Welcome Mat: Q&A Edition

by: Kysen

Sun Jan 06, 2013 at 02:05:17 AM EST



It has come to our attentions that we have had a few new members to the Herd come strollin' in over the past couple of days. We love seeing the fresh new faces joining us for the fresh new year. We are proud of the inclusive nature of the Moose and adding new voices to the conversation is a large part of what fosters it.

First and foremost: a hearty Welcome! to you all...please make yourselves right at home...you are amongst friends. We are happy to have you join our motley family and we hope that you find the accommodations to your liking. /grin


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I am sure that y'all have questions about the purple shores you have landed on...hopefully this diary will answer some of them. Please ask those that are unanswered in the comments.

Please join me below...

Kysen :: Welcome Mat: Q&A Edition
Ok, now that I have y'all reading this far...please take the time (if you have not already done so) to read our About Us and Posting Guidelines. Our Posting Guidelines are fairly cut and dry...we wanted it that way to avoid any confusion. Easy to read and easy to remember...no excuses.


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Another source of Moosey info is our Insider's Guide to Motley Moose, where you can find some of the unwritten 'rules' and traditions of Motley Moose (but, realize, new traditions are always being made!).


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Here are a few other helpful tips that will ease your way:

  • Our comment threads tend to become 'unmanageable' at about the 200 comment mark. Things get boggy and can really frustrate those with slower machines. So, when a comment thread is hopping and has reached that point...just start a 'Part Deux' diary to continue the conversation.

  • It cannot be said too many times...write about whatever you are passionate about. Be it politics, photography, poetry, weather, books, movies, or your new puppy...really, whatever interests you is bound to interest other Moose.

  • Think of our comment threads as dinner table conversations. We start with the assumption that all come to the conversation with good intentions and go from there. If you get upset or angry, get up from the table and step outside for a bit. Things can still get heated here at times (/raises hand in guilt), but, we do tend to make peace quickly and continue working towards finding common ground.

  • You may find that Preview while writing a diary is a frustrating experience. The font, spacing, and general 'look' do not accurately depict the way the diary will look once published. In order to see it properly, select Draft, then Preview, then SAVE (as draft). Viewing the saved Draft allows you to see the diary as it will be posted. It adds a couple steps but, in the long run, it can save time in editing.

  • To post YouTube clips, please select "use old embed" code when embedding. Soapblox does not accept iframes as valid tags. Also, when posting video OR images, please avoid ones exceeding 500px in width because it distorts the formatting of the site (and be aware of how far to the right margin you are in a comment thread...if it is a long thread the images should be even smaller).

That is all that is coming to my mind in these wee hours, I am sure I am missing a lot...but, that is what the comments are for!

Ask away...I'm sure that someone will be able to answer whatever is puzzling you.
If you would rather ask something in not so public a manner...just Email Us.

Consider this an Open Thread...have at it!
/grin


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Welcome to the Moose...any questions? (2.00 / 39)
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I'm gonna try to catch a few winks...but, I'm sure someone will be able to answer whatever you lob our way.

G'night, y'all.

/grin

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Oh Kysen I am SO sorry (2.00 / 25)
I inadvertently hit Fail on the above comment!

I fixed it thank to being given a heads-up.

Again, my apologies.

How can you be a Progressive but oppose progress?


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/grin... (2.00 / 20)
No need to apologize, hon....you will find that we all do it now and again.

Moose vets know not to take offense...and Moose neophytes will quickly learn to brush it off as well.  /grin

Anyhooo...it takes a lot more than a FAIL rating to hurt my fee fees.  ;)

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It is probalby because the Fail option is the first (2.00 / 18)
(for those of us who read left-to-right) and we are used to the option for recommending a post  being the first option on "other" sites.  

I am for the individual over government, government over big business and the environment over all. -- William O. Douglas

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Yah..lots of us engage in purple and in orange... (2.00 / 18)
so it is a common error.

Truly, though, it is an error that does not cause offense (unless an errant FAIL is tossed during a heated discussion...then folks can be a bit tetchy).

/grin

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Excellent welcome mat. (2.00 / 32)
(I won't post the one I have in my photobucket for trolls. Ha!)

Thanks for this info. That is good to know about the 200 comment limit. I find that 200 comments is about all I can digest anyway.

A couple more things about comments.

- People need to know about comments is that they don't auto-refresh and you get no indication that you are not alone (no "comments by" flickering in the lower right-hand corner). Don't assume you are along!! There are two ways to refresh: refresh/reload the tab or click on the diary title (at the top or the bottom again).

- When you click Preview, your screen does not jump to show you the preview. You need to scroll up to see it.

I am sure there will be more things to learn

Thank you for telling me about Diary Preview!! I kept tweaking the spacing because I hated the way it looked and then when I saved it for publication, the spacing was all different (and is disturbing my OCD ... I will go fix it).

This is really important, Kysen:

We start with the assumption that all come to the conversation with good intentions and go from there. If you get upset or angry, get up from the table and step outside for a bit.

Everyone starts with a clean slate. For some it is a second chance. I intend to use mine as if it is a last chance.

 

Words have meaning. Our words will reflect what is in our souls.


That is good to know, re: auto-refresh, thanks! (2.00 / 20)


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I hope you figured out that I meant "you are not alone" not (2.00 / 20)
"you are not along". Sigh.


Words have meaning. Our words will reflect what is in our souls.


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This is why (2.00 / 14)
I'd love to have an edit function.  The Straight Dope, after much discussion and argumentation, added it a while back, with a five-minute limitation, and it's worked out well there, but of course that's a different format and I dunno if that's even possible here.

OTOH, at  that site you can post without going through Preview, unlike here, and I do think that the extra step helps one to catch some of the fat-finger errors we all are prone to.

If it were done when 'tis done, then 'twere well it were done subjunctively.


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On Facebook you can go back and edit out your typos. (2.00 / 14)
I use it because I hate looking stupid, not to change the meaning of my post. If only the Internets could discern intent ...

Words have meaning. Our words will reflect what is in our souls.


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The best way I've seen this managed (1.89 / 9)
is by having a sixty second open edit option, and after that you can still edit the comment but it's tagged as edited. In any case anyone who spends a lot of time talking to people on comment threads must know it's easy to make mistakes, and there is no need to feel embarrassed about it. It's almost always easy to understand the intent.

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You are not alooone... (2.00 / 10)
Heard that in Michael Jackson's voice when I read it.

Can't get the song out of my head now.

... I am here with youuuuuu!

Just because they are posting on a progressive site doesn't make them progressives. - John Allen


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shamon, uh, shamon (2.00 / 9)


Earth is the best vacation place for advanced clowns. --Gary Busey
 


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I keep getting the fail and fierce (2.00 / 29)
buttons mixed up(being the creature of habit that I am). I am taking extra time double checking my ratings because of this. If by chance I fail on you, please know that I am trying to re-train myself. True fails are unusual from me.

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"Hair on fire complicates the decision of how to deal with the knot in your knickers while clutching your pearls with both hands." ~ wordsinthewind


I almost FAILed Nurse Kelley's first comment here. (2.00 / 27)
Imagine the hell that would have descended on me!!

Words have meaning. Our words will reflect what is in our souls.


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Ya mean (2.00 / 21)
like this?

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If it were done when 'tis done, then 'twere well it were done subjunctively.


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one word: yowsah! (2.00 / 22)

i'm reminded of the farside cartoon in which two spiders spun a web at the bottom of a playground slide.  One spider says to the other "if we pull this off, we'll eat like kings!"

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Oh, how I love Gary Larson...let me count the ways... (2.00 / 20)
I have his entire collection in both the original small books and the large compilation books.

Reminds me of this image I tweaked:

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/grin

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I have two large "special edition" format books of Larson's (2.00 / 16)
cartoons. I've often thought what an interesting, or just weird, dinner companion he would be.  Probably both...

"I base most of my fashion sense on whether or not it itches"  -- Gilda Radner

[ Parent ]
in his 10th anniversary book, he wrote (2.00 / 10)
a lot of background material...how he got started, various thoughts on cartooning, interactions with the editor and the readers... he would be a hoot to hang out with.

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My mom (2.00 / 13)
has that "school for the gifted" cartoon on a t-shirt of hers.

Kinda fitting for her as a former gifted teacher. ;)

Come to me in my dreams, and then
By day I shall be well again!
For so the night will more than pay
The hopeless longing of the day.


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That's funny! (2.00 / 11)
Eat like kings :-)

Republicans only care about Republicans.
Democrats care about the Republic


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I am glad to be here. (2.00 / 32)
Many thanks for the welcome.  

Hey Lady!!!!!! (2.00 / 26)
Good mornin' :)


"If you're in a coalition and you're comfortable, you know it's not a broad enough coalition"

Bernice Johnson Reagon


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Sis Dee, I am so glad to see you here. (2.00 / 14)


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We love us some Dee. ;~) (2.00 / 12)
I don't frequent DKOS much, but given the chatter here thought I would drop by. Didn't expect to see Mets102 at the top of the Rec List with his TTFN diary, must have been quite the street fighting going on over there.

John Askren - "Never get into a pissing match with a skunk."

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Hi BJM (2.00 / 22)
Its been awhile. I read your tree nightmare. I hope you get through all that and some semblance of order returns in your home.  

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The insurance company has already paid for the tree removal. (2.00 / 14)
The repairs will be paid for, but they may take a while since our area is still reeling from Sandy. The tree that fell on the house was probably weakened by Sandy. All we needed was another good rain and windstorm and BOOM!!

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Hi bjm (2.00 / 12)
So great to see you here.  I was already having bjm withdrawals.

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That's OK, we have Blacksun Gremlins that take care of that. (2.00 / 11)
It's just like magic... ;~)

John Askren - "Never get into a pissing match with a skunk."

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Joining the welcome wagon to Mooseville (2.00 / 31)
The Moose has been a sanctuary of sanity (or silliness) for me for a number of years. The Moosketeers adopted me from MyDD in 2008, and I've been here ever since - sometimes posting, sometimes just lurking.  

What I like the most about Moose is that we can disagree without being disagreeable, which creates nuanced discussion. Spiced with humor too.

Hug a Moose today!

Squishable Moose

"If you're in a coalition and you're comfortable, you know it's not a broad enough coalition"

Bernice Johnson Reagon


The part about "good intentions" reminds me of the old (2.00 / 24)
Morning Feature series:
... the assumption that all come to the conversation with good intentions

It kept those diaries relatively flame-free. It is good advice.

Good morning, Dee! Whose turn was it to bring pastries?

Words have meaning. Our words will reflect what is in our souls.


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I usually have cornbread - heh (2.00 / 24)
but will accept pastry to go with  my coffee  

"If you're in a coalition and you're comfortable, you know it's not a broad enough coalition"

Bernice Johnson Reagon


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(((((((((((((Dee))))))))))))! (2.00 / 24)
I have lots of hugs    :)

Hope you're snug and warm while enjoying some good morning coffee.

How are you?


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(((((((((((Ono))))))))))))))) (2.00 / 23)
wow - this is so amazin'

so many of my favorite folks now at the Moose.

Am on third cuppa java and snug in the house - we had a little snow last night.

Getting ready for 11 AM posttime over at GOS and working on Tuesday's Chile.  

Happy to have some time off from school (winter break) though it means I now have to do some housework (ugh). I hate dusting.

Wassup with you?


"If you're in a coalition and you're comfortable, you know it's not a broad enough coalition"

Bernice Johnson Reagon


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Have to go read your post! (2.00 / 11)
Was thinking about your much deserved break from school and wondering when it ends.

We went to see the Hobbit earlier today, hence my late response to you.

We loved it. Then we came home so the men folk could watch football and I cooked. Made a banana cake and dinner. Now I'm up for not doing much of anything. :)


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Have to go read your post! (2.00 / 10)
Was thinking about your much deserved break from school and wondering when it ends.

We went to see the Hobbit earlier today, hence my late response to you.

We loved it. Then we came home so the men folk could watch football and I cooked. Made a banana cake and dinner. Now I'm up for not doing much of anything. :)


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Hey there, sweetness... (2.00 / 21)
It is loverly to see you on the Moose in the New Year.

I always miss you (in purple and in orange!) when I take a leave of absence.

I hope you and yours bid the last year a peaceful adieu, and ushered in the New Year in a joyous manner.

/big hugs

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heh - we set an alarm to wake up at midnight (2.00 / 21)
and still overslept - getting old is a drag - I remember going out and partying all night - now - I check to see electric blanket is on and go back to sleep.

Hugs!  

"If you're in a coalition and you're comfortable, you know it's not a broad enough coalition"

Bernice Johnson Reagon


[ Parent ]
Miss you too - especially your rock solid support (2.00 / 20)
on issues - but happy that I can find you here.

Happy New Year Guy!



"If you're in a coalition and you're comfortable, you know it's not a broad enough coalition"

Bernice Johnson Reagon


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I have a question... (2.00 / 26)
I used to write, a lot. Is there anything special I should know with regard to reposting my own work? Or putting up new work?

Is it against the rules to delete our own posts? I seemed to get that impression when I went over the rules. What about editing old posts?


I can't answer the delete question (2.00 / 23)
I have reposted and cross posted things here - mostly from Black Kos

someone who KNOWS the answers will be along soon :)

Good morning and welcome!


"If you're in a coalition and you're comfortable, you know it's not a broad enough coalition"

Bernice Johnson Reagon


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Denise! Hi!!!! (2.00 / 23)
It is sooooo nice to see you here!

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Woot!!!!! (2.00 / 21)
Can't tell you how happy I am to see you here.

Hmmm...I just did :)

"If you're in a coalition and you're comfortable, you know it's not a broad enough coalition"

Bernice Johnson Reagon


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Hey there... (2.00 / 24)
We have no problems at all with folks reposting or cross-posting their own work. The only things I can think of so far as as 'guidelines' when doing so are A) make sure the material abides by our Posting Guidelines, and B) try not to post a whole string of diaries at once.

While we don't have much of a 'daily diary limit', the Moose is known for its slower pace and eclectic offerings. An entire 'Recent Diaries' list filled with one user or topic probably would not go over very well. :)

We also frown upon the deletion of entire posts. This is mainly due to the fact that doing so also deletes the comment thread and thereby removes part of the ongoing Moose conversation. One can always edit a post to fix legitimate problems or to add updated material, but, to edit a post in a manner that completely changes the content, position and/or tone is not acceptable. Seldom (if ever) is there a legitimate reason to delete an entire post.

Comments can only be deleted by Admin and that option is reserved for truly egregious instances of ignoring our Posting Guidelines.

Welcome to the Moose, Lightbulb!

/grin


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Thank you very much! (2.00 / 20)
I've always been careful about posting one at a time. Even in massively large spaces, because I tend to go at a slower, purposeful pace. So that's no problem at all.

Good to know, re: deletion of posts. I will definitely keep that in mind, because I wouldn't want to lose comment threads.

Thank you for answering so fast!


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Looking forward to your posts (2.00 / 11)
Loved you in orange. Looking forward to reading you in purple.  

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Thanks for the welcome! (2.00 / 28)
So one of my dragonfly, butterfly and bee photo diaries is OK in the spring? Some people rejoice when the flowers come out, I celebrate the bugs.

Takes all kinds to make a world, I guess.

Enduring security and lasting peace do not require perpetual war.

Barack Obama 1/21/2013


Oh, ABSOLUTELY.... (2.00 / 17)
I, for one (and I know I'm not the only one), would love such a diary.

I wish I knew more about Dragonflies and Butterflies. Some years here they are in great abundance (and in an amazing array of hues)...other years, near totally absent). The Dragonflies here will land on the tip of your finger (or nose when floating in the pool)...and it looks like a magic trick to young children.

My wife and I decided a couple years back that we would like to try our hands at beekeeping. We got as far as asking where to buy the supplies at the local garden shope....sadly, it is verboten here (so is having any chickens...that was another thing we were going to try for fun). Some of the local ordinances here are ridiculous.

/pouts...no fresh honey or pretty chickens for us.

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Thanks for the info (2.00 / 25)
Glad to be here.

I am for the individual over government, government over big business and the environment over all. -- William O. Douglas

well hello!!!!! (2.00 / 19)
great to see you here! hope you have been keeping well?

"I spend my days and nights pondering the meaning of life, the state of the universe, and the Home Shopping Network." -- Donald Roller Wilson

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Good morning, marvleous Mooses! (2.00 / 27)
Ok, that's about all the perky I can do before coffee.

Thank you so much, Kysen, for the warm welcome.

How is everyone this fine....ahem....Sunday morning?

It's cold, grey with light snow falling here. We're heading out to see the Hobbit later this morning.

Not looking forward to the 48 fpm experience, but our geek sons want to check it out so IMAX here we come.

 


I'm still working on my first cup myself. (2.00 / 23)
And the galloping crud still has me in its clutches, so I'm s l o o w...

Envy you your snow, and the Hobbit.

Morning, sweetie!


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You're still sick? :( (2.00 / 11)
Sending you much healing energy, stat!

I'm so sorry, honey. It is the flue? The eldest daughter and almost six year old grand boy had it and it's nasty.

You need to get better and then treat yourself to seeing the Hobbit. It's great and you will love it. :)

(((((((((((Lorinda))))))))))))


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Apparently this stuff hangs around once it's got ya... (2.00 / 11)
Thanks for the Hobbit review. I was bemoaning the fact that we wouldn't have the lovely Viggo in this one, but a friend said that Kili the Dwarf was rather easy on the eyes.

And rubyr says the Cirque du Soleil movie "Worlds Away" was (and I quote) magical.

So that's two I'll need to see.


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Photo posting ???? (2.00 / 20)
Is it possible to upload photos directly or do they need an url?

Thanks!

Shake it like a Polaroid picture.


/grin (2.00 / 19)
Here is where I (once again) put my near complete technological ignorance on display.

I have no clue.

The way I put pictures up is by putting them on Photobucket and then copy/pasting a particular bit of code and then removing a piece of said code (because that is how I was taught by a VERY patient individual to do it).

What I DO know is this...we do not cotton to linking directly to images on other (non-photosharing) sites. That leads to what is considered to be 'stealing bandwidth'...and, if the owner of the site in question gets bent enough about it they can alter the image in any way they want (and there are some real doozies I've seen...think goatse...no, wait, DON'T think goatse!!)

I don't know if that has answered your question or not...if not, I'm sure someone will answer you soon.

/grin

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On Photobucket (2.00 / 19)
You can get a link for photos two ways, depending on whether you're using the old or new/beta site for hosting.

On the old site under each thumbnail in an album there will be a list of link options.  Pick "HTML code" or, if you don't see any options listed, click on "Share" under the image, and from the box that appears click on "Get link code", which will provide that among a bunch of options.

Just copy and paste that link into your post draft, and the image will show up.  If in preview it's too big, look toward the end of the code, and between border="0" and alt= insert space width=500 space to resize it.

On the new/beta Photobucket, hover the cursor over the upper right of the image and a settings wheel will appear, along with a menu box.  Select the "Get links" option.  From the menu that appears, just hover your cursor over the "HTML code" box and click, and the link will auto-copy; then you can paste it into your post.

If you follow these steps you should never have to exclaim

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If it were done when 'tis done, then 'twere well it were done subjunctively.


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Oh, and... (2.00 / 15)
that "space" before and after "width=500" means put in a space, not the word itself.

And, of course, you can pick another number than 500 if you need to disembiggen the image.

If it were done when 'tis done, then 'twere well it were done subjunctively.


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I hate the new Photobucket. (2.00 / 14)
More keystrokes to do the same thing. I liked being able to hover over the thumbnail and copy the code out.

Words have meaning. Our words will reflect what is in our souls.


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Look in the upper right of the page (2.00 / 9)
You should see a tiny blue "Switch back to the original Photobucket" and when you click on it, that's where it will take you.

If it were done when 'tis done, then 'twere well it were done subjunctively.

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I had already found it and I am back to the Old Ways. (2.00 / 10)
I just get crabby when web designers make "improvements" that are actually steps backwards. As a geek, I think they need a geek way and a non-geek way to do everything. They very often remove the geek way in order to make it easier for the casual user to use the site.

All I can say to them is "Get off my lawn computer!". ::: shakes fist at cloud computing :::

Words have meaning. Our words will reflect what is in our souls.


[ Parent ]
LOL at "think goatse...no, wait, DON'T think goatse!" (2.00 / 15)


Words have meaning. Our words will reflect what is in our souls.


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Okay... my first attempt at posting a comment... (2.00 / 23)
Hi. It's me.

When I figure out that fierce is a good thing, that will be a good thing.

Morning, all. :-)


Welcome to the Moose, Lorinda... (2.00 / 17)
Don't fuss yourself overmuch about the ratings...if you slip and FAIL someone it is not a big deal. We 'veterans' still do it all the time (especially those of us who frequent the GOS).

Ratings here are more a 'nod of the head', 'grunt', or 'furrowed brow' sort of thing.

We don't 'keep score'.  :)


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I like the "meh". Very useful. (2.00 / 15)
"Grunt" is good also... ;-)

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good mornin! Yup fierce is good (2.00 / 17)
takes a bit of getting used to.


"If you're in a coalition and you're comfortable, you know it's not a broad enough coalition"

Bernice Johnson Reagon


[ Parent ]
Does take getting used to! (2.00 / 16)
I almost "failed" you, and you are one of the fiercest people I know!

(morning, sweetie.  :-)


[ Parent ]
:) s'okay if you make a mistake (2.00 / 15)
this is a totally laid-back place to be.  


"If you're in a coalition and you're comfortable, you know it's not a broad enough coalition"

Bernice Johnson Reagon


[ Parent ]
You'll notice that we are usually pretty generous with ratings. (2.00 / 19)
Although I'm probably the stingiest.  That doesn't count for the time I wondered why someone was failing a number of comments in a diary.  Finally looked and discovered, yeah, it was me.  Oops!  The meh is my favorite, though, because it conveys so much in a tiny word.

"When Fascism comes to America, it will come wrapped in teh stupid and waving a gun" ~ Esteev on Wonkette

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I'll be honest... (2.00 / 17)
I tend to use the ratings as another visual aid for me to tell if I have read a comment yet or not. :)

As such, yes, I tend to be a generous sort.

Happy to see ya, Happy...you are another Moose I miss dearly when I take a walkabout.

/hugs

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/hugs back (1.94 / 17)
I've missed you, too.

And has anyone heard from Appleby or Strum?  I assume Gandolf is hybernating again.

"When Fascism comes to America, it will come wrapped in teh stupid and waving a gun" ~ Esteev on Wonkette


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I have the same questions. (2.00 / 10)
Were could they be? Heh.

Hi Happyyyy!!!

(hey nerd)

Just because they are posting on a progressive site doesn't make them progressives. - John Allen


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Spiffy!!! (2.00 / 11)
So ... how's the old ball and chain?  :)

"When Fascism comes to America, it will come wrapped in teh stupid and waving a gun" ~ Esteev on Wonkette

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Denise is a sweet kind of fierce (2.00 / 10)
and way cool in real life as well.  

"Most people worry about their own bellies and other people's souls when we all ought to worry about our own souls and others' bellies" Israel Salanter

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Mornin' all. (2.00 / 23)
I'll just add that all our threads tend to be open as one topic often leads to another.

"When Fascism comes to America, it will come wrapped in teh stupid and waving a gun" ~ Esteev on Wonkette

Waving hello at everyone! (2.00 / 22)
Thank you for the info. The 200 comment count issue makes sense. I tend to avoid anything with more than that anyway.

I probably won't do much more than comment as I'm not really much of a writer. I would rather read. :)

It's very nice to see a bunch of familiar faces.





Come visit us at our NON political blog jellybeansofdoom.com


FrugalGranny! You made it! (2.00 / 14)
There's a cat standing on the desk and yelling in my face that he's STARVING, but I told him he has to wait until I hug you. {{{FG}}}

"Do your little bit of good where you are; it is those little bits of good put together that overwhelm the world." ~ Desmond Tutu

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Good grief. You just fed him again 2 hours ago. It's no wonder (2.00 / 10)
certain shelves at PetSmart are empty.  I'm assuming the yeller is Jim Bob altho' that is no longer a safe assumption with Tommy's expanding appetite.

"I base most of my fashion sense on whether or not it itches"  -- Gilda Radner

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[sigh] That was the THIRD can today. (2.00 / 11)
The yeller was Jim Bob, but I suspect he was sent by Tommy.

"Do your little bit of good where you are; it is those little bits of good put together that overwhelm the world." ~ Desmond Tutu

[ Parent ]
snort (2.00 / 11)
Third can today?  Try eight cats, three 5.5-ounce cans per meal (divided into twelve bowls so the bullies don't get to hog the humbler ones' food), three times per day.

To say nothing of what the two horses eat....

If it were done when 'tis done, then 'twere well it were done subjunctively.


[ Parent ]
I have two very small cats - just two! (2.00 / 13)
Weighed together, they're about 18 pounds of pootie, yet they consume four cans of cat food, 1 jar of Gerber's beef, and all the kibble they can eat. If we could put their metabolisms in a jar, we'd be rich, I tell 'ya.

Eight cats, huh? How'd that happen - kittens?

"Do your little bit of good where you are; it is those little bits of good put together that overwhelm the world." ~ Desmond Tutu


[ Parent ]
What a silly question from a Nurse! (2.00 / 11)
Kittens?...isn't that ALWAYS how cats happen?

/ducks

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Not kittens per se (2.00 / 11)
Excellent local shelter + weak-willed human = eight cats

If it were done when 'tis done, then 'twere well it were done subjunctively.

[ Parent ]
+4 on "weak-willed human" (2.00 / 8)


Words have meaning. Our words will reflect what is in our souls.


[ Parent ]
I only have two (2.00 / 8)
I'm pretty weak willed though and we're going to add a third at some point. :) Our apartment isn't big enough for more, or I'm sure we would have have them.  




Come visit us at our NON political blog jellybeansofdoom.com


[ Parent ]
And I thought it was horrifying that I have seven... (2.00 / 8)
I will admit to being weak-willed also. Fostered six, after already having four; couldn't part with three of the six fosters. So, seven. But they are basically pillows that eat now. I have no idea how I would make the Sophie's Choice if I had to decide who to keep and who not to keep...especially since one is named Sophie!

[ Parent ]
Highest I ever got was nine (2.00 / 5)
I have set for myself a hard stop at single digits.  I figure going into double digits means it's all over; I tumble from cat lady into full-out Crazy Cat Lady with swarms of felines as far as the eye can see.

OCD and an urge to hoard can be manageable so long as you recognize the tendency and put in place strategies to protect you from yourself.

If it were done when 'tis done, then 'twere well it were done subjunctively.


[ Parent ]
{{{Kelley}}} (2.00 / 7)
I'm finally awake again...sorta. I think I need a cup of coffee now.  




Come visit us at our NON political blog jellybeansofdoom.com


[ Parent ]
Our schedules are sideways :) (2.00 / 4)
About the time you got up, I had a meal and took a nap. I'm up for the news, but then I've got to sleep off all this blogging excitement.

"Do your little bit of good where you are; it is those little bits of good put together that overwhelm the world." ~ Desmond Tutu

[ Parent ]
Embedding Tweets (2.00 / 11)
Using Auto Format they reject the code.  What format should I use?

One of the advantages of being disorderly is that one is constantly making exciting discoveries. - A.A. Milne

Hmmm...I'm not a Tweeter... (2.00 / 10)
Happy and Shaun are the two I most often see twittering about tweeting...hopefully one of them will be about shortly to answer! /grin

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What does the error say? n/t (2.00 / 9)


"I spend my days and nights pondering the meaning of life, the state of the universe, and the Home Shopping Network." -- Donald Roller Wilson

[ Parent ]
It says code not allowed (2.00 / 9)
I just deleted them.

While I am here, do videos appear in preview? I finally got the formatting fixed, but I have blank spaces were I inserted the embed code (I did use the old code, as instructed)

One of the advantages of being disorderly is that one is constantly making exciting discoveries. - A.A. Milne


[ Parent ]
Put quite simply...our Preview SUCKS. :) (2.00 / 9)
I find it easier in the long run to click the Draft option on the radio buttons, click Preview, then click SAVE.

From there, you can go to your Diaries and look at the Draft version of. That version gives a MUCH more 'true to form' idea of what your diary is looking like.

Just be sure to click the 'Draft' button before clicking 'Save' or else your post will go live as is.

Hope that helps some.

/grin

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Well, I hope the videos are there. (2.00 / 10)
I'm gonna go ahead and post it.

One of the advantages of being disorderly is that one is constantly making exciting discoveries. - A.A. Milne

[ Parent ]
Do I have to go back into Edit (2.00 / 10)
in order to post it?

My last diary here had no formatting. That was easy!

One of the advantages of being disorderly is that one is constantly making exciting discoveries. - A.A. Milne


[ Parent ]
Yep (2.00 / 6)
Change the selection from "draft" to "public" and save.

John Askren - "Never get into a pissing match with a skunk."

[ Parent ]
Tests (2.00 / 11)


Words have meaning. Our words will reflect what is in our souls.


[ Parent ]
I usually copy/paste. (2.00 / 10)
But I'm off to see what's what.

I'm elisabeth1815 on twitter, btw.

"When Fascism comes to America, it will come wrapped in teh stupid and waving a gun" ~ Esteev on Wonkette


[ Parent ]
or elisabeth1518. Too many damned numbers to remember. (2.00 / 10)


"When Fascism comes to America, it will come wrapped in teh stupid and waving a gun" ~ Esteev on Wonkette

[ Parent ]
You can't run Scripts (2.00 / 14)
Remove the < script > line at the bottom.

It is actually a good thing because they make the screen jump. On a site like this, where everything opens Expanded, you would kill your computer if you ran scripts.

Words have meaning. Our words will reflect what is in our souls.


[ Parent ]
Wut? (2.00 / 13)
So you can embed a tweet? Show me please. Speak slowly and use tiny words.

Shake it like a Polaroid picture.

[ Parent ]
I don't know any tiny words!!! (2.00 / 16)
But for you, I will try:
1. Go to the Tweet you want to share with your peeps
2. Click "Details" (if you don't see it, click the Tweet)
3. "Embed this Tweet" shows as an option. Click it.
4. Copy the code in the HTML code section and paste it here
5. Remove the < script > line

You don't get the people's faces because you can't embed those but you can click and go to the Tweet.

Words have meaning. Our words will reflect what is in our souls.


[ Parent ]
Well (2.00 / 12)
fuck that shit, I want faces.

Just kidding, thanks! I will test your instructions momentary.  

Shake it like a Polaroid picture.


[ Parent ]
You get the faces (2.00 / 10)
on sites where it allows for it. The GOS allows it, but I notice that the ancient browser they use at my work just shows the more primitive format.

One of the advantages of being disorderly is that one is constantly making exciting discoveries. - A.A. Milne

[ Parent ]
testing 1, 2, 3 (2.00 / 11)



Shake it like a Polaroid picture.

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I wanna see what the other choices do (2.00 / 9)
tweet

Well, that's boring!

And copy and paste just does this:

The Daily Edge@TheDailyEdge
Fueled by record gas prices, Big Oil had one of its most profitable years in 2012, highlighting need to cut school lunches, say Republicans

One of the advantages of being disorderly is that one is constantly making exciting discoveries. - A.A. Milne


[ Parent ]
I tried that too, (2.00 / 9)
and was wondering the same thing!

Shake it like a Polaroid picture.

[ Parent ]
I will go read the directions (2.00 / 8)
I want to play nice.

welcome aboard new mooses! (2.00 / 18)
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hi folks (2.00 / 18)
Signed up a couple years ago, but have been on a twitter jag. Was lollygagging through the wreckage elsewhere today, and was reminded of this sweet spot.

Just wanted to wave hello and say happy new year.


Hey bumble! (2.00 / 10)
You do know (I'm sorry, can't help it), that you bounce?

[Am I the only one that was scared shitless of the Bumble when I was a kid?]

John Askren - "Never get into a pissing match with a skunk."


[ Parent ]
I'm back at the moose again. (2.00 / 14)
It seems that I can't stay away, especially with all of the new people coming over.

Hey Glendaw! (2.00 / 11)
Yeah, it's like a bad rash... ;~)

John Askren - "Never get into a pissing match with a skunk."

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Please Read (especially new members)... (2.00 / 18)
For the next 48 hours (or so) the 1 day hold on commenting will be lifted for new members.

So, if you have just registered, or are planning to, you will be able to skip the normal 24-hr waiting period and comment immediately.

In a couple days the waiting period will go back into effect (it drastically cuts down on the spam...and saves the time and energy of playing whack-a-mole with the spammers).

Carry on....  

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That's very hospitable! (2.00 / 14)


[ Parent ]
I wondered about that (1.90 / 10)
Thoughtful of you.

[ Parent ]
Thanks! (2.00 / 11)
Hey, it worked. Back to lurking. :-)

[ Parent ]
We do the occasional random Snoopy Dancing, (2.00 / 12)
just for the lurkers... ;~)

Welcome to the Moose!


John Askren - "Never get into a pissing match with a skunk."


[ Parent ]
So I have a very important question. (2.00 / 12)
Moose?  Mooses?  Meese? :)

I was in Alaska over the summer visiting a friend and, I swear, there ought to be a big sign in the Anchorage airport telling you what the plural of "moose" is.

More seriously, thank you for posting this and for those of you who invited us over :).


Answer: all of the above (and more!) (2.00 / 10)
Welcome to the Moose, auron renouille...make yourself at home. If you have any other questions, this is the place to ask!

/grin

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[ Parent ]
here, the plural for moose is 'mooq' (2.00 / 11)
i've forgotten why.

Earth is the best vacation place for advanced clowns. --Gary Busey
 


[ Parent ]
If I remember correctly... (2.00 / 12)
(and I probably don't)

Aji told us it was the plural for Moose in her Native tongue.

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[ Parent ]
yeah, that's it! (2.00 / 10)


Earth is the best vacation place for advanced clowns. --Gary Busey
 


[ Parent ]
Aji is a Mooq? Hooray! (2.00 / 15)


"Do your little bit of good where you are; it is those little bits of good put together that overwhelm the world." ~ Desmond Tutu

[ Parent ]
Why, yes, yes she is! (2.00 / 13)
We really do have quite the roster. I've always been amazed at the quality of membership here...amazed and honored.

/grin

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Well, it seems I sorta remembered correctly... (2.00 / 3)
The actual word is Mooz, not Mooq.

Seems a typo or mental hiccup has taken hold for a while...but, it is Mooz or Moozoog for Moose (and the plural).

In Aji's words:

I also hope you won't mind if I identify myself as a Mooz, since the word did originally come from our language. :-D [Plural would be moozoog, for anyone who really wants to know.]

Carry on!

/grin

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[ Parent ]
Hello (2.00 / 15)
Taking advantage of the lifting of the one day rule and posting a comment mere minutes after signing up!

Thanks for the welcome. Found the link in Mets' diary today. It feels better here.


welcome home :) (2.00 / 11)


Earth is the best vacation place for advanced clowns. --Gary Busey
 


[ Parent ]
Thank you, Kysen, for this Welcome Mat <s>diary</s> article. (2.00 / 16)
Appreciate all the helpful tips as well as the warm atmosphere here.

One person can make a difference if that one person is committed to making a difference. - James Hood

You are most welcome, nomandates.... (2.00 / 12)
make yourself at home! :)

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hi everyone (2.00 / 16)
kysen, i hope you don't mind, i left a little 'orange' on your welcome mat, sorry. :-)

i spent some time this morning looking through some articles and decided i really liked the vibe.
so many familiar names, so little angst.

thank you for lifting the 24 hour rule, it helped me make the leap.

time...it seems to move so slowly until that day, when it doesn't.


Our mat is always smudged with a bit of orange.... (2.00 / 9)
many of us are active in both communities.

This is just 'home base' for most Moose.

Welcome to the herd, dear occupant...thanks for takin' the leap, I'm sure you will be glad you did.

/grin

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thanks kysen (2.00 / 10)
just trying to get oriented, a question regarding recs?
i love the 'fierce' option but that is the only option i see other than 'parent' and 'reply'.

can you help out a brother?

time...it seems to move so slowly until that day, when it doesn't.


[ Parent ]
Ah, my guess is.... (2.00 / 8)
that the 24-hr waiting period on 'TU' status is still in effect. So, after a day you ought see all three options.

Really, the 'Meh' is not often used...and the 'Fail' is used so very rarely that I bet I could count on one hand the number of times I have used it in the past 3-4 years.

So, Fierce away, my friend!

/grin

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[ Parent ]
welcome! (2.00 / 11)


Earth is the best vacation place for advanced clowns. --Gary Busey
 


[ Parent ]
thank you very much, fogiv. (2.00 / 10)
feels good to be among fellow mooq.
did i use that properly?

time...it seems to move so slowly until that day, when it doesn't.


[ Parent ]
Thanks for lifting the 24-hour rule (2.00 / 20)
since I seem to be on the tail end of the influx. :)

So, hi, everybody. So many great names here that I've missed over The Other Place. I like the vibe here already.


Welcome to the Moose, CoB... (2.00 / 14)
We feel rather lucky to have the members we have...and a lot of us know each other from dKos/MyDD and other poliblogs.

The Moose vibe is unique, fo sho! I'm glad you find it to your liking...kick up your feet and make yourself at home.  :)


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recognize youfrom the GOS (2.00 / 10)
just want to say i love the handle.  would make for a good band name.

welcome to the moose.

Earth is the best vacation place for advanced clowns. --Gary Busey
 


[ Parent ]
Welcome, Oh Great Follower of Bruce! (2.00 / 12)
Glad you could join the fray.

Spiffy was last seen with a tray of canapes, and fog has given up his spot behind the bar so it may be safe over there now. If you have a hankering, you can take his place until such time as you'd rather not.

Make yourself at home. :~)

John Askren - "Never get into a pissing match with a skunk."


[ Parent ]
Thank you very much (2.00 / 10)
but I'm over here checking out the Guitar Porn :)

CoB, whose axe collection is very unimpressive, but who still wants the 12-string Rickenbacher someday :)


[ Parent ]
A quick hi to everyone! (2.00 / 15)
I saw the 24 hour commenting hold had been lifted and couldn't wait to say hello!   We put a houseguest on a plane at some ungodly hour last night and I'm going to crawl back in bed now that demanding feeeeeeed me meows have been accommodated, but I'm looking forward to being part of this community. :)

formerly American in Kathmandu over in that other place.  


Your username... (2.00 / 14)
is going to have me singing every time I see it.

Just in case anyone has any doubts as to what the earworm is:

Welcome to the Moose!

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I'm embarrassed to admit I had completely (2.00 / 14)
forgotten that song until you posted it!  Bangkok's pretty intense to be sure, and in many ways I preferred Chiang Mai, being a "woman of a certain age" as my granny would have said.   Still, it's a pretty great place though I'm finding with most things, just like with the famous temple complexes, my favorite things tend to be the small, tucked away, and inconspicuous to all but those who live here spaces.  

Thanks for the warm welcome!!


[ Parent ]
Glad to see you here (2.00 / 10)
I lived in a Lumpini Onnut condo in Bangkok for 2 years up until a year ago. We left before the big floods and now back in the Pacific Northwest. I'm always happy to compare notes with other 'farangs'.

There was only one joker in L.A. sensitive enough to wear that scent...and I had to find out who he was!

[ Parent ]
Hope you don't mind another wanderer! (2.00 / 19)
After sighing over the latest catastrophe elsewhere, I saw a link to this friendly place and decided maybe it was better to stop lurking where unhappiness lives and go back to engaging where there are more smiling faces.

You have a great crew here! I'm just sorry I didn't find it sooner...

Thanks for the warm welcome. :)


You have found us now... (2.00 / 13)
that is what counts!

Welcome to the Moose, misslotus...I'm sure you will find many familiar smiling faces here.

/grin

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Misslotus!!!!!! (2.00 / 9)
Seeing you just made my day, my love. Hello to you and yours, sugar shaker!

[ Parent ]
I seem to be able to make comments (2.00 / 15)
even though it's less than 24 hours (I saw the waiting periods was lifted for a while).

But my ratings of comments don't seem to be working.... and how long until I can write a diary?

And what about re-posting stuff from GOS? Is that cool?  

"Most people worry about their own bellies and other people's souls when we all ought to worry about our own souls and others' bellies" Israel Salanter


The 24-hr hold on comments has been lifted. (2.00 / 11)
TU status and Diary privileges still have the 24-hr waiting period.

You can cross-post freely...so long as the material abides by our Posting Guidelines feel welcome to re-post/cross-post your writing.

We just ask that you do not post a string of diaries all at once...seeing one topic or one user in every slot of Recent Diaries would be something we'd like to avoid.

I, for one, would LOVE it if you cross-posted!

/grin

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[ Parent ]
Thanks! n/t (2.00 / 9)


"Most people worry about their own bellies and other people's souls when we all ought to worry about our own souls and others' bellies" Israel Salanter

[ Parent ]
:) hello my friend (2.00 / 9)
glad to see you have wandered into Mooseland.

"If you're in a coalition and you're comfortable, you know it's not a broad enough coalition"

Bernice Johnson Reagon


[ Parent ]
Waves to all. (2.00 / 15)
This commenting rating system will take some getting used to.  I'm so used to HR on the right side.

The most important button is "meh"... ;~) (2.00 / 15)
It came out of a comment someone made on DKOS: "you make me wish there was a meh button", which just sounded like fun.

The rating system has turned out interestingly. One of the new herd noted that there have only been six hidden comments in the Moose's 4+ years, which I am still digesting but take as a good sign. Different folks mean different things by Fierce (I fierce by default, particularly if someone has taken the risk to say something others may not agree with), but it averages out to mean something when something is very fierced. "Meh" is usually humorous, but allows folks the option of stating strong disagreement without being outright unpleasant about it.

Welcome, at any rating. Glad to see you, make yourself at home, pay no attention to Kysen because he means everything he says.  

John Askren - "Never get into a pissing match with a skunk."


[ Parent ]
I keep HRing people (2.00 / 11)
Or failing them.

I'm having to go back and check.


[ Parent ]
I've come to visit as part of the new herd. (2.00 / 16)
This is my "test" comment to see if I've got it figured out. Thanks for making me welcome.  

It worked! (2.00 / 12)
Welcome, oh Moonstar! Your nick makes me think of the endless cat books my daughter reads, pardon my transmashlation. ;~)

John Askren - "Never get into a pissing match with a skunk."

[ Parent ]
testing waiting period (2.00 / 13)


Nope, you have to stay outside in the cold... (2.00 / 11)
Nah! C'mon in, the fire is on over in the corner, Happy was showing off her fog tattoo by the pool, there are refreshments in the fridge, though you may have to make enough to share if you get creative in there.

John Askren - "Never get into a pissing match with a skunk."

[ Parent ]
Oh cool. I was expecting another Lucy. Well, this is what I wanted to say. (2.00 / 14)
Nice to participate in another site that makes me feel at home among the mooses.  Love from Alaska.

testing testing testing ... (2.00 / 14)
Let's see if I can post now ...

TADA!! (2.00 / 15)
I'm here! It's me, indubitably, with a new name because my old name really annoyed me.

I'm so glad to be here---I'll be lurking mostly, as this is the start of my busy season, but I am so glad to be here.

Thanks to all of you ...


[ Parent ]
you made it! (2.00 / 11)
welcome!

Earth is the best vacation place for advanced clowns. --Gary Busey
 


[ Parent ]
Welcome! (2.00 / 13)
What busy season is that? If it's Australian axe-throwing then Shaun Appleby is your man. Spiffy is our champion bong-juggler (he mixes in medical devices, quite something to see).

Whatever it is, best of luck with it and welcome to the Moose!

John Askren - "Never get into a pissing match with a skunk."


[ Parent ]
Teaching (2.00 / 10)
Arrrrgh! Classes begin this week.

I wish it were Australian axe throwing---at least there's the chance of surviving that!


[ Parent ]
Whatcha teach? (2.00 / 7)
I could use some grammar lessons (or so my grammar always told me...).

John Askren - "Never get into a pissing match with a skunk."

[ Parent ]
I think I should meet this Spiffy. (2.00 / 10)
I'm red-carded in Colorado (not that such things will be necessary much longer) and medical devices make me hot.

"Do your little bit of good where you are; it is those little bits of good put together that overwhelm the world." ~ Desmond Tutu

[ Parent ]
Spacemanspiff is around here somewhere. (2.00 / 9)
Passionate, brilliant, funny and a heart big enough to go around. Spacey is the soul of the Moose, if anyone is.

John Askren - "Never get into a pissing match with a skunk."

[ Parent ]
word (1.93 / 14)
Spacey is the soul of the Moose

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[ Parent ]
LOL! (2.00 / 8)
Gets me everytime.

You guys really make me feel all winniethepooishandpiglet with your comments. If I'm the soul who's the heel? Ohhhh!!!

See what I did there?

DO YOU SEE?!?!?

Just because they are posting on a progressive site doesn't make them progressives. - John Allen


[ Parent ]
rawr. (2.00 / 8)
:~)

I'm the doc who loves his bong as much as his stethoscope. Can't consume much now but that doesn't mean I can't dream about sweet sweeet ganja. Between me and you we can set up a moose clinic.  

Just because they are posting on a progressive site doesn't make them progressives. - John Allen


[ Parent ]
Getting my red card was a trip. (2.00 / 8)
I saw a doc whose clinic is primarily for mmj users. The last thing I expected to find was a brilliant woman with both MD and PhD from Stanford. She gave me a thorough education in the products/routes available, which each is good for, and treated me with more compassion than I'd received in years. I wrote a diary about it at the orange place that has some fascinating comments in the threads, if you're interested: http://www.dailykos.com/story/...

"Do your little bit of good where you are; it is those little bits of good put together that overwhelm the world." ~ Desmond Tutu

[ Parent ]
Bookmarked. (2.00 / 6)
I actually love having scientifically conversations (love making words up too) on cannabis and it's possible use in the medical field. I've used it to treat nausea and anorexia due to some bug or other on myself for years with excellent results and no major side effects. As a physician (Internal med with an eye on Endocrinology) I tend to be my own guinea pig and patient and find cannabis to have such great potential, especially when vaporized or used in food. Thanks again for the link!

Just because they are posting on a progressive site doesn't make them progressives. - John Allen

[ Parent ]
::Knock, knock, knock:: (2.00 / 22)
I understand there's a party here.  I brought my own booze.  Anyone got any chips and salsa?

you didn't drink all that kahlua (2.00 / 16)
the other day did you? ;) I'll make myself a virtual drink. It shouldn't affect my virtual meds, I don't think.  

[ Parent ]
Yes, I did! (2.00 / 15)
Well, no I didn't drink it ALL.  I left a few drops in the bottom.

Nice to see ya here, raina.


[ Parent ]
Hi there, ed! Got the chips and salsa here... (2.00 / 16)
But Guinness doesn't really go with chips and salsa, does it?

I'll have to switch to Tecate or Belikan...  :-)


[ Parent ]
Hmmm. I'm thinking of margaritas ........ (2.00 / 13)


[ Parent ]
Oh yeah ::::salt shaker at the ready:::: ;-D (2.00 / 12)


[ Parent ]
I'm pretty sure Denise had some homemade corn chips when she came in (2.00 / 17)
but Spiffy was vectoring towards her with some Puerto Rican salsa so they may be an endangered species by now.

The kitchen is in the back, help yourself to anything you find there but don't be surprised if you get into a food thread that makes you want to lick your screen.

Welcome to the Moose!



John Askren - "Never get into a pissing match with a skunk."


[ Parent ]
Anything Denise whips up (2.00 / 17)
makes me happy.

Thanks for the welcome.


[ Parent ]
Yeah, she's like that. (2.00 / 15)
The Moose has attracted quite a fascinating and diverse herd over time. Politics aside, there are folks here expert in such a wide variety of topics that the conversations are among the most interesting I have in any form or forum.

One of the nicest things is that everyone stands out enough that nobody has to stand out too much. We are a leaderless culture here, but not a mob. A pretty erudite bunch, but not elite or exclusive.

You're welcome for the welcome, and thanks for the thanks! ;~)

John Askren - "Never get into a pissing match with a skunk."


[ Parent ]
I like this part, Chris. (2.00 / 12)
... everyone stands out enough that nobody has to stand out too much

It sounds like community. And from what I can see, a damn fine community at that.

I am glad to be here.

Words have meaning. Our words will reflect what is in our souls.


[ Parent ]
I just joined, (2.00 / 10)
and proud you're my first "fierce"!

[ Parent ]
hayden!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! (2.00 / 9)
Nice to "Fierce" you back.

Words have meaning. Our words will reflect what is in our souls.


[ Parent ]
always have salsa! (2.00 / 9)
Welcome!  

"If you're in a coalition and you're comfortable, you know it's not a broad enough coalition"

Bernice Johnson Reagon


[ Parent ]
Can we swear? (2.00 / 18)
I swear all the fucking time, but I don't wanna get banned ('specially since I just got here - that'd be embarrassing).

Also, because I'm too tired after working my goddamned ass off all day to look it up, what's "fierce".

Thanks ahellovalot.


It's an adult conversation, (2.00 / 16)
freak spreely.

As parents we have taken the free-range-language approach, and after 17 years our kids don't swear at all inappropriately. Donna can out-swear the best of them (well, she's a Toronto Maple Leaf fan, so she doesn't have much choice... ;~).

John Askren - "Never get into a pissing match with a skunk."


[ Parent ]
You fucking betcha (2.00 / 10)
Just not in diary titles.

And I don't think anyone's been banned in the four plus years of the Moose. One obvious troll was blocked, and dozens of spammers, but we've never had occasion to ban anyone.

Great to see you here (and everyone else I might have missed)

The p***artist formerly known as 'Brit'


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Hi Peter! (2.00 / 11)
Two things: a) the thread is up to 197 comments (198 with mine - heads up for a new one, maybe?) and b) how's your book doing? Haven't heard much from you in the last months, so looking forward to talking Eurotrash here.

Wer kämpft, kann verlieren. Wer nicht kämpft, hat schon verloren.
                       - Bertolt Brecht


[ Parent ]
To jog your memory, translatorpro here, Maybe I should have (2.00 / 11)
kept the name, but hardly anyone knows me, anyway.

Wer kämpft, kann verlieren. Wer nicht kämpft, hat schon verloren.
                       - Bertolt Brecht


[ Parent ]
HAHAHAHAHA!! (2.00 / 11)
you had me at hello.  maybe before. ;)

Twitter Doesn't Make You Martin Luther King


[ Parent ]
Yes, let's move to another thread (2.00 / 10)
Book is doing well: looks like we'll need a reprint in a month or so. Lots more Murdoch stuff to come out with the trials later this year, so I'll do an entirely new edition next year. Meanwhile, just about to plunge into a new book on Scientology.

So great to have you here, and a bit of Euro-socialist-cheese-eating-surrender.


The p***artist formerly known as 'Brit'


[ Parent ]
Bonjour! (2.00 / 14)
I have 2 questions about rating: I am reading that in addition to fierce, there is also fail and meh, however, I only see the fierce option. Are the other 2 options available to me? Second, I tried to rec all comments but they didn't stick. How will I know if my recs stick or what do I need to do so they stick? I would hate for my friends not to see my recs.

Thank you!

" "Life is not about waiting for the storm to pass... it is about learning to dance in the rain." ~ Vivanne Grenne "


I think it is a timing thing for new users which should heal itself in 24 hours, (2.00 / 13)
though atm I canna find that setting. Try it now, I set you to TU, and see if it is different.

Welcome to the Moose!

John Askren - "Never get into a pissing match with a skunk."


[ Parent ]
I see it now and rated you a 'fierce' of course! (2.00 / 14)
Thank you for your welcome!

" "Life is not about waiting for the storm to pass... it is about learning to dance in the rain." ~ Vivanne Grenne "

[ Parent ]
Hello everybody! (2.00 / 14)
This is a posting test.  Hope to be conversing with you all soon.

Fantastic. It worked! (2.00 / 13)
See you tomorrow!

[ Parent ]
Goodnight Pamela! (2.00 / 12)
Welcome to the Moose, look forward to hearing your tales!

John Askren - "Never get into a pissing match with a skunk."

[ Parent ]
Good evening, Meese, Mooses, et al (2.00 / 12)
I posted in the into thread so I won't repeat here. But whew, I came in just a bit too soon for the 24 hour wait. So I waited anyways.

Hai everybody, good to see you.

My question on cross posting from DK: what's the convention? If you post first at DK then here do you mention the cross post? WHat are folks doing?

Thanks for this lovely place. Lots of friendly faces I know, some I haven't seen in a long while.

::waves::


Hey there Regina... (2.00 / 10)
With cross-posting, it is pretty much whatever you are comfortable with.

For aesthetics, if your post is FP'd, the Editor may move/reword whatever it is you have goin' on.

Basically, though, so long as you are not cross-posting to/from sites we don't want linkbacks to (think Stormfront), just do whatever strikes your fancy.

Glad to see you in purple!

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[ Parent ]
Signatures? (2.00 / 11)
I don't seem to be able to add a signature or profile, but maybe that is coming (I just got here yesterday, after all).  

"Most people worry about their own bellies and other people's souls when we all ought to worry about our own souls and others' bellies" Israel Salanter

Hey there... (2.00 / 10)
that is the only thing that still has the 24hr hold on...it is one of the favorite places for spammers to drop their nasties in fly-bys.

Keeping the hold one keeps us from having to check every single new registration for silliness.

You ought be able to adjust your profile (bio and siggy) 24hrs after your initial registration.

Give us a holler via the 'Contact the Moose' link at the bottom of the screen if this is not the case.

/grin

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[ Parent ]
Hey plf! (2.00 / 9)
Give it a try now. We've given TU to most of the folks who have shown up in this surge just to clear some hurdles. If it still doesn't work post here and someone will figure it out.

Welcome to the Moose! :~)

John Askren - "Never get into a pissing match with a skunk."


[ Parent ]
/grin...have reset it again to the 24hr hold on profile... (2.00 / 9)
sorry gang, but, waiting 24 hours for it..saves US a lot of headache.

/grin

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Damn you, spammers!!! (2.00 / 9)
I formally apologize for spam. A decade ago I chaired a coalition to fix it, we failed, and it could be done. Identity (even "anonymous identity") is the Great Failure of the Intertoob security community.

John Askren - "Never get into a pissing match with a skunk."

[ Parent ]
I am glad that I finally have someone (2.00 / 5)
to blame. :)

Shake it like a Polaroid picture.

[ Parent ]
A hoot indeed. My favorite pizza joint in Kingwood, TX has a framed copy (2.00 / 7)
of a Far Side cartoon.  Two critters sitting on a sofa with their newly delivered pizza.  "Stink bugs?  We didn't order no stinkin' stink bugs."  How does his mind work to think up  the stuff he does?

"I base most of my fashion sense on whether or not it itches"  -- Gilda Radner

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