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SoR has been /.'ed
« on: June 06, 2008, 04:13:30 AM »
I'm starting to notice traffic coming from slashdot . . . although I don't yet see SoR on their page yet . . .

I'm not convinced my server can handle the robutt-load of traffic . . . so apologies if the site becomes unaccessible for awhile!

Nothing I can do now . . .

And to make things worse (better?), SoR just got on makezine, digg, and metafilter all in the last 2 days . . .

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Re: SoR has been /.'ed
« Reply #1 on: June 06, 2008, 06:46:27 AM »
That's strange. I'm a religious reader of /. and I haven't seen anything that would point them at us pop up. unless someone posted something about SOR near a first post that was enticing enough...  :-\

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Re: SoR has been /.'ed
« Reply #2 on: June 06, 2008, 07:02:10 AM »
Well I'm getting a hit from slashdot.org (main page) every minute or so . . . but can't find the link anywhere . . .

Don't they show news to subscribers to /. first, then release it to public some time later?

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Re: SoR has been /.'ed
« Reply #3 on: June 06, 2008, 12:55:06 PM »
It may be a web-crawler running on their server which is trawling your site?
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Re: SoR has been /.'ed
« Reply #4 on: June 07, 2008, 06:12:53 PM »
What's /. mean? I went to their webpage but didn't understand what they do.

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Re: SoR has been /.'ed
« Reply #5 on: June 07, 2008, 07:18:30 PM »
Hmmm I was never able to figure out where the hits came from . . . got about ~200 hits in a day from 'slashdot.org' . . . statcounter recorded those hits, but google analytics did not . . . really odd . . .

the hits seem to have stopped . . .

perhaps it was from a link in the comments or something, no idea . . .

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Re: SoR has been /.'ed
« Reply #6 on: June 07, 2008, 08:53:50 PM »

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Re: SoR has been /.'ed
« Reply #7 on: June 08, 2008, 02:23:12 AM »
NEWS FOR NERDS, STUFF THAT MATTERS !
Im Number 1...

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Re: SoR has been /.'ed
« Reply #8 on: June 08, 2008, 07:14:26 AM »
I've always prefered the term Geek over Nerd...

In my mind Geeks are Nerds with style  8)

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Re: SoR has been /.'ed
« Reply #9 on: June 08, 2008, 12:07:35 PM »
Correction, the hits from 'slashdot.org' have not stopped . . . I don't understand!!! Blaaahhhhh oh well . . . . maybe from the google ads occasionally on slashdot I guess, no other idea . . .


I never started reading /. till like a year ago, even though I've known about it since 2001 . . . SoR being a major website in terms of hits/ads, I gotta keep up with changes happening on the web . . . ;D

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Re: SoR has been /.'ed
« Reply #10 on: June 08, 2008, 11:10:55 PM »
I believe /. is derived from ./ in unix which means from the current directory your in.

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Re: SoR has been /.'ed
« Reply #11 on: June 09, 2008, 12:16:19 PM »
RTFA?  ;)

From the Wiki:
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The name "Slashdot" is described by the site's owners as "a sort of obnoxious parody of a URL", chosen to confuse those who tried to pronounce the URL of the site ("h-t-t-p-colon-slash-slash-slashdot-dot-org").

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Re: SoR has been /.'ed
« Reply #12 on: August 12, 2008, 11:06:11 AM »
I finally figured it out . . . I just saw an SoR google ad on Slashdot, with several hits from that specific page.

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Re: SoR has been /.'ed
« Reply #13 on: August 13, 2008, 05:37:38 AM »
haha the ad works to well :D

 


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