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    W3bbo

    After posting that thread about SlashDot's recent coverage of a proven fake screenshot of MAS detecting Firefox as a security liability, a number of you took time to critise SlashDot.

    So I was thinking... why not start an MSDN version of SlashDot... I just thought up "CrashNot" during my lunch break, but it's a start.

    The site could cover the latest in Microsoft and propriety software developments, and the occassional piece of interesting OSS news, essentially, an "anti-SlashDot"

    ....And we'd post credible entries Smiley

    Comments?

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    Tyler Brown

    Sounds like an interresting premise. I'd be up for reading it.

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    NeoTOM

    Lock and load!

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    dcw

    W3bbo wrote:
    The site could cover the latest in Microsoft and propriety software developments, and the occassional piece of interesting OSS news, essentially, an "anti-SlashDot"


    Actually, that's the reason why I started coming to Channel 9. I wanted to keep up with tech news but I was sick of the slashdot zealotry. I know c9's news system isn't quite as evolved, but it's a very good start.

    And you guys do such a good job of disseminating anything of interest from them that I know I will never have to return again.

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    Shaded

    Sounds like a barn-burner of an idea.  I'd write for it.

    However we have a unique opportunity to evangalize for Microsoft in an objective manner.  If we could generate attention don't you think Msoft would throw us some advertising dollars instead of all the other industry rags that pretend not to have an agenda?

    (ZDnet, slashdot, etc)


    I just checked netsol Crashnot.net is available.  I could host a preliminary site but as soon as traffic out runs my 768ksdsl line we gotta move.  (which I'm sure would be almost immediately.

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    MasterPi

    LOL!!! I was thinking the same exact thing this morning when I got up for my morning coffee. Smiley

    Except my idea isn't totally to bash SlashDot. I was thinking more on the lines of educating the users that are in a sense "on the edge" between Windows and another OS due to noob and incredible comments.  Perhaps cut down alot to the home and business users, showing them what MS is all about and what you can do with Windows.

    I'd be more than happy to help if you're actually thinking of going along with this kind of thing. 

    Maybe we can use that new server of yours, eh? Smiley

    I can prob help coding some of the site too? It would be good practice for me Smiley

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    reedracer

    W3bbo wrote:
    an MSDN version of SlashDot... I just thought up "CrashNot"



    Couple more possibles,
    backslashdot.net
    drinkthekoolaid.com

    Actually, I think Channel 9 is a good place to do this.

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    Michael Griffiths

    Crashnot is a good name.

    It's not a totally obvious rip-off of Slashdot, but it's close enough to be a running joke. Smiley

    Hmm, I wonder if we can get Scoble to post things from his comprehensive review of blogs - similar to his link feed?

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    Shaded

    I don't think it should be seen as an insult to Slashdot, more of an alternative.

    CrashNot -  More work.  Less noise.

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    W3bbo

    Wow... I wasn't expecting so many positive replies

    Heh... well, I guess we could get something off the ground.

    I was thinking of ripping SlashDot's layout and general "feel" and inverting it (left to right), and maybe... for the "Microsoft news" logo, have that picture of Bill G's head from the Teen Idol poster? Wink

    The basics of the site wouldn't be too hard. But the more advanced stuff, like meta-moderation and comment filtering & display will take more effort.

    Oh, and if we do go ahead with this... are are using XHTML1.1 w/ CSS2.1, kapeesh? Smiley

    Oh... and would Microsoft back this?

    ...and would people rely on a news-source that says "Copyright 2005 Microsoft Corporation" on the bottom?

    Call it bias... but I wouldn't, likewise I wouldn't trust anything with "Copyright 2005 Linus Torvalds" on the bottom either.

    Perhaps... Microsoft involvement, but not sponsorship or anything that might add inherant (or otherwise) bias.

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    Rossj

    W3bbo wrote:
    I was thinking of ripping SlashDot's layout and general "feel" and inverting it (left to right), and maybe... for the "Microsoft news" logo, have that picture of Bill G's head from the Teen Idol poster?


    You could use the slash code itself, but there seems something a little twisted in using OSS to promote closed source products - maybe it is just me.

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    W3bbo

    I've just added a Wiki entry if anyone wants to comments

    'tis here: http://channel9.msdn.com/wiki/default.aspx/Channel9.CrashNot

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    Cairo

    It always astounds me that people think Microsoft either needs or deserves help.

    Carry on, though...

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    Shaded

    Cairo wrote:
    It always astounds me that people think Microsoft either needs or deserves help.

    Carry on, though...



    This is precisely why someone should do this site.

    Its not Microsoft that needs help, its our uneducated but vociferous peers in the industry that do.

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