Cesspools and eyeballs
Dave Winer: "I swore off posting to SlashDot a couple of years ago. What a cesspool."
Dave Winer: "I wonder if people see what we're doing? Here's how I see it. We're building a broader and more adult SlashDot.Org."
Dave Winer: "Don't use slashdot as an example. That won't sell me. I think slashdot is a cesspool of ill will, and the software is *very* hard to use."
Dave Winer: "We intend to bring the SlashDot metaphor into Manila. This is one of the top feature-request items, and it was a very tricky design problem."
Dave Winer: "We'll create a SlashDot-mode for Manila weblogs"
Dave Winer: "I submitted the Raymond comments to SlashDot, something I learned how to do at the P2P conf. Here's the evidence. Thank you, I'm not worthy, I'm not worthy. You can watch the SlashDot effect roll through our server."
I guess the moral of the story is, if you can't beat 'em, join 'em!