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Hooray! No more crappy techy diaries.
Agreed, friend bc. 82%
bah. 17%

Votes: 23

 The diaries Section has been hijacked

 Author:  Topic:  Posted:
Feb 03, 2002
Hijacked by people obsessed with writing terribly unfunny diaries about Windows XP, lunix, openBSD, etc etc. Endless bollox about these fantastically boring subjects are becoming a real blight on diaryland - indeed, at times it seems like the diary section is populated by 14 year olds who redirect their awakening desires onto computer hardware.

This is all very well, but it forces normal people away.


More diaries by bc
Troubles with Impure Thoughts
The eagle never lost so much time as when he submitted to learn of the crow.
Damned Lies!
Meta Nonsense
Why I want a Wiccan Wife
Therefore, I have decided to take decisive action: I will delete any such diaries I see from now on that seem to fall into the vague category in my head reserved for people I don't like who are writing diaries solely concerned with these topics.

If you are reasonably mature and intelligent (or female), you can probably safely discard this message and not worry about it, I'm not after you. I'm aiming at the ne'er-do-wells - you know who you are. In fact, just to make it plain for these idiots, I am referring to the sort of tripe written by PotatoError, gcsb, Yoshi and MessiahWWKD.

Examples of the stuff I have decided not to tolerate:


I've really had enough of that nonsense. It just grows and grows, breeds like the Red Weed till the land is Martian and we are all living underground in sewers subsisting on crusts of bread stolen from the people in the light.

Now, I have no idea whether my fellow adequacy editors agree with me here, I've just decided to take matters into my own hands in the irresponsible sort of way they feared I might and talked about behind my back.

Thank You.


Please... (none / 0) (#1)
by MessiahWWKD on Sun Feb 3rd, 2002 at 11:29:59 PM PST
I only wrote two journal entries about computing. What about the editors posting the same goddamn article about the history of Linux? I won't even mention the plethora of Linux Zealot comics!
Guardian angel, heavenly friend, walk with me 'til the journey's end.

Excuse me? (none / 0) (#2)
by Anonymous Reader on Sun Feb 3rd, 2002 at 11:39:11 PM PST
I don't see any "same goddamned linux story" on the front page. Nor any "Linux Zealot comics." Are you sure you're not thinking of some other site?

Civilization in the future will model its... (5.00 / 2) (#3)
by elenchos on Sun Feb 3rd, 2002 at 11:48:19 PM PST
...government on No elections, no coups, no parliment, no bureaucracy. Nor any courts or appeals to take to them. No overhead, no angst, fear, doubt, duplicity or journalists. No point in having either a Brutus or a Monica Lewinski.

We are like nothing except perhaps the Gods of Olympus. We simply Act, and what's done is done, end of story.

The only problem is that this is all Meta and I seem to remember saying...

I do, I do, I do
--Bikini Kill

Why meta-? (none / 0) (#6)
by The Mad Scientist on Mon Feb 4th, 2002 at 12:48:42 AM PST
Why 1,3-? Why not ortho- (1,2-) or para- (1,4-)?

Don't the other substituent positions have right to existence too?

...Good old years when I thought I will end up doing chemistry...

Thank You. (none / 0) (#4)
by tkatchev on Mon Feb 4th, 2002 at 12:37:34 AM PST
I support you fully.

Peace and much love...

Red weed? (none / 0) (#5)
by zikzak on Mon Feb 4th, 2002 at 12:43:50 AM PST
That depends on the flavor of Red Weed. If one were to suggest a 70's "rock opera" interpretation, with appearences from Richard Burton and a whole bunch of easily forgotten wankers whose career effectively ended over 20 years ago, then I say bring on the Red Weed!


The Stories section has been hijacked (2.50 / 2) (#7)
by Anonymous Reader on Mon Feb 4th, 2002 at 02:22:14 AM PST
Hijacked by people obsessed with writing terribly unfunny stories about Windows XP, lunix, openBSD, etc etc. Endless bollox about these fantastically boring subjects are becoming a real blight on - indeed, at times it seems like the site is populated by 14 year olds who redirect their awakening desires onto Rob Malda.

I'm flattered. (none / 0) (#8)
by SpaceGhoti on Mon Feb 4th, 2002 at 03:09:46 AM PST
I note that my diary entry is number one on the list, but has inspired more comments (and less bickering) than quite a few front page articles. And it had absolutely nothing to do with Windows, Linux or the fabled "best operating system."

Very flattering. Thank you, sir.

A troll's true colors.

We like you SpaceGhoti (none / 0) (#9)
by Peter Johnson on Mon Feb 4th, 2002 at 10:16:34 AM PST
Ok, we tolerate you.

The point is that this is "News for Grown-Ups" and you are very clearly an adult. So I guess you belong here.

Sure, you're something of a developmentally disabled adult and sure, many of your ideas are laughably idiotic, but fundamentally, you belong here.

Your friend,
Are you adequate?

We do NOT like him! (none / 0) (#10)
by elenchos on Mon Feb 4th, 2002 at 12:18:35 PM PST
Don't lie to the wankers, Peter! That's just mean. Didn't we all agree that if there is one person we all dislike, without exception, it is Spaghetti? Didn't we all say so?

Now here you are making him think we like him. That's just cruel, and cruelty should be reserved for only those who really deserve it. You know, the major jerk-offs. People like SpaceG--

Oh. Yeah. Okay. Carry on.

Sure Spaghetti. We like you. We really like you.

I do, I do, I do
--Bikini Kill

Wow! (none / 0) (#12)
by SpaceGhoti on Mon Feb 4th, 2002 at 03:25:21 PM PST
You like me! You really really like me! *sob* I'm gonna go out, fetch me some non-fermented grapejuice and party like the animal that I am! I feel so validated! You like me!

A troll's true colors.

Tripe? (none / 0) (#11)
by gcsb on Mon Feb 4th, 2002 at 03:00:57 PM PST
What is happening here? First flarners labels me a "troll", and now I am accused of writing tripe. Is there some sort of conspiracy against me? I don't like conspiracies, they make me paranoid. I don't like it when that happens because I have to go and lay down for a bit and do my breathing exercises. This usually ends up making me feel all dizzy and light headed. I can't concentrate after that, I don't like it. Why are you all ganging up on me? This always happens to me, it's not fair. Not fair I tell you! It's all lies, foul evil smelling lies! I tell them that. Over and Over again. Do they listen? Do they?

I'm going to have to have a lie down now...

Sig is under not panic.

It is apparent that you have your own website. (none / 0) (#14)
by Anonymous Reader on Mon Feb 4th, 2002 at 06:49:17 PM PST
If the greater wisdom of we Adequacy readers is making you feel comfortable, feel free to sulk back to your own website, where you are free from the influence of our superior minds. We'll understand; it is common for ignorant people to feel uncomfortable when surrounded by so many keen, well-rounded, highly cultured, and overall adequate people.

It's been nice knowing you, gcsb.

That was not the problem (none / 0) (#16)
by gcsb on Mon Feb 4th, 2002 at 08:04:40 PM PST
But after having a wee lie down I am now in full control of my senses!

I have changed my user info stuff to something more 'PC' and feel renewed!

It has been nice knowing you too, Mr. Reader and it will continue to be so.

gcsb v2.0

Sig is under not panic.

Thanks.... (none / 0) (#13)
by Anonymous Reader on Mon Feb 4th, 2002 at 06:28:20 PM PST
I was starting to think that the adequacy diary section had become some sort of mutated bastard offspring of two other sites. I'm glad that someone is going to do something about this situation...

What a weekend...

Thank you, BC (none / 0) (#15)
by First Incision on Mon Feb 4th, 2002 at 07:42:30 PM PST
I would like to take this time to apologize for my last diary entry. Only a few hours after I had posted it, I regretted it. I was almost hoping it would get deleted. As a result, I haven't posted a diary (or many entries) in a couple days, for fear that I would say something stupid again.

I am now vowing to hold off on diaries until I have something to say that is, (I hope) interesting.

I was even about to write a story this week to submit. But I am definitely scrapping that idea. Again, my apologies.
Do you suffer from late-night hacking? Ask your doctor about Protonix.

Bless you, bc. (none / 0) (#17)
by chloedancer on Mon Feb 4th, 2002 at 09:06:15 PM PST
There may be hope for Adequacy yet.


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