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 What is Adequacy?

 Author:  Topic:  Posted:
Oct 08, 2001
Adequacy is the sound of one hand clapping.

No, not that hand.


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Adequacy is a computerised interactive koan. (5.00 / 2) (#1)
by dmg on Mon Oct 8th, 2001 at 07:23:24 PM PST
It is set up for a number of reasons. One of which is to demonstrate to commander taco, and hemos that a troll free site is feasible, and desirable. So far we seem to be winning that battle

Adequacy is a place where intellectual wanking is not appreciated. We want strong opinions. We do not care if they coincide with some sort of 'groupthink'. Indeed the results of the hive mentality as displayed on certain other sites were the inspiration for adequacy's strict "no trolling" policy.

You see, unlike the juveniles at slashdot and kuroenormouswankfest5hin we at adequacy make no bones about censorship. We don't want spam, crapflooders or trolls here. If you post something that goes against our policies, and an editor sees it, it WILL be deleted.

Just today I was forced to censor someones diary for his offensive use of the word 'cocksucker'. Whereas it can be appropriate to use such language in the process of discourse, here it was merely used in order to provoke a reaction.

In other words it was an example of 'trolling'.

Rather than delete the diary entry in full, I used my editorial powers to simply censor the word 'cocksucker' so that instead of reading 'cocksucker' it was changed to the less offensive 'c**ksucker', thus keeping adequacy troll free, preventind the discussion from deteriorating into a whole load of 'cocksucker' jibes and insults thereby improving the user experience of adequacy.

If you like reading about hot grits, the linux gay conspiracy, beowulf clusters and the like, then stay at slashdot. If you like your site to be moron-free, then adequacy is for you.

We go into more details in our FAQ. Available at our meta page.

time to give a Newtonian demonstration - of a bullet, its mass and its acceleration.
-- MC Hawking

tv eye (none / 0) (#2)
by loverman on Mon Oct 8th, 2001 at 09:48:28 PM PST
raise your sights dmg. hemos and cmdr taco are reaping what they've sown. LNUX will be delisted before much longer (and this despite the NAS changing the rules). surely this site exists for something larger than an excuse to pile on.

btw, good use of the word "koan." had to look that one up.

What is truth? - Pontius Pilate

"TV eye?" (5.00 / 1) (#3)
by RobotSlave on Tue Oct 9th, 2001 at 02:38:27 AM PST
What the poop sort of subject line is that? Is it some sort of failed reference to "London eye?"

Did you fail to read our earnest host's first sentence? He clearly stated that ridiculing taco "the speller" Malda is but one purpose of this collective endeavor. It would be as easy to bait posters on "investment" message boards, and those delusional freaks will probably be around even longer than the Free Software herd (or "hurd." Ha! I Am Uber-Funny!).

Sure, AMZN will probably be around for a couple more minutes, but even officially dead companies like ETOY, WBVN, and CMGI still have die-hard fans. And a few gifted and hilarious impersonators of fans, to boot. I think a highly amusing battle of wits could be instigated with a bit of effort.

And face it, any use of the word "koan" outside the buddhist tradition is, frankly, bait. Amusing bait, if you're of the punk rock school, but bait nonetheless.

What is the sound of one cheek crapping?

Ah, fuck. I fell for it.

© 2002, RobotSlave. You may not reproduce this material, in whole or in part, without written permission of the owner.

You suck. (none / 0) (#4)
by tkatchev on Tue Oct 9th, 2001 at 04:10:16 AM PST
It's spelled "Ueber", for those of us lacking a German keyboard.

Peace and much love...

Re: You suck. (none / 0) (#7)
by Anonymous Reader on Wed Oct 10th, 2001 at 07:33:55 AM PST
"ueber" is the plural of "uber".

Fun House (none / 0) (#8)
by Anonymous Reader on Sun Oct 14th, 2001 at 09:26:48 PM PST
"TV Eye" is from The Stooges 2nd album.

And DMG said this site was going to be "moron-free."

Guess he's going to be busy...

on an extremely unrelated note... (none / 0) (#5)
by Frithiof on Tue Oct 9th, 2001 at 02:43:09 PM PST
what are the max number of items permitted in your user Hotlist?

and can I yank items off of the list? (this last question is probably more important than the first query)


nevermind... (none / 0) (#6)
by Frithiof on Tue Oct 9th, 2001 at 03:46:09 PM PST
I figured it out



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