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Submission + - Is Slashdotting Slashdot Possible? 1

lloy0076 writes: On the understanding that 'to be slashdotted' means 'to have an article posted on Slashdot and then your infrastructure crashes/slows to a halt for more than 1/2 an hour in one contiguous block because readers or followers of Slashdot are visiting that article', I wonder if it's at all possible to Slashdot Slashdot? Or is this somehow recursive...surely the fact that, well, Slashdot crashed and wasn't available would mean the tech team could get the site back up and running again long enough (say 5 mins, for argument's sake) to reset the magical, timer.

Thus, is it at all possible to Slashdot Slashdot and under what conditions? Are my conditions the 'right' conditions? It seems that Slashdotting Slashdot could be tricky as the more you crash Slashdot, the less readers reading it to crash it and the more likely it's going to appear again and break that magical continuous outage that happens when one's infrastructure has been Slashdotted?

It seems that this could devolve into one of those mathematical equations (optimisation theory maybe)!

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