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The temporary denial-of-service effect resulting from a website being linked to from a story on the front page of the Slashdot ( tech news website.

The phenomenon mostly affects websites on lower-capacity servers. They can run for years with low-medium traffic, but with the huge tsunami of requests that come from being linked on Slashdot, such websites can be effectively paralysed for half a day or more.
"Dammit, I can't reach Pranknet."
"Try again tomorrow, dude, the site got slashddos'ed an hour ago."
by aum108 August 09, 2009
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