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Date: 2001-07-10 (07:30)
From: dsf@f...
Subject: Re: [Caml-list] language story on slashdot
Bruce Hoult <bruce@hoult.org> writes:

> At 3:33 AM -0700 7/9/01, Chris Hecker wrote:
> >  >Some good mentions of OCaml; perhaps a good place for more? :)
> >
> > Can I just ask the somewhat obvious question of whether the slashdot
> > crowd is the kind of new OCaml users we want to be attracting at
> > this point? [...] flavor-of-the-month pseudo-programmers
> You may be making the mistake of confusing the average poster on
> /. with the average reader.  You can tell this by noticing that the
> moderaters actually do a pretty good job.  Set your filters high and
> you *can* see something useful.  And the good stuff *does* tend to
> consistently get modded up.

I learn many things on Slashdot.  I found Ocaml and Bagley's site from
comments on Slashdot.  I can see how Bagley might be somewhat annoyed
by what happened, but I think that on the balance Slashdot does more
good than harm.
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