I'm just sad we didn't get dinner and told we're pretty first.
We've already been sold -- now they're just negotiating the price.
The lack of anonymous comments will kill
/. Some people are in a situation where it isn't safe to comment using their login or unable to for other reasons. Sometimes, I've seen stuff relevant to the conversation that needed to be said, but people didn't want the backlash.
This! I could honestly give a feck if it were entirely text based with no graphics. I come here for the conversation and from what I've seen in the beta, it is rather difficult to even try and follow one thread.
And don't forget all that free moderation we've done.
I still wish I could have OMG! Ponies! as my theme all year long...
What I'm taking from this is the current users are no longer the target demographic.
I read for years before actually signing up. I wish I had so I could have had a lower number.
Change for the sake of change? Who do they think they are? GNOME??
I quit reading Huffington Post because they require a facebook login with real names. I quit reading Kotaku and io9 because my finger got tired of endlessly scrolling past all the pictures for the one piece of text on the page. Kotaku and io9 both have major issues now that everyone can post whatever they want, regardless if it's on topic or not, but that's a different situation. I don't want to leave
/. as well, but I took a look at the new beta site and my eyes hurt trying to keep up with all the busy. It looks like they are trying to copy the look that Gawker pushed out to all their sites. I don't see what's wrong with the classic. At very least, if everyone is going to be forced onto the new system, they should give people the option to keep the layout as it is through their profile.
I want to know why all of these websites are moving to formats that require you to scroll endlessly. Classic
/. is so much easier to read and skip over stories you aren't interested in, but with the new system, it is just so busy, it makes my eyes hurt.
I'm really surprised that no one has mentioned this yet. Maybe I missed something, but since when does the US Secret Service have jurisdiction in Canada? I would have thought that the RCMP would have confiscated the press and turned the bills over to the Secret Service. (Btw -- I'm an American asking this...)
If I were them, I'd call their bluff... I'm sure it would be a major backlash worldwide because it would be seen as censoring what the press could report.
6. Do what I did and go to the store a day before and haven't cranked up the car since I parked it. (But then, I was lucky that I didn't need to go anywhere Tuesday...)
Please don't equate the residents with failures by our government / city to prepare and implement a plan.