Since 2004 LISNews has been powered by Slashcode, and today I made the move to Drupal. To make a long story short, I felt Drupal is designed for users, and Slashdot is designed for crowd control. Slashcode is hard to maintain and use, Drupal should be much easier. And last, but not least,Drupal has an endless supply of themes and modules that are designed for and by users to increase participation.
I hope you'll find the new site inviting, interesting and easier to use. I know there's still a few issues floating around. You'll probably find some missing pages.