I won't bore you with the laundry list of other problems that I've encountered while browsing various threads but suffice it to say there have been many, not the least of which is I've never seen Beta run faster than its community-driven counterparts, despite the Betas' faster bootstrap design. My 486/66 with 8 megs of ram runs faster than this site layout at times. From a productivity standpoint, I don't get how people can claim that the Slashdot Beta is a superior forum.
Beta addicts, flame me if you'd like, but I'd rather hear some intelligent reasons why anyone would choose to use Beta over other faster, cheaper, more readable fora.
Granted, it takes cash to run sites like these, but they were fine before. The question is, do some of you here want to band together, get whatever is available of slashcode and rebuild this community somewhere else? We can try to make it as it once was, a haven of geeky knowledge and frosty piss, delivered free of charge in a clean community moderated format.
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Judging by the comments, the feedback was immediate and clearly negative.
I cannot speak for the forum moderation side, but my reaction to the front page was an knee jerk: "Oh no!, not another portal full of noise I cannot speed-read through." Text and hyperlinks are what we need, please, and as little graphics as possible. Think lynx, thank you.
The deal provides Apple with a tremendous and arguably unprecedented opportunity for growth. With upwards of 740 million subscribers, China Mobile is by and far the largest wireless carrier on the planet. By way of comparison, Verizon, the largest carrier in the U.S., boasts approximately 120 million subscribers.
It's believed the phone will launch sometime around December 18
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Don't jeopardize our supply of rope!
Lol no kidding. Or in the case of killing first responders with drone strikes like the US, everyone can just look the other way. You think the Red Cross would be more interested in that, given that they are first responders, but no, video games. Must interfere with video games.
Vaporization is not the same as hydrolysis. Vaporisation means liquid turning to vapor.
"The problem is, how do we fix it? Having many friends and family members who are teachers, I can also 100% say that education classes don't confer any particular ability to teach either."
Yup I agree. I hesitate to say that teacher training is the only or even best solution (having a BEd myself) but I think it's probably a good place to start.
How dare students expect to be properly taught by people they are paying to teach them?
You didn't actually challenge my assertion that a PhD doesn't confer an ability to teach, rather you merely acknowledged that the teachers suck and then claim that students are entitled for expecting to get any kind of value out of their expensive tuition dollars. If in your world the only thing a degree confers is an ability to acquire knowledge independently, then all a university is is a massively overpriced testing facility.