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View Poll Results: Do you think slashdot is over rated?
Yes 16 57.14%
No 8 28.57%
whats slashdot? 4 14.29%
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Old 03-18-2005, 05:18 PM   #1
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Do you think slashdot is over rated?

i personally do so hey why not start a thread
Old 03-18-2005, 08:40 PM   #2
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No way! Slashdot is great. The first sites I pull up in the morning (after checking e-mail) are usualy,, and in that order.

I mean, hey, who else can bring websites to a grinding halt simply by linking to them?!
Old 03-18-2005, 09:14 PM   #3
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no, you insensitive clod! Seriously though, I use Slashdot, Linuquestions, and Gmail simultaneously(gotta love tabbed browsing.)
Old 03-18-2005, 09:22 PM   #4
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Wicked over rated, very little can be gained from reading it anymore... Even less from reading the comments...
Old 03-18-2005, 09:26 PM   #5
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Don't know if it's overrated, who's rating it?
I find lots of interesting articles there, though sometimes weeks apart and sometimes lots in a day.
A lot of noise in the comments but there is sometimes a very good follow up hidden somewhere.
Slashdot is Slashdot.

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Old 03-18-2005, 09:38 PM   #6
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well i personally like osnews beacause there pretty hardcore on tech news but about slashdot that kinda makes me look away is the blog type news entrys like they would post peoples opinions and what not i dont know maybe im just picky lol but i favor osnews
Old 03-18-2005, 10:47 PM   #7
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I just watch it for news. There's rarely any point in reading the posts.
Old 03-18-2005, 11:26 PM   #8
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entirely overrated, one sided, and too liberal for my tastes :]
Old 03-19-2005, 09:51 PM   #9
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Originally posted by AlexV
I mean, hey, who else can bring websites to a grinding halt simply by linking to them?!
FARK.COM can. FARK.COM is possibly even more mighty than /. in that regard. Too bad one of the moderators is a jackass though. I like Drew but can't stand one of the moderators so I haven't read fark in about two years.
Old 03-19-2005, 10:16 PM   #10
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I for one welcome our over-rated Overlords...
Old 03-20-2005, 02:36 AM   #11
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I use for all of me news.
Old 03-20-2005, 03:36 AM   #12
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i like the aggregation of news filtered by people who are somewhat open to information of all sorts and i can format my own page to get the stuff and sources i want to hear about. i don't much get into the comments because that seems to be a community thing with an established following.
Old 03-20-2005, 04:21 AM   #13
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I don't find SlashDot to be any more overrated than any other source.
Old 03-20-2005, 05:40 AM   #14
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I don't know the principle and the reason for a site like slashdot. What is the concept behind slashdot dot org?

Hmmm... I voted for the "what is slashdot?" option because I have never really used it and know very little about the site.
Old 03-20-2005, 06:20 AM   #15
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The list of articles are usually varied and interesting, except for the legendary amount of obvious duplicates-it seems the actual editors who chose submitted stories dont actually read the site...
The content of the posts for any given story varies between horrific retellings of the same lame 'jokes', Interesting, Informative and Insightful debate about many relavent computer topics, and the occational troll which will quickly get moderated down below your viewing score cutoff.
I read/use /. daily(hourly, minutely ) but it isnt the be all and end all of news aggregation&discussion sites.


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