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Haifux, Linux Haifa Club: Sifting a Haystack -- The Slashdot Back-End From a Naive User's Point of View
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Tim Lord (Slashdot)
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Monday, 02.02.2009, 18:30
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Taub 6
I'll give an overview of the Slashdot editorial process, and demonstrate the back-end tools (all running on Linux, mostly written in Perl, with an increasingly Ajax-based user interface) that we use to organize hundreds of submissions each day to select the handful that we post to the page. I'll also explain some of the software-based methods we use to identify and avoid abusive users, and answer any questions that I can.