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Comment: So Long, It's Been Good to Know You (Score 1) 2219

by knuth (#46207959) Attached to: Slashdot Tries Something New; Audience Responds!

Here's a constructive suggestion on my way out, since I don't think I have seen it addressed. If you insist on redirecting visitors to the Beta site, please provide a link to "classic" Slashdot that does not depend on JavaScript. If they got redirected in the first place because they don't have JavaScript on and therefore are not logged in, there is no way to escape the Beta except the back button.

Slashdot has been an almost-daily habit for me since 1997 or 1998. I come here for the conversation on topics of interest. I don't know what Dice is thinking. Alienate your regulars, and you're throwing away the brand too. See you after the boycott.

Comment: Date Format (Score 1) 1191

by knuth (#45010963) Attached to: Come Try Out Slashdot's New Design (In Beta)

Please use real dates and times, not this "Two days ago" stuff.

I block slashdot's style sheets because I do not like the current layout. Fixed widths are evil. I set my browser window at a width that is comfortable for me to read. In the new layout, the right-hand column takes up too much room if viewing full-screen.

I agree with earlier observations about the new comments page: it is difficult to determine the level of indentation.

The version of the home page with big pictures is disastrous, IMO. The graphics take up more room than the stories!

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+ - Do the blind deserve more effort on the Web?-> 4

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dratcw writes "An article posted today about the "maddening" frustrations faced by blind people struggling to use the Web and other computer systems shows how little progress has been made and the inadequacy of solutions such as Microsoft's Narrator screen reader. While the article generated many positive comments, one reader said the disabled should "get a grip" and maintained they "have no more right to demand that others provide for their needs than I, as a diabetic, have a right to demand that sugar no longer be used." Should Web sites and software makers do more, or does the reality of today's economics dictate that the blind/disabled will continue to struggle and learn to live with it?"
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