About Slashdot

What is this?

This is Slashdot, a website based on and running the Slashdot-Like Automated Story-Telling Homepage software. You're reading the FAQ.

Who does this?

Slashdot was created in 1997 by Rob "CmdrTaco" Malda. Today it's owned by DHI. Slashdot is run primarily by a handful of editors and coders, with the help of many others. As of July 2015, the Slashcode is wrangled and taunted by Tim Vroom, Chris Inman, Gaby Campagna, and Neelima Gaddam. The editors are Jeff "Soulskill" Boehm, Timothy ("timothy") Lord, and Rob "Samzenpus" Rozeboom.

What does the name "Slashdot" mean?

"Slashdot" is an intentionally obnoxious URL. When Rob registered the domain http://slashdot.org, he wanted a URL that was confusing when read aloud. (Try it!)