Max Hyre writes: LWN almost went under a number
of years ago because its volunteer editors couldn't afford
to keep it up.
The readers rose up and insisted that they be
allowed to pay for it.
Can we do the same for Classic?
I'm a nerd.
I'm the one in the museum ignoring the display and reading
I want text, easily accessible, clearly laid out, and plenty of it.
I'll pay to keep the UI I know and love.
The Beta has none of those characteristics.
The Beta site is repellent, unusable, and unneeded.
I won't use it,
and if ``Classic'' goes away,
I won't visit/.,
and it'll be a pity.
How much do you actually receive in revenue for each user?
I suspect I'll match it to keep the status quo.
Ask us what it's worth to us.
I'd certainly pay $1/month, and would think about $5/month.
I bet that I'm not alone.
George Maschke writes: Last year, the McClatchy newspaper group reported on a federal criminal investigation into individuals offering instruction on how to pass polygraph tests. The ongoing investigation, dubbed "Operation Lie Busters," has serious free speech implications, and one of the two men known to have been targeted is presently serving an 8-month prison term. The other, Doug Williams, himself a former police polygrapher, has this week for the first time gone public with the story of federal agents' February 2013 raid on his office and home. Williams, who has not been charged with a crime but remains in legal jeopardy, is selling his story in an e-book. Public interest website AntiPolygraph.org (which I co-founded) has published a synopsis.