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By hulver (Thu Apr 20, 2006 at 07:29:07 AM EST) letters, cross posting, k5, cbb, rec, johnny (all tags)
Inside - letter writing campaign, cross posting rant, anything else I can think of


Letters

I've written about 25 letters so far, so I'm almost 50% of the way there. I've only posted 5 though, because I'm an idiot. I keep leaving the stupid things at home. Must remember to bring them in tomorrow so I can pay a trip to the post office.

So, if you haven't gotten your letter yet, don't worry I've not forgotten you it's just taking me a while.

Cross posting

You know, I really hate it when people cross post stuff. If you're going to post it here, then post it here. If you're just using HuSi like some sort of cheap whore to advertise your stuff to the widest audience, then you should be aware that I hate it.

The only person who I think does cross-posting right is R Mutt. He's not selling anything, or plugging a blog, he's just posting links.

Yes, this does include CBB, and Johnny, and REC, and anybody else who does so on a regular basis.

No, I'm not asking you to stop. Ask yourself who you're posting it for though. Are you posting it for the people here to read, or are you posting it for yourself to get as many readers as possible. If you're happy with using the site like some slack jawed crack whore, a receptacle for your hot load of wordy jism and nothing more then go ahead. I'm not going to stop you, but don't ask me to like you doing it either.

Personally I think HuSi is something more than just another site to hawk words from. It's an "online community", and a good one. I like (at some level) nearly everybody who posts here, and I think cross posting takes something away from HuSi. Someone like CBB might like getting as much feedback as possible from a piece of writing and so post it everywhere they think they'll get that feedback.

I know lots (perhaps most) of the people who read the cross posted stuff here are happy to read the stuff here and not have to go to k5 to read it.

I don't like it. I'd rather cross posters posted a link to the original, rather than the whole thing here. That way we can still discuss it, but not be just another place to publish.

But, I'm not going to stop anybody doing it, and I'm not likely to mention it again. I just don't like it.

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P.S. The tag "vagina full of centipedes" really cracks me up. It's friggin' intense.

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You should post this warning over at K5 by DesiredUsername (4.00 / 16) #1 Thu Apr 20, 2006 at 07:36:05 AM EST
to make sure the greatest number of offenders read it.

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Or one of us should... by wiredog (2.00 / 0) #6 Thu Apr 20, 2006 at 07:47:34 AM EST


Earth First!
(We can strip mine the rest later.)

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I worried that you might think we by calla (4.00 / 4) #2 Thu Apr 20, 2006 at 07:40:23 AM EST
were abusing the tag system.

I've found myself reading "all tags" for a laugh many times.


I can't believe how judgenmental you are!?!? by georgeha (4.00 / 9) #3 Thu Apr 20, 2006 at 07:42:03 AM EST
So what if I like to wear Mrs. Ha's panties and bra, and think high heels do make my legs look better and slimmer.

Oh, cross posting!

nevermind.


Well, lets face it by wiredog (4.00 / 3) #4 Thu Apr 20, 2006 at 07:45:24 AM EST
You look pretty terrible in Mrs. Ha's clothes.

so does MisterQueue, but that's a different diary.

Earth First!
(We can strip mine the rest later.)

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Make all the jokes you want by MisterQueue (4.00 / 4) #10 Thu Apr 20, 2006 at 07:53:12 AM EST
You know I look good.


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"I always percieved the Q to be more about laughing at sadness, not laughing per se." -infinitera

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stewie! by LilFlightTest (2.00 / 0) #112 Fri Apr 21, 2006 at 06:08:19 PM EST
Damn! Beat me to it! [nt] by greyrat (2.00 / 0) #5 Thu Apr 20, 2006 at 07:45:55 AM EST
[nt] == not talented (meaning me, dumbass!)

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dang the typoes, full post ahead by georgeha (2.00 / 0) #8 Thu Apr 20, 2006 at 07:49:49 AM EST
though to be honest, weren't you wearing dresses and robes a while back in that great sandy Kingdom?


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Well done sir!! by Bob Abooey (4.00 / 1) #25 Thu Apr 20, 2006 at 08:43:45 AM EST
Those old slashdot trolling reflexes are still pretty sharp.

Indeed, I still remember the day when you had to click the reply button and formulate your troll while the page was loading up, then type like a madman and click submit with nary a proof-read if you wanted to make the grade.

Warmest regards,
--Your best pal Bob

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Bob, I've been meaning to say this, by georgeha (4.00 / 2) #29 Thu Apr 20, 2006 at 09:06:34 AM EST
and don't take it the wrong way, but those pants do make your butt look too big.


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Dammit! by Bob Abooey (4.00 / 1) #30 Thu Apr 20, 2006 at 09:09:21 AM EST
I've suspected that all along.

Warmest regards,
--Your best pal Bob

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plspstpixkthx (n/t) by Mrs FlightTest (4.00 / 1) #86 Thu Apr 20, 2006 at 07:56:02 PM EST

Wheeee...Flyin' is Fun!!
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yay! by dev trash (4.00 / 2) #7 Thu Apr 20, 2006 at 07:47:42 AM EST
if this post makes CBB stop with the 'stories' I'm all for it.

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Blizzard of Death '06
What, you don't like stories? Well . . . by slozo (4.00 / 2) #9 Thu Apr 20, 2006 at 07:50:12 AM EST
. . . maybe this ain't the place for you then!

. . . bringing quick solutions to stupid problems since 1973 . . .

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hey! by garlic (3.75 / 4) #37 Thu Apr 20, 2006 at 09:32:10 AM EST
you don't like people spouting out their opinions? Maybe this isn't the place for you then!


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hey! by ambrosen (3.80 / 5) #54 Thu Apr 20, 2006 at 01:40:21 PM EST
don't like rating people 4‽ Maybe this isn't the place for you, then!

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That includes you Driusan! by ambrosen (4.00 / 1) #63 Thu Apr 20, 2006 at 03:07:14 PM EST
I'm watching.

Somewhat too attentively, really.

Maybe I should be going to bed instead.

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It's my personal policy.. by Driusan (3.75 / 4) #67 Thu Apr 20, 2006 at 04:41:57 PM EST
..to only give out 4s. There's a few exceptions to this, one of which is when someone is talking about 4s or ratings in general, in which case I'll give them another rating sheerly for the irony of it.

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Vive le Montréal libre.
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Fair enough. by ambrosen (4.00 / 1) #101 Fri Apr 21, 2006 at 03:24:02 AM EST
Now I have to work out how to rate your comment.

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I think you'll see by garlic (4.00 / 1) #64 Thu Apr 20, 2006 at 03:45:15 PM EST
that my last comment rating was a 4.


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Good comment, except . . . by slozo (2.50 / 2) #68 Thu Apr 20, 2006 at 04:42:50 PM EST
. . . I never bitched about people spouting out their own opinions. I gave my opinion on people who bitch about stories posted here that they have the clear choice to read or not read. If you don't like it, don't read it! I mean, how much simpler can it be?

I skip half the shit on this site to read the interesting, funny and smart authors here . . .

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but I like the stories by ucblockhead (4.00 / 4) #12 Thu Apr 20, 2006 at 07:57:44 AM EST
And it's too hard to wade through the k5 shit.
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[ucblockhead is] useless and subhuman
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Rated 4 by Rogerborg (4.00 / 2) #20 Thu Apr 20, 2006 at 08:20:25 AM EST
But I actually like having them here.  Not to read, but I think working for The Man is grinding him down pretty fast, and I want to see the end result.

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Metus amatores matrum compescit, non clementia.
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You Wish, Boy. by CheeseburgerBrown (4.00 / 2) #32 Thu Apr 20, 2006 at 09:15:02 AM EST
I'm actually being ground down by my scheming father-in-law and constantly screaming son, if you must know.

Work is a delight.


I am from a small, unknown country in the north called Ca-na-da. We are a simple, grease-loving people who enjoy le weekend de ski.
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Could be worse by wiredog (4.00 / 4) #98 Fri Apr 21, 2006 at 02:52:44 AM EST
You could be getting ground down by your scheming son and constantly screaming father-in-law.

Earth First!
(We can strip mine the rest later.)

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YA by pinkcress (2.00 / 0) #113 Tue Apr 25, 2006 at 08:17:33 AM EST
Family Guy reference..?

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wow by webwench (4.00 / 2) #51 Thu Apr 20, 2006 at 12:54:14 PM EST
where did all the CBB hate come from of late? :(


Getting more attention than you since 1998.

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Well, I Was Kind Of A Bitch Two Weeks Ago. by CheeseburgerBrown (4.00 / 1) #56 Thu Apr 20, 2006 at 02:10:41 PM EST
rmg voodoo. by rmg (3.33 / 6) #61 Thu Apr 20, 2006 at 02:25:00 PM EST
it's been written about elsewhere. basically, when you fuck with rmg, weird things start happening.

moral: be nice to rmg.




[t]rolling retards conversation, period.

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of late? by dev trash (4.00 / 2) #70 Thu Apr 20, 2006 at 05:01:55 PM EST
I'm the original CBB hater.  I'm old skool.  Don't get me started on Johnny.  Unfortunately I have no idea who REC is.

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Blizzard of Death '06
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He pissed in my wheaties (nt) by ucblockhead (2.00 / 0) #76 Thu Apr 20, 2006 at 05:40:04 PM EST

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[ucblockhead is] useless and subhuman
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see also: wordy jism by codemonkey uk (4.00 / 1) #91 Thu Apr 20, 2006 at 11:14:03 PM EST
no text

--- Thad ---
Almost as Smart As you.
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He has a good job and a hot wife by wiredog (4.00 / 3) #99 Fri Apr 21, 2006 at 02:54:23 AM EST
We're all jealous.

Earth First!
(We can strip mine the rest later.)

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Also, he lives in a fucking mansion by Rogerborg (2.00 / 0) #109 Fri Apr 21, 2006 at 02:18:30 PM EST
And has a hot wife.  I know we've done that, but she's worth doing twice.

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Metus amatores matrum compescit, non clementia.
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Retired troll generals by Rogerborg (2.00 / 0) #108 Fri Apr 21, 2006 at 02:17:27 PM EST
They're emboldening the insurgents.

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well excuuuuuuuuuuuuse me! by johnny (4.00 / 5) #11 Thu Apr 20, 2006 at 07:56:59 AM EST
I hardly ever cross post.  As much as I get nostalgic for k5, I hardly ever post there.  I only do it when I have something like an announcement of a book I've been working on for a few years.  Check out my k5 diary and see if I'm lying.  And I hardly ever cross post stuff here and on my own wetmachine. I have shown HuSi the lion's share of by blog love, boo hoo hoo. So with all due respect, bite me.

The quality of the abuse at K5 in now way matches up to what kind of smacking about the head and ribcage that HuSi can dish out, and I'm nothing if not a masochist. I want abuse, dammit, at the hands of my loving friends.  Why else would I come here?

And at wetmachine nobody hardly comments nothing.  Well, that's not true.  They comment on things written by my co-bloggers.  They just don't comment on stuff that I write.

As you may as well know, it is my deepest life goal to have Theophile Escargot make a comment in one of my diaries.  If that ever happens, I may re-evaluate my posting strategy.  But since that's as likely as my flapping my wings and flying to Pluto, I think you can rest assured that you'll have Richard Nixon, I mean johnny, to kick around for a good long time to come.

Finally, and in closing, I will magnanimously ignore how you misspelled my name by capitalization.  I think this demonstrates my goodwill more than just abou anything else I can think of.

She has effectively checked out. She's an un-person of her own making. So it falls to me.--ad hoc (in the hole)

johnny you ignorant slut by georgeha (4.00 / 4) #17 Thu Apr 20, 2006 at 08:11:07 AM EST
not really, but I'm trying to keep the classic SML meme going.


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You really think that K5 abuse isn't as harsh as by edward (4.00 / 1) #18 Thu Apr 20, 2006 at 08:11:22 AM EST
here?

Eh?

K5's abuse is crass and offensive. Here, what we dish out is often far more clever and can be far more subtle (unless you're an attention whore) but when someone does sort of crosses the line, others step in to defend, and usually in a pretty serious way.

I'd rather get the piss taken out of me by the Husi community than the buffoons over at K5.

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Right you are by johnny (4.00 / 2) #28 Thu Apr 20, 2006 at 08:53:31 AM EST
When you get abused at K5 (and one always gets abused at K5), it's mindless, generic attacks, such as you might get from mosquitos or orcs.  The abuse here at HuSi is lovingly crafted, almost like a mircrobrew you might say, and tailored to the recipient.

She has effectively checked out. She's an un-person of her own making. So it falls to me.--ad hoc (in the hole)
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i disagree. by rmg (2.00 / 2) #55 Thu Apr 20, 2006 at 02:10:04 PM EST
while i've not posted much on kuro5hin in the past few years, the abuse i dish out on that site is fucking masterful. no one abuses diarists (or other authors) like i do. not here, not there -- nowhere.

i'm sure you still remember the one comment i ever posted in your diary (two years ago). i'm just that good.

-- you are right that most k5 abuse (i.e. the stuff i don't write myself) is lame and generic, though.




[t]rolling retards conversation, period.

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I remember your cowardice by johnny (4.00 / 1) #69 Thu Apr 20, 2006 at 04:52:38 PM EST
You said you would show up at the HuSi drinks, and I said that if you did, and identified yourself to me, that I would smash your face in.

I showed up.

Whether you did or didn's show up, who cares. You never identified yourself to me, which is the same thing. That is, chicken shit.

Which, since then, I expect, I've exchanged no words here or there with you. Or maybe I have, I don't remember. For who can be bothered to converse with the feces of poultry?

She has effectively checked out. She's an un-person of her own making. So it falls to me.--ad hoc (in the hole)

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oh man. by rmg (2.00 / 0) #73 Thu Apr 20, 2006 at 05:22:20 PM EST
of course i didn't really intend to show up for that. i always say i'm going to show up for an event related to scoop sites and i never do. then i claim i went and enjoyed meeting everyone. it has nothing to do with you.

you're a lot of fun though. you always bite so hard.




[t]rolling retards conversation, period.

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Sure, I bite by johnny (4.00 / 3) #80 Thu Apr 20, 2006 at 06:05:02 PM EST
who cares?  This is what amuses you, whatever. Some grown men like to wear diapers. One would think they would grow out of it, but they don't. Which is to say, infantilism is nothing new, and RMG is welcome here. So say I and so say we all. Likewise I'll respond if it amuses me to do so.

However, I tend to believe that you were there at the HuSi drinks and that you were afraid of me.  That's my default assumption, in any event. I think you are essentially a very fearful person. Yes? No? Maybe so?  Listen, don't bother to answer, for as you have boasted, you are a liar. I just meant that as a question for yourself.

Fear seems to be the essence of RMG and fear is pathetic, because someday you'll be dead, yknow what I'm saying? And what will you have done with your life but be a fucking troll on a board?

Ach, son, this is getting boring again. Laters! Good luck with the trolling! And I'm glad to have given you the wood. Consider it a gift from me to you.

She has effectively checked out. She's an un-person of her own making. So it falls to me.--ad hoc (in the hole)

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nota bene: i did not read this post. by rmg (2.00 / 0) #84 Thu Apr 20, 2006 at 07:17:10 PM EST
lol by codemonkey uk (4.00 / 3) #92 Thu Apr 20, 2006 at 11:24:11 PM EST
rmg == pwned by johnny

--- Thad ---
Almost as Smart As you.
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woah, it's like i'm on the dailykos. by rmg (2.00 / 0) #96 Fri Apr 21, 2006 at 02:40:53 AM EST
someone bites like hell, then some other genious congratulates them for it.




[t]rolling retards conversation, period.
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cool! by martingale (2.00 / 0) #74 Thu Apr 20, 2006 at 05:28:38 PM EST
rmg you're back! I thought you'd left for good last year. Welcome back!
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dude, i've been around for a while. by rmg (2.00 / 0) #77 Thu Apr 20, 2006 at 05:52:23 PM EST
i started posting here again about six months ago. didn't you see my laundry day thing a couple weeks ago?




[t]rolling retards conversation, period.
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ah sorry by martingale (2.00 / 0) #78 Thu Apr 20, 2006 at 05:58:49 PM EST
I visually inspect diary titles and only read the ones that immediately grab me. Laundry day, eh?
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dude. by rmg (2.00 / 0) #79 Thu Apr 20, 2006 at 06:03:01 PM EST
it was a whole day where all the diaries were about doing laundry. it was called "rmg's laundry day." it's even on the event calendar!

either you did not read the site at all that day or you are trollerizing me. there is no other possibility.




[t]rolling retards conversation, period.

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IHBT! by martingale (2.00 / 0) #82 Thu Apr 20, 2006 at 06:45:12 PM EST
Laudry day by the illustrious rmg? Nah, I would have remembered it.

IHBT! You're good!
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$E(X_t|F_s) = X_s,\quad t > s$

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No, he's telling the truth. by Driusan (2.00 / 0) #83 Thu Apr 20, 2006 at 07:16:34 PM EST
misslake's rmg laundry day diary got voted to the front page.

Mine didn't.

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he trolled you too? by martingale (2.00 / 0) #85 Thu Apr 20, 2006 at 07:38:23 PM EST
didn't he?
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see I think that's his point...... by dev trash (4.00 / 1) #71 Thu Apr 20, 2006 at 05:02:45 PM EST
Post all you want here, not when you're just tryin to sell a crappy book.  Eh?

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Blizzard of Death '06
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I beg to differ! by johnny (2.00 / 0) #100 Fri Apr 21, 2006 at 03:02:38 AM EST
that book is not crappy! Why, it's bound to go down in the annals of litrature along with "Troilus and Cresseda" and "Three Days of the Condor"!

She has effectively checked out. She's an un-person of her own making. So it falls to me.--ad hoc (in the hole)
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io rushed to judgement by dev trash (4.00 / 2) #105 Fri Apr 21, 2006 at 07:26:32 AM EST
let me read the first chapter then tell ya they suck.

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Blizzard of Death '06
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A man told me that about a helmet once by Rogerborg (4.00 / 7) #13 Thu Apr 20, 2006 at 08:03:39 AM EST
It was in the long, hot summer of '98, when you could see catfish bigger than cars jumping up by Old Man Jones' shack, and the town girls were wearing a smile and a handkerchief, and sometimes they'd use the handkerchief to mop their brow.

I'd just got back from a round the world trip on a Paraguayan registered "free trader", but what happens on the high seas stays on the high seas.  Dead men tell no tales.  I guess the end of my involuntary relationship with Bosun McHearty left me with a void to fill, and I decided to fill it with steel, which I'd then fill with my head.

That's when I met Dan.  Dan the Man.  Dan the Armour Man.  Dan, Dan the Armour Man.  Dan was a cousin or a boyfriend or both of GypsyGothRugGirlSally, who you'll remember from the road trip story Gasoline and Vaseline.  Dan said he could make me a helm, no problems, he'd make it good.  Man, Dan the Man was plausible.  He wouldn't take any money up front, not one Dan penny.  I believed Dan.  I trusted Dan.

So I cooled my heels sweeping floors down at the Slicery, while Dan made my helmet.  Poor Dan, he had a lot of trouble.  He said he'd finished, but then he realised that he was talking about a different helmet.  He couldn't get the right steel.  He'd made it too small and had to start over.  His house was flooded.  Mice were stealing his rivets.

But one glorious day, Dan told me that the helmet was ready, and he would post it the next day.  Then it would be the end of the week.  Early the next week.  Real soon now.  It was done, Dan said, he just needed to get to the post office.

But the helmet never came.  It never came.

As I sit here casually tapping the plate in my head, I wonder whatever happened to that old helmet, and whether its eventual owner enjoyed it as much as I would have.  I reckon not.

Nope, I reckon not.

[Cross posted to Daily Kos]

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Metus amatores matrum compescit, non clementia.

Yay! by ambrosen (4.00 / 2) #14 Thu Apr 20, 2006 at 08:05:15 AM EST
Go localrogerborg.

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Needs more cow horns by georgeha (4.00 / 2) #16 Thu Apr 20, 2006 at 08:10:18 AM EST
the helm that is, you do want authenticity, don't you?


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vagina full of centipedes. by ambrosen (4.00 / 5) #15 Thu Apr 20, 2006 at 08:05:56 AM EST
I bet it wouldn't crack you up if you met one in real life when you weren't expecting it.

Like this: by edward (4.00 / 1) #19 Thu Apr 20, 2006 at 08:18:24 AM EST
Me: Ready baby? Here it comes...

Vagina Full Of Centipedes: Brrrrgrrglzzzzz snick snick.

Me: WWTF What the fuck holy shit what the fuck? What the fuck is wrong with your cooch, lady?

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WWTF‽ by ambrosen (4.00 / 2) #22 Thu Apr 20, 2006 at 08:21:59 AM EST
You like the World Wrestling Transvestites Federation, too?

So much in common.

Also, I believe that is an accurate transcript. Are you talking from experience?

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Yes. by edward (4.00 / 1) #27 Thu Apr 20, 2006 at 08:52:28 AM EST
It was especially weird when they would make the "snick snick" sound.

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the creepiest part of this comment by tps12 (4.00 / 7) #42 Thu Apr 20, 2006 at 09:51:08 AM EST
Is the guy whose foreplay consists of "ready baby? Here it comes..."

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i'm not so sure. by rmg (4.00 / 1) #62 Thu Apr 20, 2006 at 02:34:58 PM EST
what about the dialogue format? the implication is that the guy (i.e. edward) is talking not to a woman, but rather her vagina (which happens to be full of centipedes for whatever reason).

i believe you mentioned something the other day about dismemberment?




[t]rolling retards conversation, period.

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Not foreplay. by edward (4.00 / 2) #75 Thu Apr 20, 2006 at 05:33:24 PM EST
By the time I'm able to get the words out, it's after the fact.

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guilty by iGrrrl (4.00 / 3) #21 Thu Apr 20, 2006 at 08:21:05 AM EST
I cross post my diaries to LiveJournal because I have a number RL friends there who don't read HuSi.  FAR more people read my HuSi diaries than my LJ ones, and I cross post to LJ as a convenience for the LJ folks.

My on-line community (with some nice RL connections) is here.  Sorry if you feel I'm cheating on you with another blog.

"Beautiful wine, talking of scattered everythings"
(and thanks to Scrymarch)

Not guilty by hulver (4.00 / 1) #35 Thu Apr 20, 2006 at 09:21:47 AM EST
That doesn't bother me. It mostly the k5 x-posting that really gets to me. Perhaps it's just me, like I said it's not a site policy or anything.
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hey that reminds me by dev trash (2.00 / 0) #72 Thu Apr 20, 2006 at 05:03:57 PM EST
and I should use the PM feature, but any plans for a gig online?

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Blizzard of Death '06
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not any time soon. (n.t.) by iGrrrl (2.00 / 0) #106 Fri Apr 21, 2006 at 08:58:22 AM EST

"Beautiful wine, talking of scattered everythings"
(and thanks to Scrymarch)

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Cross-posting by ReallyEvilCanine (4.00 / 2) #23 Thu Apr 20, 2006 at 08:26:06 AM EST
There are a few reasons I do it, one of the foremost being a comment from you that I should do it with the Niceland series -- something about missing them or forgetting to check blogs -- and although posting them here, at k5 and later on a blog made for quite a bit of work, I did so. I figured the same went for the current stuff.

My Viking experiences were limited and there's little of any real interest even to me that I can write about the place anymore unless I get a chance to take that 3-week trip and drive around the island.

I started posting the DayintheLife stuff at k5 more as rants with this spiffy nickname which was quickly terminated due to my rather strong opinions about some other (ab)user there and his spamming my diaries.

But I realised I had a pretty interesting subject and lots of material and started writing a bunch of these stories. Using bogspot also gave me a place on teh intarwebs that I could access from anywhere and store draughts -- there are current 20-some works both finished and in progress, all stuck in edit mode and ready to post on a somewhat regular basis.

I post them here to be seen by friends, acquaintances, buddies... the community you mention and which I'm a part of (even if I didn't make anyone's "I LOVE _____" list). Almost everyone here works in a technical field and any comment or mail I get about an entry here is from someone who feels my pain... or wants to cause me more. And bogspot has no polls.

I post them on bogspot for two reasons:
1) I reach a broader audience... and get some strange mail as a result.
2) It allows me to give the link to cow-orkers and others without giving them a chance to see this place and make all the doggish user connections.

I'm not trying to make any money off the blog; the ads are actually there to keep the AddCents account alive until I get a certain Web site back up and running. I may actually try to do it tonight. Anyway, I only ever see ads for AddCents itself or PSAs so they must figure I'm gaming them, probably as a result of testing when trying to modify the template.

Please PM me with any ideas about how crosspost in a better or less annoying way, or just tell me to stop.

the internet: amplifier of stupidity -- discordia

When I make my list of posters to whom I have by georgeha (2.00 / 0) #26 Thu Apr 20, 2006 at 08:49:29 AM EST
positive feelings in a manly, punch in the arm or firm handshake kind of way, I'll put you on it. Most of Husi will be on it, though maybe not that BadDoggie asshole.


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Blog x-posting by hulver (4.00 / 1) #34 Thu Apr 20, 2006 at 09:19:28 AM EST
Now, that I'm not that bothered about. And yes I did ask you to x-post the iceland stuff because I enjoyed it and I'd never have read it if it was just on blogspot/blogger/whatever.

It's mainly the k5 x-posting that pisses me off. I don't really have a rational reason for it, other than duxup's comment below.
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Well, it's a non-issue then by BadDoggie (4.00 / 1) #36 Thu Apr 20, 2006 at 09:29:45 AM EST
Seeing as Ruston -- despite knowing that BD git -- not only took away all posting privileges from REC but then killed the account outright. I can't be arsed to make a bunch of Rea<one one>yEvi<one>Canine accounts and have all the shit there haphazardly. The DitL shit is only here and on the brog.

I understand what duxup wrote and agree in some way; comments here mean a lot more to me. Your blog comment was better than what little I got from the unwashed masses and yet, somehow ift felt out of place. I'm glad it's in there but it felt like it should've been here. You're more than welcome to cross-comment. Comment rating is another thing bogspot needs.

woof.

OMG WE'RE FUCKED! -- duxup ?

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Heh by hulver (4.00 / 1) #40 Thu Apr 20, 2006 at 09:38:28 AM EST
I commented on your blog because I saw it there before I saw it here. I thought it was redundant to post it twice. :)
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It is UNpossible... by BadDoggie (2.00 / 0) #45 Thu Apr 20, 2006 at 10:19:46 AM EST
to write, in reference to Ripa, "Just kill her" too often.

woof.

OMG WE'RE FUCKED! -- duxup ?

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Cross Posting by duxup (4.00 / 6) #24 Thu Apr 20, 2006 at 08:30:09 AM EST
I have to admit I’m a bit put off by cross posting as well.

When I discover people doing it on a regular basis I think it makes things seem a lot less personal.  As a reader I feel like I’m just another part an audience someone is trying to capture rather than a community that someone is sharing with.   Hey let’s just include the husi people too and see what we can get. :P
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Exactly by hulver (4.00 / 2) #33 Thu Apr 20, 2006 at 09:16:23 AM EST
You've summed it up better than I did, but that's exactly how I feel.
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Cheese is not a hat. - clock
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crossposting. by aphrael (4.00 / 3) #44 Thu Apr 20, 2006 at 09:57:43 AM EST
I crosspost political stuff periodically.

I pretty much only discuss really personal stuff here or in husi irc, and the stuff i've posted under my psuedonym only gets posted here, period. My primary community is here.

But I also feel like there are still people at k5 who are part of my community; my community encompasses both --- and while this is my preferred community for many things, there are things which I think are appropriate for over there, too. Or even things which are more appropriate for over there ... but which I post here, often in the hole, because, well, this is now my primary online community. :)

Given how often hulver has said that it's really only the k5 xposting which bugs him, I suspect that to some extent my sense that k5 and husi are related and overlapping communities is the thing that is bothering him. :)
If television is a babysitter, the internet is a drunk librarian who won't shut up.

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Understandable by duxup (4.00 / 2) #47 Thu Apr 20, 2006 at 11:09:03 AM EST
I’ve posted some personal stuff via cutting and pasting some paragraphs onto another site for some major news once or twice.  I expect everyone does that.

Like hulver I’m not saying people shouldn’t / can’t copy every last bit from here and post it elsewhere.  I’m sure there are people who do so and are more involved and committed to the community here than I am.

I’m just commenting on the impression that doing gives me sometimes.  Fair or not that’s the feeling I get when I such practices here and there.

As for hulver's thoughts, well I can't comment on that ;)
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I dunno by TheophileEscargot (4.00 / 5) #48 Thu Apr 20, 2006 at 12:28:43 PM EST
I like HuSi, but I miss the old K5 a lot. There's still interesting stuff on the new K5, they still seem to get new users, and some of the stuff that irritates me about HuSi (emo self-indulgence) isn't tolerated there.

I don't the split was an entirely good thing, and I like to see K5/HuSi cross-posting. I think it's healthy to have a bit of cross-fertilization and keeps some of the old spirit alive.
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Kusi by duxup (4.00 / 1) #49 Thu Apr 20, 2006 at 12:34:39 PM EST
Believe it or not I actually wasn’t thinking of Husi / k5 when I made my post, and apparently I was unaware that everyone else was . . . :o
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My POV On Cross-Posting: by CheeseburgerBrown (4.00 / 1) #60 Thu Apr 20, 2006 at 02:21:39 PM EST
The Scooposphere is made of people, not domains and databases. The domains and databases just hold stuff -- we are the stuff.

CheeseburgerBrown is an entity at least partly under my control whose output leaks out over a series of related domains and databases -- related by means of people in common.

It's not about teams. To make a picture representing HuSi and K5, you'd be obliged to use a Venn diagram.


I am from a small, unknown country in the north called Ca-na-da. We are a simple, grease-loving people who enjoy le weekend de ski.
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Diagrams Help by duxup (2.00 / 0) #81 Thu Apr 20, 2006 at 06:36:28 PM EST
As I noted to TheophileEscargot I actually wasn’t thinking of Husi and K5 when I posted my thoughts although it seems that’s what many others were thinking.  Maybe there’s a whole undercurrent there that I’m unaware of, heck I didn’t even detect it in your boob’s diary and someone noted that there was some sort of husi / k5 thing going on there.  My perception tentacles must be damaged.

I was just noting the impression I get sometimes when I realize that husi is just one of several places a user has posted something.   Perhaps it has something to do with the nature of the heavily syndicated and advertisement laden internet?   Things sometimes seem a little less personal to me when posted all over the place.  That’s not to say I can’t appreciate why someone would want to post their work in many places, there are plenty of good reasons I can think of.

Partly based on the reaction to hulver’s thoughts I fear that this is one of those topics where no matter how many times I say dude I’m not trying to tell you what to do some folks will assume because say that I’m not comfortable with it, that means I’m telling them they should not do it, that I’ll think less of them for doing so, or that I’m talking down to them or something.

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Thats *twice* you've said "Scooposphere" by codemonkey uk (4.00 / 1) #90 Thu Apr 20, 2006 at 11:08:16 PM EST
Please don't. Saying "Scooposphere" (except in reference to discussions about the use of the word) is much more annoying (see also: lame) than cross posting could ever hope to be.

--- Thad ---
Almost as Smart As you.
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Thanks For Your Opinion. by CheeseburgerBrown (4.00 / 1) #97 Fri Apr 21, 2006 at 02:47:27 AM EST
Say it as often as you want by Cloaked User (2.00 / 0) #102 Fri Apr 21, 2006 at 04:30:37 AM EST
It still sounds dumb though.

(However, I freely admit that I can be a bit of a linguistic snob.)


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This is not a psychotic episode. It is a cleansing moment of clarity.

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better being a by martingale (2.00 / 0) #103 Fri Apr 21, 2006 at 04:53:39 AM EST
linguistic snog than a linguistic snob. Er, that's what I think and I'm sticking to it.
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Well, I look at it this way by Cloaked User (4.00 / 2) #104 Fri Apr 21, 2006 at 06:26:23 AM EST
"Atmosphere" is from the Greek words atmos ("vapor") + spharia ("sphere"). Therefore, if you're talking about the sphere of Scoop sites, you ought to at least refer to it as the scoopsphere, not the scooposphere. Not that "scoopsphere" is much better, of course...

(Told you I was a bit of a linguistic snob.)

That said, I'm not trying to get anyone to stop using the word; I just wanted to register a vote for the "it sounds stupid" crowd.

On further reflection, I agree that being a linguistic snog would probably be more fun.


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This is not a psychotic episode. It is a cleansing moment of clarity.

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scoopsphere by aphrael (2.00 / 0) #107 Fri Apr 21, 2006 at 01:38:03 PM EST
scoopsphere and blogsphere both sound and look much better than their ugly cousins, scooposphere and blogosophere.
If television is a babysitter, the internet is a drunk librarian who won't shut up.
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hey I agree with you by martingale (2.00 / 0) #110 Fri Apr 21, 2006 at 03:48:37 PM EST
I sounds silly, I was just making a throwawy remark. One thing that's silly about scooposphere is that it's not even remotely a sphere in any sense. There's no obvious metric such that all scoop sites are the same distance to some origin.

I mean, the whole sphere thing is crazy. How about this putative joke for instance? "How many Anglos does it take to change a lightbulb? All of them, if the bulb is at the center of the sphere." FunnY? I think not. And that's just one of the things that are wrong with the Angloshpere.
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$E(X_t|F_s) = X_s,\quad t > s$

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You Want Exclusive Content Now? by CheeseburgerBrown (4.00 / 2) #31 Thu Apr 20, 2006 at 09:14:02 AM EST
I post very personal stuff to HuSi only, because of the supportive community and public diary spirit.

I post stuff I want feedback/criticism on to HuSi, K5 and WriteOn! because the comments from all venues are valuable to my growth as a writer. That's one of the benefits of the wider Scooposphere -- the contrast between reactions, the access to different kinds of readers.

If you feel that tarnishes the spirit of your site and you're asking me to choose, I will.


I am from a small, unknown country in the north called Ca-na-da. We are a simple, grease-loving people who enjoy le weekend de ski.
As you store all your stuff on your own site by hulver (4.00 / 5) #38 Thu Apr 20, 2006 at 09:36:04 AM EST
Personally I'd prefer it if you posted a link to stuff you'd normally have x-posted, but I bet some people would complain that a diary with a link saying "read my latest story" was contentless crap that should be holed.

It's quite up to you. If you want to carry on x-posting go ahead, I'm not going to stop you, or even mention it again outside this diary.

One of the problems of being "the boss" is that sometimes my personal opinions get taken as some sort of command.

I'm trying not to do a "who will rid me of this troublesome priest".

I'm not asking you to choose, I'm asking for your opinion. If you have no problem with it then carry on doing it, just don't ask me to like it.

Don't get me wrong, I enjoy reading your stories fictional, semi-fictional and true. I don't have any problem with them not being posted here. I also don't have any problem with you drumming up readers and asking for comments here and posting links.

So, no. I'm not asking for exclusive content. What I don't want you to do is to throw all your toys out of the pram and say "well, if you're asking me to choose I choose not to post anything here at all". That's not what I want at all. I like you, and enjoy reading what you write.
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Cheese is not a hat. - clock

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I'm Not Pulling A Cartman. by CheeseburgerBrown (4.00 / 1) #43 Thu Apr 20, 2006 at 09:54:18 AM EST
I didn't say, "Screw you guys, I'm going home."

But if I'm to continue as an editor here my posting behaviour should probably reflect the 'druthers of the management. That's not to say I'm misinterpreting your opinion as a commandment from on high, but it isn't my desire to run against the grain.

A new user may with good reason look to what the editors do in order to get a grip on what the community standards are here. That is, my cross-posting to a certain extent legitimizes cross-posting as a HuSi positive behaviour.

You're right that it's hard not to give your opinion extra weight as the Hu in HuSi, but that's the gig. I'm not sure how you can play it half-way.


I am from a small, unknown country in the north called Ca-na-da. We are a simple, grease-loving people who enjoy le weekend de ski.
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Whoa there, Hoss! by BadDoggie (4.00 / 4) #46 Thu Apr 20, 2006 at 10:29:21 AM EST
It sounds like you're ready to bow out, pardner, and none of us 'round these parts would take too kindly to that.

Hulver said it was his personal preference, and in certain ways that duxup clarified. However, despite being the Hu of HuSi, rather than being a benevolent dictator, Hulver's left an awful lot of editorial decisions to consensus.

Just as he doesn't often go to my blogs, I rarely make it to mfdh. You and I also share the same sentiments concerning the differing audiences. I'd like to continue seeing your stuff here, crossposted or not, even though I really didn't like that last story. I don't see how this one pet peeve of Hulver's should make you decide to stop posting pictures of your wife's rack on this site.

woof.

OMG WE'RE FUCKED! -- duxup ?

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Consider: by CheeseburgerBrown (2.00 / 0) #58 Thu Apr 20, 2006 at 02:16:30 PM EST
It sounds like you're ready to bow out, pardner, and none of us 'round these parts would take too kindly to that.

I meant to make it clear with my stupid South Park reference that I'm not about to do any such thing. If my personal diaries belong here and my fiction belongs on my blog, I don't have any serious objection. People can click links, after all.

What's the big deal? Hulver's expressed a preference, and I think that if I'm editor I should consider his preference important. If I were unmade an editor I'd probably think so, too, but not out of any sense of responsibility but just because keeping Hulver happy seems fair, consider how much he does for us.


I am from a small, unknown country in the north called Ca-na-da. We are a simple, grease-loving people who enjoy le weekend de ski.
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I agree with baddoggie here. by aphrael (4.00 / 1) #50 Thu Apr 20, 2006 at 12:48:59 PM EST
I agree that you cross-posting to a certain extent legitimizes cross-posting. But that would be true even if you weren't an editor. It is a result of your standing within the community, which won't change if you resign your editorial powers. :)

I would be quite sad if you were to withdraw any of the content you currently post here, in order to not violate hulver's preference; even when i don't like a particular piece, your content adds significant value to the site. :)

If television is a babysitter, the internet is a drunk librarian who won't shut up.

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Look At It This Way... by CheeseburgerBrown (2.00 / 0) #57 Thu Apr 20, 2006 at 02:13:21 PM EST
...I behaved in a flamey way two weeks ago, which isn't exactly HuSi positive behaviour either. Maybe I should just be unmade an editor, and then I won't feel there's such a direction connection between my example and HuSi itself.

I don't think there's anything inherently bad about posting my more personal diaries here and keeping fiction on my blog and wherever else I whore it. It isn't any kind of a "fuck you!" move to anybody, especially Hulver.


I am from a small, unknown country in the north called Ca-na-da. We are a simple, grease-loving people who enjoy le weekend de ski.
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dude, by garlic (4.00 / 1) #65 Thu Apr 20, 2006 at 04:01:30 PM EST
flames are desired. They're interesting and entertaining for basically everyone here. We are mostly good about not taking things personally.


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Dialectic by yicky yacky (4.00 / 1) #94 Fri Apr 21, 2006 at 12:28:35 AM EST

...I behaved in a flamey way two weeks ago, which isn't exactly HuSi positive behaviour either.

A little revolution every now and then is a good thing, no? </Connery>

I like HuSi, but sometimes feel as if the (positive and desirable) co-operative spirit gets to be a touch stiffling and repressive every now and then. If we're free, we should be free to blow our stacks once in a while; it's healthy.

I can see that, as a writer, the more feedback you get, the more positive a thing that is, but you must be aware of the facet that that's only of relatively private (to you) benefit, perhaps at the cost of any sense of community which people may or may not, rightly or wrongly, perceive. Whilst I've never gotten irritated by seeing your stuff in more than one place, I understand duxup's point that it can seem depersonalizing; where does maximising positive and useful feedback stop and cynically leveraging eyeballs / links begin? Note that I'm not accusing you of the latter; merely pointing out that these are issues that have be considered when it comes to community (whichever one) reactions to cross-posting.

I also feel sorry for Hulv in that, if I spit some jaded opinions in my diary, people either agree, disagree, dismiss it as typical behaviour, or don't read it, but they then unilaterally proceed about their daily business unflustered. When Hulv simply wants to do the same thing, it causes a community-wide reaction, when all he was doing was mentioning trifles. I tend to take the view that, if Hulv wants to make an arbitrary ruling, he'll just go ahead and do it anyway, but, until then, just treat him like any old user; the tosser.


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I think it's one of those things by garlic (4.00 / 1) #39 Thu Apr 20, 2006 at 09:38:14 AM EST
When you're wife has a habit that annoys you, you mention it to her hoping that she'll not do it as much, but you certainly aren't going to get a divorce because she continues to do the thing.


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Doesn't look like by blixco (4.00 / 2) #41 Thu Apr 20, 2006 at 09:40:42 AM EST
he's asking you to do anything.  He's saying, he doesn't like it.

I understand that...it's nice to have our own site with our own exclusive content.  Like a magazine, every thing here placed here on purpose, because this is where we want it to be.  That being said, I completely agree with wanting as wide an audience as possible for "pieces" that you're using to advance your art.

I dunno.  Heck, I wasn't even aware that there was a lot of cross posting until your recent article about your wife's rack.  Then it was fascinating to see the differences in comments (well, until the thread over there became us vs. them).

But there are plenty of behaviors that are annoying, and cross posting is the least annoying, I would think.
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Taken out of context I must seem so strange - Ani DiFranco

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Vaginas? On MY centipedes? by webwench (4.00 / 1) #52 Thu Apr 20, 2006 at 12:59:57 PM EST
I learned my lesson on crossposting, ohhhh, two or so years ago :) I do 'crosspost' to a supersecret semiprivate spot, but only for posterity, as I get no comments there to speak of, and it seems no one cares about that.


Getting more attention than you since 1998.

Heh by hulver (2.00 / 0) #53 Thu Apr 20, 2006 at 01:16:09 PM EST
Oh yeah, I went off on one a bit then didn't I :)

Sorry.
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Cheese is not a hat. - clock

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aw, thanks hulver. by rmg (2.00 / 0) #59 Thu Apr 20, 2006 at 02:18:32 PM EST
i haven't had an orthodox career, and i've wanted more than anything to have your respect. the first time i didn't feel it, but this time i feel it, and i can't deny the fact that you like me, right now, you like me!




[t]rolling retards conversation, period.
"hot load of wordy jism" by mrgoat (4.00 / 7) #66 Thu Apr 20, 2006 at 04:07:09 PM EST
New. Husi. Tagline.

--top hat--
seconded by codemonkey uk (2.00 / 0) #89 Thu Apr 20, 2006 at 11:00:58 PM EST
Sounds like hulver's been reading Chuck Palahniuk.

--- Thad ---
Almost as Smart As you.
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And then you have those of us by Mrs FlightTest (4.00 / 2) #87 Thu Apr 20, 2006 at 08:25:40 PM EST
who are completely out of touch and had no idea that anyone was cross-posting anywhere, let alone to k5!! Man I must have been living in a cave. Course I am a bit dense.

Whee....Flyin' is Fun!!!

I shouldn't have given you a '4' by calla (4.00 / 2) #88 Thu Apr 20, 2006 at 08:53:41 PM EST
because you aren't dense. NOT AT ALL!


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I'm surprised you're bothered by nebbish (4.00 / 3) #93 Fri Apr 21, 2006 at 12:00:45 AM EST
I don't think it damages the community, and using scoop sites in this way is very important to people trying to develop their writing. Obviously you're not saying they should stop, but still.

I don't do it myself because I consider it slightly ill-mannered. Only slightly though.

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NEBBISH - by calla (2.00 / 0) #111 Fri Apr 21, 2006 at 05:56:04 PM EST
guaranteed original content or your money back.


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XPost this diary to K5 ;) by TPD (2.00 / 0) #95 Fri Apr 21, 2006 at 01:07:07 AM EST
I have occasionally x-posted doodles or Mp3s, but the random collections of words that accompany them are always HuSi exclusive.

why sit, when you can sit and swivel with The Ab-SwivellerTM
geeeezzzz.. guess I am lost...lol by skydancer (2.00 / 0) #114 Fri Apr 28, 2006 at 10:25:04 AM EST
i may as well make a comment as to what i am thinking..i really dont think it should matter who posts where..each site has its own personality and needs..there is good and bad at all community sites..not one city or town in the world lives in complete peace..anyway, as a newcomer to this posting of stories and diarys, i post to both and feel quite comfortable doing so..there are other sites available who are sitting by just waiting for another split of communities i am sure..good reading and writing all!! :o)

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