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Dice runs scared.

cfulton (543949) writes | about 6 months ago


cfulton (543949) writes "Slashdot management was found hiding under their desks today after a full scale nuclear meltdown on their site. Unable to post a reasonable reply to the thousands of negative comments on their BETA format, they simply modded down all the relevant comments. Then after running around the office for a while they all hid under their desks hoping it would all just go away."

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New b-ta s-u-x-s (1)

jbernardo (1014507) | about 6 months ago | (#46178377)

Please post this to new articles if it hasn't been posted yet.

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 [] in a new tab. After seeing that, click here [] 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 []
Moderators - only spend mod points on comments that discuss Beta Commentors - only discuss Beta [] [] - Vote up the Fuck Beta stories
 Keep this up for a few days and we may finally get the PHBs attention. Links of note:
Discussion of Beta: [] Discussion of where to go if Beta goes live: [] Alternative Slashdot: [] IRC Discussion: freenode #slashdot-refugees

AltSlashdot is coming (1)

Okian Warrior (537106) | about 6 months ago | (#46178629)

I've 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 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 (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 6 months ago | (#46178857)

One possible name was posted in a different /. thread, as follows:

Re:Boycott (Score:2)
by somenickname (1270442) on Wednesday February 05, 2014 @08:47PM (#46169131)

Just registered (!/.) in case Slashdot needs to be forked to a new site. Will happily sell the domain to a more capable web-type for the exact price I paid (with the stipulation that I get a low UID).

Re:AltSlashdot is coming (1)

crutchy (1949900) | about 6 months ago | (#46184497)

in case Slashdot needs to be forked to a new site

doesn't "fork" imply that you have the source for the original?

Re:AltSlashdot is coming (1)

crutchy (1949900) | about 6 months ago | (#46184483)

open source & gpl the site code. host the code on git so that altslashdot community can contribute.

Eh, I bet everyone noticed that. (1)

lvxferre (2470098) | about 6 months ago | (#46179447)

They aren't even trying to hide it. If you check firehose, you'll see plenty of good-rated "stories" about Beta sucking... but none of them makes to the first page.

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