And now poor Timmy is working his fingers bloody posting stories day and night! But at least we now have Unicode support...
Serious question, but how many full time editors does it really take to run Slashdot? You have to manage the Firehose and prepare stories, but since those are largely editing and posting works submitted by others, it doesn't seem like there's a lot of day-to-day writing as a Slashdot editor.
The only real hardship here is that Slashdot has tended to post news over an 18 hour window or so. But what's to say that this stuff isn't prepared in advance and on a timer?
Having multiple editors is great for getting different opinions and covering various time zones for breaking news. But otherwise? I don't see how this couldn't be done with two people.