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Comment Re:Bad timing, hope this helps. (Score 1) 573

Maybe it is how jQuery is being used...

I think that any web site that relies on Javascript for basic functionality is fundamentally broken.
There is standard model for how web pages should work: it is through regular HTML and HTTP POST and GET requests. Javascript is, while useful, only an extension to HTML (so-to-speak), which should, when used, be used to enhance the user interface/user experience.

There are just too many sites out there that break the normal way of interacting with a web page through a web browser, only loading things on a single page dynamically thus breaking the use of the Back and Forward buttons, not allowing pages to be opened in new windows, etc.

Comment Let's fork Slashdot! (Score 1) 10

Slashdot runs on SlashCode, 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 upvote those stories so that they get onto the front page.

The forked Slashdot could get its stories from "beta" site's RSS feed, at the start.
Let every First Post on Dice-Slashdot be a link to the same story on the new site.

If enough users are as committed to it as they are to complaining about the "beta" site, it can be done.

Submission + - Nerd website found to make viewer's eyes bleed

grommit writes: http://slashdot.org/ is a website that is testing out a new "Beta" web design specifically crafted to make the viewer's eyes bleed. Editor samzenpus is quoted as saying, "We were hoping for at least a 70% eye bleed rate (EBR) but when we found out that we're actually generating 95% EBR, we were ecstatic. We are proud to break new ground in unreadable web design!"

Submission + - What site would you recommend to replace Slashdot? 1

koreanbabykilla writes: Now that it looks like I'm no longer going to be able to use Slashdot due to beta.slashdot.org, I need somewhere to kill a few hours a day at work. Any suggestions?

Comment Re:Where to go after Slashdot? (Score 5, Interesting) 573

Slashcode, which the site runs on is open source. Could we create a new, independent Slashdot that runs classic Slashcode ... and get it to host the same community as is hosted here?

Slashdot is based on user content. Once enough users are as active on the new site as they are on the old, the new site will be viable as a replacement.

Some users would have to work on the old site to submit and upvote "stories" with posters and links to the new site, to make people understand which site that they should migrate to.

Submission + - Owner: Vote, your choice: Get rid of Slashdot:Beta OR everyone goes elsewhere (slashdot.org) 1

Ying Hu writes: Slashdot Beta is not Slashdot: http://slashdot.org/journal/63...
What was loved about Slashdot does not appear in the new design — those creating the latter, please fire yourself and go work for a commercial consumer site (which we never read, and never will). OUR site should work without JavaScript, and JavaScript that IS used should to do something actually desired by a reader or commenter, not waste our bandwidth and CPU, and electricity, sending CRAP onto our computers. Improvements/ plugins, http://userstyles.org/styles/9..., won't be enough.

Submission + - Ask Slashdot: Opinion of slashdot beta? 9

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?

Comment The worst is missing ... (Score 2) 459

The article on Ars Technica missed the worst thing about the new ThinkPad keyboard: what happened with the Caps Lock function.
To enable Caps Lock, you press the Left Shift key twice.

That's right, one press less than what is required for invoking Sticky Keys under Windows - which everyone hates because it gets invoked when you don't want it. Expect a shitstorm from angry Thinkpad users who will buy laptops with this keyboard.

Comment Re:Best keyboard (Score 1) 459

In my opinion, Microsoft's keyboards have awful key feel.
I used to use Key Tronic keyboards. From '97 to 2010 I have used ... *drumroll* ... two in succession for my home PC. They lasted that long, and without getting spongy. The last one had very shiny keys but there was nothing wrong with the key feel.

In 2010 I started getting into mechanical keyboards, and have been using mechanical keyboards exclusively ever since.

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