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  1. <p>Please post this to new articles if it hasn't been posted yet. (Copy-paste the html from <a href="http://pastebin.com/6ewFXeDs">here</a> so links don't get mangled!)</p>
  2. <p>On February 5, 2014, Slashdot announced through a javascript popup that they are starting to "move in to" the new Slashdot Beta design. Slashdot Beta is a trend-following attempt to give Slashdot a fresh look, an approach that has led to less space for text and an abandonment of the traditional Slashdot look. Much worse than that, Slashdot Beta fundamentally breaks the classic Slashdot discussion and moderation system.</p>
  3. <p>If you haven't seen Slashdot Beta already, open <a href="http://hardware-beta.slashdot.org/story/14/02/05/2131205/fire-destroys-iron-mountain-data-warehouse-argentinas-bank-records-lost">this</a> in a new tab. After seeing that, click <a href="http://slashdot.org/?nobeta=1">here</a> to return to classic Slashdot.</p>
  4. <p><b>We should boycott stories and only discuss the abomination that is Slashdot Beta until Dice abandons the project.<br>We should boycott slashdot <i>entirely</i> during the week of Feb 10 to Feb 17 as part of the wider <a href="http://hardware.slashdot.org/comments.pl?sid=4760465&cid=46173047">slashcott</a></b></p>
  5. <p>Moderators - only spend mod points on comments that discuss Beta<br>Commentors - only discuss Beta<br><a href="http://slashdot.org">http://slashdot.org/recent</a> - Vote up the Fuck Beta stories</p>
  6. <p>Keep this up for a few days and we may finally get the PHBs attention.</p>
  7. -----=====##### <b>LINKS</b> #####=====-----
  8. <p>Discussion of Beta: <a href="http://slashdot.org/firehose.pl?op=view&id=56395415">http://slashdot.org/firehose.pl?op=view&id=56395415</a><br>
  9. Discussion of where to go if Beta goes live: <a href="http://slashdot.org/firehose.pl?op=view&type=submission&id=3321441">http://slashdot.org/firehose.pl?op=view&type=submission&id=3321441</a><br>
  10. Alternative Slashdot: <a href="http://altslashdot.org">http://altslashdot.org</a> (thanks <a href="http://slashdot.org/~Okian+Warrior">Okian Warrior (537106)</a>)</p>