This story got +1 front page from me-
It is my humble opinion that K5 is much more than a "discussion forum." It simply happens to allow people to discuss whatever is brought up here.
I think of it as much more a "meme sharing system" which just happens to allow discussion.
Some memes are large, and so interesting, and so well presented that it makes the heart yearn for more stories of this quality.
Some memes are smaller, and require effort on the part of the reader to read the link, realize what the author is pointing out, and then comment not on what the author said, but instead on what the author has pointed out.
If I told you that Microsoft tells sales-drones that installing a non-MS operating system on their computer is bad, you'd better not vote me down for that. I don't need to tell you how this makes MS an evil company, or that MS doesn't know what's best for all consumers, or that MS's operating systems are better for some things, and worse for others.
No. I shared with you the idea that there's something funny going on here, and I'd like your opinion on it, and I'd like to voice my opinion on it too. Ya'know... have a discusson?
On that other site, (the one carrying the MS sales-drone story), about 200 words have generated about 800 comments.
I'm firmly on the side of the author that the discussion-worthiness of a topic (idea) is not directly related to the length of the writeup. I'm much more likely to find something interesting hidden two or three levels deep into the discussion that grabs my attention, and makes me glad that I read the comments attached to the article.
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