I know it is a defeatist attitude but there is absolutely no reason to expect this site to improve, ever. This site has had the same ridiculous unpatched bugs for years and years and years . Nobody knows what to do with it, or has any clear interest in doing anything with it. It isn't clear that there is even a programmer working for slashdot, it seems more likely that there are just a couple of random "editors" posting stories and periodically checking to make sure the page is still up.
To make matters worse the model that started slashdot and kept it going for so long is obsolete. It was originally a news aggregator for technology stories but there are much better ones out there now. The best stories here are often at least 1-2 days late, at which point the people who wanted to discuss them have already discussed them elsewhere. That leaves us with the conservative echo chamber that this site has become; the most commented on stories are political and the up-moderated comments almost exclusively swing in one direction.
And the alt-right doesn't have a need for this site. The users from here are already active on breitbart, pj, townhall, alex jones, etc. I and the three other liberals on this site already know that there are better places to get up-to-date technology news; we are largely here to see who gets to turn out the lights.