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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 marberi on Monday February 17 2014, @07:46AM

    by marberi (101) on Monday February 17 2014, @07:46AM (#484)

    Reading the first public post feels like being part of history. Now the question is what happens with Slashdot.

  • (Score: 1) by Popeidol on Monday February 17 2014, @08:22AM

    by Popeidol (35) Subscriber Badge on Monday February 17 2014, @08:22AM (#497) Journal

    Now they have a choice:

    • They can continue with their original plan, safe in the knowledge that the community has somewhere to go while they chase after an 'audience'.
    • They can take the rush of slashdot alternatives springing up as a sign that they've misjudged the situation, and stop before their user base leaves completely.

    In the latter case, soylentnews would still remain. Every time an annoying feature gets added or useful functionality gets removed, those who want to leave will have somewhere to go. Having more than one player helps to keep everybody honest - and reminds you that you're replaceable.

    • (Score: 1) by marberi on Monday February 17 2014, @08:49AM

      by marberi (101) on Monday February 17 2014, @08:49AM (#510)

      It also depends a lot on what the existing user base does. If only a minority
      leaves, then it is their move with the two options you listed. In case more
      users just move after the slashcott, then suggesting introducing the new
      page can have created permanent damage to their site. It will be interesting
      to see how the users responds over the next few days.

    • (Score: 1) by weilawei on Monday February 17 2014, @09:59AM

      by weilawei (109) Subscriber Badge on Monday February 17 2014, @09:59AM (#536) Homepage
      +1 Insightful. Mod points please!
  • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Monday February 17 2014, @08:45AM

    by Anonymous Coward on Monday February 17 2014, @08:45AM (#509)

    Slashwhat?