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Re: What happened to nnslashdot and nnultimate

From: Adam Sjøgren
Subject: Re: What happened to nnslashdot and nnultimate
Date: Wed, 23 Jul 2014 23:14:33 +0200
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Stefan Huchler <> writes:

> ok u answered my quetion literaly. But the question behind my question
> is, what else like that is there, and if nothing is there why.

Webscraping forum-sites is a lot of work, as you have to keep up with
every little change.

The websites that are making money on advertising probably don't have
much incentive to not break access methods that effectively bypass their

Oh, and people who use such systems are probably not the most
forgiving/grateful people you can find. I suspect they are likely to
bitch and moan, rather than do some work to solve the problem

> Why would people want to use this horrific forums of websites which are
> not consistent at all?

99% of the net population think it is good enough/don't care?

> Even websites like facebook and twitter use non-browser-interfaces
> because they know that webinterface is broken.

Someone recently suggested that apps were nice for corporations like
that because you can do anything with the users data, where browsers
have at least some amount of user-centric protection.

[... more ranting cut ...]

> Its a constant pain, and u say to me they removed that killer feature
> without any reason.

I said no such thing.

I can speculate on why they were removed, if you really want: The code
did not work anymore, and nobody was interested enough in the
functionality to step up and fix it.

Maybe people interested in slashdot comments are more interested in
ranting than doing work fixing code?

> Again to come the questions how am I supposed to write in a non painfull
> way comments to blogs websites???

Maybe the answer is to spend the time doing something else? :-)

  Best regards,


 "Lil'Johnny's mund er fuld af blod"                          Adam Sjøgren

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