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Ask Slashdot: Once Slashdot beta has been foisted on me, what site should I use?

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  • LWN (formerly Linux Weekly News) is such a rich resource that (tens of?...I wish) thousands of nerds pay money to keep it going. Broad coverage, outstanding analysis, wry wit, and a great community keep it on top. If I could have only one nerd news site, it would be the one. Disclaimer: I have no connection with them other than that of a satisfied subscriber.
  • Billing itself as ``Biting the hand that feeds IT'', The Register [theregister.co.uk] is a British-based operation with outposts in (at least) the U.S., Australia, and Spain. Its departments include Software [theregister.co.uk], Hardware [theregister.co.uk] Science [theregister.co.uk], Security [theregister.co.uk], and the Data Center [theregister.co.uk], among others.

    It sometimes speaks in the voice of the British tabloid press, and often includes, among standard stories, a dose of the just plain weird [theregister.co.uk].

    Then there's the Special Projects Bureau [theregister.co.uk].

    Well worth a look. [theregister.co.uk]

  • Try Drudge Report [wikipedia.org]. Most of the news I find on /. nowadays, I saw Drudge [drudgereport.com] a day or even two earlier.
  • I like it. It's a lot like the technology section of Yahoo news.
  • Slashdot runs on SlashCode [slashcode.com], which is open source.
    The content (stories, comments and moderation) of Slashdot is user-contributed.
    All that Dice Holdings really has is the domain name and the database with the user accounts.

    I say we "fork" Slashdot! Let's create a new site that looks and feels like the old one.
    The difficult part would be to make users migrate.

    Some users will have to work on creating "stories" on the "beta" site with a link to our new site, so that they know where to migrate to. Other users can

  • I've just now registered "AltSlashdot.org".

    I intend to run a site much like Slashdot used to be - better articles, less decoration and less "in your face" functionality. I'm revewing 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

    • While I like the concept John I think you may be in trouble with the name. I would expect DICE being a commercial operation to stomp on altslashdot pretty hard.

      Same as you would never be able to get away with LikeCoke or WindowsCopy

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