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Comment: In plane English, not corporate speak..... (Score 4, Insightful) 2219

by who_stole_my_kidneys (#46180835) Attached to: Slashdot Tries Something New; Audience Responds!

the beta site that houses Slashdot's future look.

So this is how it is going to be

we want you to know that Classic Slashdot isn't going away until we're confident that the new site is ready

You will have this forced upon you at some point

Some of you have suggested we're not listening; on the contrary, some of us are 'listening' pretty much full-time.

and ignoring any suggestions because we are owned by Dice, and this is how they want it

because we're a community and we want to take everyone with us.

and advertise crap to you

Why? We want to take our current content and all the stuff that matters to this community and deliver it on a site that still speaks to the interests and habits of our current audience, but that is, at the same time, more accessible and shareable by a wider audience.

and advertise crap to you

And we want a platform where we can experiment with different views of both comments and stories.

and sell your information, and advertise crap to you

It's not an either/or. It's going to be both.

So shut up and take it

If we haven't communicated that well enough, consider this post a first step to fixing that.

So Fuck You and thanks for all the Fish

+ - AltSlashdot is coming-> 3

Submitted by Okian Warrior
Okian Warrior (537106) writes "I've registered "". I intend to run a site much like Slashdot used to be — better articles, less decoration and less "in your face" functionality. I'm reviewing and getting comfortable with slashcode right now. I'm looking for volunteers to help with setup and running the site. If the site becomes profitable, I intend to hire from the pool of volunteers. If you've ever wanted to participate in a site like Slashdot, here's your chance! I'm particularly in need of people who can:
  • Set up and manage a high-traffic site (servers, load-balancers, data sites, &c)
  • Edit story submissions
  • HTML, CSS, and script creation/bugfix/repair

Contact me if interested John (at) AltSlashdot (dot) org"
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+ - Dice Holdings has written off Slashdot Media at the close of 2013-> 3

Submitted by moogla
moogla (118134) writes "Apparently could not make Slashdot work they way they wanted to; with a murky plan to tap into the Slashdot-reader community to somehow drive attention or insight into other Dice Holdings properities, they've burned through

$7.2 million of intangible assets and $6.3 million of goodwill related to Slashdot Media

and have only started to realize some improvement on related sites. With ad revenue declining and not expected to pick up (read: everyone who uses Slashdot uses adblocking softwarwe), it appears that the Slashdot stewardship experiment by Dice Holdings has been a financial failure. Since the site has been redesigned in a user-hostile fashion with a very generic styling, this reader surmises Dice Holdings is looking to transform or transfer the brand into a generic Web 3.0 technology property. The name may be more valuable than the user community (since we drive no revenue nor particularly use's services)."
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+ - CowboyNeal Locked In Basement For Opposing Slashdot Beta-> 23

Submitted by Robotron23
Robotron23 (832528) writes "Slashdot's finest editor to date has been mercilessly locked in a basement filled with fuzzy dice Dice created to furnish Google's self-driving cars. Screaming, followed by sounds of frenzied masturbation, have been reported from the subterranean dungeon. "There's no way enough ejaculatory fluid is getting sprayed on our dice to make us care about this deluded protestor's opinion." a Dice executive commented earlier. Former Slashdot owner turned professional millionaire Robert Malda, expressed support: "No porn. More dice than a casino. Lame.""
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Comment: Its Fucking DICE.COM! (Score 1) 237

Was trying to figure why this beta site was so shitty, it because DICE bought /. and now they are trying to force the shitty DICE.COM interface on people. Slashdot / Dice people reading this, your audience is not a bunch of tweens browsing face book, its actual developers, network and system engineers, and other geeks that come here to get current info quickly and then move on with their day. The current slashdot interface gives you the information needed efficiently without allot of white-space and graphics cluttering up the front page. used to be a great site, I haven't used it in years since it looks like every other cookie cutter malware site out there. So take your shitty clone and fuck off, no one wants it and all your going to do is run this site into the ground.

+ - Slashdot creates beta site users express theirs dislike-> 4

Submitted by who_stole_my_kidneys
who_stole_my_kidneys (1956012) writes "Slashdot started redirecting users in February to its newly revamped webpage and received a huge backlash from users. The majority of comments dislike the new site while some do offer solutions to make it better. The question is will Slashdot force the unwanted change on its users that clearly do not want change?"
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+ - Slashdot beta sucks 9

Submitted by Anonymous Coward
An anonymous reader writes "Maybe some of the slashdot team should start listening to its users, most of which hate the new user interface. Thanks for ruining something that wasn't broken."

+ - Jamaican team raises $25,000 in CryptoCurrency Dogecoin->

Submitted by who_stole_my_kidneys
who_stole_my_kidneys (1956012) writes "The Guardian along with others are reporting on how community members of the Dogecoin currency raised $25,000 to send the Jamaican bobsleigh team to the 2014 Winter Olympics.On Sunday, news broke that the team had qualified for the Winter Olympics for the first time since 2002. The two-man sled will be piloted by Winston Watt, a 46-year-old Jamaican-American who also competed in 2002, with Marvin Dixon as the brakeman."
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