you are a bunch of nobs
don't you realise that the "main reason" most people read your rag is because it's funny?
Those of you who are weary of the tapping of the IT barometer as our survey department strives to gauge the current air pressure of the IT world will be delighted to learn this Reg survey is a bit different - it's all about you, our dear, beloved readers. Yup, long-term friends of Vulture Central will know that from time-to- …
The survey tells me more about how The Register wants to be seen than, I think, is seen. I read for the sardonic tone of news I can usually find elsewhere, but is usually so much more fun here. The comments are a vital part of the experience: wit, some coffee-spraying moments, and often some really good technical or political feedback. Among the dross, of course. It's selection and tone of stories. Gave up on survey as it didn't have what I wanted to respond to on it.
I agree with Wiser Mouse; with any story I read that remotely relates to technology, or indeed Paris Hilton, I look to the Register for an entertaining and often much better informed view. However, the Register is also a very welcome voice of reason when we're bombarded with appalling sensationalist journalism from everywhere else, regarding technology, terrorism etc.
Keep it up please! :)
As an IT pro, I develop stuff. I enjoy reading this website because it gives me the scoop on the latest tech stories from an IT viewpoint.
I don't really find your website funny per-se, but I like the tone. You're not afraid to publish security news that might make someone look bad.
What I would like to see more of: Remind people that software and PCs are not emotional. In the last week I read an interesting "emo" article about a guy who was getting a message from Twitter that said "you have used all of your searches, please try again later". These types of things are for security, but the blogger took it personally, and very emotionally. I find that distressing. I suppose it is the layman's anthropomorphizing the website... treating it like a person, when really, it doesn't 'care'.
Me, I'm a househusband through neccesity. As a result the only way to fill in section 3 was an organisation of under 10 people, as head of IT and cheif exec, with under 5 people reporting to me (both of whom are under 5yrs old).
I make all IT-related decisions for our organisation, but must defer to group-thinking with regard to everything else - in particularly with regard to spending authority.
And I was sorely dissapointed that Playmobile didn't feature as a reason for "why do you read the Reg?".
Most of the real reasons people read this site is as a distraction from what they're involved in, a lunchtime break read etc. especially as there are too many 'tabloid'/'sensational' type articles appearing. Sure there is some real information buried within the articles but you got to dig through the waffle to find it.
As above; although the denizens of Reg towers might THINK we're all IT bods, we're not. I don't work in IT, and only moved into a tech company AFTER I started reading the Register. The two are unrelated!! On the other hand, I know a thing or two about survey design, and your questionnaire needs more options under job titles....
I read the register to keep myself up to date with what's happening in IT. I just hope he doesn't examine the spyware logs too closely and find out that I spend 90% of my time here keeping myself up to date with Ms Hilton's reflections on life and all the rest of the irrelevant dross in Odds and Sods.
Paris, because she's really why I'm here.
Every site on the nets is a miroir déformant in which your own personality is reflrcted. Why surprised if one sees a funny cheezy frimousse in El Reg -- re> wiser mouse @ Fri 16 Jan 09 15:08? Well, some of the commenters look strucked by what they read sometimes (-:
JC, I know you surely read this. Please post here how do you find an idea of Worldwide No-Mod's Day?
Dear Mod, You Rule, I wish even more portraits of Caesar to you and Team El Reg this year. In light of this brave article above, may I ask: do you understand what I'm talking about?
Paris because IT strucked her how popular she really is.
I expected there to be some of the usual demographic questions - you know - age, gender, income etc. Maybe a few more freeform text boxes for details that didn't fit into the forced choices - some is good, more is better.
And no tick boxes for regular authors/features? Isn't content always at the forefront of an editorial staff's attention? Let me rephrase - shouldn't content always be at the forefront of an editorial staff's attention?
I'll throw my voice in with the lot wanting some BOFH action - perhaps if you hear it from enough of us, it'll spur you to settle on terms with Simon for another year.
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