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2014-02-07 11:59:08 AM  
5 votes:

pxlboy: Let's not forget the near-constant dick waving that goes on.


web.mit.edu
2014-02-07 09:59:59 AM  
5 votes:
Netcraft confirms: Slashdot is dying.

/hot grits
2014-02-07 09:48:29 AM  
5 votes:
You'll get over it.
2014-02-08 04:16:55 AM  
2 votes:
God, I hated top posting

Vlad_the_Inaner:
go ahead, tell him about the evil that is 'top posting'

 llamalarity:

You are *so* lucky you are too young to remember Usenet.
Far Cough: Threading is farking awful almost everywhere. It's infested almost all e-mail clients too. (I had to hunt a bit to turn it off in the new version of K-9 Mail on Android -- threading was on by default!)
2014-02-07 04:40:16 PM  
2 votes:
Actually, it's better than it used to be
farm1.staticflickr.com
2014-02-07 01:14:38 PM  
2 votes:
Slashdot Beta has only one good feature.

The ability to switch it off and use the normal site.

Supposedly, that's going to be removed at some point, though.
2014-02-07 06:00:03 PM  
1 votes:

Far Cough: Seems like there are a few pushes for a Slashdot replacement (one is altslashdot.org or altslash.org) but nothing's really there yet.


Well, now that custom TLDs are for sale, I was thinking it should become slashdot.dot.
2014-02-07 05:44:39 PM  
1 votes:

Vlad_the_Inaner: Forcing javascripted threaded discussion is what made me stop hanging out there.

Give me flat HTML or give me , errr somehing dramatic but not death

/and I had a user number under 4096 too


At one point you could have sold that for some serious money.  But there may be a fire sale on 4 digit accounts if they keep up with the shiny shiny WordPress clone.

/I like WordPress
/but not for forums
2014-02-07 03:26:39 PM  
1 votes:
I thought Slashdot was already a site for betas?

/No Linux distro is more aptly named than "Fedora".
2014-02-07 01:14:09 PM  
1 votes:

PainInTheASP: sendtodave: MadMonk: I had forgotten all about slashdot.  I used to go there all the time when I first started screwing around with Linux but then I realized I never really wanted to install Linux or FreeBSD on a toaster or blender, I kind of never went back.

Is this the year of the linux toaster?

Nope.  Non-compatible yeast.


Curse you, Microorganism$oft!
2014-02-07 12:37:35 PM  
1 votes:

Nemo's Brother: kroonermanblack: BumpInTheNight: Zel: Princess Ryans Knickers: Beta design way easier on the eyes than the old one.

Unless you wanted to read a lot of text, then all that whitespace is a detriment. I bought big monitors so I could read a lot of text, not so marketing jerks can fill it with ads.

Slashdot links have digressed to three major genres:  "Everyone should go into Computer Science, except women!" Click bait, "No one should ever pay for software, as an over paid developer I see no downsides to this cunning plan!" type keyboard hippieism or press releases for products and unsustainable SanFran start-ups thinly veiled as news.

So, basically Fark but stupider? At least fark has flavors of crap with nuts, or corn, or sometimes pretty color!

But Fark isn't what it used to be. In traffic or quality.


Remember when Fark was good?

Fark was never good.
2014-02-07 12:06:18 PM  
1 votes:

unchellmatt: pxlboy: Let's not forget the near-constant dick waving that goes on.

[web.mit.edu image 201x250]


Well played.
2014-02-07 11:56:49 AM  
1 votes:

MightyPez: Having a shiattycommunity holds a site back


And yet you post on fark.  Give me a break.
2014-02-07 11:14:06 AM  
1 votes:

styckx: So they hate it because it's easy on the eyes and comments section is not a clusterfark?


The comments section is the only good thing about the old design. Yeah, it's ugly. But the threaded conversations, the moderation and karma system work really well.

//.
//that was only one slashie.
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2014-02-07 11:04:55 AM  
1 votes:
Interesting. There's no option to have hot grits poured on you or a naked and petrified Natalie Portman.

From Soviet Russia, of course.

croesius: Did they ge...

OrionXVI: You'll get over it.

Well shiat.


Slashdot readers never get over anything. Ever.
2014-02-07 10:53:38 AM  
1 votes:

BumpInTheNight: Zel: Princess Ryans Knickers: Beta design way easier on the eyes than the old one.

Unless you wanted to read a lot of text, then all that whitespace is a detriment. I bought big monitors so I could read a lot of text, not so marketing jerks can fill it with ads.

Slashdot links have digressed to three major genres:  "Everyone should go into Computer Science, except women!" Click bait, "No one should ever pay for software, as an over paid developer I see no downsides to this cunning plan!" type keyboard hippieism or press releases for products and unsustainable SanFran start-ups thinly veiled as news.


Don't forget about the 9,132 open-source project announcements per day, followed the next day by 9,133 project abandonment announcements.
2014-02-07 10:21:05 AM  
1 votes:

Zel: Princess Ryans Knickers: Beta design way easier on the eyes than the old one.

Unless you wanted to read a lot of text, then all that whitespace is a detriment. I bought big monitors so I could read a lot of text, not so marketing jerks can fill it with ads.


Slashdot links have digressed to three major genres:  "Everyone should go into Computer Science, except women!" Click bait, "No one should ever pay for software, as an over paid developer I see no downsides to this cunning plan!" type keyboard hippieism or press releases for products and unsustainable SanFran start-ups thinly veiled as news.
2014-02-07 10:00:46 AM  
1 votes:
They're pissed as hell. Every story is filled with comments that say they'll boycott. But this is Microsoft working behind the scenes to stamp out a respected site for daring to crap on their tyranny over open source and whatnot. Can't have that.
2014-02-07 09:53:34 AM  
1 votes:
Little Boy Blew . . OH!

/dnrtfa
 
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