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The K5 Top Ten Stories nominations

By mikepence in Meta
Sun Oct 06, 2002 at 02:55:49 AM EST
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I recently referred yet another friend to this site, and again wished that there was a list of the best stories that K5 has to offer to send him to.

Thus, this story.


Nominate your favorite K5 stories here -- 1 story per comment. Then, we can select the top 10 stories, based on comment rating, and I will create a K5 Top Ten Stories story with links and summaries.

We can also use the comments to further refine the process based on feedback.

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The K5 Top Ten Stories nominations | 77 comments (77 topical, editorial, 0 hidden)
LSD (3.94 / 19) (#1)
by exc on Fri Oct 04, 2002 at 02:52:11 PM EST

My Lysergic Acid Diethylamide Life has been one of the more enlightening and fun stories in a while. Unlike the forums at erowid, this is a genuine discussion on this interesting drug. This is one of the first places where I have seen this much depth and personal experience written about a drug.

Nomination (2.52 / 17) (#2)
by ucblockhead on Fri Oct 04, 2002 at 03:13:14 PM EST

I nominate the recent excellent story on Sapphires.
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This is k5. We're all tools - duxup
Sapphire hating conspiracy (1.80 / 5) (#31)
by exc on Sat Oct 05, 2002 at 03:38:41 PM EST

Simon Kinahan, DarkZero, arthurpsmith, paraphenyl, kitten, Emissary, bestest, ClassicG are all part of Kuro5hin's Sapphire hating conspiracy. Can anyone give us the list of names of people who killed the two excellent Sapphire stories? I would very much like to know what these people have against Sapphires in general. Did someone abuse you as a child with Sapphires or something? I would very much like to know why and how an anti-Sapphire kabal would wield so much power. Are they slave owners with large diamond mines in South Africa? Do Sapphires allow us to overcome alien mind control lasers? Does George W. Bush think that Sapphires are unAmerican? Do Sapphire mining take away from the profits of Saudi oil barons? I, as an avid Sapphire lover, want answers.

[ Parent ]
I have a PhD in materials physics (3.33 / 3) (#43)
by arthurpsmith on Sun Oct 06, 2002 at 11:14:34 AM EST

and the article in question was a 3rd grade report. ucblockhead is being an idiot. Go read the original in theantix' diary, if you can find it.

Energy - our most critical problem; the solution may be in space.


[ Parent ]
Right On (none / 0) (#69)
by TheOnlyCoolTim on Mon Oct 07, 2002 at 06:34:12 PM EST

Add me to the sapphire hating conspiracy. If you want third grade reports, go back to third grade.

The second article on sapphires, the serious one, was actually pretty good though.

Tim

[ Parent ]

[OT] fucking (1.00 / 1) (#41)
by j1mmy on Sun Oct 06, 2002 at 10:01:13 AM EST

You're down to number 2, sadly.

[ Parent ]
Fuck! (nt) (1.00 / 1) (#42)
by ucblockhead on Sun Oct 06, 2002 at 10:58:52 AM EST


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This is k5. We're all tools - duxup
[ Parent ]
My suggestions (4.33 / 6) (#3)
by unknownlamer on Fri Oct 04, 2002 at 03:13:54 PM EST

Defending the Right to Pleasure and How Home-Schooling Harms the Nation are my two favorite articles.


--
<vladl> I am reading the making of the atomic bong - modern science
the home school article (5.00 / 1) (#14)
by Run4YourLives on Fri Oct 04, 2002 at 04:24:26 PM EST

is exactly what all Kuro5hin articles should be like... top 10 all the way.


It's slightly Japanese, but without all of that fanatical devotion to the workplace. - CheeseburgerBrown
[ Parent ]
A Casino Odyssey (4.97 / 37) (#4)
by Fon2d2 on Fri Oct 04, 2002 at 03:23:32 PM EST

A Casino Odyssey: Part One
A Casino Odyssey: Part Two
A Casino Odyssey: Part Three
A Casino Odyssey: Part Four


GREAT story (none / 0) (#9)
by thekubrix on Fri Oct 04, 2002 at 04:11:20 PM EST

Just like to say that localroger's Casino odyssey is what brought me to K5, a GREAT read

[ Parent ]
I second this (n/t) (1.00 / 1) (#10)
by Benimoto on Fri Oct 04, 2002 at 04:11:58 PM EST



[ Parent ]
I second *this* (n/t) (1.00 / 1) (#37)
by p0ppe on Sun Oct 06, 2002 at 07:16:49 AM EST




"Democracy is three wolves and a sheep voting on what to have for dinner."
[ Parent ]
if you liked this story, then... (4.50 / 2) (#17)
by mattw on Sat Oct 05, 2002 at 01:22:34 AM EST

Don't miss the book Bringing Down the House -- the inside story of how 6 MIT students took vegas for millions (I paraphrase the subtitle). A fun read, and an extremely vicious counting war on the casinos with technique and execution taken to an amazing level.


[Scrapbooking Supplies]
[ Parent ]
The Eudaemonic Pie (5.00 / 1) (#61)
by wiredog on Mon Oct 07, 2002 at 08:44:39 AM EST

How some Cal Tech hackers did the same in the 70's.

Earth first! We can strip mine the rest later.
[ Parent ]
GoStone's article on Go. (4.56 / 16) (#5)
by graal on Fri Oct 04, 2002 at 03:29:28 PM EST

I liked it so much, I saved it locally just in case K5 ever self-immolates.

--
For Thou hast commanded, and so it is, that every
inordinate affection should be its own punishment.
-- St. Augustine (Confessions, i)

Seconded (1.00 / 1) (#6)
by Jman1 on Fri Oct 04, 2002 at 04:02:11 PM EST

that was a really great article. I wish there were more like it.

[ Parent ]
thirded! (1.00 / 1) (#7)
by Run4YourLives on Fri Oct 04, 2002 at 04:03:21 PM EST

 not that that's a word or anything.


It's slightly Japanese, but without all of that fanatical devotion to the workplace. - CheeseburgerBrown
[ Parent ]
I loved this article (none / 0) (#11)
by dr zeus on Fri Oct 04, 2002 at 04:16:50 PM EST

In fact, I think this was the article that convinced me to get a K5 ID after lurking in visitor mode for so long.

[ Parent ]
Funny (none / 0) (#25)
by El Volio on Sat Oct 05, 2002 at 08:22:32 AM EST

That article got me interested in go and I've been spending time trying to learn the game. Just before I saw this story, I was looking through Amazon.com and various go websites for book suggestions which were then being searched for on my local library's website (alas, they only have one book about go, and that one is fiction).

That article is probably the best k5 article I've ever seen.

I also thoroughly enjoyed the alternative numbers story recently; that one's still on my hotlist.

[ Parent ]

Link (5.00 / 3) (#27)
by DarkZero on Sat Oct 05, 2002 at 01:34:38 PM EST

Just in case someone else that never saw it before wants to read it without searching for it like I did.

[ Parent ]
My bad. I was in a hurry when I posted. (nt) (none / 0) (#63)
by graal on Mon Oct 07, 2002 at 10:19:21 AM EST


--
For Thou hast commanded, and so it is, that every
inordinate affection should be its own punishment.
-- St. Augustine (Confessions, i)
[ Parent ]

How to suck less -- my vote (4.09 / 11) (#8)
by czar chasm on Fri Oct 04, 2002 at 04:11:04 PM EST

It's just so darned useful.
-Czar Chasm
add 2 bottles of NoDoz to email me
seconded (1.00 / 1) (#12)
by VoxLobster on Fri Oct 04, 2002 at 04:24:18 PM EST


VoxLobster
I was raised by a cup of coffee! -- Homsar
[ Parent ]

Wow, I haven't seen that before (none / 0) (#19)
by kholmes on Sat Oct 05, 2002 at 03:00:15 AM EST

However, I am not sure I see the separation between the "to thine own self be true" kind of not-sucking and the "getting laid lots" kind of not-sucking.

Or perhaps, to my own suck be true. Not perfect, but I can live with it.

But really all, y'all's insecurity is suffocating me.

If you treat people as most people treat things and treat things as most people treat people, you might be a Randian.
[ Parent ]

Macauley on Copyright (4.66 / 6) (#13)
by anonimouse on Fri Oct 04, 2002 at 04:24:24 PM EST

Macauley on Copyright just to show that a tired debate on K5 has been continuing for over 100 years, but with better quality of discussion, but also an excellently prepared article
~
Sleepyhel:
Relationships and friendships are complex beasts. There's nothing wrong with doing things a little differently.
Me: "WTF?!" (4.00 / 1) (#70)
by ROBOKATZ on Mon Oct 07, 2002 at 09:50:33 PM EST

I am tired, and originally misread the subject of your post as "McCauley in Concert", and thought of the kid from Home Alone.

[ Parent ]
tombuck's Introduction to basic music composition. (4.00 / 4) (#15)
by drivers on Fri Oct 04, 2002 at 04:25:30 PM EST

link here (Part One)

Incidentally, was there ever a part 2?

Only in my head (5.00 / 1) (#59)
by tombuck on Mon Oct 07, 2002 at 05:41:31 AM EST

It's still being written :)

--
Give me yer cash!
[ Parent ]

Well, get on with it. :-) (nt) (none / 0) (#67)
by drivers on Mon Oct 07, 2002 at 05:23:54 PM EST



[ Parent ]
If you want a funny one... (4.59 / 22) (#16)
by chemista on Sat Oct 05, 2002 at 12:14:57 AM EST

you can't miss with The Confusingly Titled Meta Story.
Stop reminding people about the overvalued stock market! I'm depending on that overvalued stock market to retire some day! - porkchop_d_clown
Seconded! (2.00 / 2) (#23)
by tiamat on Sat Oct 05, 2002 at 06:39:14 AM EST

Best. Story. Ever.

[ Parent ]
Comment expressing hearty agreement (nt) (2.50 / 2) (#34)
by skunk on Sun Oct 06, 2002 at 05:38:50 AM EST


--SS
[ Parent ]
Comment disagreeing with parent comment (4.00 / 1) (#62)
by wiredog on Mon Oct 07, 2002 at 08:46:32 AM EST

followed by increasingly off-topic rant about how kuro5hin has gone increasingly off the rails ever since it got more than 15,000 users.

Earth first! We can strip mine the rest later.
[ Parent ]
Expression of Agreement (5.00 / 1) (#58)
by yooden on Mon Oct 07, 2002 at 05:02:45 AM EST

Excited expression of agreement. Smart-ass remark about story's meta-meta-relevance.

Clever defense of another use of the story's style in this comment.


[ Parent ]

Matt's Particle Physics (4.52 / 21) (#18)
by paraphenyl on Sat Oct 05, 2002 at 02:55:15 AM EST

Very well written with rarely-seen depth.

Matt's Particle Physics Column, Part One
Matt's Particle Physics Column, Part Two
Matt's Particle Physics Column, Part Three A
Matt's Particle Physics Column, Part Three B



Only silence is death.
(Global capitalism causes poverty)

I vote for... (3.66 / 6) (#20)
by Sapien on Sat Oct 05, 2002 at 03:09:19 AM EST

... this one. It looks like it's got some interesting links.

argghh... (none / 0) (#55)
by sk00t on Mon Oct 07, 2002 at 01:43:26 AM EST

Infinite recursion!

"Somehow we get by without ever learning, somehow no matter what the world keeps turning"

--Ben Foster
[ Parent ]

Classic stories page on K4 (4.38 / 13) (#21)
by TheophileEscargot on Sat Oct 05, 2002 at 03:57:02 AM EST

The K5 Wiki has both a Classic Stories page and a more general Hall of Fame.
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Support the nascent Mad Open Science movement... when we talk about "hundreds of eyeballs," we really mean it. Lagged2Death
Pros and cons of Ko4ting (none / 0) (#33)
by I am Jack's username on Sun Oct 06, 2002 at 04:26:29 AM EST

Pros:
  1. The k4 wiki is easily updated by users.
  2. Consensus is the criteria.
  3. It's offsite, few people know about it.
  4. It's pretty damn cool.

Cons:

  1. The k4 wiki can easily be messed up by losers.
  2. There's no voting for controversial entries (2002-06-27 poll notwithstanding).
  3. It's offsite, few people know about it.
  4. The [ugly] K5A:links are uncool.

--
Inoshiro for president!
"War does not determine who is right - only who is left." - Bertrand Russell
[ Parent ]
Cons (5.00 / 1) (#39)
by Scrymarch on Sun Oct 06, 2002 at 07:28:36 AM EST

  1. The k4 wiki can easily be messed up by losers.

True, but this happens less than you might expect.  Only thrice as I recall, and it was trivial for a civic minded user to fix, which happenned quite quickly.  Like many I've been pleasantly surprised by this part of wiki.

3.  It's offsite, few people know about it.

That's true, and I think a shame.  Since updating the FAQ to point to it is a matter of minutes work, I can only assume rusty isn't a fan.

[ Parent ]

Re-engineering the Glass Heart (4.60 / 10) (#22)
by mortisimo on Sat Oct 05, 2002 at 04:04:28 AM EST

Re-engineering the Glass Heart

Unfortunately, humanity is not yet indexed in a relational database. "SELECT * FROM People WHERE People.AttractedTo = 'me' ORDER BY People.HooterDimensions DESC" does not return any rows.


Understanding HTTP Cookie, of course! (4.00 / 10) (#24)
by wanders on Sat Oct 05, 2002 at 07:39:18 AM EST

An excellent article by Cookie Monster!
~
~
:x
My personal favourite? (2.60 / 5) (#26)
by kaemaril on Sat Oct 05, 2002 at 12:34:45 PM EST

That would be the Hellmouth series by Jon Ka--- oh, wait, sorry, wrong website...


Why, yes, I am being sarcastic. Why do you ask?


Well, I still think (4.16 / 6) (#28)
by terpy on Sat Oct 05, 2002 at 01:40:10 PM EST

trhurler is a flaming moronic goatfucker. heh. ;P

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NO FISH SAUCE! -tzigane

Also Adiffer's series on geometric algebra (3.00 / 2) (#29)
by mcc on Sat Oct 05, 2002 at 02:18:22 PM EST

In addition to the particle physics thingy that paraphenyl recommended, the following writeups by Adiffer on geometric algebra are similarly excellent as a relatively accessable overview to a fiendishly complex and very important subject. I hang out on another web community where a small subset of the people are always rambling about groups and rings and generators and such, and until i read this series i could never work out what they were talking about-- just becuase all the other online treatments of this subject are so bad i could never really grasp the big picture :) ----
Anyway, a suggestion: perhaps this "top ten" should be split into categories-- like, the top three informative articles (Go Go!), the top three political/culture/recent events discussions, the top three technical discussions, and the top three "other" (personal experiences, diaries, meta/scoop). Or maybe the top in each category should just be flagged as such in the big ten list?

The idea would be to ensure that none of the four story types are underrepresented. (Although as it is, i see absolutely no technical discussions in this list (the cookie article counts as informative, it was funny but generated no discussion), although i remember there have been a couple fantastic ones. So maybe it doesn't deserve to be a story category anymore, with the way k5's userbase has shifted? Or maybe i should go search for some stories of that type and nominate them too?) Anyway, this is all probably a bad idea, but there it is.

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Aside from that, the absurd meta-wankery of k5er-quoting sigs probably takes the cake. Especially when the quote itself is about k5. -- tsubame

Why, the Confusingly titled meta story of course. (4.30 / 10) (#30)
by dram on Sat Oct 05, 2002 at 02:36:59 PM EST

Confusingly titled meta story. It has got to be one of the greatest stories ever on K5. Also, it continues to get new comments to this day. How great is that?

-dram
[grant.henninger.name]

title deriding comment author over duplicate post (5.00 / 3) (#35)
by mattw on Sun Oct 06, 2002 at 06:38:18 AM EST

Comment elaborating on title, expressing anguish that story in question already was nominated.


[Scrapbooking Supplies]
[ Parent ]
Me too! (5.00 / 3) (#46)
by chemista on Sun Oct 06, 2002 at 01:31:36 PM EST

Smug self-congratulatory paragraph pointing out (in a "humorous" fashion) how the author was the first person to make the suggestion here. Apparent lack of comprehension that this post is even more redundant than its parent.
Stop reminding people about the overvalued stock market! I'm depending on that overvalued stock market to retire some day! - porkchop_d_clown
[ Parent ]
Redundant post (5.00 / 1) (#64)
by wiredog on Mon Oct 07, 2002 at 11:11:22 AM EST

complaining of earlier redundant post. Further off-topic ranting about the general failure of k5ers to read all the comments before posting their own comments. Strawman argument proposed and then accidentaly demolished.

Earth first! We can strip mine the rest later.
[ Parent ]
Just check out my diary! (1.00 / 4) (#32)
by dirvish on Sun Oct 06, 2002 at 03:00:10 AM EST

Any one of my many brilliant diary entries are better than the lame stories you guys are always reading.

Technical Certification Blog, Anti Spam Blog
Plant (3.66 / 3) (#36)
by mb on Sun Oct 06, 2002 at 07:14:08 AM EST

Plant

Some Diaries (2.66 / 3) (#38)
by anonimouse on Sun Oct 06, 2002 at 07:23:22 AM EST

Just a selection, mainly diaries about personal life rather than political commentary:
rizzo242
atreides
tombuck
blixco

webwench
sleepyhel
StackyMcRacky
Communista

And some blatant self whoring, some of my own. Some suck, but others are well worth a read
~
Sleepyhel:
Relationships and friendships are complex beasts. There's nothing wrong with doing things a little differently.

One per post! (none / 0) (#44)
by p3d0 on Sun Oct 06, 2002 at 12:02:27 PM EST

The rule said one per post! No fair getting extra votes by hoping lots of readers will like at least one of your links. :-)
--
Patrick Doyle
My comments do not reflect the opinions of my employer.
[ Parent ]
Fair point (none / 0) (#50)
by anonimouse on Sun Oct 06, 2002 at 04:44:29 PM EST

I've separated out my two blatant diary whoring links into separate articles; however I would nominate one of rizzo242 diaries, but I can't decide which one as they're nearly all good....
~
Sleepyhel:
Relationships and friendships are complex beasts. There's nothing wrong with doing things a little differently.
[ Parent ]
come on! (none / 0) (#71)
by /dev/trash on Mon Oct 07, 2002 at 10:18:56 PM EST

I know you wanted to list me in there!

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Updated 02/20/2004
New Site
[ Parent ]
427 comments (4.83 / 6) (#40)
by p0ppe on Sun Oct 06, 2002 at 07:29:04 AM EST

Guide to Eating on a Shoestring Budget



"Democracy is three wolves and a sheep voting on what to have for dinner."
a problem (3.66 / 6) (#45)
by turmeric on Sun Oct 06, 2002 at 12:08:12 PM EST

i think we are all such a bunch of self congratulatory narccistic wankers that we never actually remember anyone elses stories

Not to brag, but... (1.00 / 3) (#47)
by psicE on Sun Oct 06, 2002 at 02:52:35 PM EST

A while back, I wrote a story on K5 called <a href="http://www.kuro5hin.org/story/2000/4/12/145946/227">Personality Types</a>. It sucked. But, IIRC, it had quite an interesting discussion (if I did make myself look like a bit of an idiot), and some person who may or may not still be on K5 said it was one of the top ten.

And more importantly, despite happening before the blackout, it was about culture. I wrote it back in April of 2000, when K5 was the un-Slashdot, and everybody went to it because they thought Taco took too long to approve tech stories, and K5 wouldn't have that problem. Now, of course, the current poll is suggesting to replace the current Technology and Internet sections with a new, single Sci/Tech/Net section - how times have changed. Without stories like that, would K5 have acquired the huge diversity of stories it has now, or would it still be the anti-Slashdot?

Not to brag, but... (1.66 / 3) (#48)
by psicE on Sun Oct 06, 2002 at 02:52:57 PM EST

A while back, I wrote a story on K5 called Personality Types. It sucked. But, IIRC, it had quite an interesting discussion (if I did make myself look like a bit of an idiot), and some person who may or may not still be on K5 said it was one of the top ten.

And more importantly, despite happening before the blackout, it was about culture. I wrote it back in April of 2000, when K5 was the un-Slashdot, and everybody went to it because they thought Taco took too long to approve tech stories, and K5 wouldn't have that problem. Now, of course, the current poll is suggesting to replace the current Technology and Internet sections with a new, single Sci/Tech/Net section - how times have changed. Without stories like that, would K5 have acquired the huge diversity of stories it has now, or would it still be the anti-Slashdot?

Well (1.75 / 4) (#49)
by Hired Goons on Sun Oct 06, 2002 at 03:40:04 PM EST

this story isn't one of them. :-P
You calling that feature a bug? THWAK

Blatant diary whoring 1: (2.00 / 3) (#51)
by anonimouse on Sun Oct 06, 2002 at 04:49:35 PM EST

This diary has two attributes that most diaries don't possess and thus is well worth a read...Surprise..don't forget to use the link.

This has been written in response to a comment that my earlier post contained more than one choice.
~
Sleepyhel:
Relationships and friendships are complex beasts. There's nothing wrong with doing things a little differently.

Blatant Diary whore 2 (2.00 / 3) (#52)
by anonimouse on Sun Oct 06, 2002 at 04:53:13 PM EST

I'd like to nominate this early diary of my own as an entrant into the "all human life is on K5" category.
I've been bad.

This has been written in response to a comment that my earlier post contained more than one choice.
~
Sleepyhel:
Relationships and friendships are complex beasts. There's nothing wrong with doing things a little differently.

mattw`s Introduction to Personal Finance (4.66 / 3) (#53)
by el tito on Sun Oct 06, 2002 at 08:21:25 PM EST

I really believe this excellent article is a must read and shows this site is not just about politics.
  • [Introduction to Personal Finance] [1][2][3][4] - learn how to retire rich and early. (author: mattw)

  • What is ultimately disturbing about this story... (none / 0) (#54)
    by la princesa on Sun Oct 06, 2002 at 11:57:32 PM EST

    and its comments is that hardly enough stories have been mentioned to make up a top ten.  Usually the problem is a sheer glut of gorgeousness or fantastic stuff, but minusing diaries, hardly more than the requisite ten have come up.  And this on a site with hundreds of stories, perhaps thousands.  One wonders why the same few items keep coming up as examples of the best this site has whenever someone gets the bee in bonnet to write up a top ten list story.  Is the good writing that rare on this site, or are the userrs too unwilling to go beyond certain narrow values of good?  Though slightly rhetorical, the answer is likely bits of both.

    ___
    <qpt> Disprove people? <qpt> What happens when you disprove them? Do they disappear in a flash of logic?
    Minusing diaries (none / 0) (#57)
    by Italy on Mon Oct 07, 2002 at 03:58:04 AM EST

    Why should we minus diaries?
    Diaries produce some of the most free flowing thought on K5 and are K5's soul as opposed to the stories which make up the body.

    I grant that not all diaries are great, with some being terrible and others being excellent, but the entries have a personal touch that is often missing from the mainstream stories. If you want to understand K5, I would say, go read some diaries.

    Wassa matter you? Gotta no respect?
    [ Parent ]

    Consider when they were written. (none / 0) (#68)
    by Meatbomb on Mon Oct 07, 2002 at 06:12:55 PM EST

    I have only been watching K5 about 3-4 months, and at least half of these stories have been written in that period.

    This means either people have forgotten old stories, or people who remember them say "christ, another newbie asking this questoin?" and don't contribute to the discussion, or the quality of writing and volume of good stories has been increasing recently.



    _______________

    Good News for Liberal Democracy!

    [ Parent ]
    Stories are posted on this site? (none / 0) (#56)
    by Big Sexxy Joe on Mon Oct 07, 2002 at 03:40:33 AM EST

    I just come to argue with Ann Randians and anyone else I don't agree with. This site is too interactive to enjoy passively.

    Actually I like the The Alternitive Numbers article a lot.

    I'm like Jesus, only better.
    Democracy Now! - your daily, uncensored, corporate-free grassroots news hour

    Rithmomachia (none / 0) (#60)
    by DarkZero on Mon Oct 07, 2002 at 08:15:09 AM EST

    The story on Rithmomachia by the absolutely blew me away. It was the sort of story that I know I'd find absolutely nowhere else and I found it very interesting.

    Off topic complaint about (3.50 / 2) (#65)
    by wiredog on Mon Oct 07, 2002 at 11:17:46 AM EST

    site founder, with further off-topic complaint that this story should have been shot down in queue, and what is k5 coming to anyway? Followed by a link to suggested top ten caliber story that has already been nominated twice.

    Earth first! We can strip mine the rest later.
    The Screenplay writing series (none / 0) (#66)
    by Lion on Mon Oct 07, 2002 at 02:30:25 PM EST

    Part 1
    Part 2
    Part 3

    Pecan Pancake Story (none / 0) (#72)
    by FortKnox on Tue Oct 08, 2002 at 03:24:37 PM EST

    Of course, I'd point to The Pecan Pancake story, but you need to have all comments on.
    Although most of the good fights have been deleted...
    --
    Yes, shrubberies are my trade. I am a shrubber. My name is Roger the Shrubber. I arrange, design, and sell shrubberies.
    Cleverly titled subject. (4.33 / 3) (#73)
    by evilpenguin on Tue Oct 08, 2002 at 06:05:58 PM EST

    Allusion to subject. Link to foreshadowed story. Statement of story's superiority to all others mentioned.

    Unnecisary line break and filler paragraph to avoid mojo loss. Possible flame and/or tangential rant. Long run-on sentence with misspelign and tpylos and the statement of the previous statement's universal truth and nebulous attempt at metaphor and incondite rumination of sonorous connibulation with eructatious platitutes with simile to sound like a turtle in a pond of learning of abstract paroxysmal chiaroscuro.

    Admission that this story has already been mentioned. Statement of story's superiority and author's prowess. Elaboration of statement of superiority. Ending sentence. [Optional attempt to sound prolific. Reference to diaries.]
    --
    # nohup cat /dev/dsp > /dev/hda & killall -9 getty
    The Vietnam Minsk Motorbiking for Monkey Wine (none / 0) (#74)
    by mayo on Wed Oct 09, 2002 at 09:41:14 PM EST

    The Vietnam Minsk Motorbiking for Monkey Wine War Journal: pt:1 was a great read. Well written, it inspired the imagination and gave me itchy feet. Sadly I don't think bankind ever got around to writing any followups but I still recommend it to those who are amused by good prose.

    Whats it like in your neck of the woods (4.00 / 1) (#75)
    by GRiNGO on Thu Oct 10, 2002 at 12:19:57 PM EST

    This story even resulted in a website.



    --
    "I send you to Baghdad a long time. Nobody find you. Do they care, buddy?" - Three Kings


    Scoop (5.00 / 1) (#76)
    by dno on Sat Oct 19, 2002 at 12:55:42 AM EST

    Could Scoop auto-generate a top ten list based on story hits or comments or a combination of the two?

    Dunno (none / 0) (#77)
    by mikepence on Tue Oct 22, 2002 at 06:28:06 PM EST

    Certainly the web log reports for this site could provide that information - at least in terms of hits.

    This is standard stuff for PostNuke and other systems. I think it is an obvious omission on the part of Scoop.

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