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Submission + - If we Buck Feta and leave, where should we go? 17

Covalent writes: I am a long-time slashdot reader (don't let the UID fool you), and I agree with most of you that the Beta is a disaster. Dice has promised a fix, but what if this garbage is the new reality? Is there a suitable alternative to slashdot that members would find equally (or more) fulfilling? Is someone going to fork slashdot and start it anew (Taco can you hear me?) Or is this just the end of an era?
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If we Buck Feta and leave, where should we go?

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  • n/t

  • Technocrat.net (Score:2, Interesting)

    by zidium ( 2550286 )

    Bruce Peren's Technocrat.net should be resurrected again. Just email him and commit to going to it every day instead of slashdot for 6 months. That should starve the beast to either make Technocrat.net a reality, make slashdot reverse course, or both!

  • I've been monitoring this and seeing some steady developments at altslashdot.org.
    • Fascinating.

      I'd hate to leave /. behind...but I just created an account over there, just in case.
    • Yeah, this guy wants to start altSlashdot: http://slashdot.org/~Okian%20W... [slashdot.org] - check his latest comments

      I hope it will have UTF-8 support as well as mathjax - the math rendering engine used on stackexchange [stackoverflow.com]. Imagine how wonderful comments and posts could look like, if people could embed formulas easily!
      • by rwa2 ( 4391 ) *

        I'm a little confused about why http://altslashdot.org/ [altslashdot.org] appears to be a wiki as opposed to something running on http://slashcode.com/ [slashcode.com]

        But I suppose that may be because they don't want to be /too/ much like slashdot classic.

        Anyway, I don't see the problem with having a discussion board that links to other discussion boards to discuss the discussions, I mean, that's essentially what all these sites are ( fark , reddit , 4chan , slashdot , etc.). So maybe the real surprise is that there isn't some sort of comm

  • to replace ????

    well there is boing-boing ?
    -- maybe

    but that is a bit too "4chan'ish" or "redit'ish"

    fine to skim but not post

  • ...that doesn't involve leaving, exactly.

    A Modest Proposal, re: Beta vs. Classic [slashdot.org]

    Please feel free to vote it up to get it out of Firehose purgatory to where Dice might actually see it.

    • I saw this, but sadly I don't think this will work. It seems like Dice is pretty convinced to move forward with its "modernization", and I can't see them allowing Classic mode to stick around.

      I hope it does work, and I metamodded it up anyway...but I don't have high hopes.
      • by unitron ( 5733 )

        But they would get to take the Slashdot name and do whatever they want to with the site and the UI, all I'm asking is that the current site be given a new name (and if need be a new IP address while they keep the old one) so that we can keep what we have except for the site name.

        It's pretty obvious they aren't worried about losing us as users.

  • ...Buck Feta hasn't been registered as a Slashdot user name yet.

  • FuckTaco too, for caching out.

I bet the human brain is a kludge. -- Marvin Minsky