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CmdrTaco Launches Trove, a Curated News Startup

Soulskill posted about 9 months ago | from the we-wish-you-great-success dept.

The Media 221

jigamo writes "The Verge reports on a new app from Slashdot co-founder Rob Malda, a.k.a. CmdrTaco, which aims to provide a user-powered and -curated stream of news. It's called Trove, and it's currently available on the web as well as iPhones and iPads. From the article: 'Trove basically lets users opt in to feeds of stories that align with their interests. Users are encouraged to curate "troves," collections of stories that relate to a particular theme.' You can also read CmdrTaco's announcement post." Rob says, "At its simplest, Slashdot combines editor quality control and insight with crowd-sourced harvesting to cover the 'News for Nerds' space. Trove uses automated harvesting and machine learning to simplify a workflow for curators interested in ANY topic. The idea is that this opens up non-nerdy subjects. This will let us maintain a strong signal/noise ratio for casual users less interested in expending effort to get their news across diverse subject matter."

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Nice CSS/Javascript on your reddit clone (3, Insightful)

i kan reed (749298) | about 9 months ago | (#46038761)

It's nice looking, laid out a little different, and puts slightly different rules down, but fundamentally, it's a reddit clone. I don't like reddit, and I can't imagine this doing much better for me.

Re:Nice CSS/Javascript on your reddit clone (5, Insightful)

Jeff Flanagan (2981883) | about 9 months ago | (#46038997)

That sounds like a personal issue that doesn't impact the usefulness of the application in any way.

Re:Nice CSS/Javascript on your reddit clone (3, Insightful)

Anonymous Coward | about 9 months ago | (#46039003)

Isn't Reddit a Digg clone? And wasn't Digg was a response to Slashdot to "give the power back to the people"?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v... [youtube.com]

iOS shouldn't be mandatory... (3, Insightful)

Anonymous Coward | about 9 months ago | (#46039005)

How about just a website? iOS is nice and all, but why should I bother with a site that requires a specific app for it to function?

Sorry, no sale. If the apps were iOS, Android, and I could access it via a PC and a Web browser, I'd pay a subscription fee. Otherwise, it has no use to me.

Re:iOS shouldn't be mandatory... (1)

Anonymous Coward | about 9 months ago | (#46039101)

No kidding. iOS only? Fuck that shit. I bet they whore it up with ads that you just can't avoid. "All the stories fit to print*"

*fit to print ads around.

Re:iOS shouldn't be mandatory... (4, Informative)

Algae_94 (2017070) | about 9 months ago | (#46039173)

Try again, dude. I know they are really pushing the iOS app, but at the bottom of the page is a sign in to the web site link. It does look like you need to set up an account and can't browse anonymously, so sorry AC.

Re:iOS shouldn't be mandatory... (3, Informative)

Anonymous Coward | about 9 months ago | (#46039269)

It does look like you need to set up an account and can't browse anonymously, so sorry AC.

I signed up and it did not require an email confirmation. You can use any name & email account. Anonymity is alive and well on Trove.

Re:iOS shouldn't be mandatory... (1)

Anonymous Coward | about 9 months ago | (#46039367)

I signed up and it did not require an email confirmation. You can use any name & email account.

But the default settings for an account are:
- Send me my top headlines
- Send me news alerts for big stories
- Send me tips for using Trove

Signing up is signing up for spam, ladies and gentlemen. Unless, of course, you use a non-existent email account (or one that belongs to someone else).

Re:iOS shouldn't be mandatory... (1)

Anonymous Coward | about 9 months ago | (#46039405)

I've already signed up. I don't know if they verify silently in the background, but they did not require an valid email address verification.

Re:iOS shouldn't be mandatory... (5, Informative)

FatAlb3rt (533682) | about 9 months ago | (#46039221)

it's web-based [trove.com] too

Re:iOS shouldn't be mandatory... (1)

naris (830549) | about 9 months ago | (#46039291)

You must of missed the "and it's currently available on the web as well as iPhones and iPads." part....

Re:Nice CSS/Javascript on your reddit clone (2)

Workaphobia (931620) | about 9 months ago | (#46039231)

I agree that the notion of news feeds filtered by interest is essentially the same as reddit. But I'll take this opportunity to bicker with you about /. vs reddit.

What annoys me most about /. is the poor quality of many of the submissions that make it through, despite (or because of) the fact that it's curated. Sure, there's the almost mandatory trope of closing a summary with a rhetorical question. But often the whole summary, or even the news story, is crap -- FUD, nonsense, or obviously loaded rhetoric that wouldn't even make it over the radar on reddit.

Of course, reddit has its own cliches, some of which make me want to tear my hair out, but that is partially mitigated by unsubscribing from the worst offending subreddits. (Initial customization to leave the default subs is required if you want to avoid becoming suicidal.) But the crap stories that make it through there are at least *interesting*. Sure, they may blatantly appeal to reader biases, especially in politically oriented subs, but at least you know what you get from looking at the headline and know not to read any further.

The crap that gets through on reddit is successful for a reason -- there must be an underlying "quality" in the submission that appeals to at least some large collective of users. Whereas the crap that gets through on slashdot is often a complete fluke.

Re:Nice CSS/Javascript on your reddit clone (1)

rudy_wayne (414635) | about 9 months ago | (#46039393)

What annoys me most about /. is the poor quality of many of the submissions that make it through, despite (or because of) the fact that it's curated. Sure, there's the almost mandatory trope of closing a summary with a rhetorical question. But often the whole summary, or even the news story, is crap -- FUD, nonsense, or obviously loaded rhetoric that wouldn't even make it over the radar on reddit.

But . . . but . . . . but . . . . but . . . . Cmdr Taco says "Slashdot combines editor quality control and insight"

It must be true!!!

Re:Nice CSS/Javascript on your reddit clone (2, Funny)

rudy_wayne (414635) | about 9 months ago | (#46039345)

Rob says, "At its simplest, Slashdot combines editor quality control and insight"

I wonder how many times he gagged and choked while writing that line?

We have one of those already. (2)

stewsters (1406737) | about 9 months ago | (#46038779)

So, he forked reddit?

Re:We have one of those already. (1)

ArhcAngel (247594) | about 9 months ago | (#46038825)

reddit is still nerdy. This is for non-nerdy news nitwits.

Re:We have one of those already. (5, Funny)

dugancent (2616577) | about 9 months ago | (#46038883)

If it has less BitCoin articles, I'll take it.

Re:We have one of those already. (5, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | about 9 months ago | (#46038959)

I'm hoping we can convince Bennett that's where we're all going to hang out at from now on.

Re:We have one of those already. (1)

Jeff Flanagan (2981883) | about 9 months ago | (#46039017)

As long as you're not in /r/bitcoin I haven't seen a bitcoin problem there, unlike say Wired for example.

Re:We have one of those already. (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 9 months ago | (#46039387)

You're going to love Trove [trove.com] then!

Re:We have one of those already. (1)

i kan reed (749298) | about 9 months ago | (#46038889)

I feel like targeting that demographic with a new techy website is a plan that's doomed to failure. But I'm judgmental, and certainly am capable of being wrong.

Re:We have one of those already. (1)

Antipater (2053064) | about 9 months ago | (#46039031)

What if you market it as "Pandora for News"?

Re:We have one of those already. (1)

i kan reed (749298) | about 9 months ago | (#46039053)

But it's not? It's a reddit clone?

Re:We have one of those already. (2)

WillAffleckUW (858324) | about 9 months ago | (#46039095)

How about calling it AOL*Lite?

Re:We have one of those already. (1)

Anonymous Coward | about 9 months ago | (#46038925)

reddit is still nerdy

Nerdy? With ~31 Million US users? I don't think you understand what Nerdy means.

Re:We have one of those already. (1)

Seumas (6865) | about 9 months ago | (#46038971)

Oh, so Chive? Or Newsvine? Or Digg?

Admittedly, all the current news aggregators are shit, but I don't see anyone revolutionizing them in the near future and we don't need more mediocre ones in the meantime.

Re:We have one of those already. (1)

TWiTfan (2887093) | about 9 months ago | (#46039013)

reddit is still nerdy. This is for non-nerdy news nitwits.

Well, that just went from LITTLE reason for me to go there, to NO reason for me to go there. I guess there is some value in having a reddit for people who like to talk about the Kardashians and such, but it's not the kind of neighborhood where I'm going to build a house.

Re:We have one of those already. (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 9 months ago | (#46039121)

So it's a Digg fork.

The point where I stopped reading (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | about 9 months ago | (#46038781)

"... Slashdot combines editor quality control ..."

Re:The point where I stopped reading (0, Offtopic)

6Yankee (597075) | about 9 months ago | (#46039079)

I think that's "combines" as in "runs through a combine harvester".

Re:The point where I stopped reading (-1)

Anonymous Coward | about 9 months ago | (#46039175)

I think that's "combines" as in "runs through a combine harvester".

I think 'combines' is a native American word meaning "never quite accomplished".

Re:The point where I stopped reading (3, Funny)

Guppy06 (410832) | about 9 months ago | (#46039181)

You got that far? My stopping point:

available on the web as well as iPhones and iPads

If your website needs a dedicated app on mobile platforms, you're either doing something wrong or doing something unethical.

Re:The point where I stopped reading (1, Redundant)

gstoddart (321705) | about 9 months ago | (#46039277)

If your website needs a dedicated app on mobile platforms, you're either doing something wrong or doing something unethical.

Are you kidding me? I'd say at least 50% of the web sites I visit these days have a "download our app" link. I'd say over 90% have a "like us on Facebook" or "Follow us on Twitter" link.

Now, I believe this precludes neither wrong nor unethical (or both), but it seems the marketing weenies have decided that "ZOMG, we need teh app".

Me, I don't know why people don't just use the web -- though, that becomes perilous when they decide "I see you're on a mobile device, so let me redirect you to our shitty mobile website so it's not possible to find the link you were following".

In my experience, every mobile web site I've been redirected to is complete crap.

LOL ... (0, Offtopic)

gstoddart (321705) | about 9 months ago | (#46038783)

At its simplest, Slashdot combines editor quality control and insight

That wasn't true even when Taco was around. Not even close. :-P

Re:LOL ... (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | about 9 months ago | (#46038903)

Yea, what does this exactly mean editors? " available on the web as well as iPhones and iPads"

Re:LOL ... (-1, Offtopic)

TWiTfan (2887093) | about 9 months ago | (#46038933)

Well, he did hire kdawson. That was an improvement, right?

Anyone?

Hello?

Slashdot users know better (-1, Troll)

Anonymous Coward | about 9 months ago | (#46038789)

Taco has demonstrated that he will sell out for the right price. After that it's only a matter of time before you start seeing featured ads in your news feed.

Re:Slashdot users know better (-1)

Anonymous Coward | about 9 months ago | (#46038863)

Taco has demonstrated that he will sell out for the right price. After that it's only a matter of time before you start seeing featured ads in your news feed.

Taco supposedly personally made between $40-50 million from slashdot. I'm not sure he even needs to work anymore. He is probably just doing it for fun now.

Re:Slashdot users know better (1, Troll)

TWiTfan (2887093) | about 9 months ago | (#46038961)

Once you get addicted to money, it's hard to stop craving even more of it. Even most billionaires can't stop.

Re:Slashdot users know better (2)

hawguy (1600213) | about 9 months ago | (#46039037)

Taco has demonstrated that he will sell out for the right price. After that it's only a matter of time before you start seeing featured ads in your news feed.

Taco supposedly personally made between $40-50 million from slashdot. I'm not sure he even needs to work anymore. He is probably just doing it for fun now.

Really? IIRC, Slashdot sold for $1.5M with a few million in additional cash and stock over the next few years.

http://www.salon.com/1999/09/1... [salon.com]

Did Andover do so well that he eventually earned 10X+ the selling price of the site?

Re:Slashdot users know better (5, Funny)

JustOK (667959) | about 9 months ago | (#46039233)

Well, there were typos and dupes, so the 1.5M got modded up.

Re:Slashdot users know better (-1)

Anonymous Coward | about 9 months ago | (#46039275)

Really? IIRC, Slashdot sold for $1.5M with a few million in additional cash and stock over the next few years.

http://www.salon.com/1999/09/1... [salon.com]

Did Andover do so well that he eventually earned 10X+ the selling price of the site?

VA Linux stock was worth a fortune for a brief period of time if you remember.

Re:Slashdot users know better (2, Informative)

Anonymous Coward | about 9 months ago | (#46039361)

VA Linux bought Andover.net in cash and stock for over $1B a year after the IPO. So yeah, I'd say that Rob probably made out in the $40-50M range depending on when/if he sold those options...

http://news.cnet.com/2100-1001-236456.html

Maybe... (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 9 months ago | (#46038805)

it will be better than slashdot

"Slashdot combines editor quality control" (-1)

Anonymous Coward | about 9 months ago | (#46038813)

Editor quality control? In Slashdot? Is there another Slashdot that I am not aware of its existence?

Re:"Slashdot combines editor quality control" (-1, Offtopic)

Antipater (2053064) | about 9 months ago | (#46038837)

Is there another Slashdot that I am not aware of its existence?

Maybe? [slashdot.jp]

Re:"Slashdot combines editor quality control" (-1, Offtopic)

Yo Grark (465041) | about 9 months ago | (#46039081)

Ya know? Slashdot.jp with google translation is not bad at all!

Yes I'm half-serious.

Even has crawlingw errrr...trolls.

- YoGrark

Re:"Slashdot combines editor quality control" (-1)

Anonymous Coward | about 9 months ago | (#46039021)

Maybe there's a duped Slashdot?

Re:"Slashdot combines editor quality control" (-1, Offtopic)

JustOK (667959) | about 9 months ago | (#46039243)

beta.slashdot.org

Can I be one of the first 10 users? (-1)

Anonymous Coward | about 9 months ago | (#46038815)

... you know, to get in before the majority, the whole 50 people who will sign up after me.

Re:Can I be one of the first 10 users? (-1)

Anonymous Coward | about 9 months ago | (#46038913)

... you know, to get in before the majority, the whole 50 people who will sign up after me.

I already claimed first post.

We don't need no steenking editors (0, Offtopic)

WillAffleckUW (858324) | about 9 months ago | (#46038817)

Next thing you know, you'll do a dead tree edition.

good (-1)

Anonymous Coward | about 9 months ago | (#46038821)

luck

celle

Re:good (-1)

Anonymous Coward | about 9 months ago | (#46038885)

With you doing this I hope Slashdot can get back to actual technical news.

celle

Lol! Dupes and bad summary editing (0, Troll)

the_humeister (922869) | about 9 months ago | (#46038823)

He can't even get rid of dupes and have proper grammar and spelling in story summaries. What makes us think that he'll actually do any better?

Tanslation (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 9 months ago | (#46038833)

This will let us maintain a strong signal/noise ratio for casual users less interested in expending effort to get their news across diverse subject matter."

We're just gonna put the most popular shit on the page to generate the most hits so that we can make the most money on ads.

Cut to the chase people. Just go all Talk Radio - just do really emotional content: abortion, gay marriage, Creationism, and other bullshit that gets the public's blood boiling. It IS funny though that it's pretty much ALL religious related in one way or another.

In the meantime, I'm gonna start Popcorn-FuckYou.com. PU - for short - is for folks who want to sit back and watch everyone else argue and fight over bullshit.

My customers will watch politicians, media dipshit manipulators - like Hannity and everyone else on Fox News and Talk Radio, and the echo peanut gallery that this website and all others have become.

Slashdot.. (-1, Offtopic)

blahplusplus (757119) | about 9 months ago | (#46038865)

... has become the anti-nerd site for certain topics like politics unfortunately, it's all hugely american slanted and there is tonnes of ignorance and rejection of science. Slashdot today is nothing like the slashdot of years ago.

Re:Slashdot.. (-1)

Anonymous Coward | about 9 months ago | (#46038895)

Slashdot today is nothing like the slashdot of years ago.

Actually, Slashdot of years ago is nothing like you seem to thin Slashdot of years ago was like.

The trolls have different topics, but little else has changed.

Re:Slashdot.. (-1)

Anonymous Coward | about 9 months ago | (#46039041)

> The trolls have different topics, but little else has changed.

You weren't around to know any different.

Re:Slashdot.. (-1)

Anonymous Coward | about 9 months ago | (#46039279)

You weren't around to know any different.

Just because someone doesn't bother to make an account doesn't mean that they haven't been here for a long time.

Re:Slashdot.. (-1)

Anonymous Coward | about 9 months ago | (#46038947)

If you don't like it, you get out.

Re:Slashdot.. (-1)

Anonymous Coward | about 9 months ago | (#46039009)

... has become the anti-nerd site for certain topics like politics unfortunately, it's all hugely american slanted and there is tonnes of ignorance and rejection of science. Slashdot today is nothing like the slashdot of years ago.

Like we really need the European slant? 60 yrs ago they were being consumed by a German with a tiny mustache. It was America who saved their ass. Oh and science is the discovery of new ideas. Problem is people have turned Evolution into a religion and don't want it disproved. Check out the polystrate fossil tree controversy. Or the fact that normal winter (like that of the sixites and seventies) reappeared this year.

Rejection of science (-1, Flamebait)

SuperKendall (25149) | about 9 months ago | (#46039069)

there is tonnes of ignorance and rejection of science.

Very true, but what can you do about those nutty climate change alarmists? They refuse to accept real science, open debate, common sense, or historical data.

The problem is it's hard to keep religious fanatics out of anything, because they will work much harder than people that are merely indifferent.

Re:Rejection of science (1, Offtopic)

CauseBy (3029989) | about 9 months ago | (#46039153)

What can you do? You can ignore them or try to explain why their arguments are nonsense -- just like we do with the much larger number of much better funded climate deniers whose rejection of science is much more profound and much more dangerous.

Re:Slashdot.. (-1)

Anonymous Coward | about 9 months ago | (#46039091)

Or more accurately, Slashdot has an anti-American slant, where no news subject can't be somehow attributed to American imperialism or stupidity or waist girth.

Re:Slashdot.. (1, Offtopic)

CauseBy (3029989) | about 9 months ago | (#46039193)

I never really understood the beef with the American slant. It's an American website. It's read mostly by Americans, and has been since the day it launched. It covers international issues in somewhat approximate measure to the participation of international nerds, but it's never been a website which specifically attempted not to have an American slant. It is what it is and it has always been that.

Re:Slashdot.. (1)

Workaphobia (931620) | about 9 months ago | (#46039261)

Is it unfair for slashdot to be "American slanted"? I've always thought of it as an American site. Does the fact that it is available in other countries obligate it to give them a proportional share of the news?

Really?! (-1)

Anonymous Coward | about 9 months ago | (#46038877)

"The idea is that this opens up non-nerdy subjects."

*yawn*

I don't know many marketers, but those I do know would never use the term "non-nerdy". So yeah. Good luck with that.

Opinion bubble (1)

formfeed (703859) | about 9 months ago | (#46038901)

Trove
The best news stories picked by people who share your interests.

There's the problem, right on the launch page.

align with their interests (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 9 months ago | (#46038905)

"align with their interests"

I know most people want this - but I get the feeling we would all be better off if we paid more attention to news that doesn't necessarily interest us.

CmdrTaco's Trove? (5, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | about 9 months ago | (#46038911)

No inline summaries. Less linkability than pinterest. Lame.

Wow, where did he get that idea?? (0)

TWiTfan (2887093) | about 9 months ago | (#46038917)

aims to provide a user-powered and -curated stream of news.

Uhm...good idea, I guess.

" Slashdot combines editor quality control" (1, Troll)

Cornwallis (1188489) | about 9 months ago | (#46038941)

No it doesn't.

News for everyone, stuff that may or may ! matter? (5, Insightful)

foobar bazbot (3352433) | about 9 months ago | (#46038943)

It sounds like this may be summed up as "news for everyone, stuff that may or may not matter."

In other words, pretty much the same as modern /., amirite?

In seriousness, though, it seems like the big difference is a "filtering system" (even though it works not by computerized filter, but by a thousand foo-obsessed types manually sorting new stories into foo and non-foo, the net effect for the "normal" user is that they can pick any of those human filters) so that nerds could filter it down to classic /. type stuff, arts guys can filter it to their stuff, etc..

That's great and all, but the big reason I started spending time on /. back in the day, and the only reason I eventually registered a nick instead of leaving when I got fed up with the AJAXy mess that is unregistered users' only option, is the discussion system. For all its problems (groupthink etc.), it's still way better than most of the net.

So I guess whether I end up spending much time on Trove will depend immensely on how the discussion system works in practice. Of course that's a function of both the discussion system itself, and what sort of user base it attracts -- after all, a high enough concentration of trolls and assholes can overwhelm any technical measures.

Feed? (read-only) API? (5, Interesting)

QuasiSteve (2042606) | about 9 months ago | (#46038953)

Okay, so say I want to 'follow' a 'channel' on Trove.. but I have no interest in using the website. I know, I know.. using the website is what's actually desired - the same applies to Twitter and facebook and google+ and etc. - but nonetheless I set things up so that I can 'follow' people on them anyway by using either...

1. The feed provided for me, which means I can just get posts in any feed reader, including my custom one.
2. The API they make available - even if they do make me jump through hoops with OAuth and a ton of other things that have everything to do with 'posing on behalf of a user' crap when really all I want is read-only access to already public things - so that I can include it in my custom one.
3. Yoink whatever data source they're using, sometimes having to impersonate the site or prior access because they got wise to people using that data source, didn't want them to, and put up artificial roadblocks.
4. Scrape. Yeah, that's right, Google. You don't provide a feed, you make the API limited to just a few dozen queries per day, while serving the desired content to a bajillion people every day? I'll just waste bandwidth and scrape.

So, where does Trove fit in? I'm not seeing a feed anywhere in the page source, I'm not seeing anything about an API (read-only or otherwise), I see I can grab the datasource through e.g. http://trove.com/me/channels/C... [trove.com] and get a tidy little json packet - but maybe Trove frowns upon doing so, or I could scrape (but would have to use the js-enabled scraper and boy do I ever not want to do that).

Please tell me the Trove developers know better.. or at least plan to know better with an announcement of API/feeds 'coming soon' .. or an official "developers: grab the json datasources if you just want read-only access of public data, that's cool with us - peace out."

No Sign-in (5, Informative)

clinko (232501) | about 9 months ago | (#46038957)

Here's example links to the "actual site" that doesn't require you to sign in:
Tech News: http://trove.com/me/channels/1... [trove.com]
U.S. News: http://trove.com/me/channels/1... [trove.com]

Re:No Sign-in (-1)

Anonymous Coward | about 9 months ago | (#46039083)

Another 800 pixel wide (or thereabout) on my 1920 pixel wide screen.

Re:No Sign-in (-1)

Anonymous Coward | about 9 months ago | (#46039249)

Sorry, but your browser must have JavaScript enabled to use Trove.

WTF!

Re:No Sign-in (3, Insightful)

Workaphobia (931620) | about 9 months ago | (#46039283)

That layout looks like the stuff I skip over when I go to any news linked news site. If it had an unscrollable fixed background it would be twitter.

editor quality control (0, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | about 9 months ago | (#46038967)

editor quality control

I see we're having truthiness issues.

doesn't work with security add-ons (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 9 months ago | (#46038975)

requires javascript, still refused to load past a "loading" circle with javascript enabled for main website. OS and browser also spoofed to similar.

CmdrWho? (-1)

Anonymous Coward | about 9 months ago | (#46038987)

Who the fuck is CmdrTaco and why Slashdot should care?

Well Dice, it's been nice knowing you (-1)

Anonymous Coward | about 9 months ago | (#46038989)

But I know where the real Slashdot is now.

1st submission for curious trovers (-1)

Anonymous Coward | about 9 months ago | (#46039015)

http://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=stem+cells /.run with that rob thanks again

sounds like (-1)

Anonymous Coward | about 9 months ago | (#46039061)

www.allthingsnow.com

Seriously? Plus: Proofreading needed! (1)

callmetheraven (711291) | about 9 months ago | (#46039077)

There is no "Login with Slashdot?".
Or "Log in" with Slashdot?
Page title uses "Log-in". Any other permutations?

Re:Seriously? Plus: Proofreading needed! (2)

WillAffleckUW (858324) | about 9 months ago | (#46039107)

There is no "Login with Slashdot?".

Or "Log in" with Slashdot?

Page title uses "Log-in". Any other permutations?

Logan's Run?

Wasn't that called being an Editor? (-1)

Anonymous Coward | about 9 months ago | (#46039111)

oh, slishdot/cmdrTco editing is verboten.

News to me (5, Funny)

J'raxis (248192) | about 9 months ago | (#46039119)

Slashdot combines editor quality control and insight

Well that's news to me. We have quality control here?

Follow my Goatse Trove! (-1)

Anonymous Coward | about 9 months ago | (#46039155)

For all the latest Goatse news!

Overdesigned (5, Informative)

vanyel (28049) | about 9 months ago | (#46039201)

Any site that comes up with a list of a dozen or more sites that I have to permit requests (RequestPolicy) and scripts (NoScript) to function screams we're more interested in tracking you than providing a usable site. Next.

iOS wins over Android (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 9 months ago | (#46039209)

Looks like the great founder of slashdot knows picks iOS over Android. What does the "omg Apple suuuuxxxx" community think of that?

Huh? (5, Insightful)

MMC Monster (602931) | about 9 months ago | (#46039327)

Who the fuck reads /. for the articles?

We read for the comments and the community.

We may not be as homogenous a community as we were 10 years ago, but we're still nerds. And the comment system here is the best that anyone's come up with yet. Reading at +5 threshold is always insightful. Reading at -1 is often inciteful.

Sniff (-1)

Anonymous Coward | about 9 months ago | (#46039333)

Smells like fail.

Also, Reddit.

No Android? (2)

psyque (1234612) | about 9 months ago | (#46039337)

You're launching iOS first, rather then Android. What is this, 2012?

[OT] LOL. Half of the posts in this thread are -1 (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 9 months ago | (#46039347)

Might as well tag the article as flamebait.

cheap shot (2)

FreeBSDbigot (162899) | about 9 months ago | (#46039359)

No Android client. Less editors than Reddit. Lame.

Oh boy... (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 9 months ago | (#46039375)

...another site, like Slashdot, that will be behind other sites in news....

The real use of Trove. (1)

Anonymous Coward | about 9 months ago | (#46039381)

"...The idea is that this opens up non-nerdy subjects."

Great. Another porn aggregator.

LMFTFY (4, Funny)

csumpi (2258986) | about 9 months ago | (#46039403)

Let me fix that for you:

"Slashdot used to combine editor quality control and insight with crowd-sourced harvesting to cover the 'News for Nerds' space."

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