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Re: Venezuela Goes 100% OSS by End of Year

__/ [ JEDIDIAH ] on Friday 10 March 2006 15:52 \__

> On 2006-03-09, Erik Funkenbusch <erik@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>> On Thu, 09 Mar 2006 14:38:13 -0600, Linønut wrote:
>>> I guess you're talking about his "subject", but it seems more like a
>>> teaser to make you look, to me.
>> I have always had a huge beef with "teaser" subjects, not just on usenet
>> but in traditional "news" as well.  Often times the subject is misleading
>> or even outright wrong, and many people don't read the story, only the
>> headline.
> Although it's hard to tell. With a pyscho socialist running
> the country that teaser headline actually might be closer to the
> truth than one might tend to expect.
> Those "teaser" headlines are especially annoying at the BBC.
>> I might even find it acceptable if the first paragraph of the article says
>> explicitly "No, this is the actual story", rather than relying on the
>> reader to infer it.

The CNN are far worse in that respect. Not only do they stick with headline
teasers, but they bind no description to their feeds either. John Dvorak
binds some inane one-liners to ridiculous headline, which makes you wonder
if he has gone senile.

My choice of subject line could trivially be defended, but I will not give
DFS and Erik any (dis-)satifaction by elaborating.

Best wishes,


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