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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.
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.
Selectmen in October voted unanimously to have Dugg euthanized after he came out of the gate of its owners' fenced-in yard and viciously attacked and killed Beau, a 22-pound miniature poodle that was being walked on a leash by its owner.
He noted that after Dugg came out his fenced-in yard and without provocation attacked Beau, a 22-pound miniature poodle owned by Stephanie A.
The O'Connors had adopted Dugg and another dog from an animal shelter three months earlier.
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.
Christopher and Lisa O'Connor, who own Dugg, went to Tufts over the weekend to check on Beau and to pay $1,250 toward the veterinary bill, which stands at $7,611.
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.
second floor, and his father, Dana DiGregorio, 51, of 29 Dugg Hill Road, Holland, were charged last month at Mr.
second floor, and his father, Dana DiGregorio, 51, of 29 Dugg Hill Road, Holland, were both charged early Sunday at the bar with trafficking in more than 14 grams of cocaine and trafficking in more than 14 grams of cocaine near a school (Southbridge Day Care Center).