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This is a home for information about how '''[http://soylentnews.org SoylentNews.org]''' was started, the vision for it, and discussion about it's future.  
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This is a home for information about how '''[http://soylentnews.org SoylentNews.org]''' was started, and the vision for it.  
  
 
==About SoylentNews.org==
 
==About SoylentNews.org==
  
Greetings soylentils and welcome to the '''[http://soylentnews.org SoylentNews.org]''' Wiki!
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Welcome to the '''[http://soylentnews.org SoylentNews.org]''' Wiki.
  
We deliver the best community-sourced news for nerds. This is a grassroots effort powered by article submissions from our readers; we draw attention to those stories on the web which are important to everyone - especially nerds. We also provide a soapbox for discussion moderated by the site's patrons, and allow the community to speak anonymously (there will never be mandatory registration to comment).
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We deliver community-sourced news and discussion. This is an, grassroots effort powered by article submissions from our readers, volunteers, and our forked version of [https://github.com/SoylentNews/slashcode slashcode] called [https://github.com/SoylentNews/rehash 'Rehash'].  We highlight stories on the web which are important to everyone - especially nerds. We also provide a soapbox for discussion moderated by the site's patrons, and allow anonymous discourse as there's no mandatory registration needed to comment.
  
 
We are mindful of community sentiment, and will not bend to overreaching corporate agenda. The goal is to be an excellent source for discussion and news about technology, art, science and politics.
 
We are mindful of community sentiment, and will not bend to overreaching corporate agenda. The goal is to be an excellent source for discussion and news about technology, art, science and politics.
  
Though the site is in it's infancy (and there are [https://github.com/SoylentNews/slashcode/issues bugs]), we are improving and adapting to satisfy the community's needs. We look forward to exceeding your expectations and pushing the boundaries of web experience. We are committed to involving the community on all major decisions.
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We've incorporated as a Delaware Public Benefit Corporation (similar to a non-profit) as we feel our mission to provide a platform for news dissemination and relevant discussion is not only essential for mankind, but also a legal right (i.e. freedom of press, freedom of speech) in some places, and these are liberties which we aim to protect.
  
==Project and business information==
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Though the site is young and there are [https://github.com/SoylentNews/rehash/issues bugs], we are improving and adapting to satisfy the community's needs. We look forward to pushing the boundaries of web experience and are committed to involving the community on all major decisions.
 
 
* [[Finances|Some information on Proposed Business Model]] <br>
 
* [[Business|Our Business Planning]] <br>
 
* [[Expenses|Our Expense Report]]
 
* [[FeatureList|Our Feature List]]
 
* [[Staff_Meetings|Staff Meeting Logs]]
 
  
 
==Get Involved==
 
==Get Involved==
  
'''Hop in to IRC:'''
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This project is run entirely by the community and there are many ways to contribute. Here are some of the many ways to participate:
* #soylent on irc.soylentnews.org/6697
 
* [http://irc.sylnt.us/?channels=#soylent Webchat]
 
* [[SoylentNews:IRC|IRC Wiki Page]]
 
  
'''Volunteer'''
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*'''[http://soylentnews.org/submit.pl Submit a Story]'''
* Reach out to one of the '''[[TeamPages|Teams]]'''
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** Try joining the #rss-bot channel in [[SoylentNews:IRC|IRC]] for story ideas
* Contact the relevant person: '''[[WhosWho| Who's Who?]]'''
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*'''Volunteer'''
 
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** Get in touch with the '''[[Development|Development Team]]''', especially if you know perl
'''[http://soylentnews.org/submit.pl Submit a Story]'''
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** Reach out to one of the other '''[[TeamPages|Teams]]''' (we have openings for many skill sets)
 
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** Contact the relevant person: '''[[WhosWho| Who's Who?]]'''
'''Add a [[Suggestions|Suggestion]]'''
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*Hop on to '''IRC:'''
 
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** #Soylent on irc.soylentnews.org/6697
'''Tell Somebody''' A friend, a colleague, any major news source....
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** [https://chat.soylentnews.org/ Webchat]
*Do what you can to get the word out
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** [[SoylentNews:IRC|IRC Wiki Page]]
*Also you could participate in '''[[#The_Slashcott|The Slashcott]]'''
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*'''Bugs''' and Features:
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** [https://github.com/SoylentNews/rehash/issues/new Submit a bug or Feature Request]
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** [[Suggestions|Add a Suggestion]] - larger projects to tackle for the future
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*'''Tell Somebody''' A friend, a colleague, any major news source....
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** Do what you can to [[Spreading the word|get the word out]]
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** You could participate in [[The_Slashcott|The Slashcott]]
  
 
==Contacts==
 
==Contacts==
  
All Contact and Overlord info can be found here:
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A list of people working on this project:
 
===[[WhosWho| Who's Who?]]===
 
===[[WhosWho| Who's Who?]]===
  
== List of Discussion Pages ==
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== Useful Links ==
 
 
*[[NewName]]
 
*[[MailingListUpdates]]
 
*[[Finances]] -- which model would allow to minimise and/or distribute hosting costs
 
*[[Business]]
 
*[[Moderation]] -- how/if to enhance; was it so bad it was the primary reason for the diaspora?
 
*[[FeatureList]] -- discussion of required/desired characteristics
 
*[[Submission guidelines]]
 
*[[Content]]
 
*[[Development]]
 
*[[Style]]
 
*[[Migration of users from Slashdot]] -- how to handle Nicks and UIDs
 
*[[Licensing]]
 
*[[WhosWho]] -- points of contact in different project areas
 
*[[Spreading the word]]
 
*[[Comments]]
 
*[[To do]]
 
*[[Stories from former Slashdot users]]
 
*[[IRCVision|What should the IRC network be like?]]
 
*[[URLShortener|How do we want a URL shortener to be used?]]
 
*[[CssWork]]
 
*[[The Slashcott]]
 
*[[Story Style]]
 
 
 
== Site Name ==
 
 
 
We have a '''temporary''' name!
 
 
 
Thanks go out to everyone who made suggestions - some of them were
 
absolutely brilliant! For example, it hadn't occurred to me to choose a name based on a
 
non-English word, or a palindrome, or a puzzle. Many of the entries were quite clever.
 
(Adies, it took me more than a day to figure yours out. Bravo!)
 
 
 
I won't post the runners up because squatters might take the names before we hold the real
 
contest. We'll figure out a way to prevent this somehow - at worst case we can choose judges
 
and do it privately.
 
 
 
Jerry had the winning entry.
 
 
 
The temp name is: '''SoylentNews''' with the tagline: '''SoylentNews is people!'''
 
 
 
Does this rock? It hits the trifecta of website goodness:
 
 
 
* Descriptive in a way that mundanes will understand (compare "Photoshop" with "GIMP", "Internet Explorer" with "Firefox", and "MediaPlayer" with "VLC")
 
 
 
* It's part of Nerd culture, a pun, and slightly twisted
 
 
 
* It's suggestive of being community driven
 
 
 
* Possible Trademark issues
 
  
* It is attached to some movie about eating corpses and implies "News fresh as processed corpses" (??)
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*[[Submission guidelines]] - best practices for story submissions
 
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*[[Story Style]] - a guide for editors on article formatting
 
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*[[Development]] team page
This will be a hard act to beat. Start thinking up names for the contest, or throw your weight
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**[https://github.com/SoylentNews/rehash Code Repo] - The Slashcode fork repository for this project on GitHub
behind this one. The contest will be held soon after we open the doors.
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** <strike>[[DevelopmentVMHowto]] - How to get our code setup in a VM</strike>
 
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** [[SlashDocumentationIndex]]
(And it was poutine (from IRC) who suggested we use a temporary name. Others may also have suggested it, but it was his post that I noticed. Be sure to thank him if you see him on IRC.)
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*[[UserExperience]] team page
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**[[Style]] - some of this info needs to be merged/moved/organized into/with [[UserExperience]]
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**[[CssWork]]
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* [[SystemAdministration|System Administration]]
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*[[Finances]] - Breakdown of our proposed spending
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*[[Licensing]] - ideas about which license to use for our slashcode fork
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*[[Staff_Meetings|Staff Meeting Logs]]
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*[[SoylentNews_PBC|SoylentNews PBC]]
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*[[SoylentNews_Site_Policy|SoylentNews Policy]]
  
 
== Similar Projects ==
 
== Similar Projects ==
* [http://technocrat.net/ Technocrat] - News site presented by Bruce Perens, going on the air Tuesday February 17.
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* [http://pipedot.org/ Pipedot] - A complete re-write that uses a modern codebase and sports a clean look
* [http://pipedot.org/ Pipedot] - Rewrite project - Aiming to create a cleaner news site with modern technology.
 
 
* Usenet newsgroup comp.misc - [https://groups.google.com/forum/#!forum/comp.misc on Google Groups], [http://squte.com/ on Squte], [news:comp.misc via newsreader application]
 
* Usenet newsgroup comp.misc - [https://groups.google.com/forum/#!forum/comp.misc on Google Groups], [http://squte.com/ on Squte], [news:comp.misc via newsreader application]
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* [http://technocrat.net/ Technocrat] - (now defunt) News site presented by Bruce Perens
  
== "Updates" and Mailing list Archive ==
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== Archive ==
 
 
These are communications surrounding the initial launch:
 
  
*An archive of updates surrounding initial work and launch can be found at [[Updates]]
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[[Archive]] -- An archive of obsolete pages/discussions that occurred before launch
*Mailing list update Messages are [[MailingListUpdates|here]]
 

Latest revision as of 13:43, 30 August 2019

This is a home for information about how SoylentNews.org was started, and the vision for it.

About SoylentNews.org

Welcome to the SoylentNews.org Wiki.

We deliver community-sourced news and discussion. This is an, grassroots effort powered by article submissions from our readers, volunteers, and our forked version of slashcode called 'Rehash'. We highlight stories on the web which are important to everyone - especially nerds. We also provide a soapbox for discussion moderated by the site's patrons, and allow anonymous discourse as there's no mandatory registration needed to comment.

We are mindful of community sentiment, and will not bend to overreaching corporate agenda. The goal is to be an excellent source for discussion and news about technology, art, science and politics.

We've incorporated as a Delaware Public Benefit Corporation (similar to a non-profit) as we feel our mission to provide a platform for news dissemination and relevant discussion is not only essential for mankind, but also a legal right (i.e. freedom of press, freedom of speech) in some places, and these are liberties which we aim to protect.

Though the site is young and there are bugs, we are improving and adapting to satisfy the community's needs. We look forward to pushing the boundaries of web experience and are committed to involving the community on all major decisions.

Get Involved

This project is run entirely by the community and there are many ways to contribute. Here are some of the many ways to participate:

Contacts

A list of people working on this project:

Who's Who?

Useful Links

Similar Projects

Archive

Archive -- An archive of obsolete pages/discussions that occurred before launch