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Submitted by Narnie
Narnie (1349029) writes "I come to /. not for the nearly interesting pseudo-tech articles, but for the lively, self-moderated discussion. Today I'm bit surprised to see every discussion summarized to fuckbeta. Popping up all over the place there's discussions about beta and even alternatives being revived and created. As I tend not to RTFA, I haven't sampled the beta myself. So, I ask you guys, what's there to like about the BETA and what's there to loath?"
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Ask Slashdot: What's there to like about the BETA?

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  • To me it has the cluttered unorganized look that so many sites have adopted. The new direction they are trying to go seem to want to look like weather.com or cnn.com.
  • by rwa2 (4391) * on Thursday February 06, 2014 @07:39PM (#46179957) Homepage Journal

    I was hoping to find an actual positive discussion in here, but oh well.

    For my part, I assume the site "redesign" is just a migration off of Slashcode onto the same web publishing engine that the rest of DICE's properties use, so they can get the same analytics engine to market you to their advertisers. That's all the PHBs want ,what they really really want.

    In fact, this big anti-Beta campaign is probably driving their analytics up Up UP! "Look at all the traffic our enthusiastic users are generating to the new Beta site!"

    • That's great for the short term... but when the exodus is over and the forums are silent and stone-cold, they won't feel quite so accomplished.
    • by akh (240886)

      For my part, I assume the site "redesign" is just a migration off of Slashcode onto the same web publishing engine that the rest of DICE's properties use,

      That's my suspicion as well. I noticed some other sites have oddly similar design (especially in the details). Take a look at NPR's blogs, for example:

      Notice any similarities? Looks a lot different under the hood though so I could be wrong. Mind you there's so much crap going on behind the scenes on the /. beta that it's hard to say f

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