Slashdot has updated their CSS style sheets again. Yet again, there are little tweaks that would be nice. So here are some custom rules to add to your Firefox userContent.css file.
This contains rules to change Slashdot back to a Serif font, bolds the comment counts on the main page, and fixes some headers that were left with black text on various colored backgrounds - including black backgrounds in certain sections.
Update: Now contains rules to fix the "comment score" header (when viewing a comment, it's the box that lists the break down of moderation scores) and the "recent submissions" header. Update 2: Added the missing Apache, BSD, and Features sections, which helpfully aren't listed under the sections bar on the left, but do, in fact, exist. Update 3: Removed the rules to adjust the comment score, since Slashdot altered their own CSS to move the score to the left of the title.
So it's April Fools Day. Check the calendar. It is. Slashdot is doing their annual "run stupid stories" joke (tip: when an April Fools joke becomes annual, it's not funny any more), but this time, there are tags.
Most of the tags have been "aprilfools" - because, well, they are. However, most also received "gay" and several received "lame."
So, since "turn-around is fair play," let's look at some tags:
Slashdot has recently allowed subscribers to start tagging stories. I'm hoping that subscribers can also view all stories given a certain tag, because non-subscribers (like me) currently can't, which makes the tags fairly useless.
But some of the tags so far have been rather amusing...
You may have read about how Slashdot has upgraded their site to use CSS, which allows some degree of custom styling. Well, I've mucked around with their CSS, and came up with the following userContent.css addition:
If you haven't read it, it's a story someone posted about how Microsoft AntiSpyware detects Mozilla Firefox as spyware. Except, of course, for the fact that it doesn't.
The story notes that the screenshots are "likely" fake as an update. "Likely" fake? The person who posted the shots says they're faked. People have run AntiSpyware and noted that it doesn't detect Firefox. Likely fake? They are fake and Slashdot knows it.
This is just yet another reason why I don't subscribe to Slashdot and likely never will. This is something that's so obviously unlikely and so obviously fake that there's no way the editors should have fallen for it. Until CmdrTaco and that crowd decide that they want to show they're willing to provide a service worth paying for, I'm not going to pay for it.