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Journal wowbagger's Journal: Oh, BURN: "Slashdot Struggles to Remain Relevant in The Social Web" 9

From the New York Times: Slashdot Struggles to Remain Relevant in The Social Web

Oh, feel the BURN!

One wonders when this will hit the front page, if at all.

Of course, I don't give a rat's pink rectal tissue about "social media" (see previous JE) - but the rising irrelevance of Slashdot (again, previous JE and discussion) *is* a fact. /. could fix this, were they to fix moderation, start actually editing the stories, and get back to the older story mix the original /crew had.

And if I had wings and a rocket up my ass I could fly.

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Oh, BURN: "Slashdot Struggles to Remain Relevant in The Social Web"

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  • ... I'm pretty sure if you had a rocket up your ass you would fly, regardless of whether or not you had wings.
    • That would depend upon the size of and specific impulse of the rocket - and since I am "not into that sort of thing" I'd prefer the rocket to be as small as possible.

  • Halfway through the day, no front page yet. (I could have submitted it myself, but why bother? I don't seem to have great luck getting submissions accepted.)

    Nothing on the Firehose - (The Science of Caddyshack [] - WTF?! Who wants to bet that makes the front page before the NYT story....)

    • Well, it's in Firehose [].

      I voted it up. Let's see what happens.

      • I voted for it as well. It is showing up as "green" which I think is good. I then also tagged it "story" and "accepted", although I don't think that matters.

        Although in the end I would also be shocked if slashdot actually ran it on the front page. They are not nearly irreverent enough to admit that they are irrelevant.
    • Well, it's not made it to the front page, but "The Science of Caddyshack" has made it to Idle.

      And another couple of submissions for the NYT are on the Firehose.

  • There are 2 submissions of this store on Firehose that I found. One is a levelheaded summary of the article. One is a peon to a slashmeme ("* is dying, Netcraft confirms it").

    Guess which one has been upvoted red (highest level, most likely to be posted) and which one is green (middle of the road - good luck getting anywhere).

    Moreover, guess which one has the most posts within it, and the character of the posts.

    Is it any wonder people are starting to ignore Slashdot?

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