Berkeley CSUA MOTD:Entry 46659
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2007/5/16-19 [Academia/Berkeley/CSUA/Motd, Computer/SW/Unix] UID:46659 Activity:nil
5/16    Gee, I wonder why the motd isn't popular with new CSUAers...
        \_ There are too many reasons but for starter, the level of entry
           is too high. Unless you breath UNIX and you use vi/emacs
           like you use MS Word, then it's just too troublesome. Secondly,
           there is simply very little useful information on motd these days.
           There used to be quality tech Q&As and foodP/socialP posts but with
           the amount of trashy political posts that only a few participate in
           these days, motd has become more of a toxic dump for people who
           want to vent than a useful place for people to get information.
           \_ Who uses MS Word?
        \_ Not enough talk about sex???
        \_ The MOTD isn't popular with new CSUAers because it's a very silly
           way to implement a message board.  They've been using blogs and
           online forums for years, why would they want to edit a text file
           and worry about 80 columns and indenting and all that?  Same with
           wall.  Even if everyone were blowing sunshine up each other's
           butts all day, the undergrads wouldn't use motd and wall.  -tom
        \_ i didn't start reading the motd until after I graduated, when
           i started doing sysadmin stuff as part of my job -'97 alum
           \_ Let me guess, you breath UNIX and you're bored at the time?
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