A report on Goatse.cx

Originally an Internet shock site.

- Goatse.cx

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the then-recently unveiled logo

Shock site

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Website that is intended to be offensive or disturbing to its viewers, though it can also contain elements of humor or evoke sexual arousal.

Website that is intended to be offensive or disturbing to its viewers, though it can also contain elements of humor or evoke sexual arousal.

the then-recently unveiled logo

Goatse.cx featured a page devoted to fan-submitted artwork and tributes to the site's, and a parody of the image was unwittingly shown by a BBC newscast as an alternative for for the 2012 Summer Olympics.

Goatse Security logo

Goatse Security

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Loose-knit, nine-person grey hat hacker group that specialized in uncovering security flaws.

Loose-knit, nine-person grey hat hacker group that specialized in uncovering security flaws.

Goatse Security logo

The group derives its name from the Goatse.cx shock site, and it chose "Gaping Holes Exposed" as its slogan.

Screenshot of the Slashdot.org main page

Slashdot

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Social news website that originally billed itself as "News for Nerds. Stuff that Matters".

Social news website that originally billed itself as "News for Nerds. Stuff that Matters".

Screenshot of the Slashdot.org main page
Co-founders Rob Malda and Jeff Bates
Co-founder Jeff Bates
Rob Malda, Co-founder of Slashdot
Tux, the mascot of Linux
This graph shows the sudden surge in web traffic that a popular news story on Slashdot can cause.

Slashdot altered its threaded discussion forum display software to explicitly show domains for links in articles, as "users made a sport out of tricking unsuspecting readers into visiting Goatse.cx ."

Wikitorial

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Term coined by the Los Angeles Times to describe a traditional editorial that can be edited in the fashion of a wiki .

Term coined by the Los Angeles Times to describe a traditional editorial that can be edited in the fashion of a wiki .

This was due to a vandal inserting multiple pictures of goatse.

Garry's Mod

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2006 sandbox game developed by Facepunch Studios and published by Valve.

2006 sandbox game developed by Facepunch Studios and published by Valve.

The player character (right) positioning characters from Team Fortress 2 on a couch using the physics gun

In June 2022, the author of the popular Garry's Mod addons "Glue Library", "View Extension", "Action Extension", and "Ambient Occlusion" altered their work to display shock images such as goatse and play loud sounds.