Sometimes I *really* want to comment on the MOTD

over 6 years ago from , Lead Software Engineer at New Relic

I have words, on occasion, that I'd really like to get across to the author of the MOTD (sometimes positive, sometimes scathing) or about the current MOTD. Am I the only one? Do you guys this think is a feature worth having on DN?

This is not a feature request, rather it's a discussion of whether the community desires the feature.


  • Sebastian De DeyneSebastian De Deyne, over 6 years ago

    Related: I'm curious whether hiding the up- and downvotes until you actually voted would make the MOTD's less "one-sided" as they tend to be.

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  • Account deleted over 6 years ago

    I see no value in it to be honest. I've found most of the time it's been a waste of my time to click through. I can only recall one or two times I've up-voted one. Today was one of the few times I down-voted.

    As for commenting, as soon as you add that ability to it, it's really no different than the posts below it IMHO.

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  • Sebastian HagerSebastian Hager, over 6 years ago

    So what was wrong with the Chuck Norris Typo thing?

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    • Dirk HCM van BoxtelDirk HCM van Boxtel, over 6 years ago (edited over 6 years ago )

      Humor is tricky. Especially when presented as an absolute, as message of the day implies it's the most important stuff EVER.

      ... well, ever that day.

      Especially when you choose a niche (Chuck Norris jokes).

      And then they end up being pretty poor on top of that, which doesn't help :p

      .edit: I'm afraid I just stole Daniel G.'s thunder.

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