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Slashdot beta sucks

Anonymous Coward writes | about 9 months ago


An anonymous reader writes "Maybe some of the slashdot team should start listening to its users, most of which hate the new user interface. Thanks for ruining something that wasn't broken."

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Slashdot Beta (2)

sfm (195458) | about 9 months ago | (#46168347)

Can we at least open a thread to discuss the changes. The new Beta interface is not all bad, but there are a lot of changes and many of the best features are now gone (or hidden) Help

Re:Slashdot Beta (1)

buswolley (591500) | about 9 months ago | (#46168369)

Well, we are submitting stories are we not?

Re:Slashdot Beta (1)

Yaur (1069446) | about 9 months ago | (#46168503)

Seems like it should be an ask slashdot.

Re:Slashdot Beta (1)

buswolley (591500) | about 9 months ago | (#46168533)

One should be submitted

Re:Slashdot Beta (2)

PaddyM (45763) | about 9 months ago | (#46168779)

There are no changes that are good. I can explain why each change is poorer than the existing site:

Pictures vs No Pictures
I want a site which loads quickly so I can see stories that are there. I'm a nerd so I read stuff. I don't need these pictures cluttering the display like I can't understand the summary. The editors can't get the summaries right, and the pictures don't add to the understanding either. Right now I see a picture of wires next to an article about Verizon slowing down Netflix. Yeah, maybe they're crimping the wires. Maybe they've got a rats nest of collections. That picture is a waste of bandwidth, which on phones, is money out of my pocket.

New Comments vs Old Comments: Adds borders and line spacing for no reason. You know, I understand the tablet interface. And I understand code. IF(tablet is browsing) { then adjust display accordingly; } ELSE { make it look good on a desktop; }. Don't waste my space, please.

ID vs NO ID. You know, it's always interesting to see the Slashdot ID. You can tell if you're dealing with someone who's been on the site for a long time, or a newbie. Now I don't know who to listen to with reverence or with patience. Maybe they'll fix it in beta. Maybe not.

Load More vs Not Load More. Ok, this Load More business is just maybe a pet peeve of mine. I don't like sites that use it, but it appears to be undefeatable. I really don't like Load More buttons. I visited the website, show me the whole content.

Don't force me to login with some kind of preferences to get a minimal interface. That should be the default anonymous experience.

Load More sucks... also Fuck Beta (1)

denzacar (181829) | about 9 months ago | (#46169229)

With "Load More" crap you can't search through the whole text looking for a string.

I often remembers something as mentioned by someone else or myself in a certain discussion on Slashdot.
I don't remember the details, particularly if the pertinent information is behind a link in a wider discussion, which may have taken place years ago.
But I may remember who made that comment or what we were discussing.

So, looking through my old posts, with the whole discussion loaded, I can search through it.
With "Load More" I may have to first scroll and click and scroll and click and scroll and click... until everything loads and THEN I may search for the string I'm looking for.

Oh and... Fuck Beta.

Honestly? (2)

mr.mctibbs (1546773) | about 9 months ago | (#46168865)

I don't think it really needs any discussion. I visit Slashdot precisely because of its layout and discussion style. If they take that away, there's nothing keeping me here that I can't get at any one of the bazillion gawker sites.

Bottom line, really: if they change it, I have no reason to come back.

Re:Slashdot Beta (1)

glavenoid (636808) | about 9 months ago | (#46169115)

Here is the official thread []

Also, please pease please leave feedback at

AltSlashdot is coming (2)

Okian Warrior (537106) | about 9 months ago | (#46170587)

I've just now registered "".

I intend to run a site much like Slashdot used to be - better articles, less decoration and less "in your face" functionality. I'm revewing and getting comfortable with slashcode right now.

I'm looking for volunteers to help with setup and running the site. If the site becomes profitable, I intend to hire from the pool of volunteers. If you've ever wanted to participate in a site like Slashdot, here's your chance!

I'm particularly in need of people who can: .) Set up and manage a high-traffic site (servers, load-balancers, data sites, &c) .) Edit story submissions .) HTML, CSS, and script creation/bugfix/repair

Contact me if interested

John (at) AltSlashdot (dot) org

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