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a clever sheep <aard@aard.org>
Sent: 9/26/2000 9:48:55 AM
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Re: [gpsstash] Geocaching On SlashDot!


On Tue, 26 Sep 2000, Jay Chamberlain wrote:

#For the uninformed non-computer network types What does this mean????
#Good, as in more exposure or bad, as in hacked?????

like most things in life, it's good and bad at the same time.

it's good because it will get the sport a lot of attention. a LOT of
attention. most sites that get posted on slashdot.org go down almost
immediatly due to an amount of incoming traffic that they can't handle
(the slashdot effect is the term people have coined for this, or simply
slashdotting). see http://everything2.com?node=slashdot%20effect

it's bad because a lot of the people that hang out on slashdot are skript
kiddies with nothing better to do than harass other people. i usually
wince when i see something i like posted to slashdot because it usually
means that people are going to post the most inane and irrelevent comments
(turning it into a holy war as often as possible, like linux vs. bsd) and
there's going to be a huge influx of people stampeding over whatever was
posted. i fear that probably the list is going to get very noisy if this
turns out to be popular with the slashdot demographic, i'm just hoping
that it's too 'geeky' for them to pick up on. ;)

--
i'm saying open up
and let the rain come pouring in
wash out this tired notion
that the best is yet to come