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    Goodbrush.com : Digg Effect

    Well, someone put Craig Mullins' Goodbrush.com on Digg, and his site has been hammered into submission. As of this morning, the site's broken... and considering the trouble Craig's site gives so many people already, it'll be interesting to see how long it takes to recover.

    If anyone doesn't know what Digg.com is, go there.

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    This ain't good. There were already comment wars one every other piece of his. He should take that feature out. As well as rating, nothing got over a 3.0 for some reason.'

    Sympathies to Craig.

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    I'm probably stuipd or something but I don't see what the problem is. Someone put his site up digg.com cause they liked his stuff right? Whats so bad about that?

    Anyway care to explain what I'm missing? ^^;

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    Nikita: I imagine thraktor is referring to the amount of traffic Craig's site got as a result of this posting on Digg. Servers can go under if there are too many people calling up files at once.

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    anything that gets dugg peoperly and is popular gets crazy crazy amounts of traffice, its almost up there with the slashdot effect which is notorious for sending so much traffic towards small sites that they crash in minutes

    So ya, alot of exposure if his site survives, not like he needs it

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    ahh okey then I see.. so basiclly they end up destroying what the like...

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    Some time ago the host wrote on sijun that he had to block some IP adresses because people were just grabbing all the pix off the site. As the hosting was not bandwidth restricted the hosting cost was rising. The main problem is that the host is small/medium sized and can't live off hosintg sites that get hammered by digg/slashdot/whatever (and Craig Mullin's site is well visited even without these crowds).
    Worst case: the site goes down and stays down. Then people don't have any way to see Craig Mullins work anymore (at least not easy accessible). He doesn't really need the exposure (that much) from the site so it's more of a loss for us (and understandable for him and his host).

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    What I thought was funny is that some of the repliers to the post over at Digg were saying there were better artists here and at GFXArtist.

    And while I won't debate their opinion... it sure does say something that most everyone here and at GFXArtist look up to Mullins.

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