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Does anyone here read the articles

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anymore? Or is it just that no one is discussing them? I just actually took a little break and read some and was surprised at how many had not been discussed- both last night and this morning... Even if they are lame it seemed like 10 people would point it out the same day, and if they were good they could hit 20-60 posts in a day.
I haven't seen any real killer articles lately, but I was just curious. What ever happened to the one guy that was always writing security articles?

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I read them...

by generalist In reply to Does anyone here read the ...

I'm one of the article readers, at least in certain areas.

I will admit that I have been cutting back on my discussion entries somewhat. That and there haven't been that many articles that have really begged for commentary.

At the same time, there may be a chance that discussion entries have been lost. There have been times when I've entered some comments, verified that they posted and found them missing a few hours later. It gets a little frustrating when that happens.

I'm tempted to track my comments to see if there is some sort of database leakage. I don't have any hardcopy proof of it at this time so I can't say for sure that such leakage exists.

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I read them....

by SheilaU In reply to Does anyone here read the ...

But don't always reply unless the topic is one that really gets a rise out of me.

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I don't read them much anymore..

by TomSal In reply to Does anyone here read the ...

I used to read the articles a lot actually. But ever since all the studying I'm doing at home now and since I'm writing more boring stuff at my job (user guides/policies/etc.)..I'm finding that my desire to read any "extra stuff" - unless its A) Funny or B) Exceptionally interesting, is nil.

Hopefully this will change when I get done some of my projects, because I do like to learn and read.

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I don't read them much anymore..

by TomSal In reply to Does anyone here read the ...

I used to read the articles a lot actually. But ever since all the studying I'm doing at home now and since I'm writing more boring stuff at my job (user guides/policies/etc.)..I'm finding that my desire to read any "extra stuff" - unless its A) Funny or B) Exceptionally interesting, is nil.

Hopefully this will change when I get done some of my projects, because I do like to learn and read.

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I use the discussions to

by road-dog In reply to Does anyone here read the ...

decide if an article is worth the time to read or not. If I DO decide to read it, any relevant comments I might have had have already ben hashed out ad nauseum.

I agree with the generalist about his observation on vapor postings. When I jumped into this thread, the contribution count was 5 but the actual number of posts shown is 2.

One other factor in the dearth of discussion is the propensity of threads to dissolve into the college vs cert, tastes great less filling, rehash of the same intractible issues without any hope of resolution.

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Less filling, tastes great prevails

by BaitShark In reply to I use the discussions to

I still do as much reading as possible. Even though a lot of my day gets eaten away by an increasingly expanding list of tasks to accomplish, I try and read the articles and the threads. I agree with road-dog that the threads do tend to dissolve into the certs vs degrees happens far too often, when the fact remains that no one is the perfect prospect with the perfect resume.

Sometimes the threads can get quite funny, especially when thoughts far outpace the typing speed of some posters. That's when typos and other grammatical mishaps can really make a post funny. Also, there are some posts that you can tell have a good point to make, but it gets lost in the translation. (For some folks, like me, English isn't the first or dominant language.) I, of course, don't mean this in a negative way, but instead in celebration of our diferences.

Another diference that can be cause for a good chuckle is the managers and headhunters vs the rank and file.

Lastly, the "multi-decade" veterans (a lot of which, it appears are losing their job and are finding it extremely difficult to find work) and the "spoiled-rotten" twentysomethings that can't see how they are not worth this salary or that.

That's all for now. Must covertly plan the'Over-the-Hill' birthday party for our boss - he's turning 30.

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Here! Here!

by SheilaU In reply to I use the discussions to

I usually watch the "hot" discussions, and am getting pretty tired of the college vs. cert theme. Can't we find something else to talk about?! I really learn a lot from the professionals out here, and many threads give me new insight into my particular job as well as IT as a whole. However, I've been avoiding the discussions lately because they have been running on three basic themes: college vs. certs, why don't I make more money, and stupid users. I'm looking forward to seeing where this one ends up :)

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Check out 'My TechRepublic'

by BaitShark In reply to Does anyone here read the ...

Check out 'My TechRepublic'for a list of your most recent discussion threads. I should say the ones you posted in.

You might even find that someone responded to one of your posts.

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No

by Discordian In reply to Does anyone here read the ...

I just subscribe for the pictures.

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Everyone is out reading job boards!!

by geekmee In reply to Does anyone here read the ...

I am too busy posting resumes and cover letters on job boards!

Yeah I still read articles but I promised myself that I'd start getting to bed earlier. So something has got to give!

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