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'''Okay, I am officially terrified...'''
 
'''Okay, I am officially terrified...'''
  
I'm building a news site alternative to Slashdot.
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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'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!
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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. 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:
 
I'm particularly in need of people who can:
  
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Set up and manage a high-traffic site (servers, load-balancers, data sites, &c)
<li>Set up and manage a high-traffic site (servers, load-balancers, data sites, &c)</li>
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Edit story submissions
<li>Edit story submissions</li>
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HTML, CSS, and script creation/bugfix/repair
<li>HTML, CSS, and script creation/bugfix/repair<li>
 
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Contact me if interested
 
Contact me if interested
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'''Current Progress'''
 
'''Current Progress'''
  
* I've registered "AltSlashdot.org", also ".com" and ".net".
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* Registered "AltSlashdot.org", also ".com" and ".net".
* I've got hosting through BlueHost
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* Purchased hosting through BlueHost
 
* I'm wading through SlashCode, learning the install procedures.
 
* I'm wading through SlashCode, learning the install procedures.
  
 
'''ToDo'''
 
'''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
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* Install SlashCode on my home server.
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When I'm comfortable with the install and get the kinks worked out, I'll try installing it on the production site
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* Install SlashCode on the production site
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* Get some people to help with the site
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* Find and submit some stories

Revision as of 09:09, 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

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

ToDo

  • Install SlashCode on my home server.


When I'm comfortable with the install and get the kinks worked out, I'll try installing it on the production site

  • Install SlashCode on the production site
  • Get some people to help with the site
  • Find and submit some stories