Dear Meese Mehta: Answering Your Blogging Metaquette Questions

by: JanF

Sat Jan 19, 2013 at 13:52:12 PM EST



When Miss Mayta looked around the other day and noticed that many of her favorite bloggers were missing, she followed a trail of purple breadcrumbs which led her to The Motley Moose.

Turns out they weren't missing after all ... they were just meesing!

JanF :: Dear Meese Mehta: Answering Your Blogging Metaquette Questions
What she discovered delighted her: "Progress through Politics" (::swoon::) ... polite discourse (::double swoon::) ... potential for puns (::triple swoon::) ... a pleasant purple haze (no, not that purple haze ... please ... this is Miss Mayta we are talking about!).

Quietly lurking, she made note of her new surroundings and felt a remarkable transformation taking place:

Okay, maybe not THAT MUCH of a transformation ... but this one for sure:

So Meese Mehta signed up ... because this was obviously her alliterative home:

Meese Mehta at the Motley Moose.

(And because, as Portlaw said: "Living seems to be easier here. eom".)

Many Moose (MM!) had already sought the wise counsel of Meese Mehta as they were unsure of the protocols for Blogging in Purple (and like most computer users, they don't read the help guides). Never one to let a lack of knowledge as to how things work stand in the way of butting in giving out advice, Meese Mehta willingly weighed in (MMww!):



Dear Meese Mehta:
Isn't this Shangri La? I saw fighting in the comment threads in one of the articles and Harsh Recriminations. And where are the unicorns???

Signed,
Completely Disillusioned

Dear CD,
No, this is not Shangri La ... or even Iowa. The folks who run the site  assume that everyone blogging here is an Adult and believe that adults are entitled to share their opinions as long as they are respectful of others. When the opinions turn into insults and the gentle reminders to tone things down (or to take a break) do not seem to be working, a moderation team (much like a Hazmat team but without the cool uniforms) moves in. The Request Moderation button causes a summoning of Moose Moderators (MM!) ... although be careful as it may also cause unintentional hilarity nuclear attacks on Canada. I point you to the FAQ and Posting Guidelines for more information (note: "clicking the link" should be followed by "reading the words").

p.s. No unicorns.



Dear Meese Mehta:
This place has no mojo. I cannot tell how well loved I am unless my worth is measured by the number (and height!) of graphical bars shown on my profile, my number of followers, and my lower-than-yours uid (and why is it called "personid" here ... sounds like socialism!). Why can't I transfer my mojo (and followers) from other web sites in order to burnish my blogging credentials? And when do I get my pony???

Signed,
Totally Unloved

Dear TU,
The worthiness of your blogging self is not measured by mojo or counts of followers. It is measured by your words and your deeds and the everyday kindness you show to those who you share pixelated space with. Here and now, not there and then.

As far as your followers: if you blog it, they will find you. Really.

p.s. No pony.



Dear Meese Mehta:
I can't stop smiling!!! Every time I turn around there is an old friend or a new friend or something that makes me laugh or something that moves me to tears or something that teaches me!!! ::tips over from exhaustion::

I want to give ♥ and cyberhugs to everyone: (((you))), (((you))), and (((   kirbybruno   )))!!!.

When will I sleep? Do I need to sleep? If I go to sleep will I wake up to find I've been dreaming???

Signed,
Can't Stop Blogging

Dear CSB,
Stop blogging and go to bed!!! We will all be here when you wake up!!! And look what you have done to Meese Mehta's exclamation point!!! (One moment while I compose myself). Okay, better.

Seriously though, smiling is okay. But remember: it is only a blog. If you find yourself not smiling, step away, hug your loved ones and your furry friends, walk outside and enjoy the gifts from the goddess. And then come back because your online friends miss you!!! (oops, there I go again ... darned things are contagious).

p.s. (((CSB)))


Do you have a question for Meese Mehta? The lines InterToobz are open...


About Meese Mehta: Born a perfect blogger in an imperfect Internet society, Meese Mehta is the pioneer mother of today's online meta etiquette movement. Her tireless efforts to expand the understanding and exercise of metaquette beyond the stereotypical terror of not having enough Cheetos will (I sincerely hope)  escape official notice so as not to result in her banning. As a manners-free existence can lead to frequent FAIL, maddening MEH, dysfunctional online communities, and keyboard rage, she calls out for, nay!, demands common courtesy...and the fork on the left side of the plate (even though that makes no sense at all).

(With apologies to  Judith Martin)

h/t Lars for her madd photoshop skillz in transforming Miss Mayta into Meese Mehta. YOU ROCK!!

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Disclaimer Jar (2.00 / 52)
The information contained here should not be construed as technical support and any failure that occurs based on advice in the diary is a personal failure on your part. Meese Mehta cannot be held liable for rashes, rushes, or any kind of break out, break down, break up, break dancing or break-ins resulting in break dancing.

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


Miss Mayta (2.00 / 44)
seems to be in too good of a mood.

I'z skared!


Dear Hedwig, (2.00 / 39)
We (the royal we) are always in a good mood.

Signed,
Meese Mehta

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


[ Parent ]
I've noticed that too, Hedwig. (2.00 / 37)
Meese Mehta (not to be confused with Miss Mayta, may she RIP) seems transformed by the color purple. Why, I've found her blogging waaaay past her bedtime! And and and ... laughing!

I don't think you need to be skared, Darlin. I think you, too, will flourish here.

"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 ]
Speaking of breaking (1.95 / 43)
How come things are never breaking here. Over at that other blog, things are BREAKING!!! all the time.

Why is this place unbreakable, unlike my achy heart?

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


When you are really rigid (2.00 / 37)
you tend to break a lot

[ Parent ]
Dear virginislandsguy, (1.95 / 37)
I believe that BREAKING is a symptom of RecList Envy Derangement Syndrome (REDS). When one absolutely MUST get on the Recommended List or one's worthiness is in question (see "Mojo, Letter from TU") not only is BREAKING required but it quickly escalates to ***BREAKING*** and !!!BREAKING!!! and BREAKING: UPDATED and ALREADY BROKEN: READ THIS FROM PAUL KRUGMAN!!!.

I am certain that REDS can lead to rashes and very often rash behaviour. It definitely chaps my butt.

Signed,
Meese Mehta

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


[ Parent ]
A disease like REDS needs its own telethon (2.00 / 30)
I nominate Cenk Uygur on MSNBC, Current TV, Youtube.

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

[ Parent ]
HA! (2.00 / 29)
I almost included "MY NAME IS CENK: REC MY DIARY!!!" as one of the Hair On Fire titles.  

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


[ Parent ]
Sorry guy, (1.96 / 28)
Gotta "meh" ya for the attempted earworm.

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

[ Parent ]
But ... But ... my mojo will take a hit! (2.00 / 30)
Wait. What?

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

[ Parent ]
Are you kidding me? (2.00 / 28)
I didn't notice until you pointed it out, now I must meh you for giving me the earworm.  

::grumble grumble::

Shake it like a Polaroid picture.


[ Parent ]
Dearest Meese Mehta (2.00 / 39)
Fierce is like such a fierce word. Why, oh why, would I want to bestow such a fierce word as fierce on such good people?

Wouldn't Bully! be a more fitting word of approval here?

Signed;

Misfit Mooseketeer


Dear bill d, (2.00 / 31)
Yes!! Bully! would be a fine word to signify approval. I also like Huzzah! and developed a certain affection for +4! last year.

Perhaps you should take that up with the powers that be. But wear a hazmat suit.

Signed,
Meese Mehta

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


[ Parent ]
But.. but... (2.00 / 22)
bully is a word bestowed on anyone on the Other Site that dares to speak less than kindly of the HOF brigade!

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

[ Parent ]
While I know I may be alone in this... (2.00 / 16)
it makes me think of a Bully Stick...which is a...well, I'll let y'all figure that one out on yer own.

Let us just say it is not something that pops into my head for 'positive acknowledgement'.  /grin

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[ Parent ]
Yay! (2.00 / 37)
I'm so glad Meese Mehta is here.  Now I know who to go to for all my burning questions.  

Does she handle burning itches as well?


Dear sarahnity, (2.00 / 27)
It would not make any sense to have Miss Mayta brandishing her Flying Finger of Admonition where there was no one who gave a damn to heed it.

On the moose, there is the strong culture of politeness, snark, and snarky politeness.

Signed,
Meese Mehta

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


[ Parent ]
tmi, (2.00 / 25)
sarahnity, tmi.

Shake it like a Polaroid picture.

[ Parent ]
I woulda went with (2.00 / 16)
Pics or it didn't happen...

But that's just me...


[ Parent ]
Oh my, (2.00 / 35)
You are stealing my exclamation marks again!!!
I believe I warned you about that once.

Dear Julie, (2.00 / 30)
I believe that on the Internets there are an unlimited supply of exclamation points, question marks and (let me check ... yes) special characters which denote hugs.

If not, please see Disclaimer Jar. I think it inoculates me from any and all behaviour deemed inappropriate, insensitive or criminal.

Signed,
Meese Mehta

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


[ Parent ]
Dear Miss Mayta (2.00 / 32)
Where are the admonishments? When I open your diaries I expect a stern admonishment - I don't feel quite right if I don't get my admonishment fix. Does that make me some kind of perv?

Enduring security and lasting peace do not require perpetual war.

Barack Obama 1/21/2013


Dear iriti, (2.00 / 30)
Yes.

Signed,
Meese Mehta

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


[ Parent ]
Thank goodness you are here (2.00 / 33)
Meese Mehta. Last week I thought I had heard you had passed on, oh wait, that was Dear Abmeese

Dear DavidW, (2.00 / 29)
That was a sad day for many of us in the meese advice business and delayed my appearance in purple. It would have been unseemly to appear to appear frivolous and Meese Mehta is, above all, everything she seems to be or, certainly, seems to think of herself.

I am pleased to be here as I understand there is often line-going-over that may need adjustment.

Signed,
Meese Mehta

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


[ Parent ]
HAHAHA!! And it "appears" that this ^^^^ comment was written (2.00 / 12)
in commentus interruptus mode. I think I was called away from my computer, thought I was done, came back and clicked Post. Looks to be a half-assededited comment to me.

I noticed my last three comments (ha, I just typed "typos" instead of "comments"!) last night were filled with typos and decided that before embarrassing meeself or Meese Mehta I would take the path of least resistance: shut down and return in the morning.

That said, there are a lot of instances of line-going-over and Meese Mehta is watching ...

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


[ Parent ]
I feel less like a newbie every day. (2.00 / 35)
At first I thought I would die without auto-refresh, but even old nurses can learn new tricks. I had to learn the hard way that comment recs [Fierce!] are to the right, and that they don't always "stick" unless I click off to the side. I know I've been trained: now when I "like" a comment on facebook, I automatically click twice. :)

My favorite thing is the Home page, with recent comments (by everyone in every diary) found under recent diaries. I find myself losing my train of thought, skipping from one place to the next and looking up two hours laters with a full bladder, hungry pooties, and my original intent still untended.

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


Dear Nurse Kelley, (2.00 / 25)
Meese Mehta keeps the Recent Replies feed open in a separate tab when she is online. It is indeed addictive.

Please note that I am not going to comment on you losing your train of thought.

You're welcome!

Signed,
Meese Mehta

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


[ Parent ]
I had a moment of terror just now. (2.00 / 27)
I promised the pootie queen I would cut and paste her diary here as she is having bandwidth problems and, as this was a first, I selected "private" before previewing my work. My work looked just fine, thank you very much, so I changed "private" to "public" and posted Trish's diary.

Except it didn't work. Apparently, one must double-check "public" as well as "Fierce!" to make it work reliably. Once I did that, y'all can now read today's pootie diary in purple.

"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 ]
Now I'm worried my Fierces haven't stayed Fierce..... (2.00 / 25)
Thanks for the warning. You and  Meese Mehta have led me astray in a very good way :)

Love is the lasting legacy of our lives

[ Parent ]
Dear Meese Mehta..... (2.00 / 28)
I'm clutching my purple pearls...and voting for the tattoo!

And no one is scolding me for doing so :)

Just don't inadvertently poke someone in the eye with your fancy new fascinator!

https://www.google.com/search?...


Love is the lasting legacy of our lives


Dear princesspat, (2.00 / 24)
The tattoo avatar is not up for a vote. My very disrespectful off-site peeps insisted on seeing what it would look like. One and done, as the kids say.

And no on hats. Meese Mehta looks silly in hats!! Well, I guess she looks silly with antlers too ... but NO HATS! I am drawing the line at hats!

I believe that you will find less pearl clutching in purple.

Signed,
Meese Mehta  

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


[ Parent ]
Everything looks good under a fedora... (2.00 / 32)




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


[ Parent ]
Borsalino or go home! nt (2.00 / 17)


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

[ Parent ]
I'm glad to see them coming back into style. (2.00 / 20)
A good fedora is a wonderful thing. Keeps your head warm, keeps the rain off, keeps the sun out of your eyes...

And looks badass with a long black coat and gloves. :~)



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


[ Parent ]
I'm going for the Connor MacLeod/Highlander look: (2.00 / 15)
Black Borsalino
Predator Ray-Bans (or maybe my fake Wayfarers from Bangkok)
Burberry trench coat
Levis
Church suede shoes

The bad news is that the cats used my hat as a scratching post in the Virgin Islands.

The good news is that now I am back in Seattle, the good people at Bernie Utz think they can reanimate it.

In the End, there can be only One.

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


[ Parent ]
Protects those golden locks of yours. (2.00 / 17)
Beautiful and vibrant locks...

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

[ Parent ]
Fresh! (2.00 / 16)
hmph!

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

[ Parent ]
fedora? pshaw. (2.00 / 17)
everyone knows bowlers are where it's at.

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


[ Parent ]
Bowlers can also be badass, (2.00 / 7)
but for some reason I always see them like this:



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


[ Parent ]
h8ter (2.00 / 5)


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


[ Parent ]
Fedoras (2.00 / 14)
My late Dad loved hats. This was him around 1936 when he was 17.

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"A dreamer is one who can only find his way by moonlight, and his punishment is that he sees the dawn before the rest of the world." Oscar Wilde


[ Parent ]
Good looking guy. (2.00 / 11)
Fedoras just ooze style. I've been dragging this one around for more than a decade. As often as I can remember I prop it up on something and snap a pic, most of which are scattered in collections Donna is forever sorting through.

Since I'm thinking about it I will once again intend to (and not follow through on) sort those into a virtual album, and accordingly (not be able to) share them here some day.

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


[ Parent ]
Dear Moose Mehta, (2.00 / 29)
I am in big, big trouble. My grandson turns five TOMORROW - and I completely spaced out on the date. What should I do? He's 1000 miles away, so I can't drop in with a hastily purchased toy. YIKES!

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

OMG! I misspelled your name! (2.00 / 24)
[runs screaming down the stairs before that ruler shows up]

"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 ]
It's the sharp poke with the antlers I fear :) (2.00 / 22)


Love is the lasting legacy of our lives

[ Parent ]
E Cards have saved the day for me..... (2.00 / 24)
My grand kids have come to expect them on THE DAY...and to watch the mail for the sent with love but late package to follow. Here's is my favorite site   http://www.jacquielawson.com/

Love is the lasting legacy of our lives

[ Parent ]
E CARDS!! [slaps self upside the head] (2.00 / 23)
I'll send him a bakers dozen - aren't you a smart grandma!

"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 ]
Can one of his parents cover your ass for you (2.00 / 24)
as long as you trust them not to get him broccoli or something?

[ Parent ]
My son's phone is turned off :( (2.00 / 23)
I'll keep trying - it's an excellent idea - but I suspect he's having a looong Saturday afternoon nap.

"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 ]
When sending out late gift, (2.00 / 10)
Maybe Jim Bob should send a little gift too. Not something Jim Bob made himself, of course. A little bonus something.  

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

[ Parent ]
Yes! (2.00 / 11)
I'll send him an ecard from Jim Bob, his buddy. You're brilliant!

"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 ]
Dear Neese Kelley, (2.00 / 23)
I would never retaliate for an innocent typo.

Signed,
Meese Mehta The Avenging Moose

p.s. It looks like you are getting excellent advice from the other meese. I concur: broccoli is not a gift that would endear you to the little guy.  

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


[ Parent ]
This email question just received ... (2.00 / 25)
From n00bie rb137, who can't comment yet:
My question for Meese Mehta is the following:

What is the proper plural for moose? It can't be meese. I vote for moosen. What does Meese Mehta think?



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


Ha! Link FAIL. (2.00 / 23)
I linked back to my own diary as though I am some sort of attention seeker. ;)

Here is the real rb137: physicist and GEEK!!!

rb137, I am sorry to see that your personId is not a prime number but it does have a 37 in it.  

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


[ Parent ]
Dear rb137, (2.00 / 26)
First, didn't I tell you to sign up two days ago so you could comment? This does not bode well for your meesely existence if you ignore the advice of those with smaller UIDs than you. ;)

Second, moosen is a very nice word and I can see it being stolen and claimed as my own used by other moose.

We are told (ad nauseum) that "moose" is the correct plural term. However, you can also use the Native American words "Mooz" and "Moozog" (the plural) per moose Aji.

However, I reserve the right to make up my own words. Note in the diary where the opportunity for puns is a primary benefit of meesing and also this approval from one of the Guys Who Hang Around Here Frequently:


Yup. Language is there to be disrupted, discharged, deployed for wit and invention.

by: Peter Jukes @ Sat Jan 19, 2013 at 05:00:03 AM CST

Signed,
Meese Mehta

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


[ Parent ]
Let's dub we "moosen", then. (2.00 / 22)
Moosen.  

"Broccoli is revolutionary. Broccoli could take down a government."  --Kris Carr

[ Parent ]
GEEK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! (2.00 / 21)
geek

I am glad to see you!

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


[ Parent ]
Hai! HAI!! (2.00 / 20)
I'm glad you're here! This would be a great place for your Africa diaries, imho.

How are the puppies? If you have pics, you're required to share them.

"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 ]
::nods:: (2.00 / 20)
If you have pics, you're required to share them.


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


[ Parent ]
far be it for me to criticize (2.00 / 20)
Meese Mehta, but wouldn't it be PID, not UID here as I just now learned?  

[ Parent ]
You should have stopped at "far be it for me to criticize Meese Mehta" ... (2.00 / 21)
Har!™

Yes it should be PID!! I also have a lower UID than rb137 but that means nothing.

And rb137 is also famous for having a birthday on PiDay. I am feeling a vortex of synchronicity sucking the life out of me ... or maybe hunger. I think I will go to lunch.

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


[ Parent ]
I propose meese when the plural moose are being deer (2.00 / 13)
...meesing around, meaning a making a meese of things (which is very much not a mess of things and certainly not an Edwin Meese III of things). Since as per the rules they are being dears when doing it or else something fishy is up worthy of moderation, and since deer and fish are singular and plural, so are moose.

And any one who does know that moose are singular and plural has to go Maine, where the Moose lie mainly on the plain, or Canada, or Alaska, except there the plain is sometimes called tundra.


[ Parent ]
Dear Meese Mehta...... (2.00 / 23)
I'm being lead astray on YouTube as well...what to do!

 

Love is the lasting legacy of our lives


Dear princesspat, (2.00 / 20)
There is no help available for YouTube astraying. It is part of the ebil plot of whoeverownsyoutubetoday.

Signed,
Meese Mehta

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


[ Parent ]
Dear Meese Mayta, (2.00 / 26)
There are no pie fights at the Moose.  Nothing is BREAKING!  No rox/sux.  What are we to do for fun since there are no ponies here either?
Thank you
nannyboz, whose bruises are healing well.

"Pin your money to your girdle and don't talk to strangers."  My Grandmom's advice when I went away to school.  I don't wear a girdle and have never met a stranger.  Sorry Grandmom!

Does this help, nannyboz? (2.00 / 24)
badge pie


"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 ]
If not, I fear you are ... (2.00 / 23)
ShitCreekPaddleStore

"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 ]
Oh, thank you. It does help! Now if you would just (2.00 / 21)
jab me with your elbow I'd be right at home ;)

"Pin your money to your girdle and don't talk to strangers."  My Grandmom's advice when I went away to school.  I don't wear a girdle and have never met a stranger.  Sorry Grandmom!

[ Parent ]
Come a little closer and I'll see what I can do. ;-) (2.00 / 11)


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

[ Parent ]
Dear nannyboz, (2.00 / 17)
You appear to have received excellent advice from Nurse Kelley who is encouraging you to throw virtual pies into your canoe and head towards ::oh my, does that say what I think it says? tips over:: ...


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


[ Parent ]
best advice evah! (2.00 / 25)
The worthiness of your blogging self is not measured by mojo or counts of followers. It is measured by your words and your deeds and the everyday kindness you show to those who you share pixelated space with. Here and now, not there and then.


I concur! (2.00 / 23)
How refreshing!

Shake it like a Polaroid picture.

[ Parent ]
I got my favorite kind of hugs!! (2.00 / 23)
YAY!!

o/ o/ o/ o/ o/ o/ o/ o/ o/ o/ o/ o/
o/ o/ o/ o/ o/ o/ o/ o/ o/ o/ o/ o/

Thank you, Can't Stop Blogging!

PS. In my preview there are one armed instead of two armed men saying yay, but right up there in my comment box they are all two armed. I have no idea what is going to happen when I press post, but here goes nothin'!

Shake it like a Polaroid picture.


Looks like an SS parade!!! /ducks :) n/t (2.00 / 17)


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[ Parent ]
Where's your little bug? I liked that (2.00 / 18)
little bug.

"Pin your money to your girdle and don't talk to strangers."  My Grandmom's advice when I went away to school.  I don't wear a girdle and have never met a stranger.  Sorry Grandmom!

[ Parent ]
This lil' fella? (2.00 / 21)
I'm rather fond of it myself...nabbed it from some sidebar advert years ago. /grin



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[ Parent ]
Thank you! Now I cam amuse myself trying (2.00 / 19)
to brush him off my screen.

"Pin your money to your girdle and don't talk to strangers."  My Grandmom's advice when I went away to school.  I don't wear a girdle and have never met a stranger.  Sorry Grandmom!

[ Parent ]
Oh gracious! I didn't read the little bug bit and I've been (2.00 / 15)
swatting at a bug on my screen! LOL...

"A candle loses nothing by lighting another candle"...."We make a Living by what we get...We make a Life by what we give."  

[ Parent ]
I did that yesterday. :) (2.00 / 14)


"Pin your money to your girdle and don't talk to strangers."  My Grandmom's advice when I went away to school.  I don't wear a girdle and have never met a stranger.  Sorry Grandmom!

[ Parent ]
An (2.00 / 18)
ss parade of ducks?  ;)

That or Lady Gaga when she does that cat kind of move. (50 seconds in, and sorry about the bare booty in the video Meese Mehta)


Shake it like a Polaroid picture.


[ Parent ]
Just to show how incredibly unhip I am (aside from using terms like "hip"), (2.00 / 19)
that's the first time I've listened to a Lady Gaga song.

She's actually very good.

Thought she was just another of those folks famous for wearing meat, or having a reality show.

get off my lawn!

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


[ Parent ]
Last I heard, it's hip to be square! (2.00 / 19)
I like her and have some of her music, I think she does have a good voice and a lot of her music is very dance club ready and I love to dance.  Now the meat dress I can do without!!

::carefully steps off Chris' lawn::

Shake it like a Polaroid picture.


[ Parent ]
chris, check out her acoustic studio work. (2.00 / 19)
just her on piano without the bangles.
it's a whole new appreciation of her talent.

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


[ Parent ]
Sure, give me more reasons to be an optimist. (2.00 / 18)
I thought young folks have no talent/respect/work ethic/...?

Contradiction is lost on most folks, as is pointed out in politics frequently. As a Boomer/GenX cusp baby I have watched my betters elders complain about how their elders didn't give them respect while - being the youngest in every crowd - often enough being told "oh, you don't know..."

There is a litany of disrespect for today's youth - coming in large part from that aforementioned generation above me - that leaves me facepalmed a great deal of the time. GenX is that stuck-in-the-middle generation which spends its life in the shadow of the one before it and will largely age-out before the one after it begins anew.

Bill Clinton netted that all out in a sentence or two in a recent conversation on the economic front (the man has a big huge brain). The real fix to the global economy rolls out over the next twenty years as the Millenials take the reigns and the Boomers move stage-left.

International policy is very much in this realm. The way national leaderships look at the world is through Cold War eyes, which is real to them but only a history lesson to Millennials. I have enormous faith in this generation - here and abroad - to do things which our current Overlords cynically believe are impossible.

Go Millenials!

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


[ Parent ]
'I thought young folks have no talent/respect/work ethic/...?' (2.00 / 14)
hey brother, you won't hear that coming from my keyboard.

i'm in the 'We're all in this damn thing together' collectivist camp.
as Mr Clinton said so eloquently, 'it's Arithmetic.' ;-}

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


[ Parent ]
She has a fabulous voice... (2.00 / 12)
An amazing set of pipes, beautiful phrasing and full of emotion.  I think it's unfortunate that most people only know her for her over-the-top visuals and get distracted from the real beauty of her singing.

[ Parent ]
::sputter::: (2.00 / 17)
indeed it does. LOL.

Does that count as "Going Godwin"?


[ Parent ]
Dear kirbybruno, (2.00 / 18)
I was not sure if there was enough SPACE for your hugs but I took the chance that you would not feel uncomfortable.

To the casual observer ...
(((   kirbybruno   )))

... may appear that same as ...
(((  kirbybruno  )))

... but WE know the difference.

I believe the problem is that the backslash character (or slosh as it is referred to by geeks) is the "do not show the next thing character" and to see it you must use it twice. \o/.

But doing it right would not have resulted in the hilarity downthread and that would have been a shame.

Signed,
Meese Mehta

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


[ Parent ]
No, it was perfect! (2.00 / 13)
Hmmm, let me practice, thanks!!

\o/


Shake it like a Polaroid picture.


[ Parent ]
Deer Meese Mehta, (2.00 / 26)
I have recently read an article and comment thread which caused me to experience explosive loss of breath, spasming of the diaphragm, framming of the diaspaz, difficulty focusing and - I'm fairly certain - rickets.

Is this a sign of looming senility, nervous tension, accumulated effects of poor mental hygiene, moral bankruptcy, altitude sickness, panic disorder, tristadekaphobia, irreverence or simply one of the many punishments for a life of poor choices?

Signed,

Can't Sleep, Hackers Might Eat Me.

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


Nah, I think it's just gas. (2.00 / 25)


"Pin your money to your girdle and don't talk to strangers."  My Grandmom's advice when I went away to school.  I don't wear a girdle and have never met a stranger.  Sorry Grandmom!

[ Parent ]
Heh! (2.00 / 21)
Dear Meese Mehta,

Can you please use your Moosely Antlers Manners to encourage TPTB  to add a Heh button....I seem want to use it often here, Heh!

Love is the lasting legacy of our lives


[ Parent ]
Dear Chris Blask, (2.00 / 19)
Hackers do not eat people ... their wish is not to end your life but to make it miserable in every way possible.

Yes on rickets and yes on punishment for poor choices.

It is also acceptable to blame sun spots for everything.

Signed,
Meese Mehta

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


[ Parent ]
Actually, hackers are working on ending your life, (2.00 / 18)
It's what keeps me busy (not that side, the keeping-them-from-doing-that side).

Though cyber attacks against critical infrastructure are more commonly going to cause economic damage, killing people is one of the direct of indirect aims of Bad People. Bringing down power, communications etc can cause indirect loss of life, blowing shit up can do it directly.

But don't lose sleep over that, either. You're more likely to be hit by a red car for the foreseeable future. Besides, Moose are working on this.



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


[ Parent ]
so you're Chris Blask here (2.00 / 18)
and President Obama on the orange??

Pleased to meet you. You're my favorite president evah!!


[ Parent ]
No no no... [waitaminute] (2.00 / 14)
Yes, I mean. President Obama here.

Yeah, thatstheticket.

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


[ Parent ]
Dearest Meese Mehta, (2.00 / 24)
are there any forbidden letters here? I must know!

Shake it like a Polaroid picture.

Dear kirbybruno, (2.00 / 19)
Yes: N and R.

Signed,
Meese Mehta

(p.s. Did you see the hover over the anchor tatoo MM?)

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


[ Parent ]
I adore it here!!!!!!!!! (2.00 / 16)
Also, bwhahahahahahaha! Your attention to detail is exemplary!  

Shake it like a Polaroid picture.

[ Parent ]
Dear Meese Mehta (2.00 / 25)
how come everyone gets like the same number of rec's,
fierces..WHATEVER. how do we know who's winning?

sincerely

NeedsFiveBars

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


The winner would be the one who can wear (2.00 / 21)
the size 4 purple thong.  Five bars mean squat compared to that.

"Pin your money to your girdle and don't talk to strangers."  My Grandmom's advice when I went away to school.  I don't wear a girdle and have never met a stranger.  Sorry Grandmom!

[ Parent ]
LOL! (2.00 / 22)
I win!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Shake it like a Polaroid picture.

[ Parent ]
pffft. check your MoozMail. (2.00 / 16)


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


[ Parent ]
Dear dear occupant, (2.00 / 19)
Sorry, that sounds a bit forward, doesn't it?

No one needs 5 bars. And if you insist on going to all 5, please find a designated driver.

Signed,
Meese Mehta

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


[ Parent ]
Dear Meese Mehta (2.00 / 17)
Addiction is a Bitch. :-/

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


[ Parent ]
After five bars...so is Addition. n/t (2.00 / 19)


Photobucket

[ Parent ]
LOL!! (2.00 / 17)
And walking.

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


[ Parent ]
and the day after......OHHHH, that day after. (2.00 / 16)


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


[ Parent ]
Dear Meese Mehta, (2.00 / 25)
Why did I just watch the video for "Beauty And A Beat"? It is because of Nicki Minaj? Will floja roja still be my friend if she finds out I was singing along and watched it more than once??  I still think Bieber is a punk, that should redeem me right? RIGHT?

Shake it like a Polaroid picture.

Dear kirbybruno (2.00 / 19)
I've never heard the guy, I just hate him for his hairdo and his psychotic tweenage fans.

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

[ Parent ]
haha (2.00 / 18)
I always found that kind of hairstyle to strongly resemble a comb-over, so I detest that 'do, too.  

[ Parent ]
Oh, the king of teen comb-overs (2.00 / 14)
is Harry from 1D. Behold....

https://www.google.com/search?...

Shake it like a Polaroid picture.


[ Parent ]
YIKES!!!!!!!!!!!` (2.00 / 12)
Almost failed you for making me look. Worst teen comb-over evah!

[ Parent ]
Did someone say comb-over? (2.00 / 13)


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

[ Parent ]
They are psychotic, (2.00 / 11)
a he does have bad hair and is in dire need of a belt.

Shake it like a Polaroid picture.

[ Parent ]
Okay, a certain mooz told me this was the most fun place to be. (2.00 / 30)
Lemme see if this works.

If it does, can someone point to where I'm supposed to be? :-)

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Aji!!!! Woohoo!!!! (2.00 / 22)


"Pin your money to your girdle and don't talk to strangers."  My Grandmom's advice when I went away to school.  I don't wear a girdle and have never met a stranger.  Sorry Grandmom!

[ Parent ]
Does this mean it worked? (2.00 / 23)
And I think I just failed you by accident, dear; I don't know if changing it fixed it or not.  My apologies; I have to unlearn all this now . . . .

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[ Parent ]
Woohoo! Great to see you here, Thunderbird Woman! (2.00 / 19)
PS: It worked

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


[ Parent ]
This is the mooz that mooznapped you over here ;-D (2.00 / 20)


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


[ Parent ]
Is napping a mooz actually possible? (2.00 / 19)
I mean, I can't see how I would get one to come with me involuntarily.  I don't think I'd want to piss it off. :-D

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[ Parent ]
It fine, just as long as you don't grab the bull by the horns... (2.00 / 19)
which could lead to a grievous misunderstanding. But I'm sure your abject moose noobness will be forgiven instantaneously.

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


[ Parent ]
LOL - around here, . . . (2.00 / 17)
we give bulls of all kinds a wide berth.

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[ Parent ]
Oh, gawd, I keep trying to click "Fail." (2.00 / 20)
If I do that to anyone, it's meant to be the opposite, okay?

I think it's working now; seems to be a cache issue.

Okay, now, someone has a woozle that's not doing so hot?


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[ Parent ]
Yes, that would be sheltieman, if you put his name in the (2.00 / 18)
Search box on the upper right and you will find his page and 3 tabs. The first has his info, like e-mail, etc., the second his comments, so you can find his most recent posts. Not sure he is around right now, but I'm sure he'll pop in, and I sent him your e-mail addy by e-mail.

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


[ Parent ]
Okay, thank you. (2.00 / 18)
I could not remember the name for the life of me.

I'll leave him a comment to let him know it's perfectly fine to e-mail me if he wants to.

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[ Parent ]
Thanks, I'm sure he'll appreciate it. (2.00 / 18)


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


[ Parent ]
No problem, the herd doesn't do the mojo thing, so it really (2.00 / 21)
doesn't do anything except make the failed mooz have hurt feelings :-(

Tip jars don't exist either. Easy rules: be kind or leave.
No ifs, ands or butts...

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


[ Parent ]
Well, it's the hurt feelings thing that worries me. (2.00 / 21)
I want people to know in advance that the "fail" is mine, not theirs.

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[ Parent ]
ah, don't worry Aji. (2.00 / 20)
it takes a few days to WRING the orange out. :-)

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


[ Parent ]
hang around here long enough (2.00 / 18)
and when you go back to the creamsicle, you may start hiderating people, thinking you are fiercing them.  

[ Parent ]
hey, it happened to me twice yesterday. (2.00 / 19)
i had to un hide rate 2 comments.

it might be fatal for this left/right dyslexic. :-/

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


[ Parent ]
It worked and you fierced me. Oh, just follow the Mooz (2.00 / 19)
tracks and you'll be right where you need to be.  How's Wings?

"Pin your money to your girdle and don't talk to strangers."  My Grandmom's advice when I went away to school.  I don't wear a girdle and have never met a stranger.  Sorry Grandmom!

[ Parent ]
He's doin' okay. (2.00 / 18)
We've both been battling these bugs that have been going around, but mostly over then now, I think.  He's picking up some items from the shop right now; a potential customer would like to see pix!

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[ Parent ]
Glad you're both better and good luck with (2.00 / 18)
the new customer.  Persiflage still wears the bracelet with joy.

"Pin your money to your girdle and don't talk to strangers."  My Grandmom's advice when I went away to school.  I don't wear a girdle and have never met a stranger.  Sorry Grandmom!

[ Parent ]
Oh, good! I'm so glad to hear that. (2.00 / 17)
He will be, too.

And thank you. :-)

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[ Parent ]
Everything is backwards. Or forwards if you have been here for a while. (2.00 / 20)
Woo Hoo!! Aji in the house.

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


[ Parent ]
Backwards, forwards . . . (2.00 / 21)
all I know is I'm guaranteed to eff it up.  So I'm telling everyone right now:  Assume my "fails" are "fierces."  'Sides, if it wasn't an accident, you'll know, believe me. :-D  

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[ Parent ]
Your name ain't Thunderbird Woman for nuttin'... (2.00 / 16)
Mooqs be warned, she has live lightning in her fists!  

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


[ Parent ]
Erm . . . talons. :-) n/t (2.00 / 17)


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[ Parent ]
I stand corrected - forgot about those wicked sharp talons, (2.00 / 13)
was busy trying to avoid the lightning!

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


[ Parent ]
I just did the same thing (2.00 / 9)
I meant to "fierce" one of kirbybruno's comments. Then I notice her mojo was less than two, and I thought, "well who the hell would downrate that?"

Oops.


[ Parent ]
Aji in the house! (2.00 / 21)
let the par-tay begin!

[ Parent ]
Sorry, I also failed to bring anything. (2.00 / 19)
I mean, you know, par-tay stuff like wine or beer or booze.  Or even chips.

[Puts bag over head]

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[ Parent ]
That's ok, everyone is just thrilled to see you, just bring your (2.00 / 20)
charming (if sometimes ascerbic) self... XD

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


[ Parent ]
Ascerbic? Oh, you have no idea. :-D n/t (2.00 / 19)


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[ Parent ]
Oh, but I do, I do... I would not like to be on your shit list... (2.00 / 19)


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


[ Parent ]
Ya mean, like, Aji Hell? (2.00 / 16)


"Pin your money to your girdle and don't talk to strangers."  My Grandmom's advice when I went away to school.  I don't wear a girdle and have never met a stranger.  Sorry Grandmom!

[ Parent ]
Before everyone gets too worried, I should point out . . . (2.00 / 20)
that "Thunderbird" is actually the secondary meaning of my traditional name.  Actually, it's a regional thing.  The primary translation, and the one for which I am named, is, colloquially, "Sandhill Crane Woman" (literally, "Echo Maker Woman," which is how our word for the sandhill crane translates).  The crane has clan significance, and has a traditional role in our origin stories; it doesn't speak often, but when it does, its strong, clear voice can be heard for miles (thanks to a reputed 4-foot larynx in a healthy adult crane).  Its traditional role was as a communicator, with those outside The People.  Ma'ang, Loon, was responsible for communication within and among The People.

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[ Parent ]
I should also add that Moozmuse has seen how I deal with trolls. (2.00 / 19)
Probably the most epic was GOS bannee El Tommaso (what, like "The Donald" or something?), who had the nerve to say that it was really "sad" (by which he meant ("I'm mocking you and laughing") that Carter Camp and I belonged to a "failed race" best known for alcoholism.

That got ugly fast, and I let fly with the lightning bolts.

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[ Parent ]
I remember that, even I was ducking the lightning bolts, (2.00 / 11)
and I wasn't even on the wrong side of the "discussion".  

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


[ Parent ]
Very interesting history, and the name is so apt - (2.00 / 10)
you are such a strong voice for the sidelined and oppressed minorities, and a fierce defender of equal rights and justice.  

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


[ Parent ]
I try. I go to ground a lot, too. (2.00 / 11)
[Shrug] we do what we can do, when we can do it.  I know that with myself, too often, it's nowhere near enough.  But I'm realist enough to know that I have never been, nor will ever be, at the level of my civil rights heroes.

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[ Parent ]
I love the Sandhill Cranes. (2.00 / 11)
They live in the wetlands behind my home when it is Not Winter (about 3 or 4 months a year ... ha!). Their sounds are amazingly loud but very distinct and comforting. Their migration south in December is a sad/happy time:
I was startled by the sounds and looked up to see what I thought was a flock of geese. The birds were large and there was a V-shape to their flying but the sound was unmistakeably not goose-like. It was the very distinctive sound of the sandhill cranes which I hear in the wetlands nearby.

The cranes have an interesting flying pattern. While there is a clear V, similar to geese, the V will collapse and spirals will form. The flock will keep moving (southward this time of year) but will appear at times to be spinning towards their destination rather than on a direct route.

"... appear at times to be spinning towards their destination rather than on a direct route.". Kind of like me.



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


[ Parent ]
Wait - is THAT why I spend so much time going in circles?! (2.00 / 11)
Who knew?  LMAO - I'm never going to apologize for it again - I'm just gonna tell people that it's in my nature! :-D

Oh, joy - Jan, you've just absolved me of decades of guilt! :-D

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[ Parent ]
Aji? AJI! [leap] (2.00 / 22)
Now we're just about perfect! I have to go read Scottie's first diary - he's anxious - but I'll be back with gifts!

PS: I love you ♥

"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 ]
[Smooch] hiya, darlin'! (2.00 / 17)
I'll be wandering around, bumping into things, for a while.  Haven't been here in a long time except to read, 'cause, like I said, Teh Tech, it hatez me.

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[ Parent ]
The new immigrants are kinda rowdy. (2.00 / 19)
Except for me, of course. Please kiss my IHM for me and tell him I hope he feels better by tomorrow. If he needs nursing care, I know a good one.

"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 ]
LOL - will do. (2.00 / 18)
But he's fine.  Although now he will undoubtedly suddenly get really, really "sick." :-D

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[ Parent ]
no prob (2.00 / 20)
you be the guest, we be the food and drink givers.  

[ Parent ]
Well, now, how can I say no to THAT?! :-) n/t (2.00 / 18)


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[ Parent ]
Spirit Sis you are right where (2.00 / 21)
you are supposed to be
Waving at Wings too  

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

Bernice Johnson Reagon


[ Parent ]
SPIRIT SIS!!! [jumps up and down for joy] (2.00 / 16)
Okay, I'm home now. :-D

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[ Parent ]
:) (2.00 / 16)
glad you found the path to purple!

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

Bernice Johnson Reagon


[ Parent ]
Small Request? (2.00 / 15)
I would love to see your diaries crossposted here for those of us who have migrated.

For example, your excellent article on James Hood (James Hood Dies: Defied Wallace; Integrated U of Alabama) would look great in purple. :)

Lots of folks crosspost and, from what I understand, most of the diary content moves pretty seamlessly (check with Dee ... I volunteer her to help you!). In fact, some people use the DK editor to compose their Moose diaries and then copy the code here.


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


[ Parent ]
Oh! Sure. I can do that. (2.00 / 15)
Is there any kind of schedule around here?  I mean, it's easy at the GOS - it's a free-for-all.  But I don't want to post it immediately after someone's just posted their own diary here and step on theirs, if you know what I mean.

But I can probably cross-post it anytime today.

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[ Parent ]
There has never been a schedule (2.00 / 13)
of course there have never been so many people posting here either :)


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

Bernice Johnson Reagon


[ Parent ]
Yeah, the last week was kind of amazing. (2.00 / 11)
Lots of pent up posting from the newly purple people.

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


[ Parent ]
No schedule that I can tell. (2.00 / 11)
Morning check-in around 6am Eastern, F Bomb around 10am Eastern, Pootie diary when it shows up, usually afternoon. Pretty much when people want to post.

There are a lot of us who are watching the recent list and sending out a Moose signal via Facebook and Twitter and email.

I hope you find time to post!

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


[ Parent ]
As has been noted: (2.00 / 10)
"no".

If and when the volume of traffic dictates, the Moosinistration crew will contemplate means to retain the bits of culture that make the forum what it is. Those sorts of problems are what any endeavor hopes to deal with.

Some articles/diaries are more for realtime discussion, others are best left for ponderation and more metered conversation. One of the aspects of Moosedom that I believe the founders agree is worth perpetuating is retaining mechanisms to keep the latter visible and allow those discussions the space and time they deserve.

Happy to have to address having a surfeit of intelligent topics.

"Jack the sound barrier. Bring the noise." - Neal Stephenson, Show Crash


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

[ Parent ]
If you are considering some algorithm adjustments: (2.00 / 9)
Some articles/diaries are more for realtime discussion, others are best left for ponderation and more metered conversation.

I am only speaking for myself but I think that my day or two old check-in diaries certainly do not need to hold a spot on the rec list. I don't want them NOT recommended because I like seeing who has stopped by but they are definitely cyber birdcage liner and the "value" of those recs might be set to lose potency more quickly. The other real-time diaries like the Daily F Bomb and Pootie diaries actually have content and probably should be rewarded with rec list spots. I personally like seeing them there to remind me if I have not read them yet.

I look forward to seeing how you adjust to make sure the diaries that have a longer shelf life can be kept front and center as your diary stream becomes more rapid.  

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


[ Parent ]
Just go ahead and post (2.00 / 12)
The pace here is reliant on the community. Diaries have a half life of days rather than hours - so you wouldn't be stepping on anyone's toes. Often diaries get frontpaged by one of the editors, for discussion, or just because they're good and look good.

Major tip for those coveting an FP spot: a nice image above the fold is vital, and if you find one yourself you'll be the apple of the editors' eyes.  

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


[ Parent ]
This. (2.00 / 8)
Major tip for those coveting an FP spot: a nice image above the fold is vital, and if you find one yourself you'll be the apple of the editors' eyes


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

[ Parent ]
Aji! Soul Sister!!!! HI HI HI HI HI!!! (2.00 / 15)
If I were a puppy I could blow out a forest fire with my tail.

"I honor the place in you where Spirit lives
I honor the place in you which is
of Love, of Truth, of Light, of Peace,
when you are in that place in you,
and I am in that place in me,
then we are One."  Namaste Friends!


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Oh. my. god. ADEPT - my soul bro!!!! (2.00 / 14)
I am SOOOOOOOOOOOOOO happy to see you, darlin'!  Give my love to Sweetie.

LMAO - and I can feel the draft from your tail-waggin' from here! :-D

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This is soo cool, these happy reunions are making me weepy ::.sniff::: (2.00 / 14)


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


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Meese Mehta! (2.00 / 27)
Scottie Thomaston just posted his first purple diary - a brain is in the house! And I see Aji above, so now there's a heart here, too.

What a great Saturday!

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


OMG, the VIPs are pouring in to the Moose - woot!!! (2.00 / 23)


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


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Well, Scottie's a VIP - (2.00 / 13)
with, like, you know, a real job and everything.

Me, I'm just a plain old solitary mooz, just plodding along.

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Moose don't measure Viposity by either recognition or pay scale. (2.00 / 9)
Without sounding as socialist as I'm not, all ya'll's very important people.  While recognition that some have lives that allow distinctive insights and/or minds which are able to enunciate thoughts in ways that provide exceptional value, vipicity here falls along nontraditional lines.

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

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Thank you for pointing that out. (2.00 / 9)
I am sure that Moozmuse did not intend to demean anyone else's contributions and was just excited to see Scottie posting. But I prefer to think of everyone posting as important people and everyone's points of view worthy of consideration.

Not socialism ... blogging.

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


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I agree, with the possible exception (2.00 / 7)
But I prefer to think of everyone posting as important people and everyone's points of view worthy of consideration.

of my own.

;~)

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


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I cannot Fierce this comment. ;) (2.00 / 9)


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


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Aw, you (2.00 / 5)
you, you. ;~)

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

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Perish the thought! It was a spontaneous reaction which (2.00 / 4)
only meant to help some of my favorite (i.e. those I read more regularly than others) orange bloggers feel welcome. I like that this place is smaller, and I can get to know a bunch more excellent orange writers/cool Moozoog here than I could possibly at the orange place with their cast of thousands, and thousands and thousands...

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


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It was not meant to be taken seriously, sorry for any misunderstanding! (2.00 / 4)
Of course, all Moozoog are created equal, but the orange place is so big, and me being in a different time zone (and self-employed) meant that the people I had time to read most were from a rather small pool (my personal VIPs), and happily, they are now mostly here! There are, naturally, thousands of excellent orange people I never got around to reading or becoming familiar with, and I'm equally delighted to get to know and appreciate them here at the purple place, which makes it all a bunch easier. Moooooooozoog rule!

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


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I know, (2.00 / 3)
I felt a little pedantic after posting that comment. You're cool.

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

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Aji is a great diarist as well. (2.00 / 14)
I hope she will consider crossposting her diaries to the Moose (like Dee does) for those of us who prefer reading in purple.  

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


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Aw [blushes] . . . flattery wil get you everywhere . . . . :-D n/t (2.00 / 13)


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You have something else very special, Aji... (2.00 / 12)
Wings at your back XD!!!

Really, it would be great to have you cross-post here, but maybe not at the same time - a few days apart might be better for you? Don't want to stress you by having to be in two diaries at once, trying to answer every comment.

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


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LOL - yeah, that definitely helps! (2.00 / 13)
Ooooh, good point.  When I do a diary that requires a lot of comments, especially (like the fundraiser or "cause" diaries), they really wipe me out.  

Of course, with my last two, they got hijacked by other agendas.  I didn't know until a day or so later, and by then, it wasn't even worth it to go back and try to get things back on track, since I couldn't even rec comments, etc.  It would've been just dead-threading at that point.  But I do wish that people there would not always feel that they absolutely MUST impose their own dominant-culture viewpoint upon every single thing ever written about PoC, which is what happened.  Gah . . . .

I could probably cross-post the one about Mr. Hood today, if it works for folks here.  If someone gets me the photos I need, I'm going to TRY to update that someone's Web site while I watch football . . . . :-D

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Oh, crap! That's exactly the type of thing that led to the 2nd (2.00 / 13)
exodus again recently. The gun stuff has made it even worse than usual. I still check in over there, but find less and less to comment on.

The James Hood one would be great, if it isn't too much. Don't feel under any pressure, though, you need to look out for you, first.

I doubt there is any fundraising here, we are far too few for that kind of thing, so there should be no timing problems there, but your report diaries would be awesome.  

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


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Yeah, that particular phenomenon just makes me tired. (2.00 / 12)
So I've been dialing back my participation over the last few days - which has not been difficult, since I've still got a ton of stuff to catch up on IRL.  But it does get discouraging, particularly in a place that prides itself on being oh-so-much-more-liberal-than-thou.

I'll try to X-post the Hood diary in an hour or two.

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One thing nice about the comments here is that they come in over a much longer period of time. (2.00 / 14)
Some of us actually "read" the diaries and "think about what they say" and then respond hours later or even the next day. There is less of a rat race to quickly rec a diary and Fierce it to get it on the rec list so that it does not disappear. The recent list here is much slower moving.

Just don't put BREAKING in your title ... Meese Mehta considers that rude!! ;)

(I am watching football also)

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


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Yes, I've noticed that. Some diaries I need to go back and read again, (2.00 / 11)
or think about them before commenting. I love that the comments trickle in over a long period of time. Definitely adds to the more relaxed feel of this place.

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


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Well it's not "breaking," anymore, but . . . (2.00 / 10)
it was when I posted it at the GOS.  Especially since neither the GOS nor anything outside of Mr. Hood's "local" media had seen fit to cover it for the 24 hours or so after his death.  When it truly is breaking, I think it deserves the notation.

[And, FTR, it's the ONLY time I've ever used it.]

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[ Parent ]
You know that Meese Mehta is 98% tongue in cheek and (2.00 / 11)
2% trouble maker. Okay, maybe 10% trouble maker. ;)



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


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[Snort] only 10%? (2.00 / 11)
Now I'm disappointed.

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That's what I love about the Moose (2.00 / 11)
It's like a self governing town: the pace is easy, people are polite. You can ruminate, chew things over, and... run into a slew of Moose metaphors before you even now it.

Other sites are like bustling city highways, where you get a high five occasionally, but usually a brusque shoulder. If you enter into a prolonged conversation, it's usually an argument about parking spaces. Then the authorities wade into arbitrate. Or don't, which can be just as bad,

Most the new Moose seem to have some connection with each other in some way, so though we're not a village where everyone knows everyone, there's a presumption that you're not dealing with total strangers you can diss and forget. Debates happen and - who woulda thunk it? - sometimes you can get just as much insight and mind changing information in a convivial and friendly setting. Opening minds is not always an agonistic process of kicking down doors. A friendly wave, a persuasive word can work much better.  

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


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[Snort] good thing you said "heart" and not "brain." (2.00 / 14)
As the LOLcat says, I don't brain so good anymore; I haz the dumb half the time.

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I call BS, Aji. (2.00 / 11)
You're one of the best people I know, and that flows from the brain as well as the heart.

"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 ]
Aw [sniffle] . . . . Thank you. (2.00 / 9)
But I still haz the dumb half the time.  Brain fog. :-P

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I cannot Fierce this comment. (2.00 / 10)
Nor can I Fail or Meh it. I wish we had an arbiter of blogging etiquette. Oh, we do!! She has advised me to say: you DO NOT haz the dumb.

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


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LMAO - you can do anything with it you want. (2.00 / 10)
"Haz the dumb" refers to the effects of my brain fog, which is an artifact of my autoimmune disease.  After having a steel-trap brain for so long, it's continually humbling to realize, day in, day out, that I no longer have that capacity.  So I deal with it by making a joke of it.

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Okay. I will Fierce this. :) (2.00 / 9)
I still have PTSD worrying about what I rec, you know. ;)

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


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Ah - gotcha. (2.00 / 8)
No worries here.  Hey, if I say it about myself, it's all fair game. :-D

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{{{{{Aji}}}}}} (2.00 / 4)
There are so many more qualities you are loved for than your "steel-trap brain" (which sounds damned scary, if you ask me!)

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


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Dear Meese Mehta, what are the rules for cross posting (2.00 / 13)
between here and there? Are there any? I write a mystery book diary on a weekly basis over there. Would such a thing be welcome here?


Only in the darkness can you see the stars - Martin Luther King, Jr

Dear Susan from 29, (2.00 / 13)
First this: "Woo Hoo ... nice to see you here!!"

Now, to your question. I believe that there are no rules against crossposting although it might be frowned upon to crosspost a meta diary or a diary asking to DELETE MY F***ING ACCOUNT, KOS!!.

Interblog pie fights would be messy and may actually break the space time continuum considering that many Moose are Kogs and vice versa.

Signed,
Meese Mehta



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


[ Parent ]
We're readers and book lovers, not fighters. The R&BLers (2.00 / 14)
group is where I do most of my posting anymore at kos. I stumbled into a gun diary last night, but not into an argument because I know that people are not thinking with their brains on this issue right now. So I provided information that I felt was necessary and then politely disengaged. And I did avoid the latest meta war over Obama. I just feel that I am too old and life is too short to waste time arguing about something that is at best, virtual.

I need my anger for my Republican Congressman. But I am even willing to give him a break figuring he can't be as bad as the last one - Jerry Lewis, named by CREW as one of the top three most corrupt members of the Congress.

Only in the darkness can you see the stars - Martin Luther King, Jr


[ Parent ]
Sounds bloody fantastic (2.00 / 12)
Moose conversations, though frequently hinged on politics, and spun off about religion, memes, geekery, ancient history, archaelogy, favourite poems, novels... you name it.

We're an eclectic bunch, and the more Motley the Moose the better.  

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


[ Parent ]
Say, are you the same 'Brit' who wrote that insanely funny (2.00 / 10)
parody about internet stalkers and nephews some months back? The comments got rough, but I thought the diary was just a brilliant piece of writing.

Only in the darkness can you see the stars - Martin Luther King, Jr

[ Parent ]
I'm Brit on Daily Kos (2.00 / 10)
But I didn't get involved in any of the nephew stuff while it was ongoing, so now I can't claim that one (much though I'm enjoying the kudos)

In the last year I've mainly written Murdoch stuff I'm afraid

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


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There are no "rules" as such. (2.00 / 7)
When I crosspost elsewhere I add a "crossposted from the motley moose" line with an embedded link, because this is my natural habitat. Sometimes I crosspost some work-related diatribe here and put a similar link in it to where it came from. Other Moose who primarily write somewhere else put such notes in when they post here.

I think that is a reasonably functional thing to do, wherever folks are crossposting to and from. Applies some attribution, and anyone wanting to get in multiple conversations on the same thing can.

As JanF notes, we really don't want to get into cross-site flame wars. What contention happens elsewhere is not an something that needs to flow between communities. This is in no way a DKOS-specific comment. While it is very large and most folks left of center will have experience with it, there are plenty of places where fights can break out.

This point doesn't lead to a hard-and-fast rule about what to crosspost or cross-comment on. Common courtesy and cooler-headedness will lead most of us most of the time to choose wisely on such things.

The flip side of the latter point is that we should want to connect communities where it can be done positively. The flame wars that happen inside communities have to date distracted most involved from any sort of active outreach across the gulf between forums, which is unfortunate. Any Moose who wants to attempt to bridge these intergalactic voids to a positive end is being generally altruistic and therefore - at least on my part - encouraged.

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


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