It is a truth universally acknowledged that K5
is dying. We're overwhelmed by too many stories.
There are not enough stories in the queue. There's
too much emphasis on politics. All the politics
stories get voted down. There's not enough technology.
There are too many boring tech stories. K5 is biased
towards Microsoft. There are too many prejudiced open-source
enthusiasts here. The quality of writing has
deteriorated. There are too many grammar/spelling/punctuation
Nazis voting down good stories.
Well, there is an answer. Go!
The main Scoop
site has a list of
sites announced there.
has a list of
sites. No less than one hundred and fifty-seven different
online communities, just waiting there
Not enough? Scour the
textads page, to see which
communities are scouting for new members. Click
Preferences to see which sites are submitting headlines
So you're too lazy to search, then? You want personal
recommendations. Well, what are you after?
Technology? News for nerds?
is still there, you know;
and for quick news it's hard to beat.
But your story was rejected?
Techno-weary rejected geeks love it.
Or Ars Technica
is the place for real PC enthusiasts.
But you're not a nerd, you're a creative type. A writer.
is back up and running, posting fiction, poetry and
articles from all comers. For real critiques try
a site that's all about writing. For articles about
there for you.
Missing your slan shack? Sci-fi geeks can use
Free Tomorrow. Too many books there? Don't forget to try
Does all this sound disappointingly trivial? Want to
discuss The Issues? Make your voice heard at
E The People.
It's America's interactive town hall, they say.
But how can you think about that when you're so bitter
about your job?
Fucked Company are
there for the dot-com casualties.
Or are all these sites too narrowly focussed for
a Renaissance man/woman like you?
Plastic has a broad
range, and legendary community
The Well has survived
since the prehistoric days of 1985.
But what you really come here for are the MLPs. Guess what:
K5 MLPs are dull, and usually ancient. A better way to
keep up with the bizarreness of the web is with
bigger and better is
these two sites alone you can get pretty much every MLP
that hits K5, only hours, days, weeks or even months
On the more bizarre side,
specializes in the absurd, disturbing, and just plain inexplicable.
Adequacy is there
for satire and Linux-fan baiting, and
claims to put the Goat back in goatse.
And finally, one more. If you've tried every single
one of the 157 slash and scoop sites and hated
them all, there's a certain website that might not
seem quite so bad by comparison. It's