Someone already started on one. Apparently it works in modding posts up and down, but there is no framework for assigning moderation points in the first place. Someone could finish that off.

On Sat, Feb 5, 2011 at 6:04 AM, Steve Perkins <> wrote:
    I would never tell an interested person to *not* work on a
project.  However, with there being dozens of viable and thriving CMS
systems out there today... I honestly believe your resources would be
better spent in developing a plugin for one (or more) of those.

    The main selling point of Slash was (is) the moderation system.
However, it's not *that* big a task to add similar moderation to a CMS
through a plugin.  Maintaining the whole of Slash for this one feature
is like a car maker keeping an old model in production for its great
dashboard layout.  Few people are going to buy a car based on that
criteria alone... and it would be so much easier to copy the dashboard
layout into contemporary models.

    This second point could ruffle feathers... but not only has the
Slash developer community dwindled, the larger Perl web development
community isn't what it was 10 years ago either.  I keep my skills sharp
enough to tweak old legacy stuff here and there, but in the year 2011 I
would never commit to any major new Perl 5 initiative.  You arguably
have Python as the main general-purpose Perl successor, Ruby is popular
among the more "artsy" crowd, and there's Java for people whose primary
job is writing business software.

    However, the lion's share of "mod_perl" stuff has gone to PHP.
Yeah, it's an ugly hack of a language... but so was Perl!  Perl was
simply the ugly hack that most of us started out on and grew comfortable
with.  The largest plugin-based CMS systems are written in PHP, and that
developer community is large and vibrant.  You have to separate a lot of
wheat from the chaff with those guys, but that was always true with Perl
developers too.

    If you found one or two motivated PHP coders (or hell, just learn
it yourself!)... you could probably have Slash-style moderation in a
Drupal or Wordpress plugin within weeks.  There may already be plugins
that are close, and could be forked and modified to fill the gaps.  The
work would be easier, and you would have a larger audience of possible
users (whereas nobody's going to drop Drupal for Slash).

    Best of luck in whatever direction you pursue!


On 2/4/2011 5:13 AM, Eric Dannewitz wrote:
> If you search through the archives, you'd see I was a regular poster
> on this list.....when it lived. Honestly, this little discussion is
> probably the most traffic the list has seen in half a decade.
> > From what I remember, the slash code guys basically gave the
> impression that they were never going to put together another tar ball
> release (and I dont think they ever have) and as for updates for the
> community......good luck.
> So, that is when I decided to leave and finally spent one weekend and
> came up with SQL scripts to convert my stories and users to word
> press.
> Protest? No. I'd rather think myself as a person warning others that
> slash code is a dead end. That when I switched to word press, I had
> joined a vibrant community where there were plugins. Documentation on
> the codebase. Upgrades that were easy. Themes. Easy customizations.
> Etc. And the performance on my server was as good if not better than
> before. Compare that to slash code. There is no community. The slash
> code site was last updated.....2009? and before that there was a post
> in 2008......And the last post on slash code was basically saying we
> aren't supporting it, but here is where you can get the code. Good
> luck.
> I think I'd rather take my chances with php and word press cause there
> are more than about 10 people who use it....
> On Friday, February 4, 2011, George Taft<>  wrote:
>> Eric -- I appreciate your frustration with Slashcode. Perhaps like
>> Scott you had forgotten the list existed. Nevertheless, you responded
>> to my initial post, not once but four times.
>> I guess my only question to you would be, why reply unless you still
>> cared? Methinks you protest too much. If you're a coder, a new effort
>> to revive the project might be able to use your help. == George
>> On Fri, Feb 4, 2011 at 12:10 AM, Eric Dannewitz<>  wrote:
>>> Reason why I ditched slashcode was that it was never updated, and it was
>>> never documented. The upgrade paths from the builds was a nightmare. Stuff
>>> would work, then not.
>>> Migrating to wordpress has resulted in a faster site, and I can take
>>> advantage of a huge supply of plugins and interest in the platform. And the
>>> upgrade path to new versions is well documented and easy
>>> There isn't anything remotely like with slashcode. Ever. Since 98 or
>>> whenever. It was a pain until 2008 when I decided to figure out how to
>>> migrate my stuff to wordpress.
>>> Sent from my iSomething
>>> On Feb 3, 2011, at 9:03 PM, Clifton Wood<>  wrote:
>>> The problem here is that we'd spend more time making Drupal into Slashcode
>>> than making a better Slashcode.
>>> - Cliff
>>> On Thu, Feb 3, 2011 at 10:28 PM, T. J. Brumfield<>
>>> wrote:
>>>> There are some Drupal modules that were started to add Slashcode style
>>>> features, such as Slashcode moderation.
>>>> In a perfect world, I think Slashcode might be better off recreated in
>>>> Drupal 7.
>>>> There are far more extensions/modules for it. It is mature, stable, tested
>>>> and well used. It would be easier to get support for. I would seriously kill
>>>> for a slick, Drupal 7 powered Slashcode of the future.
>>>> On Thu, Feb 3, 2011 at 8:44 PM, A H<>  wrote:
>>>>> And can Wordpress do moderation points like Slash?
>>>>> The moderation system was what attracted me to Slash but I had to give
>>>>> up on it - too many undocumented "features".
>>>>> I think it's still a relevant format and I would love to see it
>>>>> flourish. My contribution would need to be in documentation because I
>>>>> am not a programmer.
>>>>> -Andrew
>>>>> On Thu, Feb 3, 2011 at 8:39 PM, Eric Dannewitz<>
>>>>> wrote:
>>>>>> I'd ditch slash for wordpress. I did and have never regretted it
>>>>>> Sent from my iSomething
>>>>>> On Feb 3, 2011, at 4:23 PM, George Taft<>
>>>>>> wrote:
>>>>>>> An Open Letter to the Developers of Slashdot, and What's Left of the
>>>>>>> Slashcode Community --
>>>>>>> I'm an avid reader of Slashdot. I don't comment much, but I've always
>>>>>>> been impressed by Slashdot's moderation system. It manages what should
>>>>>>> be an unmanageable task: ensuring a civil discussion among thousands
>>>>>>> and thousands of users.
>>>>>>> I've come into a situation where I now need a system much like
>>>>>>> Slashdot's: an extensible and scalable readership-moderated online
>>>>>>> discussion forum. Lo and behold, Slashdot make Slash open source years
>>>>>>> ago. They even got an O'Reilly book.
>>>>>>> But Slashcode was never the priority of the coders. The last official
>>>>>>> release is, what, nine years old? There's been much more modern code
>>>>>>> released, but even that's a couple of years old. What little traces I
>>>>>>> can find of other sites using Slash involve those sites migrating to
>>>>>>> something else. This message is evidently the first post on
>>>>>>> slashcode-general in almost a year. The coders have written that
>>>>>>> management of the open-source branch of the codebase is still not
>>>>>>> their priority. And so the userbase has almos
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