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Updated Slashdot Story Submission Bookmark

CmdrTaco posted about 5 years ago | from the throw-us-a-bone-here dept.

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We recently redesigned the Submission Form to make it (hopefully) a little easier for you to shovel news our way. The new system also will allow you to tag your submissions. A reminder that you can participate in rating stories and filtering spam from the recent submissions page. And by bookmarking this convenient bookmarklet you can submit stories from the comfort of whatever web page you are browsing.

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Javascript (3, Insightful)

sopssa (1498795) | about 5 years ago | (#29719825)

It's certainly better than the old already aged one, but was the section listbox taken completely off? However I must admit it's probably better to let authors choose it, it was always messy anyway.

And *I know* this news will get officially buried into bitching about non-working javascript on other sections of slashdot!

MOD PARENT FLAMEBAIT (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | about 5 years ago | (#29719893)

Nice try at FP'ing with such a negative attitude. Next time, you'll learn.

Troll ball suck lick gay goatse tubgirl lemonparty (-1, Troll)

Anonymous Coward | about 5 years ago | (#29720125)

Wasted your modpoint!!

Re:Javascript (2, Insightful)

bughunter (10093) | about 5 years ago | (#29721013)

Two points, and a meta:

First: I've used this form a few times for submissions in the past few weeks, and I miss the section dropdown, also. While I recognize the elegance of using tags, what's missing is an indication of which tags are going to result in which story icons.

Second: Once a tag is entered, I don't see a way to delete it (in case I change my mind or make an error). If there's a way to delete a tag, it's not obvious. Tag deletion isn't a necessity on the front page, but when I'm composing and editing a submission, I need tag editing privileges, too.

Lastly: how is the parent redundant? It's the first on-topic post?

Deleting tags (1)

Soulskill (1459) | about 5 years ago | (#29723455)

You can remove a tag you've entered with the "-" sign. (e.g. -yro or -games or -whatcouldpossiblygowrong)

I'll see if we can get a legend or something for equating tags to topic icons.

Re:Javascript (1)

mcgrew (92797) | about 5 years ago | (#29730983)

Lastly: how is the parent redundant? It's the first on-topic post?

Several possibilities -- a clueless mod; a moderator on sopssa's freaks list; a moderator seeing a similar comment further down that is more succinct, informative, or interesting; a mistake (likely remedied by the moderator by posting a comment); or some unknown foible of the moderator. There's a sig that reads something to the order of "there, fixed that for you" will be modded down.

If you're worried about karma, don't try for first post, because there are people here who will mod down a first post just because it's a first post. If you have excellent karma you don't need to worry about downmods.

Re:Javascript (1)

mcgrew (92797) | about 5 years ago | (#29730789)

And *I know* this news will get officially buried into bitching about non-working javascript on other sections of slashdot!

I don't have much problems with other sections, but I can no longer submit stories on my lunch break at work or at the library at all -- it's completely broken in IE6. Sure, "you can submit stories from your journal", but although 1/3 of the stories I've submitted via the submissions page have been posted, not a single one I've submitted via my journal have. Perhaps I'm an anomaly and it's because of the nature of my non-submission journals, but I can no longer submit stories to slashdot.

Here is a suggestion for slashdot coders, which should (I think) remedy the problem. Remove the line
<!--[if lt IE 7]><link rel="stylesheet" type="text/css" media="screen" href="//c.fsdn.com/sd/ie6-idle.css?T_2_5_0_274c" /><![endif]-->

Of course, if //c.fsdn.com/sd/idlecore-tidied.css?T_2_5_0_274c is as broken in IE6 as //c.fsdn.com/sd/ie6-idle.css?T_2_5_0_274c is, it's not going to work. This should, though:

<!--[if lt IE 6]><link rel="stylesheet" type="text/css" media="screen" href="[non-idle CSS]><![endif]-->

I submited this story (1)

fredan (54788) | about 5 years ago | (#29719845)

... and all I've got was this t-shirt.

Re:I submited this story (1)

SirLurksAlot (1169039) | about 5 years ago | (#29720143)

You got a T-shirt? All I got was either a rejected story or an inordinate amount of spam ;-)

Grass grows thick on a rolling stone (4, Funny)

BadAnalogyGuy (945258) | about 5 years ago | (#29719907)

Can you believe it's been 12 years on since Slashdot came into being? 12 years on and we're still getting major updates.

I gotta hand it to you guys, even when things are working, you're finding new and interesting ways to update the site. I guess this is one of the reasons it's still relevant and popular.

Re:Grass grows thick on a rolling stone (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 5 years ago | (#29719959)

I'm having trouble telling if you're being sarcastic.

Re:Grass grows thick on a rolling stone (1)

Brian Gordon (987471) | about 5 years ago | (#29720283)

He's being sarcastic.

I don't know what browser slashdot is trying to target but it's certainly not any that I use.

Re:Grass grows thick on a rolling stone (1)

dov_0 (1438253) | about 5 years ago | (#29724201)

I certainly give slashdot the "most likely to crash firefox" prize, firefox being the only application that I have known to regularly crash ANY OS that I run it on including Linux (Ubuntu). If I leave a slashdot article open in FF when I go to sleep, most of the time I'll have an unresponsive PC in the morning.

This actually means that slashdot has caused me more system freeze/crashes than any malware.

Re:Grass grows thick on a rolling stone (3, Funny)

MBCook (132727) | about 5 years ago | (#29719983)

Wow. 12 years. It's about time for them to give up that weird fad langauge (Perl) and use a real one that will last (COBOL).

Re:Grass grows thick on a rolling stone (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 5 years ago | (#29720141)

Yeah, unlike all those other 12 year old sites who still look exactly the same they did 12 years ago.

Wait, what?

Re:Grass grows thick on a rolling stone (1)

Mr. DOS (1276020) | about 5 years ago | (#29720433)

4chan is almost exactly the same after 6 years. Can't think of any other examples, though.

      --- Mr. DOS

Re:Grass grows thick on a rolling stone (4, Insightful)

Abreu (173023) | about 5 years ago | (#29720275)

12 years and still no decent unicode support

Re:Grass grows thick on a rolling stone (1)

xtracto (837672) | about 5 years ago | (#29720303)

12 years and still no decent unicode support

12 Years and still no decent editorial...

btw. It seems both of us has had too much free time in our hands... I have seen you a lot in slashdot recently :)

Re:Grass grows thick on a rolling stone (1)

Abreu (173023) | about 5 years ago | (#29723765)

Well, I've been here for years... Some days I post more than others...

Re:Grass grows thick on a rolling stone (4, Insightful)

TheRaven64 (641858) | about 5 years ago | (#29720629)

12 years and no decent unicode support is depressing. 8-10 years and decent unicode support, then no decent unicode support two years later is just embarrassing.

Re:Grass grows thick on a rolling stone (1)

Inda (580031) | about 5 years ago | (#29721283)

I hope you didn't like your mod points because you wont be seeing them for a long time. ...or does that only happen when you disrespect Taco's dress sense?

My link the submission (2, Interesting)

MBCook (132727) | about 5 years ago | (#29719955)

I noticed this a while ago when I went to post a story. Mostly, it's rather nice, but I do miss one feature:

Can it be made so that my link points to something other than my email address? I used to change it on every submission to point to my website, and actually I'd like to set that as the default.

Was there a reason that choice was removed, or was it an unintended effect/feature without priority?

Re:My link the submission (4, Informative)

eldavojohn (898314) | about 5 years ago | (#29720059)

I noticed this a while ago when I went to post a story. Mostly, it's rather nice, but I do miss one feature:

Can it be made so that my link points to something other than my email address? I used to change it on every submission to point to my website, and actually I'd like to set that as the default.

Was there a reason that choice was removed, or was it an unintended effect/feature without priority?

Click your name in the submission and a box should appear that allows you to change it from your entered e-mail address to whatever you want.

I am having a problem with the javascript bookmarklet in Firefox 3.5.2 where it is not recognizing me as logged in when I use the bookmarklet to popup the window and submit the story. And then when I click "Log In" it takes me to a blank submission page with no data (but I am logged in). Is this a known bug? Shouldn't it grab that information and log in status from a cookie or something when I'm logged in in another tab? Aside from that, it looks really slick and I'm excited I won't have to switch between windows so much while paraphrasing articles! Well done!

And the dupes? (0, Troll)

Anonymous Coward | about 5 years ago | (#29720063)

My form for submitting dupes is much nicer:

filter for Slashdot editor and/or original submitter, filter for tag, filter for age => select and submit, duplicating all night long ...

Meta-moderation (1, Offtopic)

A Friendly Troll (1017492) | about 5 years ago | (#29720171)

All of this is nice. When are you going to allow meta-moderation again? It doesn't work for me. At all. Probably because I'm not using the fancy dynamic display that destroys CPUs and takes minutes to accomplish anything.

I'd like to meta-mod, seriously. So how about it?

Re:Meta-moderation (1)

A Friendly Troll (1017492) | about 5 years ago | (#29721071)

Thanks for modding me -3 down and modding these [slashdot.org] up. Much appreciated!

Better (1)

dubois09 (1654981) | about 5 years ago | (#29720191)

Well, it's still better than the old one I think.

missing out (1)

Neotrantor (597070) | about 5 years ago | (#29720249)

you guys are really missing out on moving to the model being perfected by reddit/digg etc etc. sure slashdot was the first but the moderated content is really turning people away from this site as of late.

Metaispants (0)

NoPantsJim (1149003) | about 5 years ago | (#29720279)

I find this tag to be offensive, seeing as how I'm not wearing pants.

Re:Metaispants (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 5 years ago | (#29720547)

You've got it all wrong. Meta ISP Ants...not Meta Is Pants. It's about all of the crawling you do on your ISP.

Accepted, Rejected, Pending? (3, Interesting)

Anonymous Coward | about 5 years ago | (#29720375)

The one thing that I miss in the new submission system is the list of Accepted, Rejected, and Pending stories after a submission is made.

Can we get the list of Accepted, Rejected, and Pending stories back?

Otherwise the new system is fine although I didn't know how to go about submitting a story under a different name or how to add a link to a web site instead of an email address until I read the post above by eldavojohn.

You may want to add that information to your FAQ.

Re:Accepted, Rejected, Pending? (1)

mcgrew (92797) | about 5 years ago | (#29733027)

Go to slashdot.org/~Anonymous Coward/submissions

Of course, you have to substitute your user name for "Anonymous Coward".

How about ability to filter spam "stories"? (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 5 years ago | (#29720665)

It's pretty funny and kypocritical how Slashdot is actually asking users to filter out spam submissions while they have no problem putting up Slashvertisements on a regular basis.

No Thanks. (2, Insightful)

ddillman (267710) | about 5 years ago | (#29720835)

I quit submitting things to Slashdot when it became apparent it would take a minor miracle to get anything accepted, while others routinely get pushed to the front of the queue, even on the same news items. Slashdot has moved away from it's early user-centric concept into a commercial news aggregator where only major players have easy submission access.

Re:No Thanks. (1)

BenFenner (981342) | about 5 years ago | (#29722533)

I'm a casual slashdot reader and I've submitted one story. That story was published to the front page. So far, so good.
http://slashdot.org/~BenFenner/submissions [slashdot.org]
Maybe you should look up the quality of your submissions?
Maybe I'm just oblivious.

Re:No Thanks. (1)

ddillman (267710) | about 5 years ago | (#29736307)

I think not. I'm a long-time reader and submitter, and it's been my experience throughout that it doesn't matter how I work it, it just doesn't happen. And then I see others getting in with the same item. Now, sometimes I can admit they might have had it first, or had a better submission. But every single time? Not likely. I'd be bound to get one in just on random chance. If you watch the submitters, there are a clear few who seem to get the lion's share of the postings. In any case, it's just no longer worth my time or effort, I'll just sit back and read. I'd prefer to contribute, but it's become obvious they don't want my contributions.

Why can't I mod? (3, Interesting)

slagheap (734182) | about 5 years ago | (#29720951)

Given the meta-topic... I'll ask this here:

Ever since Slashdot went to the "2.0" (was it?) interface where you can ajax collapse or expand posts within the normal page... I haven't ever gotten mod points.

I have "Willing to Moderate" checked, and "Good karma", but I haven't received mod points for a long long time.

Re:Why can't I mod? (1)

eln (21727) | about 5 years ago | (#29722039)

I'm not sure what the algorithm is for determining who gets mod points. I went through a period where I got new mod points on almost a daily basis for like 6 months, then I didn't get any for more than 3 years. About 6 months ago, I got 5 mod points, and none since then. I've been at Excellent karma the entire time. The frequency with which I post or meta-moderate, both of which have varied wildly over the years, doesn't seem to have any easily discernible effect.

Not that any of that helps you at all.

Re:Why can't I mod? (1)

buchner.johannes (1139593) | about 5 years ago | (#29724083)

I think you have to read on slashdot for some days in a row to get mod points ... someone less lazy than I could dig it up from the help pages.

Re:Why can't I mod? (1)

smoker2 (750216) | about 5 years ago | (#29725527)

Sad to say, I read EVERY day, and my karma is excellent, and hasn't varied in 10 years. I think karma is, ya know, karma. Mod points are down to comment strength. After all, they are contributed by fellow posters.

Re:Why can't I mod? (1)

MrMista_B (891430) | about 5 years ago | (#29724011)

I might be getting your mod points - I rarely visit Slashdot, but my mod points are refreshed every three days, whether I use them or not.

I basically have infinite mod points.

Re:Why can't I mod? (1)

Menkhaf (627996) | about 5 years ago | (#29724183)

Same happened to me -- for a while. Now I haven't gotten any for months...

Re:Why can't I mod? (1)

mcgrew (92797) | about 5 years ago | (#29732649)

If you're a prolific poster you don't get mod points, even with excellent karma. Which makes sense to me; if you're a prolific poster with excellent karma, moderating takes time away from posting, and if your karma is excellent you have a lot of highly moderated comments.

Does this merit a front page story? (2, Funny)

carou (88501) | about 5 years ago | (#29721493)

Oh come on now. Some tech news site updates its submissions link, and it gets a front page story? Really? Slow news day or what.

Title truncation not enforced (1)

Toe, The (545098) | about 5 years ago | (#29723245)

On this form, titles are truncated to a set length. However, the title field itself does not impose a length limit, so the truncation can slip-by the unsuspecting submitter and result in unwittingly truncated titles [slashdot.org] .

In Other Metanews (1)

DynaSoar (714234) | about 5 years ago | (#29728635)

Any chance this will also fix lost/ignored submissions? Like some pending since September 23?

What about the metamoderation... (1)

dargaud (518470) | about 5 years ago | (#29729413)

Metamods have been broken ever since going to 2.0. Are you going to fix that ?
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