crowne writes: Should the slashdot effect or some similar mechanism be used as a spam revenge tactic?
Its generally smaller sites that fall victim to being slashdotted, and its probably fair to assume that spammers are running on larger kit, so this kind of revenge attack may require a grid-type of co-ordinated attack using SETI@home styled grid, with anonymous payload protection built in.
The only other component that would be required is a user base that takes spam as a personal affront, from what I've seen... this forum is fair match for that characteristic.
Ethical issues would need to be considered, the target would need to be verified before being added to the slash-spam-list. There is a certain Demetrio Perez, that would receive my first submission to the slash-spam-list.