It's in accord with theory.
Care to explain how? AFAICS this is a new phenomenon.
That said, I want to ask Dice why they are so eager to kill off Slashdot.
Is there a secret buyer somewhere waiting to grab this domain, Dice ? Just tell us. There are those amongst us who can afford to pay for the domain. What we want is to have a Slashdot that we know, that we can use, that we can continue to share information with all others.
Please stop all your destructive plans for Slashdot, Dice.
Can we do the same for Classic?
I'm a nerd. I read. I'm the one in the museum ignoring the display and reading the description. I want text, easily accessible, clearly laid out, and plenty of it. I'll pay to keep the UI I know and love.
The Beta has none of those characteristics. The Beta site is repellent, unusable, and unneeded. I won't use it, and if ``Classic'' goes away, I won't visit
How much do you actually receive in revenue for each user? I suspect I'll match it to keep the status quo. Ask us what it's worth to us. I'd certainly pay $1/month, and would think about $5/month. I bet that I'm not alone.
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who have time to participate in contests
don't blame time, blame yourself for not managing it.
to find programmers who like contests.
and the people who win these contests happen to be very good programmers, so, all in all its a great way to find talent.
I assume someone will download the whole dataset and make a torrent out of it before long
If you RTFA, the guy who actually discovered it torrented the dataset.