I'm just curious, why don't more of you write original content? Most of the submissions that I see are mildly warmed over linkathons. Pretty much everything I've put in the que was original. Although my stuff has made it to the front page I would consider it moderately unsuccesfuly (judging by posting).
It seems like K5 is trying to go head to head with 'News' pages and I think it's going to be difficult to compete unless K5 goes commercial and advertises. Only then will it have a user base large enough to provide intresting news links as other sights do.
Of course K5 adds the additional burden that the news link contributers must also have skills as writers. Personally I don't want an MLP sight. Yah, I want good MLP but MLP 'only' is just to narrow.
Does everything have to be tech related? A while back there was a news story about Brazillian clubs were rival gangs go to hurt one another. It was a good story. But that would be bucking the trend now.
Their are some really great things about K5 (actaully it's Scoop and K5). In the Redhat weblog that was linked to above they had an Editor-in-Chief. That means you write for the editor. Here, you don't. Nor do you write for K5. You write for yourself.
Think about that for a moment. You don't have to be passive about what you desire to explore, nor do you have to be passive about informing people about something that you think is important or cool or whatever. TV seems to have killed our ability to imagine things as unique individuals. Rather, TV tells us we're XL, L, M, S and we accept it.
But we don't have to. Do you hate your boss? Why? Why not tell us? Maybe you went to Egypt and had some great transcendent ephipany, I might like to hear about it. Perhaps you think Linuxers are stupid and BSD ru13z? Tell me why with precision.
And to all you stupid ass's that say great story but I'm voting against it cause it's not right for K5, Piss off!!!!