Story 2014-02-11 3EC Hello World!

Hello World!

by
in pipedot on (#3EC)
Hello everybody out there visiting slashdot.org -
I'm doing a (free) news website (just a hobby, won't
be big and professional like osdn) in HTML5.
This has been brewing since October, and is starting to get
ready.
Seriously though...

I love the idea of the Slashdot news website; the threaded comments and
the user-submitted stories/moderation are truly unique among the
various news organizations.

Unfortunately, Slashdot's technical successes have not been duplicated
on their business side. They have leapfrogged from one parent
corporation to another for their entire existence - never really fitting
in anywhere.

Slashdot's current parent, Dice Holdings, has made it abundantly clear
over the last few months that it wishes to "re-image" the site into yet
another generic news aggregator. The "beta" site, that was introduced
last October, has zero support for threading/moderation/etc... A few
days ago, they started pushing 25% of the site's users to the new site
and reiterated their stance that the "beta" is their new vision and
that "classic" will soon be deprecated.

I just can't idly stand by and watch the destruction of one of the best
communities on the Internet.

My new news website will be called "Pipedot" and be reachable at:
http://pipedot.org/ (also http://pipedot.com/ ). The motto will be:
"News for nerds, without the corporate slant." Get it? A pipe character
looks like a slash without the slant!

I'm committed to providing a free and independent resource without the
influence of a parent corporate overlord. The site will be decidedly
non-profit and have no advertisements, no Adobe flash, no Google
analytics, etc...

What it will keep, however, is the spirit of the original.
Reply 25 comments

First Post (Score: 2, Funny)

by bryan@pipedot.org on 2014-02-16 10:09 (#1)

First Post!

Re: First Post (Score: 1, Funny)

by Anonymous Coward on 2014-02-16 10:24 (#6)

Second level, second reply.

Second Message on Root Level (Score: 1)

by zenbi@pipedot.org on 2014-02-16 10:12 (#4)

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Re: Second Message on Root Level (Score: 1)

by chromas@pipedot.org on 2014-02-16 10:23 (#5)

First post-first post-post

Re: Second Message on Root Level (Score: 2, Funny)

by xanclic@pipedot.org on 2014-02-16 16:56 (#8)

So deep

Re: Second Message on Root Level (Score: 0)

by Anonymous Coward on 2014-02-16 23:06 (#C)

That's what your mom said.

FUCK BETA (Score: 4, Insightful)

by foobarbazbot@pipedot.org on 2014-02-16 17:24 (#A)

FUCK BETA

Hey is this thing on? (Score: 1)

by jonh@pipedot.org on 2014-02-16 23:11 (#D)

testing 1, 2...

Re: Hey is this thing on? (Score: 2, Interesting)

by jonh@pipedot.org on 2014-02-18 05:00 (#1T)

I'm replying to this because I am an egotist, and also I want to test if there's any formatting:

BBcode: [b]bold[/b], [i]italic[/i], [url=http://pipedot.org]URL[/url].
HTML: bold , italic , URL .

And a raw URL for kicks: http://pipedot.org

Re: Hey is this thing on? (Score: 1)

by jonh@pipedot.org on 2014-02-18 07:20 (#1X)

test...

Re: Hey is this thing on? (Score: 1)

by jonh@pipedot.org on 2014-02-18 07:29 (#1Y)

We are not allowed to post ampersands, or Unicode... :'(

Re: Hey is this thing on? (Score: 2, Informative)

by stevefoerster@pipedot.org on 2014-02-20 16:43 (#3E)

>We are not allowed to post ampersands, or Unicode YET

FTFY.

Re: Hey is this thing on? (Score: 1)

by enigma2175@pipedot.org on 2014-02-21 05:44 (#3P)

It would be nice if the comment box let you know what is allowed and what isn't. For instance, do image tags work? Nope, doesn't seem like it... How about Bobby; DROP TABLE users;?

It's alive! (Score: 1)

by pipingdot@pipedot.org on 2014-02-16 23:40 (#E)

Well it is....

Anonymous post! (Score: 1, Funny)

by Anonymous Coward on 2014-02-19 22:51 (#2Y)

That's the way uh huh uh huh I like it uh huh uh huh.

Middle Post (Score: 1)

by reziac@pipedot.org on 2014-02-26 05:10 (#6J)

The name is hilarious.... just a little shift :)

So... where's the preferences/settings so I can be reminded the site exists? cuz without that daily mailer, I forget. :(

Let's collaborate (Score: 0)

by Anonymous Coward on 2014-02-26 12:10 (#6S)

Any chance of a pipedot IRC or wiki?
Got a bug tracker?