Not to be a pedant, but it means whatever the population wants it to
mean.  But I'll agree, the popular meaning has gradually shifted from
"crashed due to big /. traffic" to "will almost certainly crash, it's
been listed on /." to  just, "it's been listed on /.".



On Thu, 17 Jun 2004 15:35:53 +0900, Ian Macdonald <ian / caliban.org> wrote:
> 
> 
> On Wed 16 Jun 2004 at 05:26:54 +0900, Josef 'Jupp' Schugt wrote:
> 
> > Dan Tapp wrote:
> > >Ruby was just slashdotted under "Developers:  Searching for the
> > >Best Scripting Language."
> >
> > Up to now I thought that 'has been slashdotted' means 'site is down
> > due to severe overload resulting from being listed on slashdot' :->
> 
> That _is_ what it means. The connotation of 'posted about to Slashdot'
> is much more recent.
> 
> Ian
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