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Is Adequacy going down hill?
Yes 25%
No 28%
It was shite to start off with... 46%

Votes: 39

 Is adequacy getting lame?

 Author:  Topic:  Posted:
Oct 23, 2001

I really had high expectations of this site when it started. The articles were of a high standard and were f*cking funny. However since the WTC Attack the quality has gone down a lot. I should put my money where my mouth is and write one but I am a lazy git...

And the diaries are as big a wankfest as K5.

Poll: Is Adequacy going down hill?


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Depends... (none / 0) (#1)
by Merekat on Tue Oct 23rd, 2001 at 09:13:00 AM PST
...where on the hill you think it started.

The top of the hill (none / 0) (#3)
by nobbystyles on Tue Oct 23rd, 2001 at 09:19:12 AM PST
Is inspired writing and the bottom is knee jerk 'Linux is good, M$ is bad' Slashbot comments. I would say it was 70% of the way up the summit at the begginning but has fallen to a third of the way down now.

Or indeed (5.00 / 1) (#5)
by Merekat on Tue Oct 23rd, 2001 at 09:25:13 AM PST
Which hill yer on.
Maybe the view wasn't too good.

The trouble is... (2.50 / 2) (#27)
by Anonymous Reader on Thu Oct 25th, 2001 at 03:33:56 PM PST
I personally think that the shining light in is its ragingly controversial articles on political issues, however this is dimmed by it's blatantly incompetent articles where the author pretends that he cannot install Linux, or postulates that Open Source should be banned. I mean, honestly, it's not very 'grown up' to troll the passing Slashbots, no matter how funny it might be. Adequacy should stand on its own merits of controversy, without requiring the crutch of article-trolls. Leave the geeks alone and let's talk about child terrorists and stuff.

Get over it. (none / 0) (#2)
by RobotSlave on Tue Oct 23rd, 2001 at 09:16:39 AM PST
Every last thing goes to shit as soon as enough people find out about it. Especially worldly-web interactive computer addresses.

© 2002, RobotSlave. You may not reproduce this material, in whole or in part, without written permission of the owner.

After the DOS attack (none / 0) (#4)
by nobbystyles on Tue Oct 23rd, 2001 at 09:21:12 AM PST
It was never the same.


I believe it has (5.00 / 1) (#6)
by Adam Rightmann on Tue Oct 23rd, 2001 at 09:27:29 AM PST
The heinous attack on the WTC has made it too easy to write a stereotypically controversial article. Looking at the submission queue, I don't see it getting much better. For the sheer quantity of these articles, you might as well read The road to triteness and predictability is filled with the easy controversy.

Fear not, though, faithful reader. I have my Halloween article due out soon (granted, on your side of the "pond" you may miss the cultural context), and have been mentally plotting more articles. Oh, to raise your hopes I will give you a sneak preview, "Linux and Protestantism; their common fatal flaw". Plus, my mailbox has been overflowing, though mostly with inarticulate Anthrax followers.

But, my duty to this website ranks far below the duty to my family, job and real life ministry, plus with a 3 month old baby in the house, all the Rightmann's are quite exhausted.

But, if you get a chance, please bash (or ksh, snicker snicker) out an article. The vaunted English sense of irony is so easily misread by the poorly educated American masses that the sense of controversy is heightened.


A. Rightmann

Please... (none / 0) (#7)
by hauntedattics on Tue Oct 23rd, 2001 at 09:58:20 AM PST
keep the good stuff coming, Mr. Rightmann. I'd write more than my usual lame reactions to things but:

(a) I don't want to add to the whining
(b) my real life keeps intruding on my ability to spend time online.

questions (none / 0) (#10)
by alprazolam on Tue Oct 23rd, 2001 at 12:06:51 PM PST
i have some questions you might want to throw in at the end of a short column some week. in particular i would like to see the difference between your and mr. tkacthev's answer's, because i still don't really understand the differences between your religions.
  • What is the name and slogan of your religion?
  • What show would God prefer one to watch, Benny Hinn, or the 700 club (or something else)?
  • What is the best way to celebrate in the endzone after scoring a touchdown?
thanks in advance.

I can answer now (5.00 / 1) (#13)
by Adam Rightmann on Tue Oct 23rd, 2001 at 12:18:38 PM PST
As I am taking a short break before validating a new release of software. Perhaps this release will stop generating cores.

What is the name and slogan of your religion?

For me, Roman Catholic, and a good motto is "Outside the Church, there is no Salvation". I think Mr. tkatchev is some sort of Eastern Orthodox Christian.

What show would God prefer one to watch, Benny Hinn, or the 700 club (or something else)?

While being unable to speak for the Almighty, I suspect something like Junkyard Wars, where people are given a goal, rules and raw materials to fulfill their destiny.

What is the best way to celebrate in the endzone after scoring a touchdown?

With a silent prayer (remember those that pray on streetcorners) and a few heartfelt hugs and slaps to your teammates who helped make it possible.

A. Rightmann

Yippee. (5.00 / 1) (#15)
by tkatchev on Tue Oct 23rd, 2001 at 01:15:08 PM PST
1. Christianity; though not the papal authocracy and neither the dumbed-down Christianity "for dummies". Slogan? Huh? We're talking about eternal salvation here, not college teams. Though if I had to reiterate the main postulates in one sentence, I'd say that you should always remember that either you are with us, or you are against us. The choice is yours; nobody is coercing you. The choice is yours to either be saved or to banish yourself to hell.

2. The Church Fathers taugh us that the devil's work tries very hard to concentrate in and around the Church. The "700 Club" is a shining example; a stunning example of the Devil's work here on Earth.

3. Whatever. As long as you're not praying. I doubt anybody (including God) is truly concerned whether you score a touchdown or not. Praying for a touchdown is fairly hypocritical, don't you think? I personally don't think you scoring a touchdown matters as far as eternal salvation is concerned.

Peace and much love...

More Enlightenment! (none / 0) (#16)
by SpaceGhoti on Tue Oct 23rd, 2001 at 07:25:03 PM PST
Ooh, but I just can't help myself.

I'm either with you, or against you. Well, isn't that just a winning argument! I'm amazed the converts aren't flocking to worship at your feet. Nobody certainly wants to be against you. Myself, I choose "none of the above." I don't care about you or your delusions of truth. You can interpret that as my declaration against you, but that's your problem. As far as your expectations of eternity are concerned, I ignore you.

Yes, it's true. The Devil himself set up the 700 Club to sway good people away from your truth. Nevermind the people who have honestly believed for centuries what Pat Robertson now teaches, right or wrong. The fact that he decided to cash in on the televangelist cash cow is just gravy. The conspiracy goes well, da?

Personally, I always thought the appropriate celebration for a touchdown was a good, solid snore. But that's just me.

A troll's true colors.

OK. (2.00 / 1) (#17)
by tkatchev on Tue Oct 23rd, 2001 at 11:26:21 PM PST
Look, I don't care. It is your salvation, and you are free to do with your eternal soul whatever you wish. I may be cynical, but I won't shed any tears if you don't attain eternal salvation. (God may be infinite love, but I certaintly don't care for every second weblog poster.) Secondly, I don't really care if the "converts come flocking". My own eternal soul is more important to me than religous dicksize wars.

Everybody has to die sometime. I just want to make sure I am ready for it.

Peace and much love...

Why loose your venom on me? (none / 0) (#18)
by SpaceGhoti on Wed Oct 24th, 2001 at 01:01:18 AM PST
If you don't care about my eternal soul or attracting converts, why do you bother preaching to the world The One Truth as you see it? You have to appreciate that the primary reason I respond to your little nuggets of wisdom is because all I see is a "holier-than-thou" attitude that fails to stand up to the light of reason. Your constant stance of "I'm right and you're damned to hell" only serves to polarize people and does little to convince anyone that you aren't a self-inflated nobody. Religious fantacism is all well and good. Whatever works for you, that's your business. Why inflict it on us?

A troll's true colors.

But... (5.00 / 1) (#19)
by tkatchev on Wed Oct 24th, 2001 at 09:47:59 AM PST
...I am a self-inflated nobody. I think you mistakenly see some sort of "holier-than-thou" attitude in my posts. I'm just sharing a little bit of personal experience, just like you. I honestly don't care if you don't believe in hell; whatever, you may even be right.

All I see so far is people getting agitated because they know, at the bottom of their unconciousness, that there is a Hell. You're scared that you may have misjudged, placed too much emphasis on your own pride and strength. You probably feel, at least subconciously, that you really aren't alone in this world, that there is a chance that you have betrayed yourself and God's love for you.

For all the atheist bravado, we are all scared of dying. There are no atheists in trenches under fire.

Peace and much love...

Heaven and Hell (none / 0) (#20)
by SpaceGhoti on Wed Oct 24th, 2001 at 03:16:56 PM PST
So you've decided to be the goad to remind everyone that there is a Hell. Just as I've chosen to be the goad to remind you that nobody wants to hear your dogma. Sounds like an equitable arrangement to me.

I believe in Hell. I very much believe in Hell. Remember that an optimist believes that this is the best of all possible words, and the pessimists fears this is true.

A troll's true colors.

There are atheists EVERYWHERE (none / 0) (#22)
by dmg on Thu Oct 25th, 2001 at 04:51:43 AM PST
There are no atheists in trenches under fire.

Don't talk such bullshit tkatchev, or I will have to assume you are trolling, and delete your postings. A trivial search of the Internet reveals thousands of atheist soldiers.

Please try harder to get the actual facts correct, they are not in dispute.

You saw what can happen when you don't do your research thoroughly enough with my article on the band Anthrax, for which I was rightly criticised.

Try and learn from my mistakes.

time to give a Newtonian demonstration - of a bullet, its mass and its acceleration.
-- MC Hawking

Key word. (none / 0) (#23)
by tkatchev on Thu Oct 25th, 2001 at 06:57:17 AM PST
The key word is under fire. As in, people are shooting at you, you are about to die wounded and bleeding, laying in a puddle of your own blood in the flea-infested trench mud. That is the sort of "soldier" I mean. Not the "I got to bomb some Asians from 15,000 feet" kind.

P.S. The original saying was actually a quote. It's too obscure for you to know, but nonetheless it is well-respected (though controvercial)opinion. It's definitely not something I made up at the spur of the moment.

Peace and much love...

But you just said... (none / 0) (#24)
by elenchos on Thu Oct 25th, 2001 at 08:35:23 AM PST
You are only "sharing a little bit of personal experience". How can you have any personal experience of what is in the minds of the many atheist soldiers who have been under fire? Were you there? Do you read minds?

You confuse me so.

I do, I do, I do
--Bikini Kill

Sigh. (none / 0) (#25)
by tkatchev on Thu Oct 25th, 2001 at 09:07:25 AM PST
Like I said, I was simply repeating a (not-so-)famous quote. Make of it what you will.

Peace and much love...

Too obscure for me. (5.00 / 1) (#26)
by dmg on Thu Oct 25th, 2001 at 11:53:39 AM PST
Yeah, right. Whatever.

time to give a Newtonian demonstration - of a bullet, its mass and its acceleration.
-- MC Hawking

Key word? (none / 0) (#28)
by zikzak on Thu Oct 25th, 2001 at 07:43:50 PM PST
Funny, the actual quote is:

There are no atheists in foxholes.
William T. Cummings

I don't see your key word in there anywhere.

No shit, Sherlock. (none / 0) (#29)
by tkatchev on Fri Oct 26th, 2001 at 12:08:37 AM PST
That's because my quote is different. A sort of post-modernist meta-commentary with a corrolary to the original quote, if that makes you feel better.

Peace and much love...

Watch out Mr. Rightman (none / 0) (#12)
by momocrome on Tue Oct 23rd, 2001 at 12:15:40 PM PST
Rumour has it that 'Halloween' is the next scheduled Islamic Perpetrated Attrocity. Your story may well be a disaster of bad taste should that be the case. I recommend cautious silence for the next several months if you intend to maintain any semblance of self respect.

And I'm working on (none / 0) (#21)
by CorporateRepublic on Wed Oct 24th, 2001 at 10:20:29 PM PST
I'm working my article on the Corporate Republic. I hope it will be ready soon.

Me! (none / 0) (#8)
by otak on Tue Oct 23rd, 2001 at 10:19:58 AM PST
However since the WTC Attack the quality has gone down a lot.

So adequacy started sucking around the same time as I started posting!

I can't believe that's a coincidence.

meta-commentary (none / 0) (#9)
by elby on Tue Oct 23rd, 2001 at 11:40:57 AM PST
While I agree that the wtc articles are relatively easy to write because the wtc incident and our holy war is all over the news. We've got a few wtc-related articles ready to go in the queue, and in the future I think we'll be branching out more again.

Although this diary iself knocks us down a couple of points, because meta-commentary is the start of a long downward spiral.

But, nobby .. could you please give us guidelines about how closely to the WTC incident our articles can come? Is it okay to write about anthrax and bioterrorism? What about the war itself, but not the WTC attacks or the investigations surrounding them? Is it okay if our articles feature someone from the middle east?


how about this... (5.00 / 1) (#11)
by osm on Tue Oct 23rd, 2001 at 12:08:54 PM PST
nobby comes down with a scorching case of anthrax while being anally plummelled by a mid-eastern terrorist during a spotted-terrorist's rights protest.

Yeah. (none / 0) (#14)
by tkatchev on Tue Oct 23rd, 2001 at 01:03:38 PM PST
Either that, or you're getting smarter.

Peace and much love...


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