Want to read Slashdot from your mobile device? Point it at m.slashdot.org and keep reading!

 



Forgot your password?
typodupeerror
Check out the new SourceForge HTML5 internet speed test! No Flash necessary and runs on all devices. ×
Slashdot.org

Journal Journal: Playin' around on slashdot. 9

So... I was bored today. Didn't feel like working. Read the IRC transcript from yesterday; started playing with slashdot. Here are the most useful things I learned poking around and asking questions:

1) You can add the year to date outputs!

Go into Your Info and under "Homepage" change the date format to one that has a year. (Duh, it seems so obvious in hindsight. But I *can't* be the only dumb bunny who overlooked that. Can I? Can I???)

2) You can change the text-field width to 80 characters.
Go into Your Info; under Comments, near the bottom is a field called Comment Box Size.

3) You can find the most recent journal entries site-wide.

Go to "search"; select "Journals" and "Search" (with no text in the field). Or visit this link. Voila. Or, you can log out and select "journals".

4) You can find all active user-created discussions.

What's a user-created discussion? See my last journal entry. Anyway, Michael took pity on my floundering around and told me you can visit http://slashdot.org/comments.pl?op=user_created_index to see the active user-created discussions.

Slashdot.org

Journal Journal: meta-slashdot

I just created a "New Discussion" in slashdot called "Meta Slashdot". I'm rather curious what the point to new discussions are, since as far as I can see, they are only linked from the list of posts on my User Info page.

I would love to see a thriving discussion of meta-slashdot, but I'm not certain what the method of starting that would be. Buying OSDN Self-Serve ads to publicize? Posting to Kiro5hin? Emailing anybody who posts to /. to tell them? (Just kidding about the last one).

---

Addition, 7 March 2002, 10pm: michael tells me new discussions are useful for just that, discussions by users. But unlike the journal entries, user-added discussion entries go stale and evaporate two weeks after they are created.

Which is why I added this note, since his explanation will go away in two weeks...

User Journal

Journal Journal: Hey...

huh, I have a journal! Who knew?

Slashdot Top Deals

1 1 was a race-horse, 2 2 was 1 2. When 1 1 1 1 race, 2 2 1 1 2.

Working...