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Comment: there she comes.. (Score 1) 2219

by clcobra (#46193399) Attached to: Slashdot Tries Something New; Audience Responds!

       

Please post this to new articles if it hasn't been posted yet. (Copy-paste the html from here so links don't get mangled!)

       

On February 5, 2014, Slashdot announced through a javascript popup that they are starting to "move in to" the new Slashdot Beta design. Slashdot Beta is a trend-following attempt to give Slashdot a fresh look, an approach that has led to less space for text and an abandonment of the traditional Slashdot look. Much worse than that, Slashdot Beta fundamentally breaks the classic Slashdot discussion and moderation system.

       

If you haven't seen Slashdot Beta already, open this in a new tab. After seeing that, click here to return to classic Slashdot.

       

We should boycott stories and only discuss the abomination that is Slashdot Beta until Dice abandons the project.
We should boycott slashdot entirely during the week of Feb 10 to Feb 17 as part of the wider slashcott

       

Moderators - only spend mod points on comments that discuss Beta
Commentors - only discuss Beta
  http://slashdot.org/recent - Vote up the Fuck Beta stories

       

Keep this up for a few days and we may finally get the PHBs attention.

        -----=====##### LINKS #####=====-----
       

Discussion of Beta: http://slashdot.org/firehose.pl?op=view&id=56395415

        Discussion of where to go if Beta goes live: http://slashdot.org/firehose.pl?op=view&type=submission&id=3321441

        Alternative Slashdot: http://altslashdot.org (thanks Okian Warrior (537106))

Comment: Beta (Score 1) 876

by clcobra (#46193361) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: Why Are We Still Writing Text-Based Code?

       

Please post this to new articles if it hasn't been posted yet. (Copy-paste the html from here so links don't get mangled!)

       

On February 5, 2014, Slashdot announced through a javascript popup that they are starting to "move in to" the new Slashdot Beta design. Slashdot Beta is a trend-following attempt to give Slashdot a fresh look, an approach that has led to less space for text and an abandonment of the traditional Slashdot look. Much worse than that, Slashdot Beta fundamentally breaks the classic Slashdot discussion and moderation system.

       

If you haven't seen Slashdot Beta already, open this in a new tab. After seeing that, click here to return to classic Slashdot.

       

We should boycott stories and only discuss the abomination that is Slashdot Beta until Dice abandons the project.
We should boycott slashdot entirely during the week of Feb 10 to Feb 17 as part of the wider slashcott

       

Moderators - only spend mod points on comments that discuss Beta
Commentors - only discuss Beta
  http://slashdot.org/recent - Vote up the Fuck Beta stories

       

Keep this up for a few days and we may finally get the PHBs attention.

        -----=====##### LINKS #####=====-----
       

Discussion of Beta: http://slashdot.org/firehose.pl?op=view&id=56395415

        Discussion of where to go if Beta goes live: http://slashdot.org/firehose.pl?op=view&type=submission&id=3321441

        Alternative Slashdot: http://altslashdot.org (thanks Okian Warrior (537106))

Comment: Re:dumping down (Score 1) 2219

by clcobra (#46193325) Attached to: Slashdot Tries Something New; Audience Responds!

This is the trend that we see lately in the main stream software design, dumping down of everything around us for our own good.

There is no question that beta suck, space utilization on the new site is horrible, why leave so much empty space on the right side? Why are those buttons on the top so huge? My grandma definitely will not visit ./ so what gives? Your old icons are cool, beta looks like all the other sites up there.

Also its just flat, did I say FLAT

This beta could be compared to Windows 8 its the same thinking. No one needs those UI changes (from user point of view) but someone decides that this is the ways it will be now.

The good think is we have options and this will be opportunity for someone who is creative.

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