There was a time that Slashdot was the “go-to” site for somewhat intelligent conversation on geeky topics. This was back in the early days of the Internet, when men were men and wrote their own device drivers. I would start my day powering up my serial terminal connected to my Linux machine and use a text-based web browser to read it. It was great back then.
All I have to say now is.. what. the. actual fuck.
Today this is what it looks like:
Slashdot used to be “news for nerds, stuff that matters.” Today it’s “ads for nerds, nothing that matters.”
Sometimes a classic website can do worse than dying. It can become a worthless platform just because of monitization and owners who stopped giving two fucks about the community they serve. Goodbye, Slashdot. May Reddit not stab you too hard.