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Come Try Out Slashdot's New Design (In Beta)

dayjn Please No!!!! (1191 comments)

Dear Slashdot, I have been visiting this site for many years, and find the current version 2.0 decent (after a bumpy start). Slashdot has stayed mostly interesting while the user comments are sometimes funny and useful, insightful, etc. I have learned a lot from this site so I have a strong desire to see it stay healthy. However, you risk losing exactly the types of users who make the site worth visiting. How would this new design appeal to a technical person who wants to quickly scan through to find a few stories or comments to contribute to? The answer from the above comments seems to be that these types of users won't bother fighting against this terrible design and will leave instead. Biggest problem with the Beta: The new design forces too much scrolling which is a nightmare on a site where the the pages are long threads. It flies in the face of common sense. Even the BETA Classic View is clumsy and awkward to use with wasted space everywhere. Perhaps if you make the classic view much more compact - like the current version of the site - then you might keep a portion of the loyal users. In short, if the new design is adopted without significant improvements, I will probably stop visiting Slashdot. And I fear many others will as well, and that would be a sad ending for a once great forum. Please don't ruin Slashdot! Sincerely, Jason

1 year,18 days

British Regulator Investigated Over Low 4G Auction Revenue

dayjn Ofcom did exactly what they were told (116 comments)

And they did a good job of it. Now someone (government, ofcom?) needs to keep the mobile operators in line, meaning they must fulfill their end of the deal to cover 99% of the UK with a good network and signal. It remains to be seen if the billions that the companies didn't spend on the spectrum auction are applied instead to network infrastructure - or corporate waste (executive wages).

about a year and a half ago

Linux Nukes 386 Support

dayjn Re:So... (464 comments)

Inigo maybe? You killed my father...

Prepare to die! Good one, man :-)

about 2 years ago

HTC Finally Releases Hero Source Code

dayjn Re:Not so bad... (123 comments)

There are many people in the USA who agree with your view. I'm one of them. I suspect you're getting a biased view from what you read on the internet. If I had mod points, +1 Interesting.

more than 4 years ago

Alabama Wages War Against the Perfect Weed

dayjn Re:Japanese Knot Weed (360 comments)

Ha, I hope you're joking. Sad thing is that nukes probably wouldn't even do the job, it has spread so far and is so tough to kill.

about 5 years ago

Alabama Wages War Against the Perfect Weed

dayjn Re:Japanese Knot Weed (360 comments)

Four years ago, I did battle with Japanese Knot Weed in the back garden of a house we rented in Cambridge. I tried to kill it for two years by digging it up and applying weed killer. It was very resilient, but I was winning the battle before we left that house. This was a small area looked after by a pretty determined individual (me), I can't imagine what it would take to get rid of it from the the huge areas it occupies such as the valleys around Cardiff.

about 5 years ago

The Future of Google Chrome

dayjn Re:How Many People Even Use Chrome? (294 comments)

I see quite a few using it where I work (in a university). It's very fast, and stable as mentioned in the interview. I also like the private browsing mode. It especially works well on my old slow laptop. Firefox is too heavy but Chrome runs. I'd like to see a few Firefox extensions made available, but it's a great start.

more than 5 years ago

Google Sued for $1B Over Outlook Migration Tool

dayjn Re:Get Rich (332 comments)

Um, 19 dollars multiplied by 50 million = 950 million (just short of a billion) your math needs help! correct, only a fraction of the customers would buy the converter so the 1 billion seems a bit high, I'd say 500 million is better.

more than 6 years ago


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