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posted by Dopefish on Monday February 17 2014, @02:06AM   Printer-friendly
from the allow-me-to-introduce-myself dept.
Dopefish writes

Greetings Soylentils! And welcome to SoylentNews!

We are here to deliver the best community-sourced news, catered for all manner of nerd! Because this is a grassroots based platform, the content feeds are powered by readers like you. Our main objective is to highlight news stories on the web that are of importance to everyone, but especially nerds. In addition, SoylentNews will strive to go beyond simple news-aggregation, with some core principles:
  • Providing a soapbox for experts to discuss their profession and solicit questions from a curious audience.
  • Allowing the community to comment, without any mandatory registration.
  • Staying mindful of the community's needs and wants while avoiding changes to satisfy an overarching corporate agenda.

We want to make this your source for news about technology, art, and science. We are the new kid on the block and are adapting quickly to satisfy our community's needs, as we look forward to exceeding your expectations and pushing boundaries like never before. Lastly, there will be no changes in format without a general consensus from the community. Thank you for stopping by and enjoy the ride!

~Dopefish

 
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  • (Score: 1) by unitron on Monday February 17 2014, @05:42AM

    by unitron (70) on Monday February 17 2014, @05:42AM (#416) Journal

    ...to break Slashcott long enough to go put a link to this site in your sig "over there".

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    something something Slashcott something something Beta something something
  • (Score: 3, Informative) by Khyber on Monday February 17 2014, @06:11AM

    by Khyber (54) on Monday February 17 2014, @06:11AM (#440) Journal

    To add, doing so reverts the sig across all your comments.

    So if you're a frequent poster, you'll be putting out serious exposure.

    Might also help to change your website link to soylentnews.org as well.

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    Destroying Semiconductors With Style Since 2008, and scaring you ill-educated fools since 2013.
    • (Score: 1) by janrinok on Monday February 17 2014, @06:42AM

      by janrinok (52) Subscriber Badge on Monday February 17 2014, @06:42AM (#460) Journal

      Khyber, good suggestion. Done!

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      It's always my fault...
    • (Score: 2, Interesting) by dilbert on Monday February 17 2014, @12:38PM

      by dilbert (444) on Monday February 17 2014, @12:38PM (#626)

      It would never make it past the editors, but someone should submit an article at 'the other place' about SN.

      • (Score: 1) by cx on Monday February 17 2014, @12:45PM

        by cx (239) on Monday February 17 2014, @12:45PM (#630)
        Why? It's already slightly embarrassing that all recent threads there are spammed by AC comments about the launch. Not to mention it would actually decrease the number of people participating in discussions here.

        I believe everyone who showed even slight interest for alternatives to /. on /. is aware of SoylentNews.
        • (Score: 1) by dilbert on Monday February 17 2014, @02:13PM

          by dilbert (444) on Monday February 17 2014, @02:13PM (#708)

          I can see your point, and agree that people who want an alternative probably already know about SoylentNews. I wasn't aware of AC's spamming threads on slashdot because I haven't visited the site for the past 8 days now.

          • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Monday February 17 2014, @02:27PM

            by Anonymous Coward on Monday February 17 2014, @02:27PM (#725)

            If you haven't been there I apologize for my abrasive tone. I find spam annoying whatever the product is and Slashdot was spammed heavily during the boycott.

            • (Score: 1) by cx on Monday February 17 2014, @02:31PM

              by cx (239) on Monday February 17 2014, @02:31PM (#733)

              I also find this 'posted as AC even though correctly previewed as myself' bug annoying.

              - cx -

  • (Score: 1) by OSS542 on Monday February 17 2014, @05:08PM

    by OSS542 (606) on Monday February 17 2014, @05:08PM (#841)

    not sure if my last comment went to the right place, so I'll try again, and reword it a bit...
    Where is "official" news on the status of the boycott available ? How is it determined what is "official" and what is not ? I had heard that the boycott had already ended. Is this correct ? What has been the effect so far ? Who is coordinating this ?

    • (Score: 2, Informative) by unitron on Monday February 17 2014, @06:02PM

      by unitron (70) on Monday February 17 2014, @06:02PM (#906) Journal

      It's very simple.

      I suggested a boycott. In a thread at Slashdot.

      I discovered after having done so that an AC in a different thread had done so a couple of hours earlier, and they suggested the original dates.

      I went back and noted that (an unknown) someone had had the idea before I had, and at that time I named it the Slashcott.

      I named it, so it's mine, and I'm free to make whatever rules I want to.

      And people are free to tell me to get stuffed if they don't want to observe those rules.

      (apparently I'm psychic, as I already know what at least one of the replies to this post is going to say : - )

      So if you were looking for the official Slashcott Steering Committee, or any of the sub-committees, I'm it. I decide what's official and official news of the status of the boycott is available wherever I can find to post it.

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      something something Slashcott something something Beta something something