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=Frequently Asked Questions=
 
=Frequently Asked Questions=
  
===What is this site about===
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===What is this site about?===
  
 
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].
 
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].
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====What's the purpose of the Wiki?====
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Currently it provides a place for documentation about the project. Some examples:
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*[[Development#Slashcode_Primer| A primer on Slashcode]]
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*[[Development#Index_of_Development_Pages_and_Resources|Index of Development Pages and Resources]]
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*[[CssWork]]
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*The [[TeamPages]] | pages of the teams that work on this project
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*The [[WhosWho]] | list of people involved
  
 
===How can I volunteer?===
 
===How can I volunteer?===
  
If you are interested in volunteering in any way, you could start in the '''[[SoylentNews#Get_Involved|Get Involved]]''' Section.
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If you are interested in volunteering, start in the '''[[SoylentNews#Get_Involved|Get Involved]]''' section.
  
 
===Will the database be released open source?===
 
===Will the database be released open source?===
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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.
 
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.
 

Revision as of 16:01, 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.

What's the purpose of the Wiki?

Currently it provides a place for documentation about the project. Some examples:

How can I volunteer?

If you are interested in volunteering, start in the Get Involved section.

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.