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Dice Ruins Slashdot

Anonymous Coward writes | about a year ago


An anonymous reader writes "In an attempt to modernize Slashdot, Dice has removed everything that made Slashdot unique and worthwhile and has turned it into a generic blog site. User feedback has been unanimously negative, but this is to no avail, and users will have to head elsewhere for insightful and entertaining commentary on tech news."
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Best submission ever (1)

OzPeter (195038) | about a year ago | (#45008361)

This is a well written and thought submission. Such great works deserve to make it to the front page.

Re: Best submission ever (1)

xtal (49134) | about a year ago | (#45008577)

I've been here from the beginning, probably thousands of comments - took me a little while to make an account, but I did get a 5 digit uid.

This design is the end of the site. It ruins comments and looks aweful on a tablet.

Actually, I think someone should resurrect the old code in a kick starter and just mine articles off this one and report them. I, and I suspect other, old-timers who have done ok for themselves might kick in enough cash for a dev to run that.

Dice doesn't listen or care.. Well, we're geeks, aren't we? Fix it or we will, Dice.

Re: Best submission ever (1)

Jah-Wren Ryel (80510) | about a year ago | (#45008721)

There is a new design?

As far as I can tell, it looks the same way it has for years. I have the old mode setting turned on though. Even before Dice showed up all the javascript bullshit just made things suck. If only you could get the old-mode without actually logging in.

Re: Best submission ever (1)

plasticquart (75467) | about a year ago | (#45010639) is the new design.

Re: Best submission ever (1)

Jah-Wren Ryel (80510) | about a year ago | (#45011105)

Thanks. It is indeed terrible - its like they've decided comments aren't all that important anymore.

Re: Best submission ever (0)

Anonymous Coward | about a year ago | (#45008849)

I've been here from the beginning, probably thousands of comments - took me a little while to make an account, but I did get a 5 digit uid.

Funny you should mention UIDs. I can't see them anywhere in the new layout. []

Re: Best submission ever (1)

GlennWaller1963 (689008) | about a year ago | (#45010481)

I've been here for a while too (2004/5 not always as a member), And I recall that at one point the news was so spammy, I didn't look for news here for some time.

Those items were voted-up by some (?)people, but raised the question of quality of news.

A code resurection seems like a good idea, (but what about /.beta?) but will it be secure and acsessable.

I still prefer to read the tech news about electronics and philosophy.

All things must pass... (0)

Anonymous Coward | about a year ago | (#45009515)

We all realize that Slashdot has for some time been getting by on the strength of nostalgia and the user community.

This redesign will not only cost Slashdot some of its core user community, but by making comments harder to read will further diminish whatever sense of community remains.

And the nostalgia? Gone, replaced by another "me too" hipster marketing-driven layout that doesn't respect its readership or their demographic.

You just can't let a UI designer do anything today (1)

russotto (537200) | about a year ago | (#45010457)

They just take things that work nicely (but are maybe ugly) and turn them into useless and flashy garbage -- which is still ugly. It's like these guys have never read a book, or so much as a blog entry, by anyone who actually knows what they are doing.

Re:You just can't let a UI designer do anything to (1)

AHuxley (892839) | about a year ago | (#45010755)

The world seems to be wanting to keep up with Windows 8.1 and Apple. Soft colors around matching soft text color to make it all trendy and web 2.5 ready.

It's not game over yet (1)

jones_supa (887896) | about a year ago | (#45012003)

Let's not shoot them yet. They are still taking feedback on the new design.

Re:It's not game over yet (1)

unitron (5733) | about a year ago | (#45017365)

Here's my feedback on the new design:

Take off and nuke it from orbit.

Only way to be sure.

Seriously, half an inch less of horizontal space for the comments and I'd think I was on HuffPo.

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