October 03, 2002
Welcome, Kuro5hin Readers

I found Kuro5hin via, I think ATS (who neglegted to mention how awesome we are on his little mini-review of his 'best of the best'... *sniff*). It's a different sort of community-driven website. Unlike slashdot, the whole thing is run by the readers, not just the comments. And so you get a lot more, and different, types of stories posted up to it. But, as far as I can tell, it's damned near as big as slashdot.

So on a lark I took what you guys seemed to consider was one of the best things we've put up on here, "Historical Forces", cleaned it up, and submitted it. The K5 people are right... their "pundit to troll" ratio is really high. Most, albeit not all, of the critiques were very helpful, and danged if the thing didn't end up on their front frikken page just a few hours after I posted it.

Really, I did it mostly as a stunt to promote our site. I didn't expect the essay to go anywhere at all. We're deeply complimented over here that the K5 community thought enough of it to not only post it, but post it to the main page, from an author fresh out of the box. It gave us a much needed ego boost after the asshats over at FARK were done with us (we bought an ad over there). Maybe now our next big hurdle, instapundit, is finally within sight!? :)

Thank you, regulars, for picking out the essay for us, and welcome K5s and Farkers... hope you like our show!

Posted by scott at October 03, 2002 10:01 PM

eMail this entry!

Congratulations, I think?

Posted by: Pat on October 3, 2002 10:23 PM

From memory, Slashdot has about 600,000 registered users now, while Kuro5hin has about 38,000, so they're not quite the same size.

Anyway, it's great to see your work joining such other K5 front page pieces like this insightful article. ;)

Posted by: a guy on October 3, 2002 11:42 PM

Ah well, they're bigger than we are!

Heh... true, but K5'ers talk a lot more.

Posted by: scott on October 4, 2002 08:13 AM

Email Glenn the URL about the essay you wrote on why the U.S. isn't like Rome. Those are the kinds of pieces he likes.

Of course, no guarantees with Glenn. He makes up his own mind.

Posted by: Meryl Yourish on October 10, 2002 03:42 PM
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