Comment TD Re: Request for


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Request for "intro" document (Score: 1)

by on 2014-03-25 13:44 (#T9)

I've lurked for years at slashdot but I really like it here and would like to help out. However, I'm reluctant to submit new stories as I don't know the correct format or what's acceptable. I also don't really know how modding and stuff works (I never bothered to get a slashdot account). There must be others like me, so I'm wondering if it would be worthwhile creating a brief intro document on how the main points of the site work so that new users like me can help build up the momentum?


Re: Request for (Score: 4, Insightful)

by on 2014-03-25 15:42 (#TB)

I signed up as soon as possible for both sites, but heard about - and started visiting - Soylent first. I really got disgusted with all the drama, airing of dirty laundry in the name of transparency, and general, juvenile ass-hattery. I find this site better run. I think the mob-rule mentality over at Soy will be hard to manage. I hope they overcome the challenge, but I don't see how - sooner or later someone is going to either suggest members pay in, or post ads, or something else, and it's going to be a sh*tstorm.

Full disclosure - I volunteered to help Bryan and am now one of the volunteer editors. If you're worried about what to submit or how to format it, my response would be "do your best" and let the editors bang it into shape, if necessary.

I worry when the pipe is dry. I'd like this to be a place where people can discuss what they find interesting. Let's post a bunch of stuff and see what sticks, and the site will eventually evolve. The nice voting mechanism on the pipe allows every user to have a say in things they'd like to see hit the front page for discussion. Jump in!

Re: Request for (Score: 1)

by on 2014-03-25 16:08 (#TD)

ok, in that case I'll submit anything interesting I see and not worry too much about adding explanatory text. thanks
btw, the site's editors are doing a great job so far


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