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Date: 2001-07-09 (14:27)
From: Bruce Hoult <bruce@h...>
Subject: Re: [Caml-list] language story on slashdot
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

Yo Chris,

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.

Not to be too presumptuous, but I hadn't posted on slashdot for many 
many months and then for some reason I posted four messages in the 
last couple of days.  They all got a good reception.


I mean, cruise over to that ICFP thread and set your filter to 3.


There are twelve messages.  Now, OK, six of those are attempts at 
humour, but the other six are all worth reading.  Well, three of them 
are -- the others are *my* three posts, which got modded up to 3, 3, 
and 4.

I also threw one bombshell into the discussion on nuclear rockets 
being developed by NASA.  That one got immediately modded up to 5.

-- Bruce
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