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+ - When Was Slashdot's Heyday? 5

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An anonymous reader writes "In the past few years, Slashdot editors have introduced a multitude of changes to our site that have been met with mostly negative comments. Yesterday, SlashdotBI was introduced. A few weeks ago, Slashdot editors announced plans for their SlashdotTV. Slashdot's last overhaul occurred on January 25th 2011, which revamped the existing HTML and CSS code. In all of these announcements and many more, a multitude of Slashdot users have expressed concern that the site simply is not good enough as it was in the past. This concern goes back all the way to a 2000 Geeks in Space episode, where Rob "CmdrTaco" Malda asked the GIS panel: "When did Slashdot start sucking?" A lot of people reminisce about "the good old days" and how things were inherently "better" back then. My question to Slashdot users everywhere is: Is Slashdot's best years gone? When was Slashdot's heyday in terms of popularity, enjoyment, information, and intelligent discussions? How can Slashdot return back to what many users regard as their former glory?"
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When Was Slashdot's Heyday?

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  • I got on slashdot around 2001, I think. Became a registered user some years later. I get this feeling I'm too young to remember all the good posts.
  • I started to read Slashdot in 1996(?), but didn't get registered until I got a five-digit registration number. Then I forgot the password, and I now have this six-digit number.

    Slashdot hasn't changed that much over the years. If it has, it has definitely been gradual.

    • by mcgrew (92797) *

      Very similar here, 1997 I think and registered the 5 digit UID, went away for a while, changed email addresses a few times and lost the password and registered a 6 digit UID.

      email help@slashdot.org and let them know your old user name and the email address you had when you registered it. That's how I got my old account back.

      I wouldn't say the heyday was before 2000, though. Back then there were stories that only had a couple dozen comments, I think far more people were just lurking back then.

      I'd say the hey

      • by G3ckoG33k (647276)

        "Very similar here, 1997 I think and registered the 5 digit UID, went away for a while, changed email addresses a few times and lost the password and registered a 6 digit UID."

        Hah! Mister! I see you found your old password. Congratulations!

        • by mcgrew (92797) *

          Well, I got a new password for the old account after emailing them the user name and the email address. I was pretty amazed at how helpful they were.

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