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Obsessively Detailed Map Of Springfield

timothy posted about 10 years ago | from the forbidden-satellite-imagery dept.

It's funny.  Laugh. 371

An anonymous reader writes "With all these stories going around about governments' abilities to pinpoint our location via various means, it's quite surprising that one group of people have avoided them for so long. That dastardly family, The Simpsons, have been hidden in Springfield for far too long. Which brings us to the following obsessively detailed map of Springfield. From Jerry Lerma and Terry Hogan: "The mapping of Springfield began in the Spring of 2001 when we realized that no adequate map of Springfield existed either online or in print.""

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Re:GNAA reactionaries take Condoleezza Rice hostag (-1, Troll)

geordie_loz (624942) | about 10 years ago | (#10244187)

seriously can we not get shot of these GNAA asshole posts?

But in episode... (5, Insightful)

joeldixon66 (808412) | about 10 years ago | (#10243956)

Before we get a swag of comments mentioning errors / omissions in the map - I read the following from the article:

"Due to the many inconsistencies among episodes, the map will never be completely accurate. Although we'd like our map to be as accurate as a map to any imaginary place can be, our main intent is to preserve the comic spirit of Springfield, document its unique identity, and to have some fun at the same time."

IMO they did a great job! (although wasn't the Simpson's house in eyeshot of ...)

Re:But in episode... (5, Interesting)

Anonymous Coward | about 10 years ago | (#10244146)


although wasn't the Simpson's house in eyeshot of ...

The nuke plant.
The Springfield brdige.
Kwik-E-Mart ...

Even Time magazine has reported this (4, Informative)

terriblekarmanow tm (592883) | about 10 years ago | (#10243957)

Who knew they were interested in that kind of stuff

Re:Even Time magazine has reported this (4, Funny)

terriblekarmanow tm (592883) | about 10 years ago | (#10243967)

doh! [time.com]

I'll go kill myself quitly in a corner now.

old! (1, Informative)

Anonymous Coward | about 10 years ago | (#10243959)

this was on fark like 6 months ago.

Re:old! (5, Informative)

MoeBot (762306) | about 10 years ago | (#10243974)

They beat Slashdot by about three months. That is, for the first time around... [slashdot.org]

Re:old! (5, Funny)

Zugok (17194) | about 10 years ago | (#10243982)

reruns of Simpsons on TV, and now reruns of Slasdot articles. Who'd have thought!!!

repeat (4, Informative)

Bitsy Boffin (110334) | about 10 years ago | (#10243961)

One quick search could have prevented the repeat goodness...

http://slashdot.org/search.pl?tid=&query=springf ie ld&author=&sort=1&op=stories

Re:repeat (0, Offtopic)

WIAKywbfatw (307557) | about 10 years ago | (#10244056)

Yeah, it's a repeat. I'm getting tired of them. Any chance we could have some "all new" stories?

Re:repeat (5, Funny)

jerde (23294) | about 10 years ago | (#10244165)

Just uncheck the "duplicate stories" box on your preferences page. Worked for me...

Re:repeat (-1, Redundant)

Eudial (590661) | about 10 years ago | (#10244178)

...deja vu.

It must be a glitch in the matrix ;P

Just tell me... (4, Funny)

FooGoo (98336) | about 10 years ago | (#10243962)

how to get to Moe's

missing address (4, Funny)

commodoresloat (172735) | about 10 years ago | (#10244123)

I don't see "123 Fake St." on the map.

Re:missing address (5, Informative)

nounderscores (246517) | about 10 years ago | (#10244135)

123 fake street is on the waterfront between Bart's Demolished Factory and Fake Vomit Inc, off Industrial Way.

holy crap (1, Funny)

commodoresloat (172735) | about 10 years ago | (#10244160)

you're right. Took me half hour to find it. I have too much time on my hands. But not nearly as much as the guys who made this!

After 1/2 an hour searching (2, Informative)

nounderscores (246517) | about 10 years ago | (#10244128)

It's a tiny beige square downtown, between Springfield Junior High and King Toots on Walnut Street.

Are the same people... (5, Insightful)

thegoogler (792786) | about 10 years ago | (#10243964)

Doing a map of new new york from futurama?

Re:Are the same people... (4, Insightful)

hype7 (239530) | about 10 years ago | (#10244118)

maybe that will make /. too.

this place is slowly shifting from "news for nerds" to "news for dorks" ;)

there is a distinction!

-- james

Sorry... it's a dupe. Original is better. (3, Informative)

fname (199759) | about 10 years ago | (#10243966)

I emailed the editors to tell 'em it was a dupe [slashdot.org] , but I guess I wass too late. The original story had better info.

Re:Sorry... it's a dupe. Original is better. (-1, Troll)

TheWingThing (686802) | about 10 years ago | (#10244062)

In other news, Neurologits from Johns-Hopkins University have found that lack of sex can lead to dementia in computer geeks.

after reading your email, the editors commented (2, Funny)

commodoresloat (172735) | about 10 years ago | (#10244131)

D'oh!

Rerun (-1, Redundant)

Anonymous Coward | about 10 years ago | (#10243968)

Didn't /. post this story about two months ago ?

duuupe (-1, Redundant)

pchan- (118053) | about 10 years ago | (#10243970)

dupidy dupe [slashdot.org] . ever read the site, editors?

Re:duuupe (1, Offtopic)

Sarcasmooo! (267601) | about 10 years ago | (#10244138)

People probably say that a lot in repeats, but that's a pretty interesting question in this particular case. I mean, how the hell could anyone who reads the site forget a totally original story like this, from the front page? Maybe they missed it, since the original only appeared at 10AM on a working day.

Wow... (4, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | about 10 years ago | (#10243971)

this is even better than the last time it was posted and I looked at it and read the replies and posted my own reply.

simpsons hit n run (4, Interesting)

shird (566377) | about 10 years ago | (#10243972)

Why not just have a game of simpsons hit and run? Gives you a pretty detailed 3d look of springfield. And its from the makers, so more reliable.

How do they compare? (1)

Mortiss (812218) | about 10 years ago | (#10244023)

How detailed was the map in the Simpsons Hit n' Run? (havnt played it)
Is it as detailed as the one above?

Re:simpsons hit n run (2, Informative)

abandonment (739466) | about 10 years ago | (#10244025)

no it wasn't, it was created by radical entertainment here in vancouver.

i'm sure that the licensee had input into the game's development, but creative freedom had to come in somewhere...even though it is a rip off of another game...so much so they got sued...

Re:simpsons hit n run (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 10 years ago | (#10244148)

In that case the game version is probably some completely different version... just because they would have set it up according to how they wanted to set up the goals.

Re:simpsons hit n run (1, Informative)

Anonymous Coward | about 10 years ago | (#10244026)

My thoughts exactly. What's the challenge if all you have to do is go buy a video game and make a map from it? In fact, wasn't there a strategy guide with a map already in it?

Re:simpsons hit n run (3, Interesting)

wertarbyte (811674) | about 10 years ago | (#10244108)

And its from the makers, so more reliable.

So you've never seen the simpsons at all...Springfield itself is moving around, sometimes it's at the ocean, sometimes near the desert or high mountains, the building in springfield are moving, sometimes the simpsons house is next to the quick-e-mart, sometimes next to the power plant, and even the rooms in homers house are changing.

Re:simpsons hit n run (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 10 years ago | (#10244115)

And its from the makers, so more reliable
More reliable for what, exactly? Finding your way around Springfield?

Why not just make yourself a GPS hat out of an old coathanger? The signal degradation isn't too bad nowadays.

Can you actually create one? (4, Interesting)

gordgekko (574109) | about 10 years ago | (#10243975)

I don't think there is any consistency to the locations in the series. The Simpsons' house alone has been located in a residential neighbourhood, beside Moe's Tavern and beside the nuclear power plant. How do you create a map where the locations are so fluid?

Re:Can you actually create one? (4, Funny)

surprise_audit (575743) | about 10 years ago | (#10244000)

If the location isn't static, why should the map be?? Just toss in a randomiser that returns the locations of certain things...

Re:Can you actually create one? (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 10 years ago | (#10244006)

Simple, wherever it appears the most often wins. If it appears in different places the same number of times, whichever is most consistent with the rest of the map wins.

Re:Can you actually create one? (4, Informative)

rokzy (687636) | about 10 years ago | (#10244014)

well remember the town was moved when it got full of garbage so that can account for SOME of it.

Re:Can you actually create one? (4, Insightful)

Scrameustache (459504) | about 10 years ago | (#10244070)

the town was moved when it got full of garbage so that can account for SOME of it.

Even before that, across the street from their place are sometimes normal houses llike theirs, sometimes the mansion former presidents Bush and Ford lived in, sometimes an empty field leading to the highway, etc.

Hell, even Flander's house isn't stable, in the Stonecutters ep it was the nuclear plant's parking lot.
The Kwicky Mart moves around a lot too.

Like Homer said: "Cartoons don't have to make sense".

this is a repost (-1, Redundant)

Anonymous Coward | about 10 years ago | (#10243976)

http://slashdot.org/article.pl?sid=04/05/27/121423 1

Re:this is a repost (-1, Redundant)

carlislematthew (726846) | about 10 years ago | (#10244101)

About a dozen people already said this is a dupe.

Therefore, your post is a dupe!!

DUPE, I tell ya, DUPE!!!!!!!

Re:this is a repost (-1, Troll)

Anonymous Coward | about 10 years ago | (#10244151)

About a dozen people already said this is a dupe. Therefore, your post is a dupe!! DUPE, I tell ya, DUPE!!!!!!!

The most repeated story on Slashdot? (1, Redundant)

edsterino (742447) | about 10 years ago | (#10243979)

Doesn't this get posted here about every 2 months?

Enough already. The web site's been out there for ~ 3 years now.

Re:The most repeated story on Slashdot? (1)

Wtcher (312395) | about 10 years ago | (#10244010)

Meh, it'll always be new to someone - and that's okay by me.

As a service to our readers (5, Funny)

edsterino (742447) | about 10 years ago | (#10244093)

it'll always be new to someone

True. Even the type that Slashdot attracts can't read everything posted here. As a community service, here's some more news, should a reader have missed it the first 10**6 times around ( :) ):
- holy cr*p. A meteor's going to smash into the Earth
- Bill Gates and anyone who looks like him is evil, evil, evil
- in Soviet Russia, the tin foil hat wears you
- there's a floating point bug in the Pentium processor
- Google's issuing an IPO
- Perl is illegible line-noise
- Python is for weenies

Hope I didn't miss anything.

If this doesn't get me some karma. I don't know what will.

Re: The most repeated story on Slashdot? (1)

Black Parrot (19622) | about 10 years ago | (#10244046)


> Doesn't this get posted here about every 2 months?

Yes, but that's only once per 120 Simpson's broadcasts.

Re: The most repeated story on Slashdot? (3, Funny)

edsterino (742447) | about 10 years ago | (#10244102)

I see you've only got basic cable.

Re: The most repeated story on Slashdot? (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 10 years ago | (#10244168)

it's on Comedy Channel 6 times a day (same episode).

Real Springfield (2, Funny)

SoCalAndy (808076) | about 10 years ago | (#10243981)

So how long till someone builds a real life Springfield?

If they do, I'll be a Moe's.

Re:Real Springfield (-1, Troll)

Anonymous Coward | about 10 years ago | (#10244020)

yeah, you seem like a 'mo.

But almost the same place *does* exist! (3, Informative)

Fallen Andy (795676) | about 10 years ago | (#10244049)

Minus the Simpsons, Moes, etc (but *with* the nuclear
plant!). Springfields (or is it Spring Fields) in
Northern England (just outside Preston). They make
nuclear fuel rods.

(At least they did when I visited to do some consultancy work c.a. 1986).

Interesting place. Particularly the signs with "Danger! you are now entering a criticality evacuation area" , and the constant beep bop
of the alarm. You're supposed to panic if it changes from beep bop to god knows what... ... and in 1986 at least it was one of the few places in England where the familiar "bobby" (policeman) carries serious fire power.

Re:But almost the same place *does* exist! (3, Informative)

jobsagoodun (669748) | about 10 years ago | (#10244180)

I think you're thinking of Sellafield, which is north of Preston. They have funnier accidents than The Simpsons there, and pump Plutonium out into the Irish sea every now and then.

The "beep bop" stops... (4, Interesting)

Gordonjcp (186804) | about 10 years ago | (#10244212)

... and it's a very, very eerie moment. If you're kind of zoned in on something, it's surprisingly easy to ignore even quite loud alarms. If an alarm is as loud as, say, a fire alarm, it can be hard to shout over the top of it if you need to communicate instructions to people. So - make it all go quiet.


As an aside, a theatre show that my sister worked on (she's a sound and lighting engineer) called for a very deep silence, just as you come into the last act. How do you come up with a silence sound effect? Well, from a minute or two before doors, right the way through, she had some white noise playing through the PA, very quietly but noticeably. Because it was there when you walked into the auditorium, you don't notice it. Then, when you drop it out...

Why bother when... (5, Interesting)

lxt (724570) | about 10 years ago | (#10243983)

...the writers themselves have said on the DVD commentaries that although in the first few seasons a concious effort was made to keep geography accurate, after that they found it easier (and funnier) just to mess about with it, meaning the Simpsons' house is in many places (next to moes, next to the power plant, etc.).

Re:Why bother when... (2, Informative)

strider44 (650833) | about 10 years ago | (#10244083)

In the stonecutters episode, for example, their house was next to the furthest car-parking space in the power plant carpark. I was wondering about that as I was clicking the link - I was bitterly disappointed!

This ROCKS. (5, Interesting)

DrStrangeLug (799458) | about 10 years ago | (#10243986)

Seriously, I love it. Yes, I understand that you can never have an accurate map of Springfield (there are contradictions across episodes) but this is about as good as you can get. BTW, wasn't the Michael Jackson Expressway (formerly the Dali Lama expressway) renamed to the Matlock Expressway ?

Re:This ROCKS. (3, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | about 10 years ago | (#10244001)

No! It's "Maaaaaaa-aaaaaa-aaaatlock"!

Re:This ROCKS. (1)

russint (793669) | about 10 years ago | (#10244069)

Well, then shouldnt you just base the map on the latest episodes? Maybe those green aliens thingies came to Springfield one night and just stirred things up a bit.

Two Words... (1, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | about 10 years ago | (#10243990)

Hit & Run

Even if it's not entirely accurate... (5, Insightful)

CosmeticLobotamy (155360) | about 10 years ago | (#10243996)

Can we give these guys some sort of award? Slashdot Medal of Honor or something? That's an impressive amount of nerdness, right there.

Re:Even if it's not entirely accurate... (1)

corsair2112 (813278) | about 10 years ago | (#10244063)

And multiple awards to boot, for making it onto slashdot multiple times.

impressive (1)

qtothemax (766603) | about 10 years ago | (#10243997)

Its got the tire fire, and Crackton, my two favorate springfield landmarks. The creators did an excelent job.

Re:impressive (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 10 years ago | (#10244164)

What I want to see, is this map and those features in as many game mods as possible.

I'm sorry. So what? (0, Flamebait)

Jack9 (11421) | about 10 years ago | (#10244002)

I don't particularly like the Simpsons. I fail to see why some map of a fictional location (especially and old and tired cartoon) is frontpage news. I must really be in the minority.

Re:I'm sorry. So what? (3, Informative)

Jack9 (11421) | about 10 years ago | (#10244019)

I would wager any criticism of the Simpsons on /. get's you troll modded regardless of post content. Feel free to test on your own.

Re:I'm sorry. So what? (4, Funny)

DCowern (182668) | about 10 years ago | (#10244071)

The Simpsons suck! That dude who created Futurama is so much cooler!

*wink*

Re:I'm sorry. So what? (-1)

Anonymous Coward | about 10 years ago | (#10244157)

I would wager any criticism of the Simpsons on /. get's you troll modded regardless of post content. Feel free to test on your own.

Looks like you passed the test.

Re:I'm sorry. So what? (3, Insightful)

Anonymous Coward | about 10 years ago | (#10244024)

I fail to see why some map of a fictional location (especially and old and tired cartoon) is frontpage news.


I fail to see how you could possibly find nearly anything on /. "frontpage news". As far as the stuff normally covered on /., this is totally in line with the kind of thing featured on this site. For a guy with a 5 digit UID you really seem to be having trouble getting with the program.

Re:I'm sorry. So what? (-1, Flamebait)

Anonymous Coward | about 10 years ago | (#10244030)

Okay, moderators, "It's not that great," is not by itself a troll. At worst, it's overrated.

That said, what the hell is wrong with you that you don't like the Simpsons? I know the last couple of seasons haven't been great, but it was brilliant for at least 5 years.

You very much are in the minority, and that's why it's frontpage news.

Re:I'm sorry. So what? (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 10 years ago | (#10244045)

ACUALLY, although I agree with you on the "troll" assesment, I would say it is more "flamebait" than "overrated".

The thread count seems to agree with me.

Re:I'm sorry. So what? (-1, Redundant)

Anonymous Coward | about 10 years ago | (#10244032)

If this weren't the third time I've seen this on /. I'd vehemently disagree with you.

Re:I'm sorry. So what? (5, Interesting)

Kokuyo (549451) | about 10 years ago | (#10244037)

Even though you have a troll rating at the moment I write this I'd like to answer this question because I think it isn't trolling what you're doing... just a bit of missing the point ;).

The Simpsons are funny if you are the kind of person to understand and like the jokes. You don't have to like them. But others do for the humor, for the political and social critics na dfor many more reasons. Sure, it's fictional. But what is not ficitonal in one or another way today? The Simpsons bring fans together and make them DO something together.
So you can define this work as a way to waste your time or you can see it as a way to honor a piece of work that has brought and continues to bring people together.

That is the reason why I think this project is plain cool.

Pshaw! Pshaw, I tell you! (1)

edunbar93 (141167) | about 10 years ago | (#10244028)

From Jerry Lerma and Terry Hogan: "The mapping of Springfield began in the Spring of 2001 when we realized that no adequate map of Springfield existed either online or in print.""

Bah. I think they just started doing it once came out because they needed a map for the game. [simpsonsroadrage.com]

Get me two tickets to the state Springfield is in! (5, Funny)

IntelliTubbie (29947) | about 10 years ago | (#10244031)

The map was originally going to indicate what state Springfield is in. Unfortunately, the margins were too small to contain it.

Cheers,
IT

hey.... (5, Interesting)

Spatula Sam (770957) | about 10 years ago | (#10244036)

there's no Flanders' house! What gives?

Re:hey.... (1)

profzoom (177901) | about 10 years ago | (#10244072)

Well it's there, just not labeled. The little pinkish rectangle just to the left of the bright red rectangle indicating 742 Evergreen Terrace... that's the Flanders casbah. And I suppose the pinkish rectangle across the street from the bright red rectangle would be where Gerald Ford lives.

Re:hey.... (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 10 years ago | (#10244075)

Because they're do-darn-diddly Neighbourinos!

oh look, Google! (4, Funny)

martin-boundary (547041) | about 10 years ago | (#10244040)

Even Google has headquarters in Springfield! (look on the big map, next to the Springfield mall)

Re:oh look, Google! (3, Informative)

gmajor (514414) | about 10 years ago | (#10244084)

That would be the Springfield Googolplex cinema, which existed well before Google.com :-)

It's scary that I knew that.

Re:oh look, Google! (-1, Flamebait)

Anonymous Coward | about 10 years ago | (#10244122)

It's scary that I knew that.

Not really. Just shows how much of a loser you are.

Re:oh look, Google! (1)

The Cydonian (603441) | about 10 years ago | (#10244142)

hat would be the Springfield Googolplex cinema, which existed well before Google.com :-)
There is, however, a Yahoo Search Engine Arena next to the aquaduct three blocks from the Waterfront, opposite the Duff Stadium.

Re:oh look, Google! (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 10 years ago | (#10244091)

The "Googleplex" is a movie theater.

State? (1)

The_Rippa (181699) | about 10 years ago | (#10244054)

Why doesn't this map specify the state Springfield is in?

Re:State? YES (1)

commodoresloat (172735) | about 10 years ago | (#10244081)

That's what I was wondering. There are several episodes where they refer to the state, and even almost say the state name. There's one where Lisa says it's easy to figure it out if you follow the clues. Anybody got any theories on what state Springfield is in?

Re:State? YES (1)

edsterino (742447) | about 10 years ago | (#10244107)

Re:State? YES (1)

commodoresloat (172735) | about 10 years ago | (#10244174)

This is insane. I thought I was obsessive just watching the Simpsons 3x/day. I see now that there are levels of obsessiveness about this show that I can only dream about.

Fuck this, I'm going to Moe's.

Re:State? YES (1)

Feztaa (633745) | about 10 years ago | (#10244155)

Well, the map has a couple highways and interstates in it... surely you could figure out which springfields are on those roads to narrow it down.

Re:State? (1)

Takkuri (806654) | about 10 years ago | (#10244197)

The writers deliberately fill the episodes with clues, then contradict them. Consider that Springfield is within driving distance of snow, a beach, mountains, and is in hurricane country.

KENTUCKY (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 10 years ago | (#10244207)

The Simpsons Springfield is in Kentucky. Its there in one of the episodes, i think it was the 10th or some other anniversary. at the end of the episode a voice-over-man says something like "...the simpsons are like any other northern kentucky family..."

surely thats conclusive?

new Slashdot game (5, Funny)

Chmarr (18662) | about 10 years ago | (#10244055)

Here's a new slasdot game for everyone...

Pick a day of the year. Perhaps your birthday. On that day of the year, you submit the aformentioned Simpson's site to Slashdot, and lets see how long the editor's memory lasts before they consider this 'news' and include it in Slashdot.

Re:new Slashdot game (1, Funny)

DaneelGiskard (222145) | about 10 years ago | (#10244098)

My birthday is today you insensitive clods!

1...2...3... GTA Springfield! Hit and what? (3, Funny)

tod_miller (792541) | about 10 years ago | (#10244079)

I wonder if they used hit and run as a source of this.

I would love to make this a GTA3 map... mod characters, there is a great GTA modding community, damn fine programmers too.

Well, back to the map (they haven't got routing or landmarks sorted out, but I guess they are working on it)

Re:1...2...3... GTA Springfield! Hit and what? (2, Informative)

smallguy78 (775828) | about 10 years ago | (#10244223)

There's a de_simpsons map for counter-strike which is a pretty good likeness, including Moe's and the school

It is now on Yahoo! Maps :-) (3, Funny)

tod_miller (792541) | about 10 years ago | (#10244092)

Courtesy of map quest ;-)

Springfield, MA [mapquest.com]

Re:It is now on Yahoo! Maps :-) (1)

Tokerat (150341) | about 10 years ago | (#10244111)


I was just going to say myself; that looks a hell of a lot like Springfield MA, to me

Only bridge? (3, Interesting)

Fortress (763470) | about 10 years ago | (#10244094)

Where's the only bridge out of town?

From the episode "Bart's Comet"
http://www.snpp.com/episodes/2F11.html

I see at least three bridges.

My favourite newspaper. (1)

deep square leg (703399) | about 10 years ago | (#10244181)

"Welcome to Yesterday's News, can I help you?" "Yes, Timothy would like to cancel his subscription." ... Having said that, yes the map is pretty cool.

sick (1)

wldkos (795318) | about 10 years ago | (#10244183)

That's some tight shit right there.

Dear Slashdot editors: It's really fucking simple (5, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | about 10 years ago | (#10244215)

A google search of Slashdot springfield map [google.co.kr] brings up the previous story as the first hit.

So, if I may be so bold as to suggest the following before posting slashdot stories from now on...

1. Find two or three of the most relevent keywords, you know, the kinds of words likely to repeat themselves in multiple submissions.

2. Go to google. You can find google at www.google.com. Here is a hyperlink to www.google.com [google.com] . Here is a definition of the word "hyperlink". [m-w.com]

3. Assuming you haven't forgotten the important keywords from step 1, proceed to step 4. Otherwise, return to step 1. If this is the third or fourth time reaching step 3, you might want to consider finding a paper and pencil. If you already had a paper and pencil, then you might want to consider using them to write down the keywords.

4. Now, with those words you've remembered (or written down) from step 1, go into the text box in the middle of that www.google.com webpage. Type in the following:
Slashdot Keyword1 Keyword2 Keyword3

5. If these [google.com] are your search results, hit back on your web browser, and then type in the following:
Slashdot Keyword1 Keyword2 Keyword3
ONLY THIS TIME, replace the three keywords with the words that you remembered, or copied down, from step 1.

6. Finally, have a look at some of the results to see if a slashdot story has already been posted on the submission you've just gotten. If there is a story, do not post the submitted story unless there is some information in the new submission that makes it somehow more relevent.

Good luck, God speed, and don't forget to vote Republican.

Dupe! (0, Redundant)

fozzmeister (160968) | about 10 years ago | (#10244220)

http://slashdot.org/articles/04/05/27/1214231.shtm l?tid=129&tid=188
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