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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


DavidS - Jul 18, 2007 8:09:23 am PDT #30 of 6758
"Look, son, if it's good enough for Shirley Bassey, it's good enough for you."

Stompies? Can we just reopen the book thread then? I think we have a full on consense.

Can we open it today?


Polter-Cow - Jul 18, 2007 8:13:25 am PDT #31 of 6758
What else besides ramen can you scoop? YOU CAN SCOOP THIS WORLD FROM DARKNESS!

Why? I think pre-book discussion has been co-existing fine with other discussion in Literary, so far.


esse - Jul 18, 2007 8:19:39 am PDT #32 of 6758
S to the A -- using they/them pronouns!

Well, since we've bullshit consensed on a decision, I see no reason why not to implement that decision immediately. Especially since it's been asked for multiple times from the Stompies at this point.


Nutty - Jul 18, 2007 8:21:34 am PDT #33 of 6758
"Mister Spock is on his fanny, sir. Reports heavy damage."

Also, as noted in Literary, the book is already both on teh intarwebs and in some rare cases on the ground. I think a bit early is better than a bit late.


Jon B. - Jul 18, 2007 8:43:27 am PDT #34 of 6758
A turkey in every toilet -- only in America!

Also, as noted in Literary, the book is already both on teh intarwebs and in some rare cases on the ground. I think a bit early is better than a bit late.

And you think there will be a consensus to allow spoilers in the thread? I would rather open the thread Friday night.


Nutty - Jul 18, 2007 8:58:05 am PDT #35 of 6758
"Mister Spock is on his fanny, sir. Reports heavy damage."

I think there's a need, and opening a spoily thread now fills that need. I don't think anybody will want to go full monty in Literary, because we are respectful hedgehogs, but that doesn't mean people don't want to go full monty.

(The first realio trulio spoiler-talk location I've seen was put up midday yesterday, and it appears to have quite a few discussers. Who have moved past the "rocks fall! Everybody dies!" jokey stage of spoilydom. The same could easily happen here, no?)


Pix - Jul 18, 2007 8:59:44 am PDT #36 of 6758
"Because if life gives you lemons / you don't have to make / lemonade / sugar isn't free / and grief doesn't have / to be productive." -from "lemonade" by Kaitlin Shelter

we are respectful hedgehogs

I love this clause and want to marry it.


Dana - Jul 18, 2007 9:03:56 am PDT #37 of 6758
"I'm useless alone." // "We're all useless alone. It's a good thing you're not alone."

I've seen people reacting to the spoilers, which is nearly as bad, and then I have to try to run away and close my eyes at the same time.


lisah - Jul 18, 2007 9:04:57 am PDT #38 of 6758
Punishingly Intricate

I've seen people reacting to the spoilers, which is nearly as bad, and then I have to try to run away and close my eyes at the same time.

Yes! This. (and the running blind thing is very dangerous!)


Polter-Cow - Jul 18, 2007 9:05:12 am PDT #39 of 6758
What else besides ramen can you scoop? YOU CAN SCOOP THIS WORLD FROM DARKNESS!

So you're saying that BBC should be opened as a balls-out spoiler thread right now and will become the de facto HP thread once the book comes out and spoilers become reality? I'm just asking because as a spoilerphobe, I want to know not to go in at all before I've read the book, even to express excitement and/or anticipation or something.