I was under the impression that I was your big comfy blanky.

Oz ,'Him'


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


§ ita § - Jul 17, 2007 10:47:18 am PDT #15 of 6718
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 6718
I know my own heart and understand my fellow man. But I am made unlike anyone I have ever met. I dare to say I am like no one in the whole world. - Anne Lister

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 6718
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 6718
"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 6718
"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 6718
"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.


Pix - Jul 18, 2007 5:43:42 am PDT #21 of 6718
"Our lives are like little bebe crows carried upon a curious wind and all we can wish is for that wind place us on solid ground." -Moira Rose

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.

Yes, please.

Also, the old B'crxy won't go away from my sidebar even when I try to unsubscribe. Am I doing something dumb, or is that just a coding thing that no one has had time to deal with yet?


brenda m - Jul 18, 2007 5:44:32 am PDT #22 of 6718
If you're going through hell/keep on going/don't slow down/keep your fear from showing/you might be gone/'fore the devil even knows you're there

Stompies? I think we have achieved Bull Shit.


Frankenbuddha - Jul 18, 2007 5:50:08 am PDT #23 of 6718
"We are the Goon Squad and we're coming to town...Beep! Beep!" - David Bowie, "Fashion"

Am I doing something dumb, or is that just a coding thing that no one has had time to deal with yet?

I think it's the latter. The side bars display whether you subscribe or not, I think. Bureau-blah-blah 3 needs to be archived or moved to closed threads before it goes away (I think).


Pix - Jul 18, 2007 5:51:35 am PDT #24 of 6718
"Our lives are like little bebe crows carried upon a curious wind and all we can wish is for that wind place us on solid ground." -Moira Rose

Ah! Okay, thanks. Just making sure it wasn't me.