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+ - Once Slashdot beta has been foisted upon me, what site should I use instead? 2

Submitted by somenickname
somenickname (1270442) writes "As a long time Slashdot reader, I'm wondering what website to transition to once the beta goes live. The new beta interface seems very well suited to tablets/phones but, it ignores the fact that the user base is, as one would expect, nerds sitting in front of very large LCD monitors and wasting their employers time. It's entirely possible that the browser ID information gathered by the site has indicated that they get far more hits on mobile devices where the new interface is reasonable but, I feel that no one has analyzed the browser ID (and screen resolution) against comments modded +5. I think you will find that most +5 comments are coming from devices (real fucking computers) that the new interface does not support well. Without an interface that invites the kind of users that post +5 comments, Slashdot is just a ho-hum news aggregation site that allows comments. So, my question is, once the beta is the default, where should Slashdot users go to?"
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Once Slashdot beta has been foisted upon me, what site should I use instead?

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  • by lvxferre (2470098) on Thursday February 06, 2014 @12:09AM (#46170569)

    I'm usually open to changes. Mildly curious. As long as there is a viable option for something, I'll consider trying it.
    But seriously... after trying Beta Slashdot FOR FIVE MINUTES, I can't help but agree with most comments against it.
    It's akin to Microsoft Bob. The beta sucks.
    And it took me five minutes to conclude it, a record.

    Stop throwing G+/FB/Twitter buttons at our faces. If we want to share something, we will, by the ways/sites WE want to share it.
    Being allowed to filter comments by being funny, informative or whatever is cool. But where are the fucking summaries?
    Why mess with font size, if we can simply use Ctrl+mousewheel if we need so? [And this is coming from a myopic person.]

    Five minutes.

  • by Okian Warrior (537106) on Thursday February 06, 2014 @12:13AM (#46170599) Homepage Journal

    I've just now 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 revewing 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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