Comment T Re: Combination of efforts


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Combination of efforts (Score: 1)

by on 2014-02-17 07:03 (#R)

Since pipedot and soylentnews are both working towards the same goal, are there any plans to merge the two? Pipedot seems better in some respects (https by default, CSS looks more modern in places), but soylentnews has far more users.

The ideal, to me, seems like a merge of pipedot's improvements to slash into the soylentnews codebase.

As far as a I know, there are still plans to run a name choosing competition for soylentnews; pipedot is a good idea, and could easily be one of the options.

Re: Combination of efforts (Score: 1)

by on 2014-02-17 08:06 (#S)

I also really like how pipedot is coming together. Pipedot is being properly designed from the ground up, whereas soylentnews was being built off the old code to get to a fully-functional site faster, and will then be refactored and redesigned a bit.

Both are legitimate approaches, and everybody is working towards the same goal. With any luck there'll be some exchange of ideas and techniques, if not actual code.

When google reader went down, the community fractured off and created dozens of new RSS readers. Not all survived, but quite a few are thriving. Slashdot doesn't need to be replaced with one monolithic site, we can easily have half a dozen to fill that space.

Re: Combination of efforts (Score: 1)

by on 2014-02-17 10:44 (#T)

Well, I hope that this place takes off, cuz I got the awesomest UID.

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