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slashdot drives away people with beta

Anonymous Coward writes | about 8 months ago

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An anonymous reader writes "For many months now, people have been quietly redirected to slashdot's beta site (beta.slashdot.org). Any negative feedback of the beta is ignored and/or disavowed. The majority of viewers do not like the beta — resulting in major loss of viewership.

Will slashdot alienate existing users of the site and keep pushing the beta OR will it keep the users and boot the beta?"

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AltSlashdot is coming (1)

Okian Warrior (537106) | about 8 months ago | (#46178129)

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

Re:AltSlashdot is coming (1)

erfunath (962996) | about 7 months ago | (#46183513)

This is interesting, but expect a C&D any time now for using the trademark. Why not something entirely new? Or pick two other punctuation marks?
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