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The Register: Script kiddies fell Kuro5hin

Jul 27, 2000, 11:41 (2 Talkback[s])
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"Vandals have forced one of the premier open source salons to shut up shop. Kuro5hin is temporarily out of action while its volunteer management finds a way of coping with a variety of denial of service attacks sustained by the site this week."

"Kuro5hin (pronounced "corrosion") is a treasured recent arrival, and has rapidly gained a reputation as a refuge from first generation watering holes, such as Slashdot, as a place where the debate is less partisan and where the Big Issues are tossed about without too much self-righteous intervention."

"But it's also been watched as something of a unique experiment in web communities. Unlike almost all other communities - which depend on some kind of user authentication for submissions - Kuro5hin's Scoop engine uses a completely open door policy, in much the same way as Usenet allows anyone to post an article."

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