second and third expeditions. Back then Governments accepted a greater risk (death, l

        • by dwpro (520418)

          I get the feeling you are that manager from SF that can't hire developers. Sorry pal, I just can't move out there :)

          http://slashdot.org/comments.pl?sid=4012283&cid=44383117 [slashdot.org]

      • The summaries are just a suggestion. Really, we're hear to use this excellent soapbox to find like-minded individuals who will agree with our someone non-conformist ideas. We pick comments based not on what they actually say, but how likely they are to get the right eyeballs and to get us modded up by those who think like us :)

      • by A nonymous Coward (7548) on Saturday July 27, 2013 @10:27PM (#44403585)

        I think there's room on this planet for both giraffes and peanut butter. Very few people have allergies to both of them.

      • by mooingyak (720677)

        Nice way to Godwin a thread.

      • Re: (Score:2, Redundant)

        by 1s44c (552956)

        I disagree strongly. I didn't bother reading your comment first but I know I disagree with it.

        Seriously - I agree with you. Slashdot has become full of stubborn people with weak arguments and no thought processes behind them who demand everyone else accept they are right about everything. They bash comments and insult posters without even understanding what those posters are trying to say. It was always like that to some extent but it's got worse in the last few years.

        Plus Slashdot has diverged from 'news f

        • Slashdot has become full of stubborn people with weak arguments and no thought processes behind them who demand everyone else accept they are right about everything

          Eternal September ho!

      • by hutsell (1228828)

        Sometimes, I get the feeling that folks don't even read the comments that they are replying to . . .

        F...... Polls, how do they work?

        Sometimes I get the feeling that folks don't even read the options and check the first box just because it's there . . .

      • I suspect some are even not reading their own comments.
    • by MrHanky (141717)

      Usually, there will be an early comment with a much needed correction to the summary. Slashdot summaries are more unreliable than Fox News.

  • by Anonymous Coward

    Since the transfer of ownership (and perhaps a bit before then, even), there hasn't been any "stuff that matters" in sight....

  • By the way, (Score:5, Insightful)

    by I'm New Around Here (1154723) on Saturday July 27, 2013 @10:04AM (#44399065)

    Zl AFN-vaqhprq cnenabvn yriry vf fb uvtu, V jbhyqa'g rira cbfg n pbzzrag ba gung cbyy'f cntr.

    Bs pbhefr gurl jvyy fgber guvf bar'f erfcbafrf gbb, ohg gurl jba'g or pbaarpgvat gur qbgf orsber zl cynaf ner pbzcyrgr.

    • by Anonymous Coward

      Jr unir xabja nobhg lbhe cynaf sbe n ybat gvzr...

    • Re:By the way, (Score:5, Insightful)

      by Time_Ngler (564671) on Saturday July 27, 2013 @01:28PM (#44400577)

      By now, several hundred copies of your message have been copy/pasted to random online rot13 websites, causing a blip on the NSA's radar, and having the opposite effect that you probably intended by encoding it...

    • Lbh zhfg or arj urer...
    • You must be nude here.

    • by gd2shoe (747932)
      Oh, common. Everybody knows that if it isn't at least double rot13, it's totally insecure!
    • Uijt qptu xbt pomz fodszqufe xjui SPU-1.

      Cz iboe.*

      Zpv lopx xibu?

      J mjlf ibwjoh nz tjh SPUufe uijt xbz. J eje ju up ifmq tfu uif nppe, cvu ju gffmt sjhiu. J xbou ju uifsf jo uif qpmjujdbm uisfbet, up dmbsjgz tuvgg, cvu opu jo uif dpnnpo uisfbet ps tfnj-gsfrvfou buufnqut bu ivnps J fohbhf jo.

      *Uibu't mffu, npuifsgvdlfst.

    • by geirlk (171706)
      Kvis æ vil gjøm ailt æ skriv for hain NSA, så skriv æ heilre på norskæ blanningsdialækta, slæng innj no'n upassans mein heilt forrståelie feilstavelsa inniblajnt. Itte mijnst slæng æ me ein heil hau me æ'a!

      Or translated, as closely as possible:
      "If I want to hide everything I write from the NSA, then I rather write in norwegian mixed dialekts, throw in some arbitrary but entirely understandable misspellings inbetween. Not least I throw in
      • You mean they didn't have to use Navajo for windtalking?
      • Even better you don't need the mis-spellings! For example:

        "I put the weapon in my boot but I was so pissed this morning that I couldn't drive to work."

        The NSA would probably be storming the suspect's place of work looking for a really angry person with a weapon shoved into their footwear. What they will find is an unarmed person with a large hangover while their friend is picking up the weapon where they left it in the boot of their car (trunk in American) back at home. In fact I would not be surprise
    • by hutsell (1228828)

      Zl AFN-vaqhprq cnenabvn yriry vf fb uvtu, V jbhyqa'g rira cbfg n pbzzrag ba gung cbyy'f cntr.

      Bs pbhefr gurl jvyy fgber guvf bar'f erfcbafrf gbb, ohg gurl jba'g or pbaarpgvat gur qbgf orsber zl cynaf ner pbzcyrgr.

      Naively thought the encryption above was going to be a little more interesting than the decrypted result following (with the signature included):

      My NSA-induced paranoia level is so high, I wouldn't even post a comment on that poll's page.

      Of course they will store this one's responses too, but they won't be connecting the dots before my plans are complete.

      --
      To clarify the intent of my comments here is my philosophy again I hate hypocrisy from anyone.

      Since checking out the rest doesn't look promising

      • My NSA-induced paranoia level is so high, I wouldn't even post a comment on that poll's page.

        Of course they will store this one's responses too, but they won't be connecting the dots before my plans are complete.

        Anviryl gubhtug gur rapelcgvba nobir jnf tbvat gb or n yvggyr zber vagrerfgvat guna gur qrpelcgrq erfhyg sbyybjvat (jvgu gur fvtangher vapyhqrq):

        Zl AFN-vaqhprq cnenabvn yriry vf fb uvtu, V jbhyqa'g rira cbfg n pbzzrag ba gung cbyy'f cntr.

        Bs pbhefr gurl jvyy fgber guvf bar'f erfcbafrf gbb, ohg gurl jba'g or pbaarpgvat gur qbgf orsber zl cynaf ner pbzcyrgr.

        --
        Gb pynevsl gur vagrag bs zl pbzzragf urer vf zl cuvybfbcul ntnva V ungr ulcbpevfl sebz nalbar.

        Fvapr purpxvat bhg gur erfg qbrfa'g ybbx cebzvfvat . . .

        V ncbybtvmr vs zl nggrzcg ng zrgn-cbyy uhzbe vfa'g hc gb lbhe ersvarq /. gnfgrf.

        Hayvxr lbh, V pna frr gung vg oebhtug n ernfba gb or perngvir be vasbezngvir gb znal /.ref.

        • by hutsell (1228828)

          V ncbybtvmr vs zl nggrzcg ng zrgn-cbyy uhzbe vfa'g hc gb lbhe ersvarq /. gnfgrf.

          Hayvxr lbh, V pna frr gung vg oebhtug n ernfba gb or perngvir be vasbezngvir gb znal /.ref.

          No. No. I get it. I should apologize for making a comment without reading the whole thread first.

          I was completely unaware of the plugin, myself.

          • V ncbybtvmr vs zl nggrzcg ng zrgn-cbyy uhzbe vfa'g hc gb lbhe ersvarq /. gnfgrf.

            Hayvxr lbh, V pna frr gung vg oebhtug n ernfba gb or perngvir be vasbezngvir gb znal /.ref.

            No. No. I get it. I should apologize for making a comment without reading the whole thread first.

            I was completely unaware of the plugin, myself.

            Okay, I understand. Thanks for the response.

            And actually, reversing your first post for my response allowed me to learn that LeetKey is smart enough to leave the bracketed tags alone. I was highlighting a line at a time to avoid messing them up, then did a two-paragraph block thinking I would have to correct the [/p][p] tags, but they remained correct. Tried it with the remaining quoted paragraphs, and all the tags stayed the same.

            So thanks again, I'm glad you stuck around.

            (Leaving this one un-ROTted, in tr

    • Ph'nglui mglw'nafh Cthulhu R'lyeh wgah'nagl fhtagn
  • by Anonymous Coward

    I'm just here for Cowboy Neal.

  • by DaveAtFraud (460127) on Saturday July 27, 2013 @10:55AM (#44399391) Homepage Journal

    1) Read the titles since they're like headlines.
    2) If the title is interesting, read the summary.
    3) If the sumary is interesting, read the comments.
    4) If the summary is REALLY interesting read the article, then read the comments.
    5) If the summary is REALLY, REALLY interesting and the article is /.ed, see if someone has posted a link to an alternative source for the article.

    Of course, none of that matters if the posting concerns something I want to comment on. Nothing says you have to read the summary or the article if you want to comment. RTFA? Nah. Same if I have mod points.

    Cheers,
    Dave

    • 1) Read the titles since they're like headlines.
      2) If the title is interesting, read the summary.
      3) If the sumary is interesting, read the comments.
      4) If the summary is REALLY interesting read the article, then read the comments.
      5) If the summary is REALLY, REALLY interesting [...]

      You forgot:

      0) Try to get a first post.

    • Personally, I'm more likely than usual to read TFA if I have mod points and am planning to use them. I want to know enough about what's being discussed to know when what looks like an informative or insightful post is really BS from somebody who hasn't the slightest idea of what's actually going on, or when something that looks trivial is more important than it seems.
      • Sounds reasonable but people comment without reading the article. It's only fair to mod without reading the article. :D

        Cheers,
        Dave

  • I thought the /. effect (or affect) effected (or affected) the *referenced* site and not /..

    But then, maybe I'm new here...but I'm not...look at my userid.

    • by Artifakt (700173)

      What, you think a high six digit UID is something special? I see one of those on practically every topic I find interesting enough to post to.

    • I thought the /. effect (or affect) effected (or affected) the *referenced* site and not /..

      It's one of the many mysteries of the Internet. I think that the solution to the paradox is that people click the article to feel smart and close it without reading it -- I know I do! ;)

      • by gronofer (838299)
        I'd wondered about that too. If nobody reads the articles (unless they are "new") then how does the Slashdot effect work? Your theory is interesting, although I'd propose they open the article to look at the pictures.
    • by Zappy (7013)

      But then, maybe I'm new here...but I'm not...look at my userid.

      Yes you are

    • by 1s44c (552956)

      I thought the /. effect (or affect) effected (or affected) the *referenced* site and not /..

      But then, maybe I'm new here...but I'm not...look at my userid.

      This userid envy is very persistent and very silly. I guy I worked with had a 4 digit userid and we both started reading slashdot at about the same time. He just signed up for an account earlier.

      Like karma it's just a number, it doesn't matter.

    • The "Slashdot effect" affects the referenced site.

      The "Slashdot affect" is pretending to be a Slashdotter.

  • Read the tags (Score:2, Insightful)

    by Anonymous Coward

    Yro? Politics? *skip*

  • by oldhack (1037484) on Saturday July 27, 2013 @04:14PM (#44401677)
    Do the editors read these stuff?
    Do the editors read what they post?
    Do the editors know the meaning of "editor"?
    Do these editors actually exist?
    • A real /.er would know the answers already.

      Do the editors read these stuff?

      No.

      Do the editors read what they post?

      Hell no

      Do the editors know the meaning of "editor"?

      I'm sure they know -- as we all do -- that it is Vi and NOT Emacs.

      Do these editors actually exist?

      Sorry to disappoint you, but they have always been robot overlords.

    • by Osgeld (1900440)

      you obviously did not, before going on a English professor rant, you might want to make sure your first point is not ...

      Do the editors read these stuff?

      dumbfuck

      • by 1s44c (552956)

        you obviously did not, before going on a English professor rant, you might want to make sure your first point is not ...

        Do the editors read these stuff?

        dumbfuck

        And that's part of what's wrong here. Oldhack made a typo, people type comments fast and sometimes they use the wrong word or grammar. That does not make him a 'dumbfuck'. You are being too aggressive and you have no cause to be.

        • by Osgeld (1900440)

          yea but I didnt write a rant about the editors of the site with pint #1 being totally butchered now did I

          • by Bucc5062 (856482)

            Is that an English pint or an American pint...or was it meant to be point, thus making the Parent post's pint ...er point.

            • by Osgeld (1900440)

              I am not an editor of slashdot so I do not see how, but keep grasping for straws, you might get one

              • by Bucc5062 (856482)

                Now that's funny...

              • I am not an editor of slashdot ...

                Neither is the OP. His point isn't that he is perfect. His point is that the editors are worse at their job, i.e. editing a submission, than even us common folk.

                Can I sign off as "dumbfuck" too? Or did you reserve that for yourself?

                • by Osgeld (1900440)

                  no go right ahead, and join the ranks of people that have nothing else to contribute other than being a grammar Nazi

      • by oldhack (1037484)
        An English professor, you illiterate twat. Signing off as "dumbfuck" ain't no excuse.
    • by steelfood (895457)

      That's actually exactly what this poll meant to say.

  • Generally I'll read the Title and Summary. If it's interesting I might go to the Article but generally I'll load up the comments. If the comments indicate the Article might be interesting, either because folks are confused about what the Article said/meant, or because the comments are interesting, there's a good chance I'll read the Article(s) as well.

    If it's a low comment count farther down the page, I might just read the Title though. Especially if it's collapsed and the summary isn't visible.

    It's never r

  • Lots of interesting/useful stories as well, but the department names are a treasure.
  • No one reads the articles anymore... they all get slashdotted.

  • by Anonymous Coward

    I don't even see the comments. I just see yro, Apple, Privacy and can derive the 36 Full - 8 Abbreviated - 419 HIdden comments from that alone.

  • I read /. more via RSS then any other way, so I typically never miss a title; and in mini-view usually grab the top 5 comments too.

  • I'm just here for the polls trolls

    P.S. Why don't the /strike\ or /del\ tags work?
    • by iggymanz (596061)

      we also require support for the core and fundamental tags of HTML, such as < blink > and < marquee >

  • When I browse, I always read the title and 25% of the time I read the summary.

    When I post, I always read the summary and 75% of the time I read the article.

  • You missed an option: Read the summary and then post comments, never having read the linked article(s).
  • If I'm going to comment, I make sure to read the article first. Every so often there's a story where the summary is completely different, and you can always tell who didn't bother to glance at the article. Also, telling people they got the article wrong is fun.

  • I don't read articles, I'm here for the pictures.
  • First, is it from Bennett Haselton?

    Move on without looking, or jump directly to comments where someone will boil his 10,000 words down to two sentences.
  • would have been a better dummy option

The world is moving so fast these days that the man who says it can't be done is generally interrupted by someone doing it. -- E. Hubbard

 



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