Any fans of slashdot here? No? Anyone ever heard of the Slashdot effect? Basically it’s when a website is hammered by visitors when a widely popular site links to it and it isn’t ramped up to handle that kind of traffic.

In the latest issue of Sunstone there is a short blurb about this website, images of the restoration, that has drawings of missing parts of Mormon history. The Sunstone write up made it seem as the the website was a bit nefarious, but it seems relatively innocuous to me: drawings of Joseph Smith seducing women, translating the BofM, etc. Anyway, considering how wildly popular Main Street Plaza is these days (I’m sure we have close to the 50,000+ daily readers Slashdot has), I figure we could all drop by and let them know what we think?

Or you can just stay here and comment…


I'm a college professor and, well, a professional X-Mormon. Thus, ProfXM. I love my Mormon family, but have issues with LDS Inc. And I'm not afraid to tell LDS Inc. what I really think... anonymously, of course!

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4 Responses

  1. Nom de Cypher says:

    Well, I hate to be a spoil sport, but we typically run about 2 orders of magnitude under the traffic at Slashdot.

    Now if we could get a link to MSP from Slashdot or Fark, then we would have some juice.

  2. profxm says:

    Does anyone know the actual traffic here at MSP?

  3. chanson says:

    I once got farked. It was annoying at the time (due to the unexpected deluge of idiotica in the comments) but kind of amusing in retrospect.

  4. Nom de Cypher says:

    Does anyone know the actual traffic here at MSP?

    We average about 100-150 hits a day. It’s been roughly that since about a week after we opened the doors.

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