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Would You Follow?

FortKnox (169099) writes | more than 11 years ago

User Journal 11

If I was to make a slash-like site (PHPNuke, or even, perhaps, a custom-built J2EE app), but anywho, I was planning on doing the same thing as slash (but probably update it more often, more storied, etc...). The question is, who would read it?
I don't want to spend time and money to hardly get any readers. Another thing is I'd probably start with a dynamic DNS to my cable modem at home on my SuSE box, and ask for donations before going up on a T3 or something. Any interest?? I'll also neIf I was to make a slash-like site (PHPNuke, or even, perhaps, a custom-built J2EE app), but anywho, I was planning on doing the same thing as slash (but probably update it more often, more storied, etc...). The question is, who would read it?
I don't want to spend time and money to hardly get any readers. Another thing is I'd probably start with a dynamic DNS to my cable modem at home on my SuSE box, and ask for donations before going up on a T3 or something. Any interest?? I'll also need help running the site, but don't expect to see IPs, and anonymous would mean anonymous.

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11 comments

Makes more sense now (2)

Foochar (129133) | more than 11 years ago | (#2705171)

When you first brought up making a "splinter" site my reaction was why not just build it inside your journal. That way you wouldn't have to provide any resources. If you wanted people to be able to go to a simple address just setup a redirect into your journal. With some of the more recent revalations about what can be seen and done I can actually see a reason for creating a new site.

I think your biggest problem is going to be reaching that "critical mass" point where you have enough people reading and submitting to keep the front page interesting etc. There are going to be a lot of people who will just say "Why not slashdot, I don't care if they can see my ip."

I'd read it. (2)

Blue Aardvark House (452974) | more than 11 years ago | (#2705258)

And help out in an authorial fashion, if you like.

Re:I'd read it and author. (1)

TechnoLust (528463) | more than 12 years ago | (#2714712)

Same here. I think it would be nice to see a site that was ran by people who are geeks doing journalism, rather than /. where most of the authors seem to be journalists attempting geek-stuff. *cough* JonKatz *cough*

We should add a spell check to the submissions page too, though. :-)

I'd try, but... (2)

gmhowell (26755) | more than 11 years ago | (#2705464)

I'd try to read it. But I'd probably forget, unless there was a link from your .sig or journal entry. At least until it was large enough.

I just want to get away... (2)

hodeleri (89647) | more than 12 years ago | (#2707286)

...from the bash everything mentality. I hate the hyperinflated claims of this that and the other thing, or speculative leaders that go nowhere and everybody bitches about how had they read the link it would have made sense. Argh

hey (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 12 years ago | (#2710124)

look at giz, look at adequacy. more anonymity isn't what you need. you need more control. don't store ips, fine. but logged in only, a 2 day waiting period on accounts, and a zero-tolerance policy with exploiting, metatrolling, and crapflooding.

or maybe just use a journal and PGP? i've been thinking along these lines for a while.

I'd read it. (2)

Bodero (136806) | more than 12 years ago | (#2716595)

I'd read it. It would be the first to replace my Geekizoid bookmark in my Links toolbar. If you're suggesting implementing anything in particular, I do recommend Slash or any other centralized weblog. I don't particularly like Scoop at all, as it seems to be built upon an outlash about everything that makes Slashdot worth reading (good comments easily visible, numerous front page articles every day, easy demotion of trolls). Plus, I just hate the culture of K5. It's a bunch of college-aged liberals who think they know better than the people in office regarding issues such as taxes and the war effort.

So, even without knowing what your weblog would focus on, I'd read it. I'm always up for new bookmarks.

Re:I'd read it. (-1)

cyborg_monkey (150790) | more than 12 years ago | (#2729985)

You are an asswipe.

Re:I'd read it. (2)

Bodero (136806) | more than 12 years ago | (#2730096)

You're joking, right?

Re:I'd read it. (-1)

cyborg_monkey (150790) | more than 12 years ago | (#2731309)

Joking about what?

Re:I'd read it. (2)

Bodero (136806) | more than 12 years ago | (#2732110)

I thought so. I love you.
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