Rusty is the
owner and operator of Kuro5hin. He
started this site and helped evolve it into this wonderful democratic weblog.
On top of that, he seems to be a really nice guy. He has a lot of
interest in internet media (duh) and lives on Godforsaken
Island, Maine. When he's not involved with coding for scoop or
maintaining kuro5hin he often posts insightful comments to the stories.
kwsNI is a
graduate engineering student at New Mexico State University.
He is known to post lengthy diaries regarding his complicated love life
(or at times the lack thereof). Whether
its Girlfriday, AOLGirl, or SpringGirl you can follow the trials and
tribulations of his life thanks to the k5 diaries. He's a nice guy, too.
is a nutball and a prolific diary writer. His
entries are long and rambling, often interlaced with song lyrics from angry
metal bands. Always amusing and entertaining, Q and his many personalities help keep k5 to be less of a serious
place, especially in the diary ghetto. Rumor
has it that MisterQueue is the same person as mrgoat.
is best known for his regular postings on physics that appear most weekdays in
the diary section. Right now he's the host of the k5 weight loss contest.
Living in Florida, I think he's older than your average k5er. Also, you might
know him from some of his quite entertaining work on slashdot.
theboz is a
talented writer and a great contributor to kuro5hin. Residing in Oklahoma,
he frequently writes about political, technical, language, and racial
issues. When bored he is prone to writing nonsense, but that's all part of
his charm. To my knowledge he's also the first person to date someone he
met on k5.
hails from London, England and has the distinction of actually being fired for
surfing k5. His diaries describing the decadence of the London nightlife
have become a staple on kuro5hin, and have created a wonderful image of life as
a Brit. Rumor has is that he writes for adequacy on occasion.
perhaps best known for the oft-repeated assertion that he is every single user
on this site. He lives near Boston MA, and is in his early 20s. He
has consistently posted repetitive poll options in his diaries for months at a
time -- anyone here unfamiliar with Sarah the checkout girl or "Yes, I and
I would like the goat to have my children"? If not you aren't paying
attention. A funny guy and talented author, he's one of k5's most
perdida is a
gifted writer, and actually has real talent unlike the rest of us wankers.
She's emotional and provocative in her writing, and is always interesting to
read. One thing is for sure, she is certainly one of the coolest users on
the site. She's an editor at adequacy, and is very outspoken on liberal
one of the lead scoop developers, and a very personable guy. He's from
Southern California, and has recently gotten a new job after turning down an
offer from Microsoft. He's a talented Perl and mySQL coder and a valuable
member of the scoop team. He plays water polo and enjoys surfing.
one of the best-recognized nicks on kuro5hin. Do you know that he loves
you? If you any exposure to this site, you should know that. He has
(had) a fascination with Civ3, and is quite diligent at pointing out the uses of
foul language on this site. He likes the Minnesota Gophers (whatever
the hell that is) and is a valuable source for interesting links. Did I
mention he loves you?
greenrd is a
transhumanist socialist, and perhaps one of the most high-profile k5ers.
She's quite outspoken on socialist political issues and is quite gullible (or
trolling as some have suggested). Regardless, she is an interesting source
for ideas and always appreciated as a source of controversy, even when it's inflammatory.
greenrd has written a lot of material on k5 in both the diaries and the stories.
one of the k5ers that claims to be female, and she probably is. She's
blond, and lives in the same town as mrgoat. Sometimes she makes special
appearances on the goatcam, which certainly spices things up. Her most
unique trait is the massive flood of =) smilies littered throughout her diaries
and comments, it's quite endearing. Her political views are a bit wacky
hates you. Actually, I don't think he does, but he likes to think
so. He is quite interested in political issues, and is the best-spoken
libertarian-ish writer that k5 calls their own. However he is quite
outspoken on certain tech issues as well. His best known trait is to present a
strong argument and rigorously defend it at great length. His comment
threads are consistently among the best on this site. He lives in St.
Louis and is apparently quite well-adjusted.
Funny, so very funny. Burnout or not, please come back to us Bob.
is another one of the rare k5 residents reputed to be female. She lives in
Ohio somewhere I think, and works doing hell desk support. She hangs with
the members of the #kuro5hin cesspool. One of her best-known traits is to
tantalize horny k5 boys with her provocative sex polls.
is a Microsoft employee, and is well-versed in technological issues. On
the rare occasions he speaks out on political issues, he does so with great
skill. And he is a great source for providing an alternative perspective
to the Linux / Open Source vs. pro-Microsoft debates. We are lucky to have
him on our site, this is for certain.
would be best identified for his love of books, specifically science fiction
novels. He's another one of those dirty English folks, but he seems to be
generally more sober than most of the other folks from across the puddle.
Although I hear that he has a leather fetish.
one of the few k5ers I've met it person, and I can verify that he's a cool
guy. He lives in Olympia WA and helps run the website Satanosphere.
When he's not whoring his website on k5, he's... well... well, he's probably
doing something else. Also, he's got a hot girlfriend.
another k5 female that has the boys following her every move. And she's
actually interesting too, not just dangling a piece of cheese for them to
drool over. Her stories describing her dating life are both fascinating
and well-told -- if you don't follow her adventures you probably should.
or whatever he's called this week, is a k5er that I have to admit is a valuable contributor
to the kuro5hin experience. Once known for simply rating up every comment
he sees, lately he has started to write interesting commentary, and is one of
the few to actually defend the fundamentalist Christian perspective.
the nastiest bugger on this whole website. The lovable Brit is a venerable
anger machine, often pointing out the obvious in a eloquently evil
fashion. However, he is a valuable member of the team, pointing out in
dramatic fashion when the whining and flirting get too excessive. He's
also 134th in line for the British throne. A
workaholic, I think he is secretly a nice guy at heart.
the reigning queen of the k5 soap opera, though others are begging to take the
crown away at any moment dare she slip up for a second. She's a botany student
living in Minnesota and has just gone through an all-too-public breakup with her
boyfriend. She also has the record for the shortest lasting webcam in the
history of k5.
another resident of California. She posts frequently on a variety of
topics, from getting her driver's license to her boyfriend Wyvern. She
writes neat poetry and somehow manages to keep the attention of the boy's
wiredog is a
politically conservative contributor to k5 who resides in Virginia. He is
a great source of political MLPs both in the diaries and the stories. He
is perhaps best known for his involvement in the latest k5 soap opera.
Contrary to what you might think, his nick does not originate from him reading
the AP wires -- instead it's from his days in the US military.
is one of the regular drunken diary writers on kuro5hin, and has a close
relationship with his ex-girlfriend. He lives in Cleveland and is known to
post... er... interesting stuff on slashdot. On kuro5hin, he is
best known for his *smoochies* that make the more homophobic k5ers queasy.
the coolest person on k5. He lives in Portugal with his 5 cats, and is
strangely attracted to bisexual women (the real ones, not the pornographic
ones). Sometimes he contributes to scoop, but that takes away from his
time trolling the diary section of k5. His claim to fame is getting the
word "goatfucker" on the front page of kuro5hin in the biggest circle
jerk this site has ever seen.
Lost In A Dream
is obsessed with transformers. Yes, the children's toys. He's been
involved with some sort of complicated saga with his previous nickname, Faulty
Dreamer. He's married and is involved with technical discussions from time
recently had a baby! Well, actually flowergrrl
gets a lot of credit for that, but that's missing the point. As you might
guess from the nick, codemonkey_uk hails from the United Kingdom, and well.. is
a codemonkey. His postings are usually of a technical nature or relating
to his newborn son. We're all rooting for them.
ana is a
writer, usually of the erotic fiction genre (so far as I know, anyhow).
She is a much-loved contributor to this site and can be counted on for both
interesting diaries and great comments. Rumor has it that she's trhurler's
girlfriend in real life.
is c++ coder and regular k5 writer. Mr. Khead is yet another Californian,
and has written a nifty little plugin utility for Winamp that improves on the
random function provided by default. He posts quite a bit on technical
programming issues, and actually knows what he's talking about.
is k5's resident liberal eclectic pagan. He's also a strident defender of
the MacOS faith. Residing in a little town in Wisconsin, EA is known to
have extended discussions with conservative and libertarian posters on various
political issues. Always an entertaining read, he helps make k5 what it
Yanna is an
ex-pat currently residing in Holland. She is friendly and personable, and
always provides an interesting European perspective on things. She enjoys
skiing, and actually got beaten up for being a foreigner once in the not-too
is another resident hailing from the land of adequacy. Well-spoken and
controversial, he is always a source of good discussion. His long threads
with trhurler are probably the most valuable thing that k5 can cling to.
Besides adequacy, streetlawyer has been known to frequent slashdot in the past,
and frequents both the diary and story section of k5 with great eloquance.
Captain_Tenille lives in Olympia WA with three giant cats and several fish tanks (with fish, even). He's known to party hard, and in his spare time runs the website Satanosphere with MattOly. His best-known trait is the "Your Momma" jokes traded with extreme frequency.
is another k5er residing in the burning desert that is Las Cruces, NM.
Fluffy has gender issues and was the origination of the phrase
"oops, wrong account". Right now the grue has been devoting a
lot of time to the Eaveston project
(a neat comic). Besides that, fluffy is a talented computer scientist and
teaches at NMSU.
Okay, your turn.