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slashdotted

verb; derivation
: A website who's address was posted on the front page of slashdot.org, causing hundreds of thousands of hits on the website in a very short period of time, consuming all of the bandwidth of the site or overloading the server making the website go down ( It's such a common occurrence for a website posted on slashdot.org to be slashdotted that someone decided that they needed a name to mean specifically that, so they came up with 'slashdotted.' It combines the sense that the website was overloaded with the specific cause of having been posted on slashdot.org in a concise way.
 
Etymology : Derivation. Addition of the past tense verb ending '-ed' to the name of a website that is the cause of this effect.
Source : On the tech website, slashdot.org, the forums often contain references to sites that have been slashdotted.
Last modified: 10 June 2008


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