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posted by Dopefish on Monday February 17 2014, @02:06AM   Printer-friendly
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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!


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  • (Score: 1) by johnlenin1 on Monday February 17 2014, @04:33PM

    by johnlenin1 (707) on Monday February 17 2014, @04:33PM (#819)

    To all involved, thank you so much. I really look forward to SoylentNews succeeding. I had been on Slashdot since 1998 (same nick, id 140093), though it was a bit later when I registered an account. For me, Slashdot was almost a magical place. As so many have pointed out before me, you didn't go there for the articles, which were almost always stale, but for the amazing comments. I went down so many amazing paths from the insightful and interesting comments on those article threads, that my education continued long past my graduation from university.

    Honestly, I feel that I owe my professional and technological successes more to what I learned through reading Slashdot than from most of my formal education. So it was with sadness that I watched the debacle with the beta and wondered what was going to come of my beloved site. I haven't posted a lot, but have been a moderator at least weekly for many years.

    I'm definitely in the "if classic goes away, so do I" camp. Dice's complete disregard for what makes Slashdot an important and valuable site (to the community, if not Dice's bean counters) convinced me that, even if Dice took all the beta criticism to heart, it was still too risky to rely on Slashdot anymore as a place that values my or provides value to me.

    The Slashcott last week was difficult, but seeing SoylentNews live today (and I LOVE the name/concept) has made the wait more than worth it. I look forward to become a part of this new community and helping it to grow.