Welcome to Techography Wednesday, December 18 2013 @ 08:14 PM EST
So for me, I've just been waiting to see how long it would take for slashdot to fall from grace once it's core creators left. I'll admit that it's not been a fast pace to the edge of the cliff, but it looks like they are going to make up the last few feet and jump all at once.
I new revision of the site just entered Beta and lets just say it looks like every other social media blog out there these days. Cookie-cutter design, pictures, polls and ad's everywhere. Maybe I'm just the pot calling the kettle black (looks at my own site) nah, cookie-cutter mine might be, but no ad's no pics and well the obvious, no readers either. Means I can say whatever I want.
Either way, I have to agree with many of the /. readers that the beta they are showing here looks terrible. You can read all the comments about this yourself on the normal looking version of the site. I know things change, but the easy readability and the familure comfort of Slashdot has always been a mainstay. Sad to see that change in the site. I have to wonder if CmdrTaco regrets selling the site.
I'm pretty much re-vamping the entire site. Starting from scratch. All the old articles are gone as they had pretty much gone well out of date. I'm working on getting new content ready and new staffers to write them.
For now, I'm getting things in order, so check back often for updates.