anyways for those who missed it, dice holdings has pissed of a large portion of the slashdot userbase. We have left the site enmasse. Regardless of the number of submissions, the quantity of comments has diminished greatly here. And at the heart of it, that is the attraction of this site for most.
How have you dealt with fans reactions to influences of change over the years. Give them something new? or Keep giving them the familiar that they want?In the same vein, have you ever had to scrap a body of work entirely?
>The problem though is that the idea behind the new site itself is broken, so whatever is being built is being built on wrong foundations
Rather than see these as off topic posts, spamming the message boards, try the perspective that there is only one topic until this issue is resolved to the communities satisfaction and that these comments are in fact using the message boards for their intended purpose: maintaining a moderated discussion guided by the consensus generated by the readership.
These posts have become the most effective manner of communicating to the correct authority. The correct authority in this case is the broad readership, some of whom are just learning about this. The other authority is the controlling entities who have thus far made some poor choices about not responding to the communities posts in the designated channels. Therefore this is the next step in a spectrum of responses.
I personally apologize to you for the necessity of this step which has been provoked by the site operators. I do hope things change quickly, since I love slashdot. I am slashdot.
If you think fixing the unspeakable new site with new code is an option, you probably don't understand the fundamental problems with it, aside from the look and feel. It ain't Slashdot. That's the problem.
Even the comment filter from classic says "Fuck Beta" for the whitespace and excessive line boxes
Honest to gosh, was this some high school project? I mean seriously, the images don't even show up with the correct aspect ratio, they're all squished.
Aside from being forthright communication, this thread is also a PR move designed to fragment a strong movement. It is crucial to not relent. This is only the first step. We must show teeth and continue this demonstration.
Do not be swayed by shiny beads and poison blankets. Fuck Beta.
Yes, this is the community using the community forum to discuss a meta issue "Things that matter". If you're looking for someone to blame, blame the thrust of this site dismembering. There won't be anything left for you in the future. By your complaint you're actually with us brother. Be grateful your community is still here to listen to your opinion. We're not as bad as the rest of the great unwashed, so take a stand for what you actually want. We are your allies despite your churlish trollishness.