I have been a regular visitor/commenter on Slashdot for over 16 years.
There are some quick fixes to be done, both technology and editorial.
- This site is about one thing: discussion! Not the articles, not the editorializing. Discussion is why everyone comes here. The stories are just jumping points for discussions.
- Fix Unicode. It is 2016 now, and it took a motivated programmer on SoylentNews a moderate effort to fix Unicode in Slashcode. Go get the fix from there.
- Move back the main link to the article from the story title, down in the text. The colors make this link all but invisible, and we get side discussions of "there is no link in the story", "yes, there is, it is in the title", and these are unnecessary and frustrating.
- Freeze any UI changes. Do not even go back to the pre-beta version of the site. Just freeze it to what has been running for many months and users have gotten accustomed to. The exception is invisible links, and when foreground and background are the same color when mousing over.
Will post more if I think of some.