Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Hello 'Verse


Hello, Slacktiverse! This is your first blog post. I'm excited and humbled to be doing the first one, even if it is just a test post to welcome everyone and check out the settings on the blog so far.

Welcome to everyone in the Slacktiverse community. This is still being setup, obviously, but we need your help. Email us at SlacktiverseAuthors@gmail.com or AnaMardoll@gmail.com (in the interim, while we're still setting up) to be added as an Author to the site so that you can help out.

What we've done so far (but still need help working):
  • The FNEs have been lifted from Typepad, but not re-verified for content.
  • A FAQ has been loosely outlined, but needs retooling. 
  • A template has been selected at semi-random and could use tightening. (So much orange!)
  • The blogroll from Typepad has been lifted, but not completed. 
  • Post content! This is the most important thing of all.

40 comments:

  1. That said, having to prove I'm not a robot gets more difficult as the letters I have to type in become more and more difficult as the letters become more and more illegible.

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    1. That's one reason why I prefer Disqus. I dislike captchas; they're really dreadful for people with visual difficulties. (And having a hearing impediment, which isn't unusual, can compound the problem since that means the listen function isn't viable.)

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    2. Isn't there a setting to turn it off? I thought I had it turned off at my place.

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    3. I think I found it? Try it now.

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    4. This is a test, the answer will be in the next comment.

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  2. Um... no option for commenting without some sort of account held by a third party? ("Anonymous" and "Name/URL" options are the usual ones.) I have a spare OpenID token I can deploy for things like this, but I'd rather not have to use it every time.

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    1. Good catch, thank you. Try it now.

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    2. Looks good, thanks! Hope it doesn't make the spam too horrible.

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  3. I think I have the entire Slacktiverse link list now. Check the right hand side and let me know.

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    1. Apocalypsereview? Heathen Critique?

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    2. Apocalypsereview is there under Pius. There's no Heathen Critique on the Typepad list, which is all I listed.

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    3. I'd feel uneasy adding Heathen Critique unless she says she wants it back on the list. My impression is that she wants nothing more to do with the Slacktiverse.

      She didn't specifically say that she wanted it removed from the blogroll, but her response when it was (which is why it wasn't there when Ana looked) wasn't one that indicated she thought it should have been left on there.

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  4. Hello all! Yay, shiny new digs! \o/ Testing, testing.

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  5. Okay, I wonder if my LJ OpenID will actually work here...duh, no it won't I don't use LJ in Chrome.

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  6. Let me see if this works...

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  7. need at least three keywords for each candidate for the Debate Drinking Game.

    Obama: "Let me be clear."
    Romney: "heh heh (fake laugh)"

    More suggestions please?

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    1. Romney: 'job creators', 'Obamacare'
      Obama: 'grow the economy', 'the middle class'

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  8. Let's see if I can comment now...

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    1. You got spammed. Sorry about that. Sorry more that it took so long to notice.

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  9. Well, now let me try to comment; perhaps third time will be the charm?

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    1. You got spammed twice. Other than the number of times being spammed, ditto to my above comment.

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    2. Oh, nevermind. I see that your first comment was rescued well before I noticed anything so pulling these two out just makes me look silly. I could respam them along with my replies, and thus not look silly, but that would seem somehow dishonest.

      So, hi world, this is me looking silly.

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  10. Ooh, a drinking game! I'm skipping the live debate (to write lesbian porn instead) but I know I'll be reading the transcript or at least the reactions tomorrow.

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  11. I was watching the debate with friends. The best quote of the night: "Next time, a middle school teacher needs to moderate this debate."

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  12. I'm Canadian and still I am haunted by US politics. I have friends who are angry enough with Obama on certain key issues (drone attacks especially) that they talk like they might vote Republican just to get back at him, and they hate the way politics are treated like team sports, but this is leading them into some kind of Jon Stewart zone (and I like Jon Stewart except when he does this) where things like 'the poor deserve to eat' or 'queer people should not be discriminated against' are totally relative concepts that people can reasonably disagree on. I feel there is a desperate need for more organisations and more speakers who are neither the media arm or a political party nor unprincipled parrots who repeat everything without remarking on whether it is true and/or morally hideous.

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  13. On a blog-related note, how limited is comment editing here? I used name/url for my comment, and it is uneditable (such as the typo that should be 'media arm of'). Do people using other logins have editing power?

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  14. The biggest drawback to Blogger commenting (imho) is that there is no editing. That's why I use Disqus on Ramblings; I edit frequently.

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  15. It is a major drawback, but it's also something I'm used to from typepad, and since that's where we're moving from...

    I actually have no point.

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  16. Do TBAT want their blogs on here, given their expressed intention of not returning to the community?

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  17. With the exception of people publicly and repeatedly attacking the community I don't think The Board Administration Team at Typepad ever removed someone's blog from the blogroll without a specific request for removal from that person.

    I think that's a perfectly good policy to maintain.

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    I have made just a post at Typepad saying that if TBAT, or anyone else, doesn't want their blog linked to they should send an email to the shared address saying so.

    My position is that it's better not to try to guess what people want, and I think requesting that people make an email asking for a change if they want one is probably the best way to do that.

    That said, it's just my opinion so if anyone thinks they have a better idea, feel free to share.

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    1. "I have made just"

      No, I have not. At least I don't think I have. Perhaps some injustice was in fact made just, but that should read, "I have just made".

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  18. Since the most of the outbreaks of trolling/triggering posts/comments between the various groups who once followed Fred at the original site seems to center around feelings about the members of TBAT, it would probably be best for the health of your new board if no member of TBAT appears to be associated with it, and since we won't be participating here anyway, including links to us seems unnecessary. Please remove all our names from the sidebar.

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    1. I hadn't thought about trolls heading to your boards, I'm sorry. That was thoughtless of me.

      I have removed the links from the blog-roll.

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    2. I'm sorry that's necessary.

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  19. Any commenting I do over here is going to be under my Dreamwidth OpenID, EllieMurasaki, not under the name I was using on Typepad Slacktiverse, MercuryBlue. Please edit my entry in the blogroll to reflect that.

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    1. It should be done, and welcome here. I hope you like it here. It's always nice to see you around.

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