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I really want to use slashdot type functionality for a site and I think their source code is open, but I'm not sure how easy it is to use. Is anyone else using it or know of any non-slashdot installations of it?

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Sadly it looks like a dead project to me. They do have a page which lists /code sites they know about but it's broken. If you download the latest release file you'll see that the most recent datestamp is 2006, though someone does seem to have been fixing bugs as recently as last year.

Project on sourceforge is here http://sourceforge.net/projects/slashcode/

Basically anything slashcode/slashdot does can be done better in drupal or wordpress, it's a very 90's site in look, thinking and functionality.

  • Thanks. hmmm drupal or wordpress isn't what I'm going for because what I really want is a site where users can submit stories. I also like the voted upon comments. Perhaps I should explore reddit – andersonbd1 May 2 '12 at 12:24
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    @andersonbd1 All of the things you describe are possible with Joomla, Drupal, twitter bootstrap or Wordpress. It may be better to view this kind of software as a platform modified by plugins, they're all maintained so more secure and more flexible for mobile and tablet than reddit or slashcode. – toomanyairmiles May 2 '12 at 17:56

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