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How often do you visit debian administration? (Choose the closest answer.)

Submitted by busfault on Sat 17 Mar 2007

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less than once per month  <-> 10% 46 votes
once per month  <-> 10% 46 votes
once per week  <-> 21% 92 votes
several times per week  <-> 30% 127 votes
once per day  <-> 16% 70 votes
several times per day  <-> 8% 34 votes
once per hour  <-> 0% 0 votes
more than once per hour  <-> 1% 5 votes
Total 420 votes

 

 

 

Re: How often do you visit debian administration? (Choose the closest answe
Posted by impact24 (58.71.xx.xx) on Sun 18 Mar 2007 at 01:52
Funny this poll should come up. In all honesty, this website is actually set as my browser homepage on my personal desktop. Still, I rarely have enough time to do any browsing/lurking I used to do on this website because of work (yes, I take it home with me...I'm also a sysadmin). That said, I usually get to browse the site once a week.

The reason I have this site as my browser homepage though is that it serves as a reminder about the articles I still have to read about. So in a sense, I'm "reminded" every time I fire up a browser. Much like I used take all the unread messages in my local LUG mailing list as a reminder of all the things I should read....at least this is more realistic and doable. Not to mention the fact that the articles and knowledge sharing here is definitely A+ quality.

-Paul

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Re: How often do you visit debian administration? (Choose the closest answe
Posted by trollll (24.153.xx.xx) on Sun 18 Mar 2007 at 15:35
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Having the Planet Debian feed, along with the Resources (articles) makes this site particularly useful for me. I do like to leave comments on the rare occasions when I can help someone out, and I generally see at least a couple of questions that I wouldn't have thought to ask, myself.

I think I have at least half a dozen articles bookmarked in one place or another for things I intend to follow when I have the time...

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Re: How often do you visit debian administration? (Choose the closest answe
Posted by k8to (64.142.xx.xx) on Mon 19 Mar 2007 at 08:00

First of all, this sucks:

It has been less than a minute (60 seconds) since your last comment was successfully posted. Please wait a while before attempting to post a new comment.

You should test from post time to post time, not post time to start time! I read an article, and comment on it, doing several revisions, re-reading it, and so on. Then I see a poll, and have a comment on that, and .. I can't start editing? Clock from comment start to comment start or comment post to comment post, and any human spending normalish times writing or editing won't hit this idiot-box.


As for how often I visit, I visit when my feed reader tells me there are new articles. What else?

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Re: How often do you visit debian administration? (Choose the closest answe
Posted by Anonymous (213.164.xx.xx) on Mon 19 Mar 2007 at 10:35
Tell me about it. Every anonymous comment seems to trip that bl**dy bayesian spam filter thingy. Steve is beating people into submission with this "register an account" policy *sigh*

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Re: How often do you visit debian administration? (Choose the closest answe
Posted by Steve (80.68.xx.xx) on Mon 19 Mar 2007 at 12:37
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Not intentionally I assure you.

I'm happy to relax things, but in the past the moment I did the abuse started. Getting the balance right is hard..

All restrictions go away for registered users because it is easier to keep track of all the things they do and not because I want to force people to register. I have no incentive either way.

Anonymous users are reasonably anonymous (barring IP details) and as such they get a little more attention, such as the time limit to avoid spamming and the use of the filter which is trained based upon comments previously posted:

  • "Good comments" being a random selection from the database.
  • "Bad comments" being a random selection of previously reported ones.

Obviously mistakes happen, and but a mail to me would be a productive way to deal with it, rather than griping here ..

Steve

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Re: How often do you visit debian administration? (Choose the closest answe
Posted by k8to (64.142.xx.xx) on Mon 19 Mar 2007 at 12:44
All restrictions means all content restrictions? Certainly the 60-second timer still kicked in even though I have an account. I hope you don't just end up with spammers autoregistering.

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Re: How often do you visit debian administration? (Choose the closest answe
Posted by Steve (80.68.xx.xx) on Mon 19 Mar 2007 at 12:50
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That shouldn't be happening for registered users, only for anonymous users.

I've had a quick look at the code just now and it seems correct. But for the moment I've dropped the time delay to 30 seconds.

Steve

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Re: How often do you visit debian administration? (Choose the closest answe
Posted by Anonymous (213.164.xx.xx) on Mon 19 Mar 2007 at 14:16
Please can comments flagged by the bayesian filter be stored and reviewed?

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Re: How often do you visit debian administration? (Choose the closest answe
Posted by reluctant (65.78.xx.xx) on Mon 19 Mar 2007 at 14:04
Hey, Steve, what do your logs say about this? :)

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Re: How often do you visit debian administration? (Choose the closest answe
Posted by Steve (62.30.xx.xx) on Mon 19 Mar 2007 at 21:07
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Nothing terribly interesting - I don't tie the users to the IPs so it's all just random stats.

I look at the traffic rising month-on-month and thats enough for me. I don't really look at them otherwise, although I'm sure there are interesting things you could do with the data, even aggregated.

Steve

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Re: How often do you visit debian administration? (Choose the closest answe
Posted by Anonymous (85.104.xx.xx) on Mon 19 Mar 2007 at 17:40
Actually, I check the RSS feed several times a day (hooray for live bookmarks) but I only visit the site when there is something new.

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Re: How often do you visit debian administration? (Choose the closest answe
Posted by ajt (85.211.xx.xx) on Mon 19 Mar 2007 at 20:55
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The site feed is in my Live Bookmarks feed - so Iceweasel touches the server many times per day.

I normally check the site in person at least once or twice per day in case there is something interesting in the weblogs.

--
"It's Not Magic, It's Work"
Adam

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