Can someone who is familiar with the mystic ways of Kuro5hin explain something to me please? I’m getting a lot of referral traffic (a lot relatively, I should say) via this URL. When I first went to it, it said I couldn’t go there without an account. I created one, and now it tells me “Sorry. I can’t seem to find that story.” but has a link to my post about gay marriage in a sidebar. What does all this mean? Did someone originally create a story and add my post in as ancillary material but had it declined via the K5 voting/peer review process? These hits continue on, as recently as a few minutes ago. How are people arriving at this URL in the first place if there is no story there?

It’s not a huge deal, but I would like to understand how it works. Whenever I see traffic from an unfamiliar place I like to always try to check it out, just to see who is telling me that my posts are brilliant or idiotic.

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Dave Slusher is a blogger, podcaster, computer programmer, author, science fiction fan and father.