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Re: What the hell is this? A group newsfeed?

Roy Schestowitz wrote:
> __/ [ 7 ] on Sunday 28 May 2006 20:26 \__
> > Roy Schestowitz wrote:
> >
> >> __/ [ RMK ] on Sunday 28 May 2006 11:56 \__
> >>
> >>> Did someone ask for random news links to be dumped into the group?  If
> >>> so, would that person speak up?
> >>
> >>
> >> Over time, several people suggested that I carry on doing so. I think
> >> that, all in all, it elevates the relevance of the discussions and deters
> >> cyclic arguments in old(er) threads by moving onwards to new topics.
> >
> >
> > I think these on-topic news items are a good thing widening
> > the information content of Linux and
> > makes asstroturfers more ineffective than they ever used to be.
> That's what I think as well. Whether the intention it to suppress Linux
> defamation or not, it is helpful in adding more facts (based on actual media
> filtering),

The problem is, they aren't really 'facts' - but rather opinions from
linux biased news sources.

Another problem is that you further skew the headlines from the
original articles so it makes it seem as though the article backs up
your headlines - which in some cases it does not.

Finally, you quote only the pro linux comments from the articles, and
fail to post the pro-windows stuff (if it exists).

So the bottom line is, unless you read the article, your headlines and
message body give the wrong impression.

Not very good reporting, imho.

> which support the contention that "Linux is a better operating
> system than others". That is, after all, what makes/made up manifestation
> for the group.

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