Matthew Byng-Maddick <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> writes:

> On Sat, Jun 16, 2001 at 12:09:53PM +0100, Dave Hodgkinson wrote:
> > Steve Mynott <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> writes:
> > > Dave Hodgkinson <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> writes:
> > > > Any other offers?
> > >
> > Why do all these things have to look like Slashdot? It that now the
> > ONLY metaphor for these things. I know Nielsen would approve of the
> > familiarity part but...
> ...Nielsen's a fuckwit?

No, that's not what I was implying. But yes, that's debateable.

One of his usability arguments is that if you're trying to build a
usable site, you really want to make it work like all the others. And
slashdot have their niche sewn up.

> It is interesting that this is the conclusion that we came to at work while
> trying to analyse web forums...
> ... we weren't impressed.

Add it to the "all $things suck" list.
Dave Hodgkinson,                   
Editor-in-chief, The Highway Star 
          Interim CTO, web server farms, technical strategy

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