Comment 15Y Re: Pipedot Needs People!


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Pipedot Needs People! (Score: 1, Insightful)

by Anonymous Coward on 2014-04-24 14:25 (#15N)

It's such a shame that Soylent (horrible name) has so much more activity than Pipedot.

This site has better editorial control, a much better appearance, better article selection, and even seems to load faster.

I don't know if a Pipedot/Soylent merge is one of the choices in the Soylent name poll, but it damn well should be.

From my point of view the only big mistake Pipedot initially made was banning anonymous posters, but you seem to have fixed that.

In any case, no matter what happens, thank you for making such a strong effort!

Re: Pipedot Needs People! (Score: 1)

by on 2014-04-25 15:15 (#15Y)

I agree, SoylentNews is a terrible name and hopefully gets replaced in the name vote, but Pipedot isn't that great of a name either. A good deal of the rename suggestions at the vote would be better than both current names.

IMO the biggest omission is the lack of a roadmap or clear declaration of intent here. Is development even still ongoing? (assumably it is, but too invisible for my taste) When will we be able to contribute? What's the 10k+ users support plan? What further features are planned?
We know that there will be likely no merging between pipedot and SN, but what's the outlook? I understand if Bryan has other priorities (job, family, ...), and it's perfectly fine if things go slowly, but to me all of this seems to be hanging in limbo too much...

Apart from that, yeah, it's a technically excellent site, some details are still improvable (for example this response I'm typing right now, would be nice if it were inline/ajaxed like on Slashdot), but from a users perspective (potentially) superior to slashcode and it would be my first-go-to place if there were more submissions (I'll bring the comments).

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