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/. Goes down in flame war

Anonymous Coward writes | about 5 months ago

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An anonymous reader writes "Slashdot users flame all site stories with comments about the sites forced switching over to Beta version. The comments are relentless, calling for a ban of the site from Feb 10 to Feb 17. The following post is being made in every story comment:
On February 5, 2014, Slashdot announced through a javascript popup that they are starting to "move in to" the new Slashdot Beta design.
Slashdot Beta is a trend-following attempt to give Slashdot a fresh look, an approach that has led to less space for text and an abandonment of the traditional Slashdot look. Much worse than that, Slashdot Beta fundamentally breaks the classic Slashdot discussion and moderation system.
If you haven't seen Slashdot Beta already, open this [slashdot.org] in a new tab. After seeing that, click here [slashdot.org] to return to classic Slashdot.
We should boycott stories and only discuss the abomination that is Slashdot Beta until Dice abandons the project.
We should boycott slashdot entirely during the week of Feb 10 to Feb 17 as part of the wider slashcott [slashdot.org]
Moderators — only spend mod points on comments that discuss Beta
Commentors — only discuss Beta
http://slashdot.org/recent [slashdot.org] — Vote up the Fuck Beta stories
Keep this up for a few days and we may finally get the PHBs attention.
Captcha: fuckbeta"

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5 comments

Beta (2)

schlouse (36695) | about 5 months ago | (#46174001)

Must be destroyed

Re:Beta (1)

i kan reed (749298) | about 5 months ago | (#46174257)

And salt the earth so nothing grows there again.

Think about the children (1)

Krneki (1192201) | about 5 months ago | (#46174719)

And burn this mother-fucking abomination.

Don't go away mad... (1)

dysmal (3361085) | about 5 months ago | (#46175043)

Just go away Beta!!!

AltSlashdot is coming (2)

Okian Warrior (537106) | about 5 months ago | (#46175289)

I've registered "AltSlashdot.org".

I intend to run a site much like Slashdot used to be - better articles, less decoration and less "in your

face" functionality. I'm reviewing 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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