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Editor Log: November 2014 (log) by mauler
So we made a very small tweak to the XP/Leveling system. Whereas it used to require 500 XP to reach Level 1, and 1000 XP to reach Level 2, it now requires 400 XP to reach Level 1 and 900 XP to reach Level 2. All other level's XP requirements have remained unchanged. In light of the decline in E2's active userbase, the purpose of this very modest change is twofold - to get new users into the system faster, and get more votes into the system sooner. There...
November 18, 2014 (log) by Zephronias
Sunday: Something you internet denizens probably don't know about me (seeing as how I am merely a line of text) is that, in the real world, I wear hats. They're simple hats. Ones with brims, like baseball caps, but not quite the same shape. I have four. One is a brown one I only wear as a last resort because it got washed once and now fits funny, two I got at Disneyland with my best friend (one that looks like Colonel Oneal's hat from Stargate and one that is from the Tower of Terror attraction...
November 17, 2014 (log) by mauler

mauler's Triennial Report on Everything2 Wealth Distribution

So three years ago, at the height of the "Occupy Wall Street" movement, I ran some numbers comparing wealth inequality on Everything2 (as measured in GP), with wealth inequality in the United States (you can find the original writeup here). Well, since it has been three years, I decided to re-run the numbers and see how the GP ...
Alone in Kyoto (personal) by Rumpelstiltskin
White people in Japan don't aknowledge each other. I also took the Shinkansen and visited Heian Shrine. And it was quiet. Quiet not because there was no one there, but because those that were, were hundreds of miles away. Their voices echoed off the rocks and ancient trees like cicada. I could see them at the corners of my vision, in gaps between the leaves, and wedged in the joints of the wooden temple pillars. I took a walk around the gardens, and at around the halfway point I sat near...

News for Noders

November 1 - The IRON NODER CHALLENGE starts today and runs through December 1. It's never too late to sign up, and all writeups get rewards. /msg mauler if you'd like to participate!

November 1 - Happy Birthday Zephronias!

November 10 - Check out our new User Poll!

November 11 - Veterans Day in the US.

November 27 - Thanksgiving in the US.

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October 1: This is the month of No More Room in Hell: The 2014 Halloween Horrorquest.

October 4: Kim Armstrong's walk for a suicide prevention fundraiser in the name of the late noder Ouroboros. Check it out here.

October 10: The Everything User Poll has been randomly posting due to a rogue hamster. Vote early and vote often, you never know what you'll find.

October 17: Happy Birthday gnarl!

October 18: As of today, Node Heaven will be retired. Your little angels have been relocated to your Drafts page, as private drafts, which you can edit, repost, or remove, however you see fit! For more details, see Fearless Leader's "Node of the Living Dead" writeup.

October 30: Rumor has it that Halloween will have a cover charge this year. Make sure you have some GP at the ready.

November THE IRON NODER CHALLENGE is coming up soon! Despite the hype, it's a friendly, low pressure competition and you get rewarded no matter how few or many nodes you write, so don't forget to sign up (/msg mauler). More details can be found in the writeup for this year's challenge.

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September 16 Feliz cumpleaños Ancientsnow!

September 18 Happy birthday StuartO)))!

September 28 Tell us what's haunting you this Halloween.

September 29 Happy birthday Uberbanana!

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August 1 NowhereQuest starts today!

August 4 Happy birthday avalyn!

August 6 広島

August 6 etouffee has a new book coming out!

August 27 Happy birthday Bitriot and Excalibur!

August 31 NowhereQuest ends.

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