Two by two, hands of blue. Two by two, hands of blue.

River ,'Ariel'

Bureaucracy 1: Like Kafka, Only Funnier  

A thread to discuss naming threads, board policy, new thread suggestions, and anything else that has to do with board administration and maintenance. Guaranteed to include lively debate and polls. Natter discouraged, but not deleted.

Current Stompy Feet: ita, Jon B, DXMachina, P.M. Marcontell, Liese S., amych

Angus G - Sep 17, 2002 7:53:01 pm PDT #4 of 10001
Roguish Laird

msbelle: No natter in the bureaucracy thread!!!

§ ita § - Sep 17, 2002 8:35:44 pm PDT #5 of 10001
Well not canonically, no, but this is transformative fiction.

Victor -- we need to move the users to the read-only box.

Except WX is being a bitch again.

victor infante - Sep 17, 2002 8:40:07 pm PDT #6 of 10001
To understand what happened at the diner, we shall use Mr. Papaya! This is upsetting because he's the friendliest of fruits.

Yeah, that was basically my conclusion.

jengod - Sep 17, 2002 9:33:23 pm PDT #7 of 10001

Phoenix's first FAQ addition suggestion:

From Press, now deleted, from Vortex (the artist formerly known as Stephanie Johnson), Rebecca Lizard and me:

Q. What's the difference between Sunnydale Press and Beep Me, the two announcement threads?

A. Sunnydale is for general announcements that everybody needs to read--what would have made its rounds through every thread in the past. Beep Me is personal life announcements- cheat sheet, in a way, for those who don't keep up with Natter and still want to know what's going on in Buffistas' lives.

(Press is for when you're having a book signing and when you want everybody to come. Apocalypse is for when you get the book contract and you want to crow about your good fortune.)

Phoenix's second FAQ addition suggestion, from folks I forgot to make note of:

Q. Everybody's talking about their user ID numbers. How do I find mine?

A. Click on your username, and look at the number at the end of the URL it brings up. Or just do a mouse-over.

Beverly - Sep 18, 2002 7:55:10 am PDT #8 of 10001
Days shrink and grow cold, sunlight through leaves is my song. Winter is long.

Since it's unfinished from WX, just thought I'd mention that Bugaloo still has the lights on. ita's "check it out" post isn't at the end. FYI.

§ ita § - Sep 18, 2002 8:04:50 am PDT #9 of 10001
Well not canonically, no, but this is transformative fiction.

Got it, Beverly, thanks.

You didn't see a posting box, did you?

Sophia Brooks - Sep 18, 2002 8:04:55 am PDT #10 of 10001
Cats to become a rabbit should gather immediately now here

Also a FAQ change for the email address for donatations:

Herself - Sep 18, 2002 8:06:27 am PDT #11 of 10001
Peel it and see

This is a musing I want to throw out and I hope this is the right place. In the last few months I've become very enamoured of TWoP's Buffy fanfic section on their posting boards. The people there are funny and smart and nice, there are many good fic writers posting there, and it's great. It's also a rapidly sinking ship.

I'm wondering if it might not be fun to recreate some of those threads here and invite them over. We have a couple of fanfic threads already, of course, but the ones on TWoP are a little different--there's one that's just about mocking Badfic, which is frequently hilarious, and another that's just for recommendations, and then a main 'talk about it' thread (I guess we've got that already).


§ ita § - Sep 18, 2002 8:06:31 am PDT #12 of 10001
Well not canonically, no, but this is transformative fiction.


Dana - Sep 18, 2002 8:08:30 am PDT #13 of 10001
If dreams were thunder // And lightning was desire // This old house would've burned down // A long time ago -- John Prine

I'll be a Pollyana and say that I don't like the idea of a thread dedicated to mocking badfic. Yes, we all do it, and sometimes we even point people to it, but...I dunno. God knows there's enough fic out there that deserves it, but...