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slashdot effect

(jargon)
An effect where a document on a WWW server is linked to from another, popular, site, with the resultant traffic overloading the server so that a connection cannot be made to it. This is especially likely if the server is running Microsoft IIS.

The term was coined by readers of the Unix advocacy web site slashdot.org.

slashdot effect

The condition in which a website is overloaded with traffic because of a positive news article or review published at another website. The term comes from Slashdot.com, the "News for Nerds" site that posts articles on technical subjects submitted by users. The term has evolved to mean any electronic onslaught. For example, to "slashdot a vote" means to bombard congressmen by email before a critical vote. For information, visit www.slashdot.com.
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Moran of 110 Harrington Farms Way said she was walking her 10-year-old poodle, Beau, on a leash when Dugg came charging out a gate at 19 Knowlton Ave., knocked down the 20-pound poodle with his head and then clamped his mouth onto the smaller dog's stomach ripping it open.
Moran was walking her beloved miniature poodle, Beau, on a leash, when Dugg came careening from its owner's yard on Knowlton Avenue and chomped down on the poodle's belly like it was a succulent sirloin.
The board ordered Dugg to be euthanized after an unprovoked fatal attack on a miniature poodle in September.
Lisa O'Connor said town officials knew Dugg has been back at her home since shortly after Thanksgiving.
He said his appeal is based on Dugg not being a nuisance by reason of a vicious disposition, as required by the state statute.
The next month, Dugg's owners, Chris and Lisa O'Connor of 19 Knowlton Ave., filed an appeal in Westboro District Court.
Moran said she was walking her dog on a leash on Knowlton Way when Dugg bolted out of the gate, knocked her dog to the ground, and viciously shook Beau, ripping its stomach open.
Moran was walking Beau on a leash in late September to meet a friend when Dugg escaped through an unlatched gate at the O'Connors' yard and attacked the poodle, allegedly unprovoked.
Moran, of 110 Harrington Farms Way, was walking her 8-year-old poodle, Beau, to meet a friend when Lisa and Christopher O'Connor's two dogs, including a pit bull named Dugg, ran out of their yard and attacked the poodle, allegedly unprovoked.
Moran was walking Beau on a leash Wednesday afternoon when the 3-year-old pit bull, named Dugg, escaped through an unlatched gate at its owners' yard at 19 Knowlton Ave.
Lisa and Christopher O'Connor, who live at 19 Knowlton Ave., said the gate of their fenced-in yard is normally latched and secured, but somehow the gate came open and their pit bull, named Dugg, ran out.
DiGregorio, 28, of 127 Everett St., second floor, and his father, Dana DiGregorio, 51, of 29 Dugg Hill Road, Holland, were charged last month at Mr.