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This BLOG is for LLNL present and past employees, friends of LLNL and anyone impacted by the privatization of the Lab to express their opinions and expose the waste, wrongdoing and any kind of injustice against employees and taxpayers by LLNS/DOE/NNSA. The opinions stated are personal opinions. Therefore, The BLOG author may or may not agree with them before making the decision to post them. Comments not conforming to BLOG rules are deleted. Blog author serves as a moderator. For new topics or suggestions, email jlscoob5@gmail.com

Sunday, May 30, 2010

BLOG criticism

Anonymously contributed:

Yeah, it's pretty lackadaisical. From experience, not only is posting taking several days, but some posts, that are not particularly controversial, and certainly not abusive, are just being tossed. Some threads whose interest one might think is minimal will show a new post, while others, more current and of interest, show none for many days, then 3 or 4 show up all at once, several days late. I don't know what's going on, but this is no longer much of a useful blog. Oh well... Maybe the administrator needs to rethink whether he really wants to do this.

12 comments:

scooby said...

If you have ideas on how to make this BLOG more useful, I am open to suggestions.
Better yet, can you volunteer some time to assist keeping this blog
alive.
If you can do neither, please stay away. You are under no obligation to visit.
I am not keeping this blog for ratings or recognition. I don't need to impress anybody.
Period.
I appreciate contributors, especially those who make positive ones (There is such a thing as constructive criticism, you know?

Anonymous said...

scooby - ultimately this blog will be the blog you make it. You said what your are "not" keeping this blog for, but not why you "are" keeping it. That would be useful to know so that interested parties can decide whether to keep checking for timely information they want and need, or give up. Also, it is clear that a blog moderator's own views can strongly influence the trend of postings and even the overall tone of the blog, not to mention steering the intent. I agree constructive criticism is nice, but I submit you haven't given anyone any basis for giving it. And yes, the appearance you give is one of aloofness and indifference to timeliness of postings, which apparently you justify by saying you "don't need to impress anybody.
Period". I don't understand how someone can take on a task, and truly not care how the carrying out of that task is perceived by anyone. "Lackadaisical" is apt.

scooby said...

Hey 9:01 PM:
My response is : read the purpose of the BLOG, on top:

This BLOG is for LLNL present and past employees, friends of LLNL and anyone impacted by the privatization of the Lab to express their opinions and expose the waste, wrongdoing and any kind of injustice against employees and taxpayers by LLNS/DOE/NNSA. The BLOG authors do not have to agree or disagree with any post or comments before publishing them. They serve as impartial moderators.

Anonymous said...

Sigh...

Anonymous said...

This blog doesn't really go anywhere; no passion, no continuing conversations (the lifeblood of a meaningful blog), and no real focus on any really important issues. I fear this blog will just fade away as the moderator's lax attitude pervades the threads here. The most important part of a blog (ongoing conversations with timely enough replies to make sense of the thread) are for some reason not considered important by the moderator. What a strange attitude for a blog moderator! I think he is just intending to run an electronic bulletin board, where nobody tries to keep track of the relevance or timeliness of the sticky-notes. Pretty lame for LLNL.

Anonymous said...

Well, I gotta say, at least scooby is doing it. We have no where else to go for any meaningful LLNL blogging. This blog is it. Like it or not. Anyone else willing to step up to the plate? - Me either...

Anonymous said...

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In effect.

scooby said...

Hello June 6th 8:50 PM:
You seem to be expert at BLOGs.
I am not sitting in a rocking chair everyday waiting for your posts and instantly posting them.
I have obligations like anyone else.
You are welcome to help in maintaining this BLOG!
If you cannot help, and are not happy with the BLOG, please feel free not to visit.

Anonymous said...

Well, June 8, 10:38 pm, it's been said before. Lack of competition breeds mediocrity and complacency. Scooby asks for constructive criticism and then ignores it. If all he can think to do is ask for help running the blog, then the blog is certainly doomed. He hopes that his critics will disappear, typical for any failing enterprise. Perhaps he doesn't realize that the people who care enough to want the blog to be better are the people that can actually keep it alive, if he makes that possible. The rest (the ones he apparently values) don't give a flip.

Anonymous said...

Hey Scooby. Do not acknowledge this critic. I know for a fact that LANS was paying employees (aka moles) to try to shut down the LANL blog by attacking the LANL blog moderators and by any other tactics. Be aware that LANS/LLNS Managers absolutely hate this Blog because it exposes their ineptness, incompetence, greed, and corruptness. It exposes the absolute failure of the LANS/LLNS LLC organization that NNSA established.

scooby said...

hey June 10th 7:20!
I can take constructive criticism.
Just be specific about what you want, not vague and patronizing.
So, you care? Ok. That means you want to help with this BLOG?
Correct?
If you do, then you will be the next co-moderator.
If not, feel free to not visit.

Anonymous said...

Scooby - I think I and others have been quite specific. Timely posting and the ability to establish an ongoing conversation between posters on the same thread. As for June 11, 5:38 am, he seems quite paranoid. As far as I can see, none of the posters here (with maybe one well-known exception - a former denizen of the LANL blog) have stated any dissatisfaction with negative reporting on LLNS/LANS. That's not even remotely the point. Criticism of the blog operation is not criticism of the content, or existence, of the blog.

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