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Kuro5hin K5 /kəˈroʊʒən/ corrosion was a collaborative discussion website founded by Rusty Foster in 1999 Articles were created and submitted by users and submitted to a queue for evaluation Site members could vote for or against publishing an article and once the article had reached a certain number of votes, it was published to the site or deleted from the queue The site has been described as "a free-for-all of news and opinion written by readers"

The site was founded by Rusty Foster in December 1999, having been inspired by Slashdot Kuro5hin's membership once numbered in the tens of thousands, but its popularity declined significantly from its peak in the early 2000s

On May 1, 2016, the site was closed down permanently with all content taken offline However, according to Foster, it may return in the form of an archive of static content at a later date


  • 1 Overview
  • 2 History
    • 21 Outages
    • 22 Financial difficulties
    • 23 Subscription
  • 3 See also
  • 4 References
  • 5 External links


All content was generated and selected by the users themselves, with the exception of site news written by the administrators Registered users would submit stories to the submissions queue where other users would vote +1 FP front page, +1, 0, or -1 If the story reached a predetermined threshold score, it was posted to the front page or to the relevant section, depending on the proportion of "FP votes" If it failed to make the threshold, other factors such as number of comments, type of comments, and their ratings could still cause the story to be posted to a section or to the front page Otherwise, it was dropped

One feature of the story queue was edit mode, in which a story was protected from voting for a period of time during which the author could make changes Comments could still be made on the story to suggest changes before voting began These comments were distinguished as being editorial or topical

A further section was known as the diaries Having no editing or moderation vetting, diaries were essentially weblogs and formed the source of most of Kuro5hin's content by volume However, unlike the edited article sections, they were not widely syndicated Other users would also comment on these diaries in the same way as stories but with without the editorial or topical stipulation


Rusty Foster named Kuro5hin — pronounced corrosion — as a pun on his first name The site was powered by the Scoop collaborative system, originally written by Rusty himself, with the motto "Technology and Culture, from the Trenches"


In July 2000, the site was temporarily closed due to comment spam and denial of service attacks

Financial difficulties

In January 2002, OSDN ended the advertising affiliate agreement with Kuro5hin In June of that year, Foster suggested he might be forced to sell or shut down the site due to lack of funds He solicited donations to support the site, and some users were critical of a perceived lack of active management and functional improvement


On March 25, 2004, Foster closed off new user accounts because a photoshopped pornographic image of his wife had been posted On July 13, Foster reopened new user accounts and informed the community that he was abandoning the idea of user sponsorship This user sponsorship initiative never came to pass

See also

  • Internet portal
  • Advogato
  • Adequacyorg
  • Digg
  • Metafilter
  • Reddit
  • Slashdot
  • Techdirt


  1. ^ "Kuro5hinorg Site info" Retrieved 2013-12-23 
  2. ^ "IP Address 69917099" Dazzlepodcom Archived from the original on 2013-10-20 Retrieved 2013-10-20 Hostname webkuro5hinorg 
  3. ^ "IP Address: 69917099" Whatismyipaddresscom Retrieved 2013-10-20 Hostname: webkuro5hinorg 
  4. ^ "Find websites hosted in IP address 69917099 webkuro5hinorg - Browsing page 1" Urlvoidcom Archived from the original on 2013-10-20 Retrieved 2013-10-20 hostname webkuro5hinorg 
  5. ^ "Kuro5hinorg - Kuro5hin | Site Information" Kuro5hinorgipaddresscom Archived from the original on 2013-09-15 Retrieved 2013-10-20 At the time you pulled this report, the IP of Kuro5hinorg is 69917099  
  6. ^ "69917099/webkuro5hinorg IP Address WHOIS | DomainToolscom" Whoisdomaintoolscom 2003-05-05 Retrieved 2013-10-20 Resolve Host: webkuro5hinorg 
  7. ^ "kuro5hinorg" Kuro5hinorgw3snoopcom Archived from the original on 2013-10-20 Retrieved 2013-10-20 Website IP: 69917099 
  8. ^ "corrosion" Merriam-Webster Dictionary Retrieved 2016-01-21 
  9. ^ "corrosion" Oxford Dictionaries Oxford University Press Retrieved 2016-01-21 
  10. ^ a b c Boutin, Paul 2002-06-21 "It Takes a Village to Save a Site" WIRED Retrieved 2016-08-13 
  11. ^ kuro5hinorg WHOIS, DNS, & Domain Info - OxoDomain Retrieved July 18, 2016
  12. ^ a b Murphy, David 20 September 2005 "Google's ad network spreads the wealth: here's how Google's AdSense program can make money for your Web site INTERNET BUSINESS" PC Magazine 24 16 p 74 
  13. ^ Brandt, Andrew August 2001 "Kuro5hin Internet/Web/Online Service Information Brief Article" PC World 19 8 p 96 
  14. ^ "Statistics" k5trolltrackcom Retrieved 2013-07-14 
  15. ^ "RIP Kuro5hin" Slashdotorg Retrieved 1 May 2016 
  16. ^ "Hey so this is Rusty" Hacker News Retrieved 2 May 2016 
  17. ^ Orlowski, Andrew 27 July 2000 "Script kiddies fell Kuro5hin" The Register Retrieved 30 August 2012 
  18. ^ "Five rules for building a successful online community" OJR: The Online Journalism Review 
  19. ^ Song, Ronggong; Yee, George; Korba, Larry 2007 Trust in E-Services: Technologies, Practices, and Challenges Idea Group Publishing p 65 ISBN 9781599042077 
  20. ^ "Interview with Rusty Foster of Kuro5hinorg" Dotcom Scoop January 28, 2002 Archived from the original on 2003-12-04 
  21. ^ "Script kiddies fell Kuro5hin" The Register 
  22. ^ "Kuro5hin closes its doors — for good" geekcom 2000-07-27 spam unwanted content and DoS Denial of Service attacks, flooding the server with commands and fake information The attacks led the volunteer staff to finally call it a day 
  23. ^ Orlowski, Andrew 31 October 2001 "VA drops Linux name, boots out Kuro5hin" The Register Retrieved 30 August 2012 
  24. ^ rusty 25 March 2004 "User Sponsorship and Managed Growth" Kuro5hin Archived from the original on July 30, 2007 Retrieved 6 October 2006 
  25. ^ rusty 13 July 2004 "New Users Re-opened" Kuro5hin Retrieved 6 October 2006 

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