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  1. <P>Please post this to new articles if it hasn't been posted yet.<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.</p>
  3. <p>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 <a href="http://www.reddit.com/r/socialmedia/comments/1x77zt/user_backlash_to_slashdotorg_beta/cf8px8y">fundamentally breaks</a> the classic Slashdot discussion and moderation system. 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://www.slashdot.org/?nobeta=1">here</a> to return to classic Slashdot.</p>
  4. <b>We should boycott stories and only discuss the abomination that is Slashdot Beta until Dice abandons the project. </b><br>
  5. <b>We should boycott slashdot entirely 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><br>
  6. Moderators - only spend mod points on comments that discuss Beta
  7. Commentors - only discuss Beta
  8. http://slashdot.org/recent [slashdot.org] - Vote up the Fuck Beta stories<br>  
  9. Keep this up for a few days and we may finally get the PHBs attention. Links of note:<br>
  10. Discussion of Beta: <a href="http://slashdot.org/firehose.pl?op=view&id=56395415">http://slashdot.org/firehose.pl?op=view&id=56395415</a>
  11. 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>
  12. Alternative Slashdot: <A href="http://www.altslashdot.org">altslashdot.org</a>
  13. IRC Discussion: freenode #slashdot-refugees
  14. IRC Discussion: slashnet.org #slashdot
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