It looks like this.
5 stories on the front page, 4 of which are usually collapsed by default. I can't tell why the top story appears as a speech bubble from the search box, there's usually a "tip of the day" type of note in a speech bubble there. Clicking the "Many more" button yields a circular progress animation for a few seconds, then back to "Many more" with no new stories. The "Fullscreen" link at the bottom seems to do nothing. Clicking the 2pm/1pm buttons shows me a specific hour block of stories, I think.
When I click on stories I am usually greeted with a false opportunity to get first post:
This story has 0 Comments
This discussion was created for logged-in users only.
Post a Comment
I also can't normally find any way to submit a story. I had to refresh the page a dozen times to get the link for this page from a tip-of-the-day bubble.
There are many other ways in which the new layout is much less useful or usable than the old. Why did this leave beta and get foisted on us? Why haven't I seen any other discussion of this, on the few stories where I can see comments? And, most importantly, where is the best place to ask questions like this, when you're having problems using Slashdot so you can't really ask on slashdot?"