--Citation needed. Got link(s)?
--Citation needed. Got link(s)?
+1 Mod parent up Insightful.
...who are complaining that Khyber's question/post is stupid, etc -- YOU ARE THE PROBLEM,
*NOT* KHYBER. Slashdot used to be a valuable resource for questions like this. Try and Contribute something useful to the discussion IF you have any knowledge worth sharing, or feel free to go elsewhere and post your useless whinging somewhere else. This falls under "Stuff that matters."
--Even tho I don't have any skin in this game, I learned something useful reading the responses that actually tried to help the guy with his situation - i.e. Win32 works, Win64 doesn't. Linux works. THAT ALONE makes it worth the submission, so GTFO if you don't like it.
--There's a bug in the "Threshold" dropdown that has probably been there for years. Try setting it to Threshold: 2 and mode "Flat" and before you hit the Change button, it will list ~500+ comments (for this article, for instance) to be displayed. After hitting Change, it only displays ~100+ comments.
--Proper behavior should be displaying all comments in the thread that are scored +2 or above, in Flat mode.
o Give us some way to track in real-time how many posts we've modded up or down so far. Currently I have to do this in my head, or write down a tally. (Slashdot browser plugin? Nah)
o If we get Mod points, make them either non-expiring or give us like 2 weeks to use them. Half the time I get Mod points on days that I don't/can't access the site, and never have a chance to use them.
--BTW, thanks again for being constructive/proactive and listening to us.
--Slashdot has a distinctive look and feel, and a unique vibe. I admittedly thought about suggesting allowing inline pics in the thread, but I realized that's *not* why most of us come here.
--You want tumblr, go to tumblr. You want Fark, go to Fark and post your pics. You want FB, go to FB - and get spied on. I want *Slashdot.* Text news. It's like a distilled refuge from the rest of the multimedia crap that's out there. Why do you think everyone rebelled against Beta? It went against everyone's expectations (especially long-time users.) If they do (God forbid) allow inline pics, at least give us an option to turn it off in Preferences for logged-in users.
> So the kernel of my suggestion is "By listening to the users". But not just any users. You should listen hardest to the users who are willing to donate a few bucks for a piece of the action. The basic unit of sincerity might be a charity share with a suggested retail price of $10
--Yeah right, since that way of thinking has been working SO WELL for us in Washington,DC lately.
--Slashdot has NEVER been a "pay us to listen to you" kind of site. Go away before your misguided ideas kill the place for the rest of us - start your own d--n site if you want to pull that kind of crap.
--Eh? Say what now?
--Sounds good to me. I've been here since like 1998 and only started getting into the Firehose when I added it to the right-side bar last year or so. Making people more aware of it is probably a good idea.
--We already have that; in fact I've done that in the past. You can post (at least logged-in) comments on Firehose stories before they get accepted for submission. Not sure about AC.
--Good on ya, thanks
--One more recommendation - Increase the Friends/Foes to at least 255. I tried to Friend you, but I'm at my limit of 200 F/F, and I get an error trying to remove one to fit you in.
--Logan - as a longtime
--Anyhow, others in this thread have posted some very good ideas, and I wish you guys the best of luck - just don't change the site too much. We all like the Classic Look and features, but the stories could use some more editorial efforts. And definitely keep up the Linux coverage.
o 15 mod points instead of 5 (if you have high Karma),
o Moderation access twice a week,
o Eliminate the "Slow down, cowboy" crap for logged-in users,
o Ability to re-edit your post with a 15-to-30-minute timeout expiration,
o Better searchability for older articles,
o More options for the sidebar / extra content stuff on the right.
o Automatic -1 for APK-signed spam AC posts!
--That's about all I can think of for now.
--Anyhow, thanks for asking and for interacting with us.
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