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A good idea. In some VRML chat rooms, one
could use proximity sensors to set the distance
range for conversations one wanted to read or
hear. When there are simultaneous inputs, it
seems to be a reasonable notion Thanks, Elliotte.
All: I can understand enabling or disabling the
comments. I think they should be enabled. Pruning
means, to me, the blogger is editing and in the
particular case, has comments enabled and only after
it has appeared, it gets pruned. IMO, that is a
dubious thing to do although the US Congress is
famous for doing it. In other words, anyone
can do as they will, but I will be suspicious
of sanitized conversations and for that reason,
tend to prefer email lists with good archiving
and thread tracing.
I think that those who mix product promotion
with personal blogging should be very leery
of pruning although the temptation is very
great. They may be setting themselves up
for legal problems later. It may be the case
that using a blog to promote a product and
get feedback on it is a bad idea. It is
difficult to separate professional and
personal blogging from the perspective of
a public record. Yet another 'the lawyers
will sort it out' issue from web technology.
From: Elliotte Rusty Harold [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]
At 2:39 PM -0600 11/18/03, Bullard, Claude L (Len) wrote:
>How does it make it easier to find the best most thoughtful
>replies in large threads? I'm not a /. reader.
Regsitered readers can rate the posts they like from 1 to 5.
Individual readers can set their filters anywhere between 1 and 5.
For instance, if the filters are set at 4, you'll only see posts
rated 4 and higher. Want a little more? Set the filters lower. The
thoughtful posts rise to the top and the unthoughtful ones sink to
the bottom very quickly. However, all the posts are still there for
anyone who does what to see them. If you have a particular interest
in a story, you can easily ask to see all the posts that would
normally be below your filters.
Elliotte Rusty Harold
Effective XML (Addison-Wesley, 2003)