from the hello-world dept.
So, to start off, I first wanted to welcome everyone who volunteered to be an editor. Barrabas tells me we have 30-something people on that list as of last check, and I suspect it will continue to grow once this goes live. I'm somewhat blown away, but we need to have a bit of a reality check. One thing that made Slashdot so great was that it was a small group of editors who really knew tech. If we took everyone who volunteered, we'd be just another news site. So unfortunately, not everyone who applied is going to make the cut, and I apologize in advance for that.
The plan is the dev team will act as de facto editors at first. While its not a perfect litmus test, we worked together as a team to get slash working, so I'd like to think we know something about technology. During that time, we'll be hashing out the specifics for editor applications, and after weeding down the list, have them post their resumes here to face the jury so to speak. In my perfect world, we'll have 4-5 editors, with most of them elected by you, the users.
Now obviously, plans can change, and if you've got a better idea, we want to hear it below. Until then, keep submitting you're scopes, and we'll hopefully have an update in a couple of days.
EDIT: Struck a naught word -- NCommander
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.