Ben: I didn't ask for any of this. I just want to be normal. Gronx: I wanted to be an underwear model. We play the hand we're dealt.


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

sj - Nov 20, 2020 7:45:20 am PST #6445 of 6713
"There are few hours in life more agreeable than the hour dedicated to the ceremony known as afternoon tea."

Thank you, Gud!

SailAweigh - Dec 03, 2020 8:53:49 am PST #6446 of 6713
Nana korobi, ya oki. (Fall down seven times, stand up eight.) ~Yuzuru Hanyu/Japanese proverb

Are we going to open a Good-bye and Good Riddance? It looks like we discussed it and then got side-tracked by naming the new Natter.

javachik - Dec 03, 2020 9:45:25 am PST #6447 of 6713
not to be confused with java cat

Hope so!

Laura - Dec 03, 2020 10:13:04 am PST #6448 of 6713
I didn't know how to respond to the bat-shit crazy. And then I realized I didn't have to. -Victor Infante

Did we decide on -

2020: Do Not Taunt Happy Fun Year.

eta: I created it with that title. If it was something else it can be changed!

dcp - Dec 03, 2020 11:59:35 am PST #6449 of 6713
"A facility for quotation covers the absence of original thought." - Lord Peter Wimsey

Two suggestions: close the 2019 thread, and announce the 2020 thread in Press.

Laura - Dec 03, 2020 12:13:49 pm PST #6450 of 6713
I didn't know how to respond to the bat-shit crazy. And then I realized I didn't have to. -Victor Infante

I put a linky on the last post in 2019 and closed it. I can announce its existence in Press too.

Glamcookie - Dec 08, 2020 6:38:45 am PST #6451 of 6713
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

Based on what happened in the Good Riddance thread, I'd like to propose a new thread for education and discussion on all the -isms (racism, ableism, sexism, homophobia, etc.). I don't like where that discussion was left and think it's not supportive of disabled community members to leave it like that. We don't necessarily need to keep hashing out that specific discussion, but it seems some education is needed. Ableism (and fat-shaming) are tougher for folks to identify because it's so baked into our language. I struggle with it often and want to do better.

I see the thread as a place to ask questions, share educational links, and have difficult discussions - it's a place to take conversations like the one noted above. I'd ask that we be open to new ideas and be ready to be uncomfortable. Discomfort is where growth happens. All love, y'all. This is a great community full of amazing people. We all, myself definitely included, make mistakes and have a lot to learn as our world starts to recognize all of the ways our language can be harmful.

Cashmere - Dec 08, 2020 6:50:27 am PST #6452 of 6713
Now tagless for your comfort.

I second the proposal.

JenP - Dec 08, 2020 6:52:06 am PST #6453 of 6713


Sophia Brooks - Dec 08, 2020 6:57:53 am PST #6454 of 6713
Cats to become a rabbit should gather immediately now here

Agreed, but probably not needed. I love the way Glamcookie is expressing this. We are doing this work at my job, too, and it is just so hard to sit in the uncomfortable space, and I think we need to have an uncomfortable but brave space here.