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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.
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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
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Keep this up for a few days and we may finally get the PHBs attention.
Granted, it takes cash to run sites like these, but they were fine before. The question is, do some of you here want to band together, get whatever is available of slashcode and rebuild this community somewhere else? We can try to make it as it once was, a haven of geeky knowledge and frosty piss, delivered free of charge in a clean community moderated format."
...there's historical precedent for going to war in order to be able to 'write off' debt.
Oh, well that's OK then.
As far as I can tell it's a chroot jail with limitations.
When I was in physics, we had the same problem. In a freshman class of 20 or so students, there would be 2 or 3 women. By graduation there would only be 5-10 men left and no women.
I asked one of the women that started the year after I did why she switched to math. She said that we guys all got together to work problem sets in the dorms while she had to do hers alone (the college offered limited opportunities for men and women to visit each-other's dorms at the time). This surprised me as I always did my sets alone.
This was back in the 80s.
Just last week I had a chance to visit the same college and sit in a senior-level quantum lecture offered by my favorite professor. I was pleased to see that there were three women to six men. Still not parity, but much improved!
The real problem is this country's insane War on Drugs. The logic for it is truly perverse:
1. People who use drugs are often willing to commit crimes to feed their habit such as theft and robbery.
2. Therefore, we'll clamp down people selling drugs.
3. But people who exhibit behavior X tend to be drug dealers so we'll clamp down on behavior X.
4. But people who exhibit behavior Y tend to exhibit behavior X so we'll clamp down on behavior Y.
5. None of this is working, so we'll use SWAT teams and Dogs and Really Harsh Sentencing for people who exhibit behavior Y.
Meanwhile, when someone steals from me or robs me the cops tell me, "There really isn't much we can do about it so I hope you have insurance. We are much to busy catching drug dealers to worry about minor crimes like this."
So now she's being abused by two shady websites.
I, for one, welcome our new jellyfish overlords.
I Soviet Russia, jellyfish sting you! wait.. that one doesn't work.
and of course:
frist post! posted from my raspberry pi.
Stop applying logic to my favorite useless gripe.
Well, and the whole football name criticism is a bit disingenuous as well.
In America, technically it's American Gridiron Football
"American" and "Gridiron" make sense. But "Football?" The players feet hardly ever contact the ball. And it's not even a ball.