Interesting that the default mode for so many people on hacker news is judgement. I'm here to learn so thank you for sharing your approach. I find it a refreshing way to engage users who are using the resources either way. Would love to hear more about it's impact over time.
Education is a big sector with a lot of problems that simply can't be solved with a "one size fits all" solution. It needs all the help it can get and that means ignoring the loud-mouth blame gamers who are more concerned with being right than they are finding workable solutions.
Glad they are moving on. IMHO never understood what problem OINK was solving or why so many people ran to support it simply because Kevin Rose was attached. I have the utmost respect for Kevin but oink was very "emperor's new clothes" for me. I wondered what everyone was looking at while I saw nothing but junk
In my opinion this is pathetic and intellectually lazy writing. Don't like him? don't use his shit but for the love of sanity can we all stop pretending that we were born fully aware, mentally and emotionally developed adults who made no missteps of character in college? I certainly wasn't perfect and I doubt you were either. People grow up and mistakes, both big and small, are a part of that. I've grown enough between college and now to allow others the room to do the same.
I'm familiar with that treatise on how to disagree. While it is a great resource for certain styles of conversation, I stand by the tone of my response. Thank you however for your opinion and concern for the community.
I love gtrot. My last trip to vegas was planned around it. While I agree that facebook is the fastest way to get to "personal" I think an option to create your own version of "personal" by ranking the suggested activities of other users who share similar tastes would be equally effective.