Slashdot releases SlashRating and slashdottit!

They also have a copyright on SlashRating and a trademark on slashdotit!. I suppose its supposed to be like Digg. But they could at least put some styling on those ugly HTML tables they used. And really do they need ratings? Will you be able to search for them? They updated the RSS feeds to have SlashRating© ##### slashdottit! tm in the beginning of the Description, which is really dumb. They should of used a namespace so it would be just thrown in there. I think its really sloppy how they put this together. What would be really dumb is if they make an API and try to get others to submit stories, because their editors only allow for like 20-30 stories a day.

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But then again its April Fools 😉 so this is just a prank I hope, as its a very sloppy one, but I wouldnt doubt if it was real. The Firehose and the Tagging features are pretty ugly on Slashdot.

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