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+ - Dice Holdings, Inc, deleting unflattering stories from Slashdot firehose 4

Submitted by Anonymous Coward
An anonymous reader writes "Stories submitted to the Slashdot firehose that take a negative view on the site's redesign are being deleted. 4 hours ago, it was full of anti-beta posts. Now they are gone. That's right. A forum that usually leaves V14GRA spam in place for posterity is deleting user content."

Comment: Google Glass Whitespace - iamslashdot (Score -1) 158

by starcraftsicko (#46182381) Attached to: NYPD Is Beta-Testing Google Glass

Since this is a beta, presumably the 'glass limits a policeman's field of view to some arbitrarily narrow fixed width and further obscures that with an empty white column that covers 1/3 of the restricted viewable space and continues empty to infinity. When the policeman attempts to obtain identification of a suspect, all pertinant details are obscured for no reason, especially the license numbers. And all NYPD police reports will now be doublespaced.

Bad "ux" if you ask me. But the NYPD is corrupt and does parallel investigation for the NSA. So

Fuckbeta!

Comment: Re:Just be honest - it's not for *US* (Score 1) 2219

by starcraftsicko (#46182205) Attached to: Slashdot Tries Something New; Audience Responds!

First off, thanks for daring to participate in the discussion directly.

Your UI developer should be in here too to explain what (s?)he is is trying to achieve. I really want to understand how the endless vertical column of nothingness makes for a good "UX". Maybe we'll both "learn".

You are currently redirecting 1/4 of your non-logged-in traffic to a site that is, at best, broken. Many of us, even a majority, arrive logged out for a variety of reasons. So nearly 1/4 of your users arrive pissed off. The rest are presented with these announcements that either piss us off or remind us of how pissed off we should be. Make it stop.

I won't even get into the whole contributers != users bit, but you should think about it hard.

The beta feels like an early alpha right now. It's either actually borken, or not feature complete. Your "beta testers" are telling you to kill it with fire.

You can't please everyone, but you can help the rational ones to understand. Many of us have built websites and understand interface design - telling use that a traveler from the future told you that the site would look like a crumudgeon magnet in 2018 really doesn't sell it. WTF are you trying to accomplish? Why now and not 2018?

Do better. We deserve it. Honestly, you deserve better too.

There are three things you can do that will make me believe you are serious about listening to feedback.

1 - On the (alpha), in the banner, add the word "classic" (in plain view) so we don't have to guess about how to get to the working site. The footer is too far away and you know it.
1a - Yeah sure, add a similar link from the working site to the (alpha). Maybe put that in the footer if you believe in footers so much.
2 - Stop sending traffic to the broken site. Your testers have told you that the site is broken until the comment UI is feature complete. Fix it first. When you think it's done, have a poll. (is it done?, yes, no, cowboyneal does my UI) Address the issues highlighted. Then, and only then, try this redirect shit. With volunteers.
3 - Take your time, and explain just what you are trying to do. Include details. Like why you can't make it work without javascript. Like just which users you are particularly hoping to please. And why it's worth pleasing them instead of me.

Regards,

Comment: Crash robot trucks into the Dice managment. (Score 0, Troll) 135

It's their fault. The PHB overlords! Fuckbeta!
http://www.investor.diceholdin...

Complain to investor relations. If this is how Dice manages holdings, the company will be worthless soon. Investor relations should warn everyone to get out now.

Yes Jennifer, you have a responsibility to warn the investors.

Jennifer Bewley
VP, Investor Relations

Phone: 212-448-4181
or 515-313-2086
E-Mail: IR@dice.com

fuckbeta!

+ - Exam Cheating Scandal Hits Navy Nuclear Force->

Submitted by mdsolar
mdsolar (1045926) writes ""In a new twist to a widening tale of ethical lapses in the military, the Navy is investigating cheating allegations against about one-fifth of its trainers at a school for naval nuclear power reactor operators.

It is the second exam-cheating scandal to hit the military this year, on top of a series of disclosures in recent months of ethical lapses at all ranks in the military as it transitions from more than a decade of war-fighting.

Unlike an Air Force cheating probe that has implicated nearly 100 officers responsible for land-based nuclear missiles that stand ready for short-notice launch, those implicated in the Navy investigation have no responsibility for nuclear weapons."

The trouble with eternal vigilance is that sometimes you blink and eventually you'll blink at just the wrong time...."

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+ - Once Slashdot beta has been foisted upon me, what site should I use instead? 2

Submitted by somenickname
somenickname (1270442) writes "As a long time Slashdot reader, I'm wondering what website to transition to once the beta goes live. The new beta interface seems very well suited to tablets/phones but, it ignores the fact that the user base is, as one would expect, nerds sitting in front of very large LCD monitors and wasting their employers time. It's entirely possible that the browser ID information gathered by the site has indicated that they get far more hits on mobile devices where the new interface is reasonable but, I feel that no one has analyzed the browser ID (and screen resolution) against comments modded +5. I think you will find that most +5 comments are coming from devices (real fucking computers) that the new interface does not support well. Without an interface that invites the kind of users that post +5 comments, Slashdot is just a ho-hum news aggregation site that allows comments. So, my question is, once the beta is the default, where should Slashdot users go to?"
Biotech

Designer Seeds Thought To Be Latest Target By Chinese 164

Posted by samzenpus
from the nice-seeds dept.
An anonymous reader writes "Economic espionage is nothing new but one of the biggest areas being targeted now is agriculture. Here's a story about a FBI investigation to track down theft of seeds from research farms. 'The case of the missing corn seeds first broke in May 2011 when a manager at a DuPont research farm in east-central Iowa noticed a man on his knees, digging up the field. When confronted, the man, Mo Hailong, who was with his colleague Wang Lei, appeared flushed. Mr. Mo told the manager that he worked for the University of Iowa and was traveling to a conference nearby. When the manager paused to answered his cellphone, the two men sped off in a car, racing through a ditch to get away, federal authorities said.'"

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