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slashdot effect n.
1. Also spelled "/. effect"; what is
said to have happened when a website being virtually unreachable
because too many people are hitting it after the site was mentioned
in an interesting article on the popular
Slashdot news service. The term is
quite widely used by /. readers, including variants like "That site
has been slashdotted again!" 2. In a perhaps inevitable generation,
the term is being used to describe any similar effect from being
listed on a popular site. This would better be described as a
--The Jargon File version 4.3.1, ed. ESR, autonoded by rescdsk.