Jayne: Captain, can you stop her from bein' cheerful, please? Mal: I don't believe there is a power in the 'verse that can stop Kaylee from being cheerful. Sometimes you just wanna duct tape her mouth and dump her in the hold for a month.


Bureaucracy 4: Like Job. No, really, just like Job

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: Jon B, P.M. Marcontell, Liese S., amych, msbelle, shrift, Dana, Laura

Stompy Emerita: ita, DXMachina

Glamcookie - Jul 17, 2007 9:57:47 am PDT #11 of 6445

Doh! Sorry, fixed now.

Polter-Cow - Jul 17, 2007 10:01:32 am PDT #12 of 6445
What else besides ramen can you scoop? YOU CAN SCOOP THIS WORLD FROM DARKNESS!

GC, did you mean to put that link in Light Bulbs?

Glamcookie - Jul 17, 2007 10:34:39 am PDT #13 of 6445

No, it's already there. I'm frustrated because to me it's a logical way to try to resolve the issue now and in the future, but no one else seems to think so. So, I'm a droppin' it now.

Sophia Brooks - Jul 17, 2007 10:42:03 am PDT #14 of 6445
Cats to become a rabbit should gather immediately now here

Gloom- I haven't had a chance to parse your suggestion properly, but ultimately, I think it is a good way to go. I've just been posting so much I was wanting to tell myself to STFU.

§ ita § - Jul 17, 2007 10:47:18 am PDT #15 of 6445
Well not canonically, no, but this is transformative fiction.

So much of this is based on subjectiveness, though. One of the last times an SPN thread discussion started, volume was mentioned as a reason, although Eureka had topped that volume when on the air, and no one suggested spinning it off.

I don't know if anyone who'd wanted a separate thread looked at the numbers and said "Oh, I guess I don't want that anymore." I suspect it's more complex than that.

You know me--always wanting a hard and bright line so we don't have to be subjective. I just don't think that the hard and bright line is going to make anyone that much less hurt or emotional.

Glamcookie - Jul 17, 2007 10:50:52 am PDT #16 of 6445

But if it was a known factor going in, then it'd be more like, "Well, we've hit [number]% of posts for X show. Let's talk about a new thread." Instead of, "I'm sick of scrolling by X posts! Get out, get out, get out!"

msbelle - Jul 17, 2007 6:35:32 pm PDT #17 of 6445
Now if your car ain't got it, go out and get it. We like the boom and don't you forget it. So turn down the treble and front your bass.

hunh, I was excited to see posts...

But if you do care what happens, as in--something does, but don't care which of the choices happens, then what?

If I don't care what happens, I tend to stop reading the discussion. Very quickly thereafter, I stop remembering that some of the board is discussing taking some action on something I don't care about.

- following my own advice.

Frankenbuddha - Jul 18, 2007 2:55:02 am PDT #18 of 6445
"We are the Goon Squad and we're coming to town...Beep! Beep!" - David Bowie, "Fashion"

Hey, did we ever consense on reopening Book Club for Deathly Hallows (if it matters, I'ma for it)? What needs to be done to get it from consense to reality?

le nubian - Jul 18, 2007 3:27:05 am PDT #19 of 6445
"And to be clear, I am the hell. And the high water."

That's the question I've been asking, Franken. :-)

Here's a link to the thread again:

ita "The Buffista Book Club: Isn't the Point of Computers to Replace Books?" Dec 24, 2005 9:11:56 am PST

If it is a hassle to re-open, let us know and we will use Literary.

shrift - Jul 18, 2007 5:39:51 am PDT #20 of 6445
"You can't put a price on the joy of not giving a shit." -Zenkitty

I am happy to consense about reopening Book Club for HP7, as my copy is arriving Saturday and the internet is already landmined with spoilers.