Originally Published: Tuesday, 9 November 1999 Author: Trae McCombs
Published to: Internal News/General Announcements Page: 1/1 - [Std View]

A Note to Slashdot Readers

One of our featured articles is the object of a lot of scrutiny from Slashdot readers. Read more to get my overall response to these comments being posted by some members of the Slashdot community.

Slashdot, oh what a great site Rob (Malda) has built up. I think there is one thing that a lot of the people who post comments on Slashdot don't understand about articles they read here on Linux.com that are linked from Slashdot: Our content is user contributed.

We get alot of flak from people about the "quality" of our articles, yet, when we ask them to submit articles, they simply don't take the time to produce intelligent material. I think it's far easier for someone to sit behind an "Anonymous Coward" posting and rip someone to shreds rather than taking the time to sit down, and compose an article, and submit it to us. Being a Slashdot reader myself, I think most of the people that read the site understand that there are a lot of people who post comments just to try and kick up some dust. But for those that don't understand that, it can be confusing for people that come to Slashdot, and form their opinions based on some of these ill-spirited comments.

Linux.com is about all walks of a Linux user's life. From trying and comparing other OS's to Linux, to getting started with using Linux, to becoming a full fledged Guru.

If we did nothing but post 100% technical info on Linux.com, we wouldn't be achieving our goals; which is to provide people with a well-rounded resource for the Linux community.

At any rate, the point of this post was to let people coming from Slashdot understand that we do allow for anyone to submit articles, and if you think you have something better to say, let our News team know and they'll gladly take your articles and post them.

Thanks, Yours, Trae McCombs Linux.com -- Site Manager