Story 2014-02-17 3ED What "news for nerds" sites should I use?

What "news for nerds" sites should I use?

in ask on (#3ED)
I used to visit Slashdot quite often, but if Dice Holdings decide to switch the interface to what is currently known as "Beta", I'll have to find another site for my "stuff that matters"-fix.

So, Pipedot, what sites can you recommend for a "maybe-ex" /. user?
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Soylent News (Score: 4, Informative)

by on 2014-02-17 00:24 (#F)

Soylent News is a new Slashcode based site. They have not launched yet, but they have an active wiki, forum, and IRC channel.

Re: Soylent News (Score: 5, Funny)

by on 2014-02-17 00:37 (#H)

There's another new site called Pipedot. It looks slick, loads fast and the HTML is pretty clean. Hold on, let me see if I can find the link...

Kuro5hin (Score: 1)

by on 2014-02-17 00:32 (#G)

Kuro5hin has been around for a while now. Their website is based on their own Scoop engine.

Barrapunto (Score: 1)

by on 2014-02-17 03:12 (#J)

There is Barrapunto if you can speak Spanish.

Technocrat (Score: 2, Informative)

by on 2014-02-17 04:25 (#K)

Bruce Perens is reviving his news site on Tuesday, 2014-02-17 with another rewrite (non-slashcode based) project.

Re: Technocrat (Score: 1)

by on 2014-02-17 07:01 (#Q)

Your choices are Monday, 2014-02-17, or Tuesday, 2014-02-18.

Ahem.. (Score: 1)

by on 2014-02-17 19:26 (#1B)

reddit *ducks*

now seriously, it depends on the subreddit.
there really are some good ones out there.

Re: Ahem.. (Score: 0)

by on 2014-02-17 22:44 (#1K)

Get the *FUCK* out of here with that Reddit tripe!

You insensitive clod!

Usenet: comp.misc (Score: 4, Informative)

by on 2014-02-18 15:41 (#27)

There is an active group of slashdot refugees on Usenet at comp.misc .

You can read usenet through an account at or and then use a news reader like Thunderbird or Pan .

Alternatively you can get there through Google Groups or, if you want an interface which resembles Slashdot, through s'qute .

Here's an article about the /. refugees on Usenet.


Off-topic: Can we have a preview button on |. please? I hope the href tags work and that I did not forget to close any...

Re: Usenet: comp.misc (Score: 2, Informative)

by on 2014-02-20 04:43 (#33)

Preview added.

Re: Usenet: comp.misc (Score: 2, Insightful)

by on 2014-02-23 14:00 (#51)

Thanks, bryan, you're doing great job with Pipedot.

Re: Usenet: comp.misc (Score: 1)

by on 2014-03-07 06:41 (#AC)

A suggestion: since the stories are a bit lean, why don't you replace your story feed for the time being with some other feed? Say scrape the front page of news.ycombinator or something.

Then, as the site gains membership, slowly turn down the spigot of stories from other sites, and turn up the spigot on yours. (Alternatively, just weight stories that originate from the Pipedot pipe higher than from other feeds).

I don't know how to fix the lack of comments.

Re: Usenet: comp.misc (Score: 1)

by on 2014-02-28 18:10 (#8B)

I seem to remember that, (many?) years ago, /. itself was mirrored on Usenet. Maybe it even had its own hierarchy, I'm not sure.

Re: Usenet: comp.misc (Score: 1)

by on 2014-05-07 03:02 (#1EQ)

Thanks for posting this, your post has helped me finally get onto usenet for text posts.