16 Facts About Slashdot


The Church of Scientology demanded that Slashdot remove the document under the Digital Millennium Copyright Act.

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Slashdot Japan was launched on May 28,2001 and is an official offshoot of the US-based Web site.

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Slashdot implemented a paid subscription service on March 1,2002.

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Slashdot unveiled its newly redesigned site on June 4,2006, following a CSS Redesign Competition.

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Slashdot did not mention any plans for the future, other than spending more time with his family, catching up on some reading, and possibly writing a book.

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On December 7,2011, Slashdot announced that it would start to push what the company described as "sponsored" Ask Slashdot questions.

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Two months later, in May 2012, Slashdot launched SlashBI, SlashCloud, and SlashDataCenter, three websites dedicated to original journalistic content.

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The websites proved controversial, with longtime Slashdot users commenting that the original content ran counter to the website's longtime focus on user-generated submissions.

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Jonathan "cowboyneal" Pater is another popular editor of Slashdot, who came to work for Slashdot as a programmer and systems administrator.

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Slashdot is best known as the target of the usual comic poll option, a tradition started by Chris DiBona.

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Slashdot's editors are primarily responsible for selecting and editing the primary stories that are posted daily by submitters.

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Slashdot uses a system of "tags" where users can categorize a story to group them together and sorting them.

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For Slashdot's 10-year anniversary in 2007, one of the items auctioned off in the charity auction for the Electronic Frontier Foundation was a 3-digit Slashdot user ID.

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Slashdot has been considered a pioneer in user-driven content, influencing other sites such as Google News and Wikipedia.

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Many links in Slashdot stories caused the linked site to get swamped by heavy traffic and its server to collapse.

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Slashdot has received over twenty awards, including People's Voice Awards in 2000 in both of the categories for which it was nominated.

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