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posted by Dopefish on Monday February 17 2014, @02:06AM   Printer-friendly
from the allow-me-to-introduce-myself dept.
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Greetings Soylentils! And welcome to SoylentNews!

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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!

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  • (Score: 4, Insightful) by Pav on Monday February 17 2014, @05:45AM

    by Pav (114) on Monday February 17 2014, @05:45AM (#418)

    The first step was difficult, but no more than the hundreds to come. :-/ This is no "mission accomplished" even though it's awesome. This will require effort and dedication from everyone including the community for a good while yet, but even if this site achieves nothing more it's already shown that a portion of the Slashdot community can take back control of its own destiny if it really wants to.

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  • (Score: 1) by cybergimli on Monday February 17 2014, @12:55PM

    by cybergimli (436) on Monday February 17 2014, @12:55PM (#639)

    It's already a great start in record time (I suspect that the launch was to coincide with the end of the Slashcott). FYI, this site is already more functional than Slashdot, since I'm stuck with IE 8 at work, which has zero compatibility with Slashdot Beta.

    Keep up the good work.

    C.

  • (Score: 1) by mojo chan on Monday February 17 2014, @01:30PM

    by mojo chan (266) on Monday February 17 2014, @01:30PM (#666)

    Look at the average number of comments posted during the Slashdot boycott. I think a significant number of those people ended up here. We will see this week if Slashdot can recover.

    PS. Make it green, the red scheme is horrible.

    --
    const int one = 65536; (Silvermoon, Texture.cs)
    • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Monday February 17 2014, @01:36PM

      by Anonymous Coward on Monday February 17 2014, @01:36PM (#674)

      I'd say the number of page views is much more important metric than the number of comments. Unfortunately, can't see that one.

      • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Monday February 17 2014, @01:38PM

        by Anonymous Coward on Monday February 17 2014, @01:38PM (#676)

        Fuck you slashcode. I am not this AC guy you insist is writing my posts.

        - cx -

    • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Monday February 17 2014, @03:23PM

      by Anonymous Coward on Monday February 17 2014, @03:23PM (#766)
      PS. Make it green, the red scheme is horrible.

      It would look too much like Slashdot if it was green. That would be lame. It's mostly just about getting used to the red theme anyway.

      • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Tuesday February 18 2014, @02:58AM

        by Anonymous Coward on Tuesday February 18 2014, @02:58AM (#1321)

        Better yet, make it skinnable. No reason you can't look at a modern site in red, green, blue, or any random combination of those...

  • (Score: 1) by saudadelinux on Monday February 17 2014, @03:42PM

    by saudadelinux (700) on Monday February 17 2014, @03:42PM (#784)
    God, it's fast! I forgot what that was like :)