Flame-a-Thon Site Launched

Fake News written by James Baughn on Friday, August 7, 1998

from the big-sale-on-asbestos-suits dept.

Because of the recent GNOME vs. KDE flame wars happening on Slashdot, Usenet, and various mailing lists, Rob "CmdrTaco" Malda has launched a companion site to Slashdot called flame-a-thon.org. "I'm really getting sick of the mindless drivel being spouted everytime KDE or GNOME is mentioned," CmdrTaco explains, "That's why I've programmed Flame-a-Thon. It's a forum designed solely for flame wars. Now when somebody tries to start a flame war on Slashdot or another forum, someone can simply post 'Take your crap to flame-a-thon.org' and be done with it."

Flame-a-thon.org is run off a different server from Slashdot. It's hosted on a Alpha box running Debian Linux and Apache connected to the Net with three T3 lines. "Flame-a-thon has better connectivity than Slashdot," CmdrTaco chuckles, "But it needs it. Only a powerful Linux box can handle the load from flame wars where 500 message might be posted in under 10 minutes. What the Net needs now is a Microsoft-Bash-a-Thon website."

One Slashdot reader wasn't too enthusiastic about flame-a-thon. He commented on Slashdot, "This is ludicrous. Flame-a-thon is a joke. Maybe it should be featured on the Humorix site." Within minutes a flame war erupted in the Slashdot comments area. "This is very ironic," one anonymous poster observed.

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