Slashdot needs more topics - my top 12 suggestions
[X] Disasters (natural and man-made)
[X] World politics
[X] Hoaxes and Scams
[X] Brazil (we really should cover the BRIC countries)
[X] Russia (in Soviet Russia jokes always on topic)
[X] India (so you can keep in touch with where your next job is going)
[X] China (so you can keep in touch with where your last job is going)
[X] U.K. (If we can have Oz and Kanuckistan, why not the Limeys)
[X] Contests (people like contests, and today there was another story under "Developers" that would have been better under "Contests")
[X] update: emoticons that are converted to real images. I know, it's a "chick thing"
For one thing, these are topics that engender a LOT of off-topic discussion. They deserve their own topics. For another, they would widen the slashdot audience, so we get less of an echo-chamber effect. It's always good to have a different perspective on things.
Post your entries about how YOU would go about improving slashdot
As always, also feel free to throw rocks at my suggestions.