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===What is this site about===
 
===What is this site about===
  
This is a news site alternative to Slashdot. It runs an interface much like Slashdot ''used'' to be
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This is a wiki for this project. If you'd like to learn more about the project, try the [http://soylentnews.org/about.shtml about page] or the [http://soylentnews.org/faq.shtml site FAQ].
- better articles, less decoration, and less "in your face" functionality.
 
 
 
===Who owns this site===
 
 
 
The site is owned and run by NCommander.
 
 
 
This may change in a month or so when we choose a business model.
 
 
 
===What if Dice decides to revert to Classic Slashdot?===
 
 
 
The general feeling is that the quality of articles on Slashdot has
 
become poor. We think we can do a better job, so the project will continue regardless of what
 
Dice does with Slashdot.
 
  
 
===How can I volunteer?===
 
===How can I volunteer?===
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Yes, providing there are no legal issues or other "gotchas".
 
Yes, providing there are no legal issues or other "gotchas".
 
On the subject of making things open source, someone suggested that the database be
 
separated via API from the presentation. People could then write other interfaces and presentation methods that show the data in various ways. It would also allow program access
 
to the data for things such as searching and other uses.
 
 
I think this is an excellent idea. Barring any insurmountable issues, I'll try to make
 
that happen during the rewrite.
 
  
 
===Will you be taking articles/content from other sites?===
 
===Will you be taking articles/content from other sites?===

Revision as of 15:45, 6 May 2014

Frequently Asked Questions

What is this site about

This is a wiki for this project. If you'd like to learn more about the project, try the about page or the site FAQ.

How can I volunteer?

If you are interested in volunteering in any way, you could start in the Get Involved Section.

Will the code be released open source?

Yes.

Will the database be released open source?

Yes, providing there are no legal issues or other "gotchas".

Will you be taking articles/content from other sites?

If we are to succeed, we need to do it on our own merits. Our goal is to provide unique content. Still, as our newsfeed is powered by our submissions, and due to our inability to see the queues of other sites, cross posting does sometimes happen.

What about user ID on old slashdot, can we preserve that?

The original plan was to implement a system to preserve UIDs from the old site. This may not be possible anymore. See Migration of users from Slashdot for details.