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posted by Dopefish on Sunday February 16 2014, @10:06PM   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, science and politics. 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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State of the Site: 02/23/2014 108 comments
Well, we've survived our first week as a functional website, and have yet to go belly up because of it. The speed and growth of our community is staggering to say the least, and we are working hard to get this site fully operational. I'm pleased to announce that a development VM is now available for public consumption, and if you're interested in site development, one should join us in #dev on irc.dev.soylentnews.org. Beyond that though, I've got a few points to address on and updated statistics to share ...
End of Day 1: Systems Update 149 comments

So, as I write this, day one has officially come to an end. I'm still somewhat in shock over it. Last night when I was editing the database to change over hostnames and such, I was thinking, man, it would be great if we got 100 regular users by tomorrow. Turns out I was wrong. By a factor of ten. Holy cow, people. I'm still in a state of disbelief, partially due to the epic turnout, but also because our very modest server hardware hasn't soiled itself from the influx (the numbers are, well, "impressive" is a way to put it). Anyway, I wanted to do a bit of a writeup of where we stand now, what works, and what doesn't. Check it out (and some raw numbers) after the break! Warning, it is a bit lengthy.

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  • (Score: 5, Insightful) by xlefay on Sunday February 16 2014, @10:07PM

    by xlefay (65) on Sunday February 16 2014, @10:07PM (#370) Journal

    Great news guys, thanks for your hard and awesome work! Let's rock!

    • (Score: 3, Funny) by samzenpus on Monday February 17 2014, @02:00AM

      by samzenpus (135) on Monday February 17 2014, @02:00AM (#430)

      Yeah! Wheres the beer?

      • (Score: 2, Funny) by timothy on Monday February 17 2014, @02:01AM

        by timothy (137) on Monday February 17 2014, @02:01AM (#431)

        How bout that? You too?!

        • (Score: 2, Funny) by Soulskill on Monday February 17 2014, @02:06AM

          by Soulskill (139) on Monday February 17 2014, @02:06AM (#435)

          It's a party!

          • (Score: 3, Funny) by Lagg on Monday February 17 2014, @02:34AM

            by Lagg (105) on Monday February 17 2014, @02:34AM (#456) Homepage Journal
            Soulskill, I demand you prove your identity by making no less than 10 damage control posts stating that you are listening to our concerns about there being too much utf-8 support.
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            • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Monday February 17 2014, @03:26AM

              by Anonymous Coward on Monday February 17 2014, @03:26AM (#476)

              Methinks someone meant to hit +1 Funny, not +1 Insightful..

            • (Score: 1) by Eunuchswear on Monday February 17 2014, @10:13AM

              by Eunuchswear (525) on Monday February 17 2014, @10:13AM (#706) Journal

              The UTF-8 support is a lie.

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              • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Monday February 17 2014, @10:20AM

                by Anonymous Coward on Monday February 17 2014, @10:20AM (#712)

                Well, sort of. I can see Unicode goodies in other people's posts, just can't conjure them myself.

                • (Score: 1) by maxwell demon on Thursday February 20 2014, @03:17AM

                  by maxwell demon (1608) on Thursday February 20 2014, @03:17AM (#3243)

                  They seem to work only with entities like ζ but not with direct entry like à¥. Apparently the UTF8-bytes get interpreted as latinn1 instead.

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                  • (Score: 1) by maxwell demon on Thursday February 20 2014, @03:22AM

                    by maxwell demon (1608) on Thursday February 20 2014, @03:22AM (#3244)

                    Oops, I should also have given the input form. In the first case, it was ζ, in the second form the unicode character U+0950 entered directly. Well, actually (as you probably have guessed by now), I meant to use ॐ, resulting in &#x0950.

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                    • (Score: 1) by maxwell demon on Thursday February 20 2014, @03:25AM

                      by maxwell demon (1608) on Thursday February 20 2014, @03:25AM (#3245)

                      Err ... resulting in ॐ of course — I really should have used preview ...

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                      • (Score: 1) by maxwell demon on Thursday February 20 2014, @03:29AM

                        by maxwell demon (1608) on Thursday February 20 2014, @03:29AM (#3246)

                        And I see nesting ends at level 7. Is this configurable somewhere? I've got enough screen space to allow several more nesting levels.

                        Note that it may make sense to store the maximal nesting level in a cookie, to allow different settings on different devices.

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    • (Score: 1) by mrcoolbp on Monday February 17 2014, @02:10AM

      by mrcoolbp (68) <mrcoolbp@dev.soylentnews.org> on Monday February 17 2014, @02:10AM (#438)

      and me with no mod points....

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    • (Score: 2, Funny) by CmdrTaco on Monday February 17 2014, @02:48AM

      by CmdrTaco (178) on Monday February 17 2014, @02:48AM (#462)

      Hey guys remember me? Great site you have here.

      • (Score: 1) by cosurgi on Monday February 17 2014, @04:44AM

        by cosurgi (272) on Monday February 17 2014, @04:44AM (#507) Journal

        sure I remember you! :)

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      • (Score: 1) by zocalo on Monday February 17 2014, @05:22AM

        by zocalo (302) on Monday February 17 2014, @05:22AM (#522)
        Didn't you have something to do with that Slashdot place with the awful UI we're all fleeing from? ;)
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      • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Monday February 17 2014, @09:53AM

        by Anonymous Coward on Monday February 17 2014, @09:53AM (#691)

        You're dead to me, Taco. You sold out.

      • (Score: 1) by tangomargarine on Monday February 17 2014, @12:06PM

        by tangomargarine (667) on Monday February 17 2014, @12:06PM (#798)

        Already I see the possibility that this could be more Slashdot than Slashdot is now, which would be sweet. Although I'm sure it'll have its share of problems.

        Time will tell.

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    • (Score: 2, Informative) by crutchy on Monday February 17 2014, @02:49AM

      by crutchy (179) on Monday February 17 2014, @02:49AM (#463) Homepage Journal

      deleted my /. bookmark... created soylent one in its place :-)

      g'day from australia fellow geeks & nerds

      • (Score: 1) by mrbluze on Monday February 17 2014, @03:18AM

        by mrbluze (49) on Monday February 17 2014, @03:18AM (#471)

        I love having some Soylent on my homepage.

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      • (Score: 1) by Kell on Monday February 17 2014, @05:02AM

        by Kell (292) on Monday February 17 2014, @05:02AM (#515)

        Aussies represent! Up just in time for the end of Slashcott downunder!

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    • (Score: 1) by Sir William on Monday February 17 2014, @02:56AM

      by Sir William (173) on Monday February 17 2014, @02:56AM (#465)

      I agree. Thanks for the hard work everyone.

    • (Score: 1) by crutchy on Monday February 17 2014, @03:33AM

      by crutchy (179) on Monday February 17 2014, @03:33AM (#480) Homepage Journal

      don't seem to be able to use the 'Submit Story' feature at the moment... i just thought i'd flag a little saga currently unfolding near where i live

      an open cut coal mine that supplies coal to a nearby 1600MW power station has been on fire for over a week

      http://www.heraldsun.com.au/news/breaking-news/min e-smoke-hits-19-vic-firefighters/story-fni0xqi4-12 26829247880 [heraldsun.com.au]

      what might be more interesting is the lack of news media attention to it

      • (Score: 1) by Popeidol on Monday February 17 2014, @07:14AM

        by Popeidol (35) on Monday February 17 2014, @07:14AM (#570) Homepage Journal

        To see just how bad this can get, There's a coal seam in the US that's been burning since 1962. The adjacent town had to be evacuated after houses started collapsing into the ground and carbon monoxide poisoning became a risk: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Centralia_mine_fire [wikipedia.org]

      • (Score: 1) by clone141166 on Monday February 17 2014, @07:18AM

        by clone141166 (59) on Monday February 17 2014, @07:18AM (#575)

        crutchy I have submitted your story via the submission page (for whatever reason it seems to work for me) and credited you for it - I just copied in your comment verbatim.

    • (Score: 1) by hal9000 on Monday February 17 2014, @04:03AM

      by hal9000 (228) on Monday February 17 2014, @04:03AM (#492)

      wait...

    • (Score: 1) by ionescu77 on Monday February 17 2014, @07:53AM

      by ionescu77 (423) on Monday February 17 2014, @07:53AM (#591)

      Hi and thank you for the hard work.

      I am very happy to see the original slashdot spirit alive.

      Best regards

    • (Score: 1) by dilbert on Monday February 17 2014, @08:19AM

      by dilbert (444) on Monday February 17 2014, @08:19AM (#610)

      Cheers, and kudos to the community for showing how to 'roll your own'

    • (Score: 1) by arlo5724 on Monday February 17 2014, @09:01AM

      by arlo5724 (510) on Monday February 17 2014, @09:01AM (#647) Homepage

      Very awesome, congrats!

      And I finally got that much-coveted 3-digit user number

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      • (Score: 1) by hb253 on Monday February 17 2014, @01:22PM

        by hb253 (745) on Monday February 17 2014, @01:22PM (#858)

        Amazing job, the site looks great!

        I also get 3 digit ID!

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    • (Score: 1) by Geezer on Monday February 17 2014, @09:12AM

      by Geezer (511) on Monday February 17 2014, @09:12AM (#658)

      Take that, smelly Dice Beta English pigs! I fart in your general direction!

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    • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Monday February 17 2014, @09:24AM

      by Anonymous Coward on Monday February 17 2014, @09:24AM (#662)

      Congratulations to everyone involved in getting this up and running! I (like most others) have been reading the wiki and forums for over a week, checking in constantly to see how things were going. Great work guys and gals! I can't imagine ever going back to that other place.

    • (Score: 1) by Klik on Monday February 17 2014, @09:25AM

      by Klik (537) on Monday February 17 2014, @09:25AM (#664)

      Awesome work, guys.

      Nought to working ( mostly ) in under a couple of weeks! Wow!

      As someone who saw the 'other place' as a part of his daily routine since the 90s, i'm so glad that something of its original nature has returned, in a new form. Best of luck, everyone, and may we agree to disagree for many many years on...

      Klik

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    • (Score: 1) by Nmb on Monday February 17 2014, @09:41AM

      by Nmb (563) on Monday February 17 2014, @09:41AM (#681)

      Awesome, as good memories I have from Slashdot, it's great to see alternative.

      • (Score: 1) by j-stroy on Monday February 17 2014, @01:12PM

        by j-stroy (761) on Monday February 17 2014, @01:12PM (#844)

        Very appreciative.. I just felt icky when I looked at slashdot.. Keep it going! New avid reader.

    • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Monday February 17 2014, @11:35AM

      by Anonymous Coward on Monday February 17 2014, @11:35AM (#776)

      mcgrew here. I registered that user name (I'm mcgrew at slashdot and was at k5 as well) a couple of weeks ago when it was called altslashdot. Today I tried to log in and it rejected my password. When I went to retrieve it your database had no idea who I was.

      WTF, guys?

  • (Score: 5, Funny) by stderr on Sunday February 16 2014, @10:10PM

    by stderr (11) on Sunday February 16 2014, @10:10PM (#372) Journal

    ... and there was much rejoining!

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    • (Score: 1) by Gaaark on Sunday February 16 2014, @10:21PM

      by Gaaark (41) on Sunday February 16 2014, @10:21PM (#374) Homepage

      Love your sig, lol. Wearing my sandwich shirt today! Woot!

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    • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Monday February 17 2014, @02:44AM

      by Anonymous Coward on Monday February 17 2014, @02:44AM (#461)

      Well, that worked spectacularly. Can someone unban me? =P

    • (Score: 1) by CoolHand on Monday February 17 2014, @08:07AM

      by CoolHand (438) on Monday February 17 2014, @08:07AM (#599)

      ....yay!!!

      (seriously I'm tickled pink - or something like that - that I have a site like this again to call home - and hopefully it will be community driven this time)

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  • (Score: 3, Insightful) by clone141166 on Sunday February 16 2014, @10:27PM

    by clone141166 (59) on Sunday February 16 2014, @10:27PM (#375)

    Great work, congrats to all. Thank you very much for making this happen!

    • (Score: 1) by richmond on Sunday February 16 2014, @11:13PM

      by richmond (104) on Sunday February 16 2014, @11:13PM (#389)

      Seconded! Thanks for all the hard work so far, it is coming along quickly. Great job!

      • (Score: 1) by TheSage on Monday February 17 2014, @02:05AM

        by TheSage (133) on Monday February 17 2014, @02:05AM (#434)

        Thirded! I really didn't believe you could set this up so quickly. I'm impressed.

        • (Score: 2, Interesting) by NCommander on Monday February 17 2014, @02:09AM

          by NCommander (2) <mcasadevall@dev.soylentnews.org> on Monday February 17 2014, @02:09AM (#437) Homepage Journal

          Oh, the novels that could be written on making this happen. I've got some quotes that sum it up to be shared at a later date.

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          • (Score: 1) by nobbis on Monday February 17 2014, @03:29AM

            by nobbis (62) on Monday February 17 2014, @03:29AM (#478) Homepage Journal

            Looking forward to the novel.
            Congrats to all who made it happen, to get the site up in such a short time shows real dedication and skill.

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    • (Score: 1) by omoc on Monday February 17 2014, @02:03AM

      by omoc (39) on Monday February 17 2014, @02:03AM (#433)

      now let the advertising begin

  • (Score: 5, Insightful) by Covalent on Sunday February 16 2014, @10:29PM

    by Covalent (43) on Sunday February 16 2014, @10:29PM (#376) Journal

    ...wait. This is about NOT having overlords. This is about getting things back to the way they should be. I'm NOT going to use this old meme.

    Instead, kudos to everyone who worked so hard on this. The new site promises to be everything that other site used to be and more. Let's all work hard to ensure that we tell people about this place and promote it wherever we go. There's very little money yet, so do your part and spread the word.

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    • (Score: 2, Funny) by unitron on Sunday February 16 2014, @10:32PM

      by unitron (70) on Sunday February 16 2014, @10:32PM (#377) Journal

      In Slashdot Beta, Dice rolls you!

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      • (Score: 2, Funny) by regift_of_the_gods on Monday February 17 2014, @02:38AM

        by regift_of_the_gods (138) on Monday February 17 2014, @02:38AM (#458)

        In Soviet Russia, site forks YOU

        • (Score: 1) by hemocyanin on Monday February 17 2014, @03:08AM

          by hemocyanin (186) on Monday February 17 2014, @03:08AM (#468)

          Frist Post!!

          Well, my first post here that is....

          • (Score: 1) by pe1rxq on Monday February 17 2014, @06:14PM

            by pe1rxq (844) on Monday February 17 2014, @06:14PM (#1122)

            me too!

    • (Score: 1) by Popsikle on Sunday February 16 2014, @10:33PM

      by Popsikle (77) on Sunday February 16 2014, @10:33PM (#378) Homepage

      But But But... there is actually NEW overlords now! Unlike always saluting the same overlords wearing shiny new hats ;/

      • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Sunday February 16 2014, @10:43PM

        by Anonymous Coward on Sunday February 16 2014, @10:43PM (#380)

        I can neither confirm nor deny the presence of overlords, nor that I am one of them. That is all. Move along.

      • (Score: 1) by weilawei on Monday February 17 2014, @01:30AM

        by weilawei (109) on Monday February 17 2014, @01:30AM (#404)
        Great job guys, really nice to see the site live! I, for one, would like to welcome our new-car-smell overlords. Eventually, they'll will wear in and stink less. ;)

        Anyone feel like submitting some YRO style stories? I seem not to have been around long enough to submit.
    • (Score: 1) by everdred on Monday February 17 2014, @01:29AM

      by everdred (110) on Monday February 17 2014, @01:29AM (#402) Homepage Journal
      Do you, for one, welcome your new overlovers?
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      • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Monday February 17 2014, @03:40AM

        by Anonymous Coward on Monday February 17 2014, @03:40AM (#482)

        http://goat.cx/ [goat.cx]

        someone had to do it

  • (Score: 1) by stroucki on Sunday February 16 2014, @10:47PM

    by stroucki (108) on Sunday February 16 2014, @10:47PM (#381)

    Congratulations to the SoylentNews team for their work in getting the site up in one week, and best wishes for a successful future!
    æ­å–œå‘è´¢ï¼

    • (Score: 2, Insightful) by mrbluze on Sunday February 16 2014, @11:40PM

      by mrbluze (49) on Sunday February 16 2014, @11:40PM (#395)

      I can see a fad of unicode sigs coming our way.

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      • (Score: 1) by stroucki on Monday February 17 2014, @01:21AM

        by stroucki (108) on Monday February 17 2014, @01:21AM (#397)

        Perhaps one day it will work?

        • (Score: 2, Insightful) by SigveKolbeinson on Monday February 17 2014, @09:00AM

          by SigveKolbeinson (273) on Monday February 17 2014, @09:00AM (#644)

          You must be new here

          • (Score: 1) by mechanicjay on Monday February 17 2014, @09:34AM

            by mechanicjay (7) <jasonNO@SPAMsmbfc.net> on Monday February 17 2014, @09:34AM (#670) Homepage Journal

            By definition aren't we all new here?

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            • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Monday February 17 2014, @09:59AM

              by Anonymous Coward on Monday February 17 2014, @09:59AM (#697)

              > By definition aren't we all new here?

              First woosh! w00t!!

              • (Score: 1) by maxwell demon on Thursday February 20 2014, @03:36AM

                by maxwell demon (1608) on Thursday February 20 2014, @03:36AM (#3248)

                Except that it's "whoosh". ;-)

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    • (Score: 1) by FatPhil on Monday February 17 2014, @07:21PM

      by FatPhil (863) <pc-soylentNO@SPAMasdf.fi> on Monday February 17 2014, @07:21PM (#1168) Homepage

      It was copy-paste from the fine articles that always used to get f*cked up:
      Gábor Szabó
      Jussi Sydänmaa
      Ivar Bjørnson
      Yavuz Çetin
      Alirio Díaz

      But yes - hoorah for those who finally said both "we've had enough" and "and I'm going to do something about it".

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      • (Score: 1) by FatPhil on Monday February 17 2014, @09:16PM

        by FatPhil (863) <pc-soylentNO@SPAMasdf.fi> on Monday February 17 2014, @09:16PM (#1246) Homepage
        The HTML source for that is:
        <div id="comment_body_1168"><p>It was copy-paste from the fine articles that always used to get f*cked up:<br>G&#195;&#161;bor Szab&#195;&#179;<br>Jussi Syd&#195;&#164;nmaa<br>Ivar Bj&#195;&#184;rnson<br>Yavuz &#195;&#8225;etin<br>Alirio D&#195;&#173;az</p><p>But yes - hoorah for those who finally said both "we've had enough" and "and I'm going to do something about it".</p></div>

        And this time, I'm hoping firebug records the data I send as I try to send an A-twiddle:
        &#195;&#402;
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  • (Score: 1) by combatserver on Sunday February 16 2014, @11:00PM

    by combatserver (38) on Sunday February 16 2014, @11:00PM (#384)

    "...Staying mindful of the community's needs and wants, and in no certain terms, swaying to an overarching corporate agenda."

    Certainty aside, do we really want to be swaying to an overarching corporate agenda?

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    • (Score: 2, Informative) by Dopefish on Sunday February 16 2014, @11:08PM

      by Dopefish (12) on Sunday February 16 2014, @11:08PM (#385)

      Hi combatserver,

      I rephrased the point to better emphasize not swaying to a corporate agenda. Thank you for your feedback!

      • (Score: 1) by Nerdfest on Sunday February 16 2014, @11:14PM

        by Nerdfest (80) on Sunday February 16 2014, @11:14PM (#391)

        Much better.

  • (Score: 1, Redundant) by Nerdfest on Sunday February 16 2014, @11:11PM

    by Nerdfest (80) on Sunday February 16 2014, @11:11PM (#387)

    Thanks to everyone for their hard work so far (and much in the future no doubt) to hopefully give us a place for intelligent discussion, humour, and community. It's been a while and I think many of us have missed it.

  • (Score: 1) by similar_name on Monday February 17 2014, @01:24AM

    by similar_name (71) on Monday February 17 2014, @01:24AM (#398)

    Congratulations to those of you pulling this off!

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  • (Score: 1) by Cactus on Monday February 17 2014, @01:26AM

    by Cactus (32) on Monday February 17 2014, @01:26AM (#399) Journal

    Good to see it come together!

  • (Score: 1) by zford on Monday February 17 2014, @01:27AM

    by zford (9) on Monday February 17 2014, @01:27AM (#400)

    Good work team!

  • (Score: 1) by Landon on Monday February 17 2014, @01:28AM

    by Landon (45) on Monday February 17 2014, @01:28AM (#401) Journal

    It's been a pleasure seeing you all work so hard to get the site up and here it is!

  • (Score: 1) by Khyber on Monday February 17 2014, @01:30AM

    by Khyber (54) on Monday February 17 2014, @01:30AM (#403) Journal

    So far, this is working out better than expected! Couple nitpicks about the Simple UI but otherwise we're rockin'!

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    • (Score: 1) by tibman on Monday February 17 2014, @02:12AM

      by tibman (134) on Monday February 17 2014, @02:12AM (#442)

      No mod points that i can see yet. I'm afraid!

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  • (Score: 1) by unitron on Monday February 17 2014, @01:30AM

    by unitron (70) on Monday February 17 2014, @01:30AM (#405) Journal

    Somebody had to say it.

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

      by dilbert (444) on Monday February 17 2014, @08:17AM (#609)

      I'm glad soylentnews is finally up. I recognize it was a herculean effort to get this site running in under two weeks, but the lastweek was tough given the slashcott and no soylentnews.

      I'm up for extending the slashcott another week. :)

      • (Score: 1) by linsane on Monday February 17 2014, @10:32AM

        by linsane (633) on Monday February 17 2014, @10:32AM (#735)

        while soylentnewsoverlords=="awesome":
                browser.startup.homepage = "http://dev.soylentnews.org/"
                slashcott = True

  • (Score: 1) by Appalbarry on Monday February 17 2014, @01:32AM

    by Appalbarry (66) on Monday February 17 2014, @01:32AM (#406) Homepage Journal

    ... welcome our Soylent Overlords.

  • (Score: 1) by cloying on Monday February 17 2014, @01:36AM

    by cloying (91) on Monday February 17 2014, @01:36AM (#408)

    Now it just needs to be green!

    • (Score: 1) by unitron on Monday February 17 2014, @01:40AM

      by unitron (70) on Monday February 17 2014, @01:40AM (#414) Journal

      "Now it just needs to be green!"

      Well, you know what they say about it not being easy.

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      something something Slashcott something something Beta something something
      • (Score: 1) by cloying on Monday February 17 2014, @01:48AM

        by cloying (91) on Monday February 17 2014, @01:48AM (#422)

        Didn't know the slashcott was extended, has this been previously publicized? Makes sense though. To be honest having a week away, I'm far more keen on posting here

        • (Score: 1) by unitron on Monday February 17 2014, @02:09AM

          by unitron (70) on Monday February 17 2014, @02:09AM (#436) Journal

          Pretty difficult to publicize since the Slashcotters aren't necessarily in one place, and of course there's not much way to get it visible over at /., but I've done my best to be a nuisance about it everywhere it was worth mentioning it.

          --
          something something Slashcott something something Beta something something
    • (Score: 1) by weilawei on Monday February 17 2014, @01:41AM

      by weilawei (109) on Monday February 17 2014, @01:41AM (#415)
      I agree. The red is kinda hard on the eyes. Maybe we could get something a little more toned down. Keep the candy bar though!
      • (Score: 5, Informative) by combatserver on Monday February 17 2014, @05:26AM

        by combatserver (38) on Monday February 17 2014, @05:26AM (#525)

        "Maybe we could get something a little more toned down"

        The red is the DEFAULT theme for slashcode. The focus was on making everything WORK first, pretty later. But, it's in the works.

        --
        I hope I can change this later...
        • (Score: 1) by weilawei on Monday February 17 2014, @06:06AM

          by weilawei (109) on Monday February 17 2014, @06:06AM (#539)
          Of course. The SN team has done a fantastic job getting things shipshape. I'm looking forward to plenty of lively fun here. ^_^
        • (Score: 1) by TheRaven on Monday February 17 2014, @10:18AM

          by TheRaven (270) on Monday February 17 2014, @10:18AM (#710) Journal
          Is the D2 stuff part of Slashcode? Much as I like sites not needing JavaScript, it's annoying having the proliferation of tabs that is caused by 'reply' and 'more comments...' links opening new pages.
          --
          sudo mod me up
        • (Score: 1) by excelsior_gr on Monday February 17 2014, @12:46PM

          by excelsior_gr (738) on Monday February 17 2014, @12:46PM (#825)

          Yeah, don't forget to add whitespace ;-)

        • (Score: 1) by edIII on Monday February 17 2014, @03:41PM

          by edIII (791) on Monday February 17 2014, @03:41PM (#986)

          Yes. We could tone it down a little and perhaps add a few things....

          However, let's be very careful going down that road lest we have our heads shoved up our asses and we try to knock off Ars Technica poorly and end up treating ourselves like an audience again ;)

          I'm just happy to keep this interface period. There was never anything else quite like the experience of posting on Slashdot, and thankfully now, SoylentNews.

    • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Monday February 17 2014, @04:39AM

      by Anonymous Coward on Monday February 17 2014, @04:39AM (#504)

      I'm liking this color.

      • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Monday February 17 2014, @04:42AM

        by Anonymous Coward on Monday February 17 2014, @04:42AM (#506)

        Replying to myself. Red is the color of the persistence of vision from green. This site can be said to be about the persistence of a vision.

      • (Score: 1) by carguy on Monday February 17 2014, @10:23AM

        by carguy (568) on Monday February 17 2014, @10:23AM (#717)

        > I'm liking this color.
        Seconded, easy on the eyes (at least on my screen).

        • (Score: 1) by Thexalon on Monday February 17 2014, @10:44AM

          by Thexalon (636) on Monday February 17 2014, @10:44AM (#744) Homepage

          That's not "easy on the eyes". Easy on the eyes would be Natalie Portman.

          --
          Every task is easy if somebody else is doing it.
  • (Score: 1) by chebucto on Monday February 17 2014, @01:37AM

    by chebucto (36) on Monday February 17 2014, @01:37AM (#411) Journal

    Huzzah! Thanks to everyone who's worked on this.

  • (Score: 1) by dkuagruu on Monday February 17 2014, @01:39AM

    by dkuagruu (119) on Monday February 17 2014, @01:39AM (#412)

    Congrats, team! Now lets cross our fingers that the community will migrate to here!

  • (Score: 1) by unitron on Monday February 17 2014, @01:42AM

    by unitron (70) on Monday February 17 2014, @01:42AM (#416) Journal

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

    --
    something something Slashcott something something Beta something something
    • (Score: 3, Informative) by Khyber on Monday February 17 2014, @02:11AM

      by Khyber (54) on Monday February 17 2014, @02:11AM (#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 dev.soylentnews.org as well.

      --
      Destroying Semiconductors With Style Since 2008
      • (Score: 1) by janrinok on Monday February 17 2014, @02:42AM

        by janrinok (52) on Monday February 17 2014, @02:42AM (#460) Journal

        Khyber, good suggestion. Done!

        --
        It's always my fault...
      • (Score: 2, Interesting) by dilbert on Monday February 17 2014, @08:38AM

        by dilbert (444) on Monday February 17 2014, @08:38AM (#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, @08:45AM

          by cx (239) on Monday February 17 2014, @08:45AM (#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, @10:13AM

            by dilbert (444) on Monday February 17 2014, @10:13AM (#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, @10:27AM

              by Anonymous Coward on Monday February 17 2014, @10:27AM (#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, @10:31AM

                by cx (239) on Monday February 17 2014, @10:31AM (#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, @01:08PM

      by OSS542 (606) on Monday February 17 2014, @01:08PM (#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, @02:02PM

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

        --
        something something Slashcott something something Beta something something
  • (Score: 1) by weilawei on Monday February 17 2014, @01:45AM

    by weilawei (109) on Monday February 17 2014, @01:45AM (#417)

    Comments seem awfully squished if you use HTML formatted.

    Here, I've added my own paragraph tag to gain margin/padding (didn't actually check the style).

  • (Score: 4, Insightful) by Pav on Monday February 17 2014, @01:45AM

    by Pav (114) on Monday February 17 2014, @01:45AM (#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.

    • (Score: 1) by cybergimli on Monday February 17 2014, @08:55AM

      by cybergimli (436) on Monday February 17 2014, @08:55AM (#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, @09:30AM

      by mojo chan (266) on Monday February 17 2014, @09:30AM (#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, @09:36AM

        by Anonymous Coward on Monday February 17 2014, @09:36AM (#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, @09:38AM

          by Anonymous Coward on Monday February 17 2014, @09:38AM (#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, @11:23AM

        by Anonymous Coward on Monday February 17 2014, @11:23AM (#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 Monday February 17 2014, @10:58PM

          by Anonymous Coward on Monday February 17 2014, @10:58PM (#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, @11:42AM

      by saudadelinux (700) on Monday February 17 2014, @11:42AM (#784)
      God, it's fast! I forgot what that was like :)
  • (Score: 1) by AudioGuy on Monday February 17 2014, @01:46AM

    by AudioGuy (24) on Monday February 17 2014, @01:46AM (#421) Journal

    Works pefectly without javascript.

    Glorious web 1.0 interface

    No Ads!

    Can actually read the text in the articles.

    Nice wide display of comments.

    No Beta crap.

    • (Score: 1) by captaindynamo on Monday February 17 2014, @04:42AM

      by captaindynamo (261) on Monday February 17 2014, @04:42AM (#505)

      Test post from a lynx browser session.

    • (Score: 1) by isostatic on Monday February 17 2014, @06:31AM

      by isostatic (365) on Monday February 17 2014, @06:31AM (#552)

      Now the issues:

      No quote button
      No background in the about page. Who started the site and why?

      • (Score: 1) by isostatic on Monday February 17 2014, @06:37AM

        by isostatic (365) on Monday February 17 2014, @06:37AM (#556)

        Ok, why is fairly obvious to those from The Original Place, but won't be in a years time.

        And a button to quote would be very useful when posting from a padd.

        • (Score: 1) by linsane on Monday February 17 2014, @11:01AM

          by linsane (633) on Monday February 17 2014, @11:01AM (#754)

          And by way of supporting evidence of T.O.P. popularity:
          http://www.google.co.uk/trends/explore#q=soylent%2 C%20slashdot&cmpt=q [google.co.uk]

          • (Score: 1) by SigveKolbeinson on Monday February 17 2014, @03:08PM

            by SigveKolbeinson (273) on Monday February 17 2014, @03:08PM (#950)

            Given this [soylent.me], I don't think that comparison proves anything with regards to SN.

            • (Score: 1) by linsane on Monday February 17 2014, @03:15PM

              by linsane (633) on Monday February 17 2014, @03:15PM (#958)

              Well, quoting from the page you linked, it seems this site name is more appropriate than I at first realised:

              What the early adopters are saying:

                      "The cognitive effects are extremely noticeable, in fact the most noticeable for me."

                      "So far I've noticed a lot of what you all have been mentioning: healthier skin, less fatigue, focus even with less sleep."

                      "My mood experience! It has improved a lot lately. And by a lot, I mean A LOT."

                      "The time and money saved is making me really happy. Especially the time."

    • (Score: 1) by JeanCroix on Monday February 17 2014, @12:14PM

      by JeanCroix (573) on Monday February 17 2014, @12:14PM (#808)
      Don't forget the shiny new UIDs...
  • (Score: 1) by unitron on Monday February 17 2014, @01:49AM

    by unitron (70) on Monday February 17 2014, @01:49AM (#424) Journal

    ...to a very small list of followers, most of whom don't even know about /., much less this place:

    "http://dev.soylentnews.org/ has gone live, but since we don't use the "b" word, think of it as alpha 2.0"

    --
    something something Slashcott something something Beta something something
  • (Score: 1) by SGT CAPSLOCK on Monday February 17 2014, @01:54AM

    by SGT CAPSLOCK (118) on Monday February 17 2014, @01:54AM (#425) Journal

    Great work, and very well done!

    I've been having some problems commenting so I really hope this goes through this time... :p

  • (Score: -1, Offtopic) by Cold Fjord on Monday February 17 2014, @01:56AM

    by Cold Fjord (129) on Monday February 17 2014, @01:56AM (#427)
    Phone tapping national leaders 'normal', says former Indonesian spy chief [smh.com.au]

    Indonesia's former top spy master has accused his own President of exaggerating the problem of phone tapping, saying attempts by intelligence agencies to snoop on national leaders were "normal".

    And former spy agency chief Abdullah Mahmud Hendropriyono has also punctured claims by his Foreign Minister Marty Natalegawa that Indonesia would never tap the phones of Australian politicians, insisting it was a routine part of "black intelligence". .....

    Mr Hendropriyono, the head of Badan Intelijen Negara (BIN) until 2004, has been thrust into the Australian political debate because of a TV interview he gave in 2004, in which he admitted to bugging Australian politicians. .....

    In an interview with Fairfax Media, the former Indonesian army general has now amplified his 2004 comments, saying of Australia's attempts to listen to the conversations of President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono, the first lady and their confidantes: "For intelligence, it's normal."

    He added that Indonesia not only had the capacity to tap the phones of Australians, but that intelligence agencies also had a responsibility to try it, "friend or foe". .....

    Asked if Indonesia could listen to Mr Abbott's phone, he said: "We have the ability to tap and to counter-tap". However, he also suggested that Australian counterintelligence would prevent this happening.

    Mr Hendropriyono said human intelligence — what he called "white intelligence" — was standard practice in embassies worldwide, but that phone tapping was "the most reliable" way to confirm information gathered.

    "Tapping and counter-tapping is quite common in the intelligence life, because it is one of their primary jobs," he said. .....

    "Intelligence is judged like in sport, two boxers fighting in the ring. They punch and they counter-punch... They attack and they defend themselves, but it is in the ring — the ring of intelligence. If the officials, in this case politicians, interfere in the case, that is wrong. That is very wrong."

    Now that it is in the political arena, the politicians have overreacted, he said. ....

    "I hope that both our leaders, SBY as well as Tony Abbott should not be too emotional... Please do not deteriorate [the relationship] because of a very small thing. This is a very technical thing." Yes another US ally screwed by a Snowden leak. Can we assume at this point that we'll be hearing nothing about China, Russia, or Iran? Remember how Snowden claimed that he was an expert about Chinese activities and taught classes on them? I wonder what happened to that material?
  • (Score: 1) by fleg on Monday February 17 2014, @01:59AM

    by fleg (128) on Monday February 17 2014, @01:59AM (#429)

    nice work!

  • (Score: 1) by toygeek on Monday February 17 2014, @02:10AM

    by toygeek (28) on Monday February 17 2014, @02:10AM (#439) Homepage

    Subject says it. Congrats, guys. You rock.

    --
    There is no Sig.
  • (Score: 1) by turtledawn on Monday February 17 2014, @02:13AM

    by turtledawn (136) <reversethis-{moc ... ta} {nwadeltrut}> on Monday February 17 2014, @02:13AM (#443)

    Happy to be here, looks good even if the red is a little harsh. Best of luck!

  • (Score: 1) by regift_of_the_gods on Monday February 17 2014, @02:15AM

    by regift_of_the_gods (138) on Monday February 17 2014, @02:15AM (#444)

    When I click on "Submit Story" though, I get an info box with "Your recent submissions" which is of course empty. And that's it. Not that I had anything to submit just yet :)

    The mix of posted stories is going to be important, that'll be the character of the site and it'll help establish the base of regulars. There's obviously a lot of different directions you could take it.

    • (Score: 1) by dmc on Monday February 17 2014, @03:51AM

      by dmc (188) on Monday February 17 2014, @03:51AM (#488)

      mod parent up, and perhaps post a story on where bugs should go. I psychotically refused to register to the forums because of the anti-'hateful' terms of service, but digressing from that, now that the site is live, it's no longer obvious how to get to the wiki or the forums.

    • (Score: 2, Informative) by mattie_p on Monday February 17 2014, @06:33AM

      by mattie_p (13) on Monday February 17 2014, @06:33AM (#553) Journal

      I was chatting on the IRC channel (either ##altslashdot @ freenode.net or ##SlashTest, same host) earlier and this was pointed out to me. Bugs should be reported here: http://sylnt.us/bugs [sylnt.us] (Yes, it was reported). Forums are still at http://forums.dev.soylentnews.org/index.php [dev.soylentnews.org]. Wiki seems to be having DNS issues at the moment, but our dev team is taking a well deserved break from things for a few hours. I promise they will get right on it shortly. We are going to work on providing a better interface for all the options for community interaction. Thanks for the feedback!

  • (Score: 1) by Common Joe on Monday February 17 2014, @02:15AM

    by Common Joe (33) <common.joe.0101NO@SPAMgmail.com> on Monday February 17 2014, @02:15AM (#445) Journal

    I'm going to spam a bunch of my friends via email. Over the course of the day, I'm going to post notices on Facebook, LinkedIn, XING... basically anything social-media wise that will spread the word. :)

    • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Monday February 17 2014, @03:27AM

      by Anonymous Coward on Monday February 17 2014, @03:27AM (#477)

      Me too! Oh wait; I don't have any friends ☹

  • (Score: 1) by RobotMonster on Monday February 17 2014, @02:20AM

    by RobotMonster (130) on Monday February 17 2014, @02:20AM (#448)

    Congrats for getting this going so quickly!

    I'm looking forward to the information density of the "Interactive Discussion System (a.k.a. D2)", (I attempted to turn it on in my preferences, but it won't activate).

    Regardless, I'm hoping this site takes off and the unmentionable-other-place is quickly forgotten.

    I'm sending psychic ripples through the morphic field to help this along as best I can!

    • (Score: 2, Informative) by Khyber on Monday February 17 2014, @02:27AM

      by Khyber (54) on Monday February 17 2014, @02:27AM (#452) Journal

      Certain changes you make will take time to propagate and show up on your end. Give it 20 or 30 minutes.

      --
      Destroying Semiconductors With Style Since 2008
      • (Score: 1) by RobotMonster on Monday February 17 2014, @02:30AM

        by RobotMonster (130) on Monday February 17 2014, @02:30AM (#454)

        Cool! I figured it wasn't working yet -- 30 minutes is a lot quicker than I was expecting to wait for this :-)

        • (Score: 1) by Khyber on Monday February 17 2014, @02:51AM

          by Khyber (54) on Monday February 17 2014, @02:51AM (#464) Journal

          Even updating your AIM nick in your profile will take roughly that amount of time. We might get that done faster in the future.

          --
          Destroying Semiconductors With Style Since 2008
          • (Score: 1) by RobotMonster on Monday February 17 2014, @05:30AM

            by RobotMonster (130) on Monday February 17 2014, @05:30AM (#526)

            Still no go on D2, after a couple of hours of propagation time.
            When I select it through my commenting preferences, and press save, the reloaded page comes back without the preference change.
            I'm thinking this is a bug.

            Is there somewhere I should log a bug?

            While on bugs, I was getting a bunch of "user can't moderate comment" messages when I was moderating, though the moderation mostly seemed to work anyway.

            • (Score: 1) by paulej72 on Monday February 17 2014, @08:58AM

              by paulej72 (58) on Monday February 17 2014, @08:58AM (#641) Journal

              D2 was not in SlashCode so it is not implemented. The settings were supposed to be removed from the preferences though. I'll check and see if a bug needs submitted.

              D2 like features will be added later.

              --
              Team Leader for SN Development Dev Server [soylentnews.org]
  • (Score: 1) by bryan on Monday February 17 2014, @02:22AM

    by bryan (29) <bryan@pipedot.org> on Monday February 17 2014, @02:22AM (#450) Homepage Journal

    Keep it up.

  • (Score: 1) by Sir William on Monday February 17 2014, @02:59AM

    by Sir William (173) on Monday February 17 2014, @02:59AM (#466)

    Thanks for all the hard work everyone. Now I hope people start migrating over.

  • (Score: 1) by dmc on Monday February 17 2014, @03:08AM

    by dmc (188) on Monday February 17 2014, @03:08AM (#467)

    Great Job!

  • (Score: 1) by rennt on Monday February 17 2014, @03:21AM

    by rennt (193) on Monday February 17 2014, @03:21AM (#472)

    Long live SoylentNews!

  • (Score: 1) by Konomi on Monday February 17 2014, @03:21AM

    by Konomi (189) on Monday February 17 2014, @03:21AM (#473)

    There always has to be a first post so here it is! Hi all!

  • (Score: 1) by marberi on Monday February 17 2014, @03:46AM

    by marberi (101) on Monday February 17 2014, @03:46AM (#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, @04:22AM

      by Popeidol (35) on Monday February 17 2014, @04:22AM (#497) Homepage 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, @04:49AM

        by marberi (101) on Monday February 17 2014, @04:49AM (#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, @05:59AM

        by weilawei (109) on Monday February 17 2014, @05:59AM (#536)
        +1 Insightful. Mod points please!
    • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Monday February 17 2014, @04:45AM

      by Anonymous Coward on Monday February 17 2014, @04:45AM (#509)

      Slashwhat?

  • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Monday February 17 2014, @03:47AM

    by Anonymous Coward on Monday February 17 2014, @03:47AM (#485)

    For some reason I'm unable to create one using the Create an Account link!

    • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Monday February 17 2014, @04:14AM

      by Anonymous Coward on Monday February 17 2014, @04:14AM (#495)

      try again, I've created a few already :) I had about a 50% success rate with various problems including 'invalid bare'. I was effectively using a fresh browser each time, so I'd recommend re-opening your browser or using a private-browsing tab or whatever (wild ass guess). Or just give the admins a few days to work the bugs out. I'm still itching to start submitting some stories, but that seems to need work as well.

      • (Score: 1) by clone141166 on Monday February 17 2014, @05:39AM

        by clone141166 (59) on Monday February 17 2014, @05:39AM (#530)
        A bug has been raised for this issue in the critical bugs tracker.

        https://dev.dev.soylentnews.org/tracker/index.php?func =detail&aid=72&group_id=6&atid=102/ [dev.soylentnews.org]

        Keep in mind the devs have been working very hard just to get the site running, so it may take a little while for bugs to be fixed over the next couple of days. Please stand by :)

        Note: Anyone can register to post bugs to the tracker if you find any. But please quickly check the list of existing bugs to prevent reposting of duplicates if you do.
  • (Score: 1) by dev0 on Monday February 17 2014, @03:59AM

    by dev0 (230) on Monday February 17 2014, @03:59AM (#490)

    Great work, looking forward to contributing to the site!

  • (Score: 1) by internetguy on Monday February 17 2014, @04:05AM

    by internetguy (235) on Monday February 17 2014, @04:05AM (#494)
    I must be new here!
    --
    Sig: I must be new here.
  • (Score: 1) by cx on Monday February 17 2014, @04:33AM

    by cx (239) on Monday February 17 2014, @04:33AM (#501)
    High five to all the people involved. I was pleasantly surprised not to be redirected to that dreadful wiki as I checked where you at this morning.

    On a tangential note, it's am[us|az]ing just how many people protesting bugginess/missing functionality of beta are willing to put up with bugginess/missing functionality of $here for the sake of moving away and/or starting afresh. Guess beta was a convenient excuse for something that was brewing much longer.

    Personally, I haven't even seen it; and I guess things that annoyed me on /. will annoy me here too. But that uplifting feeling of hope as something new unfolds is priceless. So bring it on!
    • (Score: 1) by ticho on Monday February 17 2014, @05:24AM

      by ticho (89) on Monday February 17 2014, @05:24AM (#524) Homepage

      The biggest difference, at least for me, is that any complaints and/or bug reports aren't going to be lost in gray corporate indifference, but dealt with (accepted/fixed or rejected) by community. It feels like coming from Windows world to some nice FOSS project with small, but responsive dev team.

      Plus, you can always get involved with the fixing yourself!

  • (Score: 1) by robingHood on Monday February 17 2014, @04:59AM

    by robingHood (274) on Monday February 17 2014, @04:59AM (#513)

    Looks like a large part of the old Slashdot community has joined up here... Now awaiting those annoying trolls - because no village is quite complete without its village idiots

    • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Monday February 17 2014, @05:02AM

      by Anonymous Coward on Monday February 17 2014, @05:02AM (#514)

      Yeah, all the low UIDs are here.

    • (Score: 1) by isostatic on Monday February 17 2014, @07:04AM

      by isostatic (365) on Monday February 17 2014, @07:04AM (#567)

      no village is quite complete without its village idiots

      Naked, and petrified!

      With hot grits!

  • (Score: 1) by quadrox on Monday February 17 2014, @05:22AM

    by quadrox (315) on Monday February 17 2014, @05:22AM (#521)

    Thank you, I have eagerly waited for the site to go online, what a pleasant surprise to see it finally happen. Although I don't think I would be able to contribute much time-wise, I am absolutely up to contribute financially through a subscription, and perhaps a submissions once in a while.

    • (Score: 1) by Wakaranai on Monday February 17 2014, @12:41PM

      by Wakaranai (486) on Monday February 17 2014, @12:41PM (#823)

      I'd echo those comments.

      Thank you... you've actually done it!

  • (Score: 1) by pbnjoe on Monday February 17 2014, @05:24AM

    by pbnjoe (313) on Monday February 17 2014, @05:24AM (#523) Journal

    Here's hoping to this becoming the next big community. I'm looking forward to it!

  • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Monday February 17 2014, @05:53AM

    by Anonymous Coward on Monday February 17 2014, @05:53AM (#532)

    Is there a remedy for failure to stay logged in? I succeed in logging in around 40% of the time and get kicked out on refresh/moderate almost always.

    Posting anonymously for obvious reason :)

    - cx -

  • (Score: 1) by elf on Monday February 17 2014, @05:55AM

    by elf (64) on Monday February 17 2014, @05:55AM (#533)

    Big thanks to all those who put this site together in such a short period of time! A massive effort to from zero to here in a week and a bit. I am sure there is still lots to do but with a strong community I'm sure this will be a success!!

  • (Score: 1) by Optimus Prime on Monday February 17 2014, @06:17AM

    by Optimus Prime (358) on Monday February 17 2014, @06:17AM (#548)
    I'd like to just add my hello to this forum as well. I've also noticed a disappointing decline in 'real' tech/science news on S****dot, so hope this place restores that quality that's in the news. Plus I just wanted to grab this username "just because". Heh. :) So goodluck and hope the slash crowd migrates over here soon.
  • (Score: 1) by J_Presper_Eckert on Monday February 17 2014, @06:30AM

    by J_Presper_Eckert (360) on Monday February 17 2014, @06:30AM (#550)
    ...one giant leap for all Soylent-kind. ;)

    It feels so good to be here. I had been fed-up with ye olde 'dot for a long time, but didn't have an acceptable alternative until now. And *what* an alternative this is! The Web 1.0 simplicity you folks have crafted here is light-years behind the S******t Beta. Yes, not ahead of, but behind; back to the essentials.

    And it's wonderful.
    --
    "Full circle," indeed. A brave new world, all over again: SoylentNews.
    • (Score: 1) by clone141166 on Monday February 17 2014, @06:38AM

      by clone141166 (59) on Monday February 17 2014, @06:38AM (#557)

      It also displays and runs in lynx text only browser! How many sites can make that claim these days?

      Also you got a cool UID number... 360!

      • (Score: 1) by J_Presper_Eckert on Monday February 17 2014, @06:49AM

        by J_Presper_Eckert (360) on Monday February 17 2014, @06:49AM (#558)
        I love that SN works with lynx. Still rockin' it "old school" style in 2014? No worries at *this* website. Dice can take their Javascript-by-the gigaton "ooh shiny" Beta and cram it.

        Oh and I'm thrilled about my UID. Sometimes ya just get lucky! That's why I put the "full circle" mention in my .sig; homage to a good UID is the least I can do. :D
        --
        "Full circle," indeed. A brave new world, all over again: SoylentNews.
  • (Score: 1) by mtrycz on Monday February 17 2014, @06:59AM

    by mtrycz (60) on Monday February 17 2014, @06:59AM (#564)

    I love that word. Thumbs up for using it.

  • (Score: 1) by FacialPaper on Monday February 17 2014, @07:24AM

    by FacialPaper (284) on Monday February 17 2014, @07:24AM (#576)

    Mad props to all the great people who made this happen!

  • (Score: 1) by Olives_and_Feta on Monday February 17 2014, @07:51AM

    by Olives_and_Feta (398) on Monday February 17 2014, @07:51AM (#590)

    Great job! My congrats to everyone who sweated blood over the past week in order to make SN a reality. Your vision and determination are hugely appreciated. May numerous slashdotters back at our former home find their way here and behold the sunrise...it's a new day as well as a new era.

    On a purely personal level, I registered this nickname out of joy from getting out from under the thumb of all the very obvious and heavy-handed Firehose deletion of anything tagged "olivesandfeta" during the Beta protest. I guess Dice will never figure out that they "can't stop the signal". They might have stuffed the anti-Beta genie back into the bottle, but the mods never realized that it only would have worked if they were naked AND petrified.

    Long live SoylentNews; may we all be worthy of it!

    --
    Slashdot? Fuhgeddaboutit.
  • (Score: 1) by tjal on Monday February 17 2014, @08:03AM

    by tjal (432) on Monday February 17 2014, @08:03AM (#593)

    nt

  • (Score: 1) by BradTheGeek on Monday February 17 2014, @08:20AM

    by BradTheGeek (450) on Monday February 17 2014, @08:20AM (#611)

    wbr1 in forums and on /.

    Hi all and lets make this community rock (or whatever your adjective of preference is).

  • (Score: 1) by Marquis on Monday February 17 2014, @08:23AM

    by Marquis (454) on Monday February 17 2014, @08:23AM (#616)

    Thank you so much for putting in all the hard work to give us, the community, a worthwhile replacement to that olde' watering hole we knew as /.

    Long live /.

    love ling Soylent News!

  • (Score: 1) by cmn32480 on Monday February 17 2014, @08:34AM

    by cmn32480 (443) Subscriber Badge on Monday February 17 2014, @08:34AM (#621) Journal

    All the folks on the Soylent Team put in an amazing amount of work to get this site running (based on what I know from following the forums for the last couple weeks).

    I am truly impressed. Keep up the good work.

  • (Score: 1) by LookIntoTheFuture on Monday February 17 2014, @08:34AM

    by LookIntoTheFuture (462) on Monday February 17 2014, @08:34AM (#623)

    Great job guys! Thank you for all of your hard work! Also, look at how low my UID is! 10 years from now I can strut around like I own the place. lol

  • (Score: 1) by drnathanfurious on Monday February 17 2014, @09:01AM

    by drnathanfurious (506) on Monday February 17 2014, @09:01AM (#648)

    Anyone know of a way to turn on the feature from Slashdot where you click on a comment and it auto-loads?

    • (Score: 1) by paulej72 on Monday February 17 2014, @09:07AM

      by paulej72 (58) on Monday February 17 2014, @09:07AM (#652) Journal

      This feature was not part of the SlashCode used for this site. Those features are on the list for future enhancements.

      --
      Team Leader for SN Development Dev Server [soylentnews.org]
      • (Score: 1) by jones_supa on Monday February 17 2014, @09:48AM

        by jones_supa (554) on Monday February 17 2014, @09:48AM (#688)
        Can we at least have it show all comments at once? Right now it mostly shows only root comments of trees even when I have the threshold set at -1. Kind of painful to open each comment separately. :)
        • (Score: 1) by Popeidol on Monday February 17 2014, @09:53AM

          by Popeidol (35) on Monday February 17 2014, @09:53AM (#692) Homepage Journal

          Try setting it to 'nested' instead of 'threaded', and save it as your default view.

  • (Score: 1) by Debvgger on Monday February 17 2014, @09:35AM

    by Debvgger (545) on Monday February 17 2014, @09:35AM (#673)

    As some wise Klingon said once: Buck Feta!

  • (Score: 1) by Iskender on Monday February 17 2014, @09:42AM

    by Iskender (470) on Monday February 17 2014, @09:42AM (#683)

    I have poured hot grits down my pants.

    Thank you.

  • (Score: 1) by cx on Monday February 17 2014, @09:55AM

    by cx (239) on Monday February 17 2014, @09:55AM (#693)

    No beta. Less javascript than Slashdot. Lame.

  • (Score: 1) by eravnrekaree on Monday February 17 2014, @10:09AM

    by eravnrekaree (555) on Monday February 17 2014, @10:09AM (#701)

    Great work on the site. It looks wonderful.

    An idea: I think Soylent should bring back the Original slashdot article icons, such as the Bill Gates Borg and the Broken Window and so on, rather than the clipart versions that Slashdot uses.

    I hope, and I suggest that it be made the sites mission statement, to remain true and adhere to Slashdot's classic format. As I have said previously, if it ain't broke don't fix it. The traditional slashcode format is perfect. They were talking about trying to add functionality back into the beta at Slashdot, but if they add back the functionality of classic slashdot to the point where its a good site again, basically end up with what they start with, classic slashdot, so why even mess with in the first place? Change for the sake of change has killed slashdot, messing with something that had absolutely nothing wrong with it and was working well.

    I suggest Lets keep this the classic slashcode format.

  • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Monday February 17 2014, @10:11AM

    by Anonymous Coward on Monday February 17 2014, @10:11AM (#703)

    The "Create Account" page throws up on trying to load jquery (I'm just guessing it's not actually under /images/). so "Check available" doesn't work, and trying to proceed throws the error "An unexpected error has occurred. invalid-bare".

    Posting as AC because... yeah.

  • (Score: 1) by CoolHand on Monday February 17 2014, @10:12AM

    by CoolHand (438) on Monday February 17 2014, @10:12AM (#704)

    When I click on "submit story" link in navigation frame on the left, it just shows me a blank page of stories I've submitted, and no method for submitting a story... Is that right? Is there some other method I'm missing? I've read in several places that story submissions are one big thing that is needed. This might explain why... :)

    --
    Anyone who is capable of getting themselves made President should on no account be allowed to do the job-Douglas Adams
  • (Score: 1) by Udo Schmitz on Monday February 17 2014, @11:08AM

    by Udo Schmitz (625) on Monday February 17 2014, @11:08AM (#759)

    I remember reading something about transferring old /. accounts over here. Any official word on that?

    And any way to access the wiki?

    P.S.: Yay!

  • (Score: 1) by seandiggity on Monday February 17 2014, @11:21AM

    by seandiggity (639) on Monday February 17 2014, @11:21AM (#764) Homepage
    I made the mistake of not checking this until I had my morning coffee, and I almost missed out on a 3-digit UID ;) Great job, I already feel more at home here than I have at /. in YEARS. Also, since we're celebrating launches, how about a little love for Glenn Greenwald and Jeremy Scahill's The Intercept [theintercept.org]?
    --
    Geeks like to think they can ignore politics, you can leave politics alone, but politics won't leave *you* alone. - rms
    • (Score: 1) by Maddog on Monday February 17 2014, @11:35AM

      by Maddog (690) on Monday February 17 2014, @11:35AM (#775)

      Same here...work got in the way.

      Looking forward to the new site (and real news)!

  • (Score: 1) by johnlenin1 on Monday February 17 2014, @12:33PM

    by johnlenin1 (707) on Monday February 17 2014, @12:33PM (#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.

    THANK YOU!

  • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Monday February 17 2014, @01:42PM

    by Anonymous Coward on Monday February 17 2014, @01:42PM (#886)

    Former Slashdot(RIP) user here...
    I just want to give you guys a heads up about a cool Greasemonkey script which works on Soylent News:

    Slashdot Expandable Comment Tree v2

       Adds [+][-] symbols next to all comments allowing you to expand and collapse any of them for viewing.
       The script is here-----http://userscripts.org/scripts/show/38184 [userscripts.org]

    To modify the script to work on SoylentNews:

       Open the script in a text editor, and add this line:
       // @include    http*://*dev.soylentnews.org/*

    Cheers
    --AC

  • (Score: 1) by kogspg on Monday February 17 2014, @03:52PM

    by kogspg (850) on Monday February 17 2014, @03:52PM (#993)

    I look forward to the coming years.

  • (Score: 1) by petkill on Monday February 17 2014, @04:45PM

    by petkill (125) on Monday February 17 2014, @04:45PM (#1058)

    Thanks for all the hard work
    Congrats!

  • (Score: 1) by O3K on Monday February 17 2014, @06:09PM

    by O3K (963) on Monday February 17 2014, @06:09PM (#1120)

    It's the anti-shiny-new-thing, and yet it is. I love it!

  • (Score: 1) by r3dakted on Tuesday February 18 2014, @12:04AM

    by r3dakted (409) on Tuesday February 18 2014, @12:04AM (#1384)

    Community FTW! =)

    Great stuff.

  • (Score: 2, Interesting) by bwintx on Tuesday February 18 2014, @11:45AM

    by bwintx (1281) on Tuesday February 18 2014, @11:45AM (#1658)
    Didn't even know about this site until today when I saw a link on ./ -- have been kinda out of the loop for a while and was only vaguely aware of the whole "Fuck beta" furor on /. -- but this is great! Thank you so much for bringing this about, and best wishes. Just wish I'd been here early enough to get a lower UID, but, hey. :-)
  • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Tuesday February 18 2014, @11:57PM

    by Anonymous Coward on Tuesday February 18 2014, @11:57PM (#2136)

    Great to be home!

  • (Score: 1) by Whiteludafan on Wednesday February 19 2014, @11:03PM

    by Whiteludafan (2136) on Wednesday February 19 2014, @11:03PM (#3102)

    It would be nice to see an article summary in my RSS reader, rather than having to click over based solely on a title. Please consider this change. Thanks!

  • (Score: 1) by hitsuji on Thursday February 20 2014, @06:57AM

    by hitsuji (2300) on Thursday February 20 2014, @06:57AM (#3332)

    It really might.

    A major claim on my internet time is The Guardian newspaper website. They have a beta "reactive" web site which is truly hideous on a desktop browser. Lord knows what I will do for news when they make it default.

    I was always pretty content with email and usenet TBH. The WWW was a cute novelty until animated GIFs started appearing everywhere.

    Get off my lawn!