Comment 14D old fashioned look


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Impressive rate of progress (Score: 3, Insightful)

by on 2014-04-14 11:14 (#12C)

How many people are developing this site? That's a good set of features for one week. I will maintain an active interest and try to comment more often as I think this is a worthy endeavour with a good foundation and great potential.

Those approval-voting "What features do you want" polls are also a great idea and I think everyone would win if you ran them regularly.

Re: Impressive rate of progress (Score: 2)

by on 2014-04-15 06:02 (#12J)

I offered to contribute to the codebase, but haven't got any reply so far. I am assuming it is a pet project of bryan. I still open pipedot every once in two days but I don't see any urgency to get this site into a sustainable form - there is no effort in building community, no effort in drawing-in new visitors and as a news website there is hardly any news or comments. Most people have moved on to SN as of now.

Re: Impressive rate of progress (Score: 1)

by on 2014-04-15 13:59 (#12T)

I smell sour grapes. Maybe I'm biased because I've volunteered to help edit, but I think in the long run Pipedot is going to be more sustainable. Soylent might currently be bigger but I'm not impressed with the quality of the comments, and the never ending trying to sort out who is the boss and what the site's mantra will be is tiring, to say the least. I think your comment about "most people" is somewhat premature, as it's not a zero-sum game.

There's room for more than one news site out there - they will differentiate themselves, behave differently, and attract different or overlapping crowds. That's a good thing!

Re: Impressive rate of progress (Score: 1)

by on 2014-04-16 12:59 (#13C)

Well, I am still visiting pipedot regularly so, I don't know about what sour grapes. I am a C++ guy so it is not like I will be contributing a lot of the project. But again, there will be a need to fund the website and for that a critical mass needs to be achieved. That is what I was worrying about.

Re: Impressive rate of progress (Score: 1)

by on 2014-04-18 18:41 (#14C)

I think those are valid concerns. I share them, actually. I *do* know that while these comment sections remain pretty sparse, the site is very easy to look at. I thought I'd be happy and nostalgic about early Slashcode, but I am now finding it visually jarring, and I am not sure why. Looks aren't everything, of course. Hoping the user/reader wins as 2014 unfolds.

old fashioned look (Score: 1)

by on 2014-04-18 20:16 (#14D)

The web's moved on a bit since slashdot was new. Anything without Ajax seems old-fashioned now.
Check out - they're experimenting with dynamic loading comments.

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