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  Slashdot effect - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Slashdot consists of brief submitted articles and a self-moderated discussion on each story.
The marriage proposal of Slashdot founder Rob Malda [5] and the announcement of Windows 2000 and Windows NT 4 source code leaks [6] were a couple of the more active stories.
While in some cases this has been considered a good thing, in others it is viewed with disdain by the prior members, as quite often the sheer number of new people brings a lot of the unwanted aspects of Slashdot along with it, such as incessant trolling, vandalism, and newbie-like behavior (see Slashdot trolling phenomena).
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Slashdot_effect   (1035 words)

  
 Slashdot - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Slashdot (frequently abbreviated online as "/.") is a popular technology-oriented weblog, primarily consisting of short summaries of stories on other websites with links to the stories, and provisions for readers to comment on the story.
The software that runs Slashdot is called Slash and is released under the terms of the Free Software Foundation's GNU General Public License.
The Slashdot editors are sometimes accused of posting (and even preferring) stories that are, themselves, thinly-disguised trolls, which encourage large numbers of postings in response.
www.encyclopedia-online.info /Slashdot   (998 words)

  
 Slashdot effect: Facts and details from Encyclopedia Topic   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Slashdot (frequently abbreviated as /.) is a popular technology-related website, updated many times daily with articles that are short summaries of stories...
The marriage proposal of Slashdot founder Rob Malda and the announcement of Windows 2000 and Windows NT 4 source code leaks were a couple of the more active stories.
Slashdot trolling phenomena make up a large subset of the bizarre and complex subculture found on the popular technology website slashdot....
www.absoluteastronomy.com /encyclopedia/s/sl/slashdot_effect.htm   (1342 words)

  
 Definition of Slashdot
Slashdot (frequently abbreviated online as /.) is a popular website, primarily consisting of short summaries of stories on other websites with links to the stories, and provisions for readers to comment on the story.
Slashdot's core audience is often said to consist of Linux enthusiasts and various other enthusiasts of the open source software movement.
The Slashdot editors are sometimes accused of posting (and even preferring) stories that are, themselves, thinly-disguised trolls, which encourage large numbers of postings in response, and of accepting kickbacks to post certain stories [3] (http://slashdot.org/comments.pl?sid=134092andcid=11192313).
www.wordiq.com /definition/Slashdot   (1242 words)

  
 Slashdot - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
While Slashdot's core audiences are often said to consist of Linux enthusiasts and various other enthusiasts of the open source software movement, there is a significant Windows audience as well.
The ongoing assumption that Slashdot is Linux-oriented comes both from historical reasons and from its famous Gates "Borg" icon.
The Slashdot editors are sometimes accused of posting (and even preferring) stories that are, themselves, thinly-disguised trolls, which encourage large numbers of postings in response, of lending unjustified credence to pseudo-science,
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Slashdot   (1551 words)

  
 Reference.com/Encyclopedia/Slashdot
Stuff that matters." Slashdot is often criticized for posting on purpose story summaries that many find inaccurate, highly biased, and/or inflammatory and that incite heated posting, while ignoring news or commentary on issues which outsiders may consider more serious or important (see Slashdot subculture).
It is also infamous for the Slashdot effect, when thousands of Slashdot readers read an article and connect to the linked website, flooding it with unexpected traffic, and at times bringing the site down in a manner similar to a Denial of Service attack.
The Slashdot editors are sometimes accused of posting (and even preferring) stories that are, themselves, thinly-disguised trolls, which encourage large numbers of postings in response, and of accepting kickbacks to post certain stories http://slashdot.org/comments.pl?sid=134092&cid=11192313.
www.reference.com /browse/wiki/Slashdot   (1437 words)

  
 Quit Slashdot.org Today!
On Slashdot, many articles discuss technical issues---but comments are refereed by popular vote, and even though the populace of Slashdot readers knows somewhat more than your average set of people off the street, they still tend to promote (as in "moderate up") a lot of technical nonsense.
The difference between Slashdot and other communities is that they have the means to kick their village idiot off his soapbox, but they lack the will.
Unfortunately, Slashdot is not an isolated phenomenon; there are many sites out there that, in attempting to be alternatives to Slashdot, have become mere imitators, as bad as (or even worse than) the original.
www.cs.washington.edu /homes/klee/misc/slashdot.html   (3564 words)

  
 Slashdot Case Study | Managing the Digital Enterprise
Slashdot has won over 20 awards including a 2000 Webby award for Best Community Web site, a 2000 Webby Award for "Best Print/Zine", voted one of Newsweek's favorite technology Web sites and Rated One of Yahoo's Top 100 Web sites as "Best Geek Hangout" (2001).
Slashdot was founded in 1997 by Rob "CmdrTaco" Malda, with the help of Jeff "Hemos" Bates and others, with the simple mission to provide 'News for Nerds.
Today Slashdot is owned by the Open Source Development Network, Inc. (OSDN), which is a subsidiary of VA Software Corporation.
digitalenterprise.org /cases/slashdot.html   (183 words)

  
 Slashdot | TorrentBits.org and SuprNova.org Go Dark
Seems pretty clear to me that Slashdot absolves itself of responsibility, especially with them not deleting comments, and letting the community moderate posts (specifically mentioned in the 'comments might be moderated' caveats are Illegal comments).
Slashdot caved; that doesn't mean that the Scientologists were on the right side of the law.
The slashdot editors took down the post and instead posted a long rant about Scientology's threat to free speech and liberty, complete with links to exposes of the church as well as links that would get you to the information that was originally taken down.
yro.slashdot.org /yro/04/12/19/1712258.shtml?tid=95&tid=123   (5623 words)

  
 Slashdot | Microsoft AntiSpyware thinks Firefox is Spyware
Slashdot is doing better than regular news sources that regularly print misinformation, one sided stories and complete fabrications with no recourse for comments by readers who do know better.
I can't work out what timezones all these posts there and on slashdot refer to; but I'm pretty sure the follow up admission was there before it went up on Slashdot, not that anyone should have taken it at face value.
Last week I told myself I was quitting slashdot cold-Turky after the late Febuary posting of a "news" story about Dell entering the HDTV market with a plasma panel that was reviewed by CNET in November.
it.slashdot.org /it/05/02/27/1522245.shtml?tid=154&tid=218   (4371 words)

  
 Slashdot | We the Media
Connected to the net in the conference room, I was getting news through Slashdot because most of the major media websites were down, and the broadcast news was simply playing video of the attacks over and over.
Soon, many of the other attendees were also checking Slashdot for links to and mirrors of the news gathered by Slashdot's readers.
Slashdot just gave people who weren't there a way to talk and theorize about what was happening.
books.slashdot.org /books/04/08/03/0858230.shtml?tid=188&tid=192   (4240 words)

  
 Technorati Tag: slashdot
Slashdot Shop eBay for anything and everything - from the very unique to brand new items.
Acme for Windows jacoplane writes "You may remember Rob Pike from his Slashdot interview.
Posts tagged Slashdot per day for the last 30 days.
www.technorati.com /tag/slashdot   (487 words)

  
 Define Slashdot Effect - a definition from Whatis.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
The Slashdot Effect is the sudden, relatively temporary surge in traffic to a Web site that occurs when a high-traffic Web site or other source posts a story that refers visitors to another Web site.
The Slashdot Effect can be perceived when any large Web site posts a high-interest, widely-publicized story about another site.
Slashdot, the Web site, is named, according to Slashdot originator Jeff "Hemos" Bates, as "a play on how terrible it is to say domain names out loud." In this case: h-t-t-p-colon-slash-slash-slash-dot-dot-o-r-g
whatis.techtarget.com /definition/0,289893,sid9_gci214064,00.html   (229 words)

  
 Slashdot | Dave Barry Answers Alert Slashdot Readers' Questions
I was close to doubting Slashdot's journalistic integrity.
I'll bet ol Dave is just thrilled to finally be interacting with all his fans here on slashdot...
I almost think there ought to be a "Slashdot Interviews" support group for all those great people who get interviewed by slashdot, and then get bashed in the comments by the vocal minority.
interviews.slashdot.org /interviews/03/02/18/0027217.shtml?tid=133&tid=149   (7091 words)

  
 Slashdot | Blackboard Campus IDs: Security Thru Cease & Desist
One anonymous Slashdot submitter wrote that: "The authentication system is so weak that [Virgil and Acidus] have been able to create a drop in replacement for the CampusWide network debit card readers used on coke machines on campus."
Slashdot will keep you apprised of what happens in our Slashback stories...
Due to your recent post on the 'news' site 'Slashdot', we issue this cease and desist hereby ordering you to refrain from describing any manner of breaking security methods for refreshment beverage machines.
features.slashdot.org /features/03/04/14/1846250.shtml   (7355 words)

  
 Encyclopedia article on Slashdot [EncycloZine]   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
[2] (http://slashdot.org/pollBooth.pl?qid=848andamp;aid=-1) It should be noted that polls on Slashdot, like most on the internet, are notoriously unreliable: the disclaimer reads on the bottom of the poll "This whole thing is wildly inaccurate.
Products related to Slashdot: books, DVD, electronics, garden, kitchen, magazines, music, photo, posters, software, tools, toys, VHS, videogames
Visit Curious-Minds.co.UK for educational games and toys, and science kits.
encyclozine.com /Slashdot   (1231 words)

  
 Slashdot: News for nerds, stuff that matters
Since his interview, his two-dimensional text editors have experienced many improvements and ports including license improvements.
Ask Slashdot: Should Students Be Taught With or Without an IDE?
I should note that the students I will be teaching will have had at least 1 semester of programming in VB or C++." Even though there is limited time in a semester, could a curriculum be constructed to accommodate both methods?
www.slashdot.org   (1938 words)

  
 Slashdot | GmailFS - The Google File System
That's the kind of thing that awakens the sleeping RIAA, and the RIAA orders XM to send the programmer a legal nastygram in order to show that he is approching the limits of an untested area of law.
Of course, Slashdot groupthink blames XM for the letter and calls for a boycott.
If this is the case, it may just be a matter of time before they give the specs on how they would prefer it done.
linux.slashdot.org /linux/04/08/29/0237213.shtml?tid=198&tid=217&tid=106&tid=218   (7526 words)

  
 Slashdot: News for nerds, stuff that matters
Sun is planning additional contests for later in the year, which will bring the total potential winnings to $100,000.' The press release contains more info not included in the article."
Ask Slashdot: Web Development - The Line Between Code and Content?
Ask Slashdot: Moving a Development Team from C++ to Java?
developers.slashdot.org   (993 words)

  
 Slashdot | Hardening Apache
, a book published by Wrox Press which I reviewed on Slashdot about 17 months ago.
This is a book which should definitely be included in any serious Apache administrator's bookshelf.
Slashdot welcomes readers' book reviews -- to see your own review here, read the book review guidelines, then visit the submission page.
apache.slashdot.org /apache/04/08/26/1352207.shtml?tid=192&tid=6&tid=2   (5633 words)

  
 Slashdot | Feature: Getting DSL
He's submitted a quite interesting feature which discusses issues surrounding many of the options (Sat, Cable, DSL, Modems) and where he ended up.
It is a little different than typical Slashdot fare, but I think you'll like it if you've thought about DSL, but wanted more data to get started.
I wrote this is in an effort to purge myself of experience in getting DSL service, and in the hope that it helps make us DSL consumers a little more informed about the machinations behind those slick adverts that are popping up around the US.
slashdot.org /features/99/06/02/1329237.shtml   (5485 words)

  
 Slashdot: News for nerds, stuff that matters
Posted by Cliff on Wednesday May 17, @11:55PM
Eric^2 asks: "My company is preparing to implement a major network storage upgrade, and I'd like to get some ideas from Slashdot about what devices should be considered, and hopefully some experiences with some of the offerings that are available.
What types of storage are you using and what would you recommend?"
ask.slashdot.org   (1235 words)

  
 Slashdot: News for nerds, stuff that matters
Posted by ScuttleMonkey on Wed Mar 29, '06 01:41 AM
emil writes to tell us that NewsForge (Slashdot Sister Site) is running an interview with OpenBSD project leader Theo de Raadt.
In the interview Theo explores the upcoming release of OpenBSD 3.9, continuing financial difficulties, and some of the tension between the OpenBSD team and other businesses that some feel are taking advantage of the free software without giving anything back.
bsd.slashdot.org   (917 words)

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