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Sorry this comm hasn't been very active!
If you've seen any great twitchy eye letters to the editor, I'd love to see them. I've not really seen any here for a while but I'll look harder.
Perhaps we should include twitchy eye comments on online newspaper articles. :p


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May. 20th, 2010 09:11 am (UTC)
Perhaps we should include twitchy eye comments on online newspaper articles. :p

But if we did that, the comm would quickly explode with twitches :P

I'll keep a look out! I haven't been reading the paper, but I can start again :)
May. 20th, 2010 11:14 pm (UTC)
Yeah it might explode. :P You'd need particularly good, long ones I suppose.

And we can include letters that are online.
Thanks! I just don't want it to die.
May. 23rd, 2010 12:16 pm (UTC)
I'm the sort of lazy person who goes "Man, I wish this comm was more active" without bothering to put anything on it myself!
May. 29th, 2010 09:17 pm (UTC)
As am I, and I co-moderate this place.

Or I'm supposed to. I don't feel like a very good or active mod. The local papers around my corner of the universe all do a surprisingly good job of filtering out the stupid from the editorial section. (Every now and then, though, they'll publish a real gem of complete and utter fail, probably simply because it was just too funny not to share, but those morsels are sadly few and far between.)
May. 30th, 2010 01:10 am (UTC)
We need to get more members, then maybe there'd be more people to find these crazy gems. We don't often have really bad ones in our newspapers either. Lately I've been googling 'letters to the editor' (except for the last one about Fergie and Atheists) to be able to put something up, and I got them off other states newspapers. I thought I should do that because it might help us find new members. Any ideas on how to find members? :)
May. 30th, 2010 03:16 pm (UTC)
Not sure how we can attract new members. I've whored the community off to a few people without much luck. With enough members, this place could be an utterly hilarious goldmine of snark. Kind of wish we could get this comm featured, but it'd result in a heavy load of posts to approve. If that'd somehow magically happen, I could keep up with the increased mod load for a while since I'm free for a couple of weeks before I start teaching summer classes.

Damnit, Tundra, I can NOT get MSN to work on this newfangled connection at school (they upgraded the T1 line to T3—which basically means the speed went from eye-crossingly fast to beyond the impossible—but I don't think they're blocking MSN now, since AIM and Yahoo! seem to work perfectly), and it effing pisses me off. And when I'm at home, you're not on. Then I got scared to talk to you for a while because I thought you hated me or something for never being around or thinking I was avoiding you or something. :(

And now I'm going to finish completely derailing this thread into OT land:

Dude, Erin told me about you starting teaching, and she said you were really nervous. How are you now? Just don't sweat it—I was ridiculously nervous at first, but it gets better fast. Plus, you're really good with kids (but sometimes I think the adults I teach aren't much different :P), and since you're working with kids, you'll have lots of crazy stories to tell.

Teaching has been a real confidence-booster for me. Hell, now I'm even nearly completely over my hangups about public-speaking unrelated to school. When I was still doing my gen-ed courses, I had to take Speech, and everyone in there (myself included) was petrified to give a speech in front of a group of people, and I wasn't much better afterward. Now I almost thrive on it.

Also, I think I'm gonna join Notebook in Hand. Not sure what I'd post, but everyone there seems too awesome not to. I've started lurking around more for a while after Erin showed me a thread where this girl was asking questions about lupus. Erin wanted me to give her some feedback, but I, being me, never got around to it.
May. 31st, 2010 01:03 am (UTC)
I'll pm you with the answers to those questions. :)

It'd be awesome if you joined NiH!

I asked for it to be featured a week or so ago, I of course don't know if it'll be picked up. I don't mind needing to approve posts for a while! We don't have it on moderation right now do we?
I posted it in one of the community promo sites but I don't know if it did anything. hmn.
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