On Forum Moderation

welkam wwwelkam at gmail.com
Wed Oct 23 19:31:30 UTC 2019

On Tuesday, 22 October 2019 at 13:41:58 UTC, Andrei Alexandrescu 
> On 10/21/19 5:45 PM, welkam wrote:
>> And all the C programmer need to pay more attention when 
>> writing their code so they would not get buffer overflows.
> Nice simile. I agree there's plenty of evidence ever since the 
> Internet has been invented that just giving people advice to 
> not feed the trolls doesn't work.

I added new word to my vocabulary that I would not use in the 
future :D

It doesnt work not only for not feeding the trolls. It applies to 
pretty much everything where humans are involved. For programmers 
you can carefully check your code, write tests, have other person 
review your code and still bugs get trough. We humans are flawed 
and fail constantly and our systems need to take that into 
account. If you create a system where success is solely dependent 
on good will of the people or them being excellent it will fail.

That is the biggest reason why communism always produces bad 
results. While they correctly identify problems with capitalism 
their solution to the problems depends on people being smart and 
when making decisions they should prioritize betterment of all 
instead of personal or family gains. In practice people make 
decisions that benefit them and their family.

A good example of system that takes human flaws into account is 
science. Scientist fights constantly with bias and have many 
systems to help with that and they regularly produce awesome 

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