Don't be alarmed, but we're deleting inactive accounts. Folks who have been fairly active this year will be left in the system, but honestly, most of the registered correspondents have not posted more than 1-2 times in the calendar year. Their needs are easily met by continuing our policy of posting material that comes in through email.
If we purge you by accident, please just let us know you'd like to have active correspondent rights and we'll send you a new invite. (As one reader noted to us this morning, it also allows you to update your email address since some folks are still using addresses from ages ago.)
We're not cleaning house! We're just cleaning up. We would love nothing more than to have a full complement of 100 correspondents.
Everyone who has been commenting can still do that the same way, whether you're a correspondent or not.
Still, it's not an exact science. It's just me and and the delete key. So if I fuck up, just let me know.
PS: I've already made colossal errors. People I did not intend to purge got purged anyway. If it's any consolation - and I know it's not - I burned by corn while I was trying to fix what I had done.
Does this mean you've eaten the alpaca?ReplyDelete
I haven't eaten it, but I am wearing it.ReplyDelete
How many does this purge make us? I know we were almost at capacity, but only about a quarter of the correspondents were regular posters.ReplyDelete
Ah, Strelnikov will feel right at home here!ReplyDelete
(That's a joke, Leslie.)
Frod, what are you getting at with these comments? On first blush it feels as if you're doing your best to offend me. I don't know why you would do that. Is it your intention to imply that I'm humorless, and worse yet, given your similar comment on another post, humorless because I'm a woman? Forgive me if I'm missing something. I would not have said a word except you've made the comment at least twice today.ReplyDelete
Yeah, I actually assumed I'd missed some fight because Frod has actually done this on three different posts.Delete
Leslie is about the least humorless person I know, and about the most patient and agreeable this side of Fab Sun (who of course is the king of equanimity).
There's something odd about these comments. I'm sure it's something silly.
Really passive aggressive. I think he's angling for a fight. Leslie won't fall for it. I don't get people.Delete
If you want numbers, you need a Fight! Fight! Fight!Delete
Great idea. I do this on Facebook periodically, too, except I'm not polite enough to announce it.ReplyDelete
I think Frod's just riffing off the term "purge".ReplyDelete
Aww, I got purged just when I was committing to posting more often. Realistically, though (judging by my track record with activities like blogging), that commitment would have fallen through. You're right, I should just mail in any posts I feel the urge to write. :)ReplyDelete
Happy to add you back, but you can also make use of the email anytime. If you ever get free and want to post more regularly, it's easy to add you full time again.Delete
They purged ME! I mean, I know it has to be a mistake, because everyone there at the shithole compound in Ogden knows that you don't mess with Walt or Texas, unless you want me to bring the crazzy to your doorstep.ReplyDelete
I did send Leslie a note and she set me back up. Now the pressure I feel to produce is something akin to what I used to feel before corporations starting through grant money at me just because I am, well, me.
Cal dared me, Walt.Delete