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Consult the [//meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Help:Contents User's Guide] for information on using the wiki software.
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I'm building a news site alternative to Slashdot.
  
== Getting started ==
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I've only started a couple of hours ago, this wiki is a temporary measure so that volunteers can coordinate and others can see what's happening.
* [//www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Manual:Configuration_settings Configuration settings list]
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* [//www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Manual:FAQ MediaWiki FAQ]
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I intend to run a site much like Slashdot used to be - better articles, less decoration and less "in your face" functionality. I'm looking for volunteers to help with setup and running the site.
* [https://lists.wikimedia.org/mailman/listinfo/mediawiki-announce MediaWiki release mailing list]
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* [//www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Localisation#Translation_resources Localise MediaWiki for your language]
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If the site becomes profitable, I intend to hire from the pool of volunteers. If you've ever wanted to participate in a site like Slashdot, here's your chance!
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I'm particularly in need of people who can:
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<ul>
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<li>Set up and manage a high-traffic site (servers, load-balancers, data sites, &c)</li>
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<li>Edit story submissions</li>
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<li>HTML, CSS, and script creation/bugfix/repair<li>
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</ul>
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Contact me if interested
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John (at) AltSlashdot (dot) org
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'''Current Progress'''
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* I've registered "AltSlashdot.org", also ".com" and ".net".
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* I've got hosting through BlueHost
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* I'm wading through SlashCode, learning the install procedures.
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'''ToDo'''
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* Install SlashCode on my home server. Once I'm comfortable with the install and get the kinks worked out, I'll try installing it on the production site

Revision as of 09:02, 6 February 2014

Okay, I am officially terrified...

I'm building a news site alternative to Slashdot.

I've only started a couple of hours ago, this wiki is a temporary measure so that volunteers can coordinate and others can see what's happening.

I intend to run a site much like Slashdot used to be - better articles, less decoration and less "in your face" functionality. I'm looking for volunteers to help with setup and running the site.

If the site becomes profitable, I intend to hire from the pool of volunteers. If you've ever wanted to participate in a site like Slashdot, here's your chance!

I'm particularly in need of people who can:

  • Set up and manage a high-traffic site (servers, load-balancers, data sites, &c)
  • Edit story submissions
  • HTML, CSS, and script creation/bugfix/repair

Contact me if interested

John (at) AltSlashdot (dot) org



Current Progress

  • I've registered "AltSlashdot.org", also ".com" and ".net".
  • I've got hosting through BlueHost
  • I'm wading through SlashCode, learning the install procedures.

ToDo

  • Install SlashCode on my home server. Once I'm comfortable with the install and get the kinks worked out, I'll try installing it on the production site