Max Hyre writes: LWN almost went under a number
of years ago because its volunteer editors couldn't afford
to keep it up.
The readers rose up and insisted that they be
allowed to pay for it.
Can we do the same for Classic?
I'm a nerd.
I'm the one in the museum ignoring the display and reading
I want text, easily accessible, clearly laid out, and plenty of it.
I'll pay to keep the UI I know and love.
The Beta has none of those characteristics.
The Beta site is repellent, unusable, and unneeded.
I won't use it,
and if ``Classic'' goes away,
I won't visit/.,
and it'll be a pity.
How much do you actually receive in revenue for each user?
I suspect I'll match it to keep the status quo.
Ask us what it's worth to us.
I'd certainly pay $1/month, and would think about $5/month.
I bet that I'm not alone.
An anonymous reader writes: What are your thoughts about slashdot beta? Post your complaints here so that I don't have to see them elsewhere. Additionally, if the beta is so bad that you don't want to stay, what other news website do you recommend?
An anonymous reader writes: A majority of the community is revolting against the Slashdot beta http://beta.slashdot.org/ and the men and women behind the scenes are ignoring the community. Let's see what that brings with it...
jackb_guppy writes: SLASHDOT today started to push users from the old interface to the ugly, slow, new interface. Any guess on the number of users that will be leaving SLASHDOT. So much for market share.
SomePgmr writes: "The U.S. government’s secret space program has decided to give NASA two telescopes as big as, and even more powerful than, the Hubble Space Telescope. Designed for surveillance, the telescopes from the National Reconnaissance Office were no longer needed for spy missions and can now be used to study the heavens."
My friends call me a luddite, as I choose email over more centralized "social" ecosystems. Maybe they are right...but I would like to argue my reasons.
With email I am in greater control of the signal to noise ratio of my inbox through fine-grained filtering. I can make decisions over the privacy of my conversations by enforcing encryption and authentication. I can choose whether or not I am a marketing product. This freedom is made possible by open protocols implemented by a large set of clients and providers from which I can choose the most suitable.
I sincerely hope that SMTP will not go the way of NNTP.