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posted by Krow on 01:03 PM November 2nd, 2000   Printer-friendly   Email story
Anonymous Coward writes "Why not make a SlashMirror system such that when a story is posted, any links included in the story get spidered and mirrored automatically. The user can then select the actual site or a mirror from the story. After a week or so, the slash mirror can be replaced with a redirect back to the original site (for people that search the database long after the story was hot.) This would definately help out those other sites what are in on P166s with limited bandwidth."

I can think of some copyright issues that would pop up.

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  • If the slashdot effect makes for good benchmarking :]
  • Yeah, copyright issues would be a problem.

    I think maybe a better idea would perhaps be storing the info off the RDF files that your getting, and having those drop off after a few days? So then if there was a cool article related to your site, like in my case, anything Napster, then you can store the RDF info to the slashdot.org article for longer if you wanted.......

    I don't know, I just post a story on my site saying there is a cool article and give them a link to it........

    But perhaps having a RDF archiv

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  • by Anonymous Coward
    eat up mad hard disk space. my slash site runs on a 2 gig hard drive, which is half full. i dont need the extra crap lying around. plus, some sites like to get hits.
  • I think the slashdot effect rocks. It's fun that a site gets crippled by a flood of visitors from slashdot.org, and I'd be honored if it happened to my site. We don't really have to come up with a technical solution to everything--in this case, the slashdot effect is part of the fun, part of the art, y'know?
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