Kuro5shin article insults MovableType and MT bloggers

In: Blogging

5 Feb 2004

Why your Movable Type blog must die goes out of the way to spectacularly insult weblogs. In particular, the author slams Movable Type for “bad design” and being vulnerable to comment-spamming scripts. Funny. Provoking (to MT users and bloggers at least). Read it, laugh, and move on.


Doug provides some insight into the Kuro5shin article:

The K5 article is not a simple rant by an individual. It is part of a script-kiddie assault on MT weblogs.

The K5 posting was written by one of the script-kiddies, and not surprisingly it provides a link to the crapflood script.

Read Doug’s entire comment.

James Joyce, the article author, has also made a response where he says of this weblog:

There was also the person who made two identical TrackBacks and thought it was funny.

The article was funny, yes, but “making” 2 identical TrackBacks wasn’t my intention nor was it meant to be funny. I’m not saying MT doesn’t have it’s flaws, erm, dude, I’m just saying your insulting tone is simply that, insulting, which makes it harder to take you seriously.

10 Responses to Kuro5shin article insults MovableType and MT bloggers

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Rob

February 5th, 2004 at 3am

Hey there, I TrackBack-ed you, but you thing isn’t working! (jest)

I think we should start TrackBack Parties…

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Roshambo

February 5th, 2004 at 7am

I think the author is a tad jealous of MT’s success. “Read, laugh, and move on” is good advice.

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Sharif

February 5th, 2004 at 11pm

Whatever you do, don’t click on the homepage URL on the author’s bio page. You’ll be greeted with an endless parade of pop-up windows, with some of the most disgusting photos I’ve ever seen.

If your curiosity gets the best at you, and you must see for yourself, do it from home. It’s definitely not work-safe!

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Cheah Chu Yeow

February 5th, 2004 at 11pm

Hmm, I’m not sure which link you mean. When I click on the author’s name, it brings me to what I presume is his bio, and from there his homepage links back to the article itself. Or did Kuro5shin bring down the original link?

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Cheah Chu Yeow

February 6th, 2004 at 12am

Hmm, I’m not sure which link you mean. When I click on the author’s name, it brings me to what I presume is his bio, and from there his homepage links back to the article itself. Or did Kuro5shin bring down the original link?

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Doug

February 10th, 2004 at 7am

The K5 article is not a simple rant by an individual. It is part of a script-kiddie assault on MT weblogs.

A quick history: some people who disliked slashdot formed a group called anti-slash dedicated to crapflooding and otherwise trying to disrupt slashdot. They branched out into attacks on the individual weblogs of some of the principals, and someone wrote a script to crapflood Cowboy Neal’s MT weblog as a crude Denial-of-Service attack.

The MT crapflood script was publicly advertised, and some script-kiddies calling themselves GNAA took that script and are using it to attack any other MT weblogs they come across. Some of the targets have shrugged it off, some haven’t even noticed they’ve been crapflooded, some got mad and turned comments off, some have created technological controls (comment throttling, etc), and a few have taken direct action by getting a few of the script-kiddies thrown off their hosting sites.

The K5 posting was written by one of the script-kiddies, and not surprisingly it provides a link to the crapflood script.

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Sharif

February 11th, 2004 at 12am

Cheah, it looks like they did take down the original link. There used to be a link to a homepage URL where the article link now is.

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masterMind

February 5th, 2004 at 3am

KiroCrap
There is an article Kiro5hin.org slamming MT and its users. If you can stomach vulgar comments and childish thoughts, read it for a chuckle. PS – I just had to ‘TrackBack’ to someone about it. ;-) Goto: redemption in a…

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Dark Reflexions

February 5th, 2004 at 3am

relentless jaded people
They never seem to quit, they like to rant about anything and everything, and this is just insane. There is someone that has a “blog” (he would call it an online diary), but a blog of another color is still…

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A Random Act of Blogging

February 6th, 2004 at 12am

MovableType Must Die???
Apparently someone doesn’t like MovableType blogging software and they wanted to let the world know about it. Its kind of a funny article if you don’t take offense to it. This guy is slamming blogging in general, yet he himself…