Anyone here still read slashdot?

Richard Esplin richard-lists at esplins.org
Sun Feb 9 00:55:40 MST 2014


"Plenty of words" is pretty subjective.

But if you re-read the discussion, you will find some concrete criticisms about 
how comments are handled.

On Saturday, February 08, 2014 18:34:25 Levi Pearson wrote:
> On Fri, Feb 7, 2014 at 8:00 PM, Richard Esplin
> 
> <richard-lists at esplins.org> wrote:
> > Most designers currently believe two things:
> > 
> > * No one reads
> > * Words are bad
> 
> Again, how is this relevant to the Slashdot redesign?  It's now got a
> reasonable amount of whitespace between lines and a somewhat larger
> header font.  It's less dense, but I think that's generally a good
> thing for readability.  There are still plenty of words on the pages.
> 
> :P
> 
> I have yet to see anyone on PLUG offer a reasonable critique of the
> redesign. Just a lot of "I don't like it" and random rants about web
> designers.  It's fine to just not like it, but don't pretend that your
> opinion is somehow the "right" one if you can't even articulate why
> you don't like it.
> 
> Anyway, the users of Slashdot have spoken, and apparently they don't
> like it.  Hopefully they'll end up fixing it so both the web designers
> and the users are both happy.
> 
>       --Levi


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