Comments welcome.

November 3, 2000:

November 3, 2000: November 5, 2000: November 21, 2000 November 28, 2000

Notice how I do it by month. This makes it easier to find why your writeup was killed if you don't know the exact date, and it only gets me one writeup per month. No NFN for me!

November: 1 - 2 - 3 - 4 - 5 - 6 - 7 - 8 - 9 - 10 - 11 - 12 - 13 - 14 - 15 - 16 - 17 - 18 - 19 - 20 - 21 - 22 - 23 - 24 - 25 - 26 - 27 - 28 - 29 - 30

October 2000 - December 2000

Since I'm mostly killing E1 nodes -- clearing out the chaff, as it were -- I'm going to keep track here, also, rather than dividing everything day by day.

If you want to know what I've cooled, well, the Page of Cool should help, ya know.

Here ends November.

From November 10

clockwork psycho's The Art of Gay Bashing. No indication of irony, sarcasm, metaphor, or any redeeming quality. No links. If this noder tells me hate-mongering is a joke, I'll gladly go toe-to-toe.

Damn, someone beat me to it as I took the time to write this first. Well, despite the fact that I basically no longer nuke write-ups, this one was in my sights. Applause to whoever got it first.

From November 11

As you may know, yerricde has a program to find noders w/0-1 wu's and who are not a part of this great state of E2. This morning's nuke is brought to you by the letter Z.

fled user zielos has no write-ups.
fled user ziemaar has no write-ups.
fled user zig has no write-ups.
fled user Ziggie has no write-ups.
fled user zilbauer has no write-ups.
fled user Zinga has no write-ups.
fled user Zion has only one write-up.
fled user zjoress has no write-ups.
fled user zlilo has no write-ups.
fled user Zmifwaf has no write-ups.
fled user zobo37 has no write-ups.
fled user zof has no write-ups.
fled user ZooL has no write-ups.
fled user zoot has no write-ups.
fled user zoo_stat has no write-ups.
fled user Zork! has no write-ups.
fled user Zorkan has only one write-up.
fled user Zorox has no write-ups.
fled user Zorphin has only one write-up.
fled user zorro has no write-ups.
fled user ZOSO has no write-ups.
fled user zox has only one write-up.
fled user zqc104f has no write-ups.
fled user Zsleep has no write-ups.
fled user zuckuss_shawn has only one write-up.
fled user zuli has no write-ups.
fled user ZURC has no write-ups.
fled user Zurk has no write-ups.

past | future

November 1, 2000

Killed:

  • 10/31/00 majicthise's -8 linkless, lame writeup for Offspring...

    "the band of the next Millenium"

    Thanks for sharing...

  • 10/31/00 burnboy's -7 writeup for hacker

    "Someone who coughs a lot ....

    *pause*

    BWAHAHAHAH!

    *ahem*

    Ok, i thought it was funny...."

    Sorry, sweetie... they weren't buying it!

  • 11/01/00 mcSey's -7 one-word writeup for why do you do drugs?...

    "addiction"

    A legitimate reason, but... Sorry, hon. It had to be done.

November 4, 2000

Killed:

November 21, 2000

Ahhh, the nodegel feels sooo good to this achy, cranky preggo. Only 3 weeks left to go. Anyway...!

Killed:

  • 11/20/00 monkey_boy's -6 writeup for cloud...

    "A sheep with no legs and no head, floating about in the sky. Sometimes, it pisses on us. So it has a bottom. OK. No. Sssssss. HHHHHHpthth."

    Here's your brain... Here's your brain on drugs. Any questions?

  • 11/20/00 alvin's -6 writeup for the worst feeling in the world...

    "IMHO, the 'absence' of gravity on a rollercoaster or aeroplane is the worst experience in the world - very stomach churning."

    Sorry, alvin. Churning stomach aside, there are much worse feelings in the world.

  • 11/20/00 meanny's -7 writeup for What We Think We Know Can Kill Us

    Irrelevant content, period. Open nodeshell, if anyone's interested. User /msg'ed.
I've taken Webster 1913 maintenance as my private project. My goal is to fix everything (or as much as possible), not just the egregious problems. I'm going though the alphabet and taking care of things one bug at a time. And then I'm moving on to the next bug and going through the alphabet again, with BBEdit as my trusty guide, sniffing out the nastiness.

I don't promise to be quick (at all!), but I will be comprehensive. This is a gigantic project, but not too much for one person, given enough time. Just a little chunk of work every once and a while can add up; I'll be doing this completely at my leisure.

Why do this?

  1. It should be done. Misinformation pollutes the database, and bad tagging makes E2 look ugly. And I'm picky enough to make it more accurate than the Gutenberg copy. I already fixed one of MICRA's (or Webster's) mistakes.
  2. When I'm not feeling at all creative, I'd still like to be productive. Not only is this monotonous bug-correcting stuff not hard to churn out, I'm already learning a hell of a lot of words. No one else wants to do it. And this type of thing doesn't necessarily bore me.

Along the same lines, I blessed /dev/joe 50 XP for doing some of the early legwork in getting Webster corrected. (Webster 1913 hw-to-b bug and Words missing from Webster 1913, for example)

Feel free to send /msg's of encouragement, or to tell me that I'm nuts. If you have some corrections for me, please post them at Definitions That Need Work, instead of /msg-ing me. Thanks!

November 30, 2000
Everything Editor Logs
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I'm still swamped at work. But I sweep out the corners when I get time.
Besides handling some of the daily title edit/nuke request stuff, I laid a beating on fled noder no bye no aloha who'd left a bunch of vitriol that added no value to the site. E1 users stubb and maura were banished along with the 2 www nodes they had between them.

With the advent of Node Heaven the Logs may be less relevant. No one even did one yesterday! So I thought I'd try something new:

Node-fu report cards

Several noders have asked, either overtly or implicitly, for an evaluation of their node-fu. Here is my first attempt. I'm always glad to check out the work of a noder, especially newly minted ones. Is this helpful or just self-important? Let me know. (It's hard work to do, no point unless it helps.)

The Cow

The Cow's writeups seem well written. The Cow's factual work is good, though some writeups would benefit from a bit more details.

I was disappointed in only one of the writeups I visited, Now You're Screwed, which is a hoary old joke that should be attributed (likely to "Anonymous") as I'm fairly sure The Cow didn't invent it.

The Cow mentioned in the catbox needed 8 more writeups to get to Level 2. I'd suggest filling all of the hard links under the names of the moons, that would result in 12 new writeups (Blue Moon is already filled).

I voted nothing down, voted many things up, and killed nothing but an accidental duplicate writeup under St. Patrick.

Brawl's Node-fu rating: B+

Nightshadow

Nightshadow's work is quite impressive. At first I feared that some writeups might not be entirely Nightshadow's original work, but after some further reading I am convinced they are. Check out War is a necessity ... quite erudite for a second writeup. I wondered right away, but the following, Starfleet Officer's Field Guide to First Contact shows up on Google clearly attributed to ... Nightshadow¹!

A random sampling of Nightshadow's work told me that we're looking at one of two things: a good writer who stumbled into our happy home, or a deeply devious plagiarist. Checking out Nightshadow's website sealed the deal for me, I think it's the former.

I enjoyed most of the Nightshadow nodes I sampled. I was disappointed only in I can degrade myself better than you can, which seemed to be atypical, until I noticed the clever piped links.

I voted nothing down, voted several things up, and killed nothing.

Brawl's Node-fu rating: A

1. Search Google with "Starfleet Officer's Field Guide to First Contact" and you get E2 hits. I've never seen that before!


Moved from Editor Log: November 11, 2000

Hello, nodegel fans.

I've been by every day, servicing E2 Nuke Requests and making E2 Title Edits. I am way too busy at work to do much else, sadly.

However, today I handled some of yerricde's fled noders list.

I removed the sole writeups of fled users wheaties5, Whore-Master, WeeWillie, Weisenhiemer, Wembley Fraggle, Wakkow, wintahmoot, yetinu, yortt and ZenFox then deleted those accounts.

Along with that I deleted fled, nodeless users: Willy2, wdbdee, Way Sedated, Wyatt, wedge4prez, waveclaw, Winter.Shade, Wildes Frettchen, Wibbly, wiretrap, Wilykat, walker, WeAreDO, Webster_1913, WareWolf-2000, WareWolf_2000, WareW0lf, WareWolf@dog.com, WareW0lf2000, weeb, Weeb!, weeblin, wakkawakka, weazl, withak30, What? Leave me alone., Womble, wiggum, What'sThis?, wiwiz, whatwhat_what, warper, wekke, writegrrrl, WoMo-Team, WonderDitz, windowlicker, wraith, youthInAsia, z80nerd.nu, Zac, Zaffle, ZahrGnosis, zakalwe, zal, zameels, zanfro, zannah, zaphod, ZaphodBert, zasif, zasu, Zawash, ZBeeblebrox, zchin, zd505, zealotta, zed, zedman, zedsdeadbaby, zed_coldfire, ZenAgain, Zenbukirai, ZenISU, Zenopus, zep, zephc, zephyr, Zephyr_Enzis, zeppo, Zero Muskrat, zero98atm, ZeroH, Zero_, Zeus (with some trepidation), zev, zfunk79 and Zico_Arthur.

I left fled users Whittey, Webster1913, Wee Malky, Whitehawke, yanowitz, Yaron, Yertle, youdontknowmetoo, Zacariah Parenthesis, Zaphod42, Zenkaku and zerohero as their writeups were at least marginally useful. I left fled user Webster l9l3 because although I was 100% certain that the difference between that noder and Webster 1913 was just 'i' versus '1', I was ... afraid of what might happen.

The Y list was very short because I had done a manual garbage-collection under Y not too long ago.


Moved from Editor Log: November 19, 2000

Ah, to spend the weekend adrift in the nodegel. To feel it coalesce into a newly formed writeup; to send that writeup out into the wide world and interact with the community of nodes; to help new users to learn to do the same. These are the simple pleasures, the ones that make it worth explaining the eyestalks to my coworkers.

Writeups removed:

  • Ryan Phillippe (person) by xdc. Expired content about Episode II casting.
  • online journal and the nodeshell by fled user seqsy. Pointer to user's web page.

Nodeshells removed:

I got most of those left by Fruan's work. I left plan b because I may node something there in a bit, after I mull it over.


Moved from Editor Log: November 18, 2000

Long have I been away; but soon shall the golden master CD be given unto the hands of manufacturing, and then I shall return to spend more time bathed in the radioactive coolness of the nodegel.

As a warm-up, a bit of weeding took place today:

  • Centre (idea) by fled user Az. Pointless.
  • girls (thing) by fled users Az and seqsy; (idea) by Lost^boy. Pointless.
  • C! (idea) by Mars the Infomage, intromorph and (with agreement) bheistein. Pointless.
  • toriphile (person) by h3rcusl333z and the nodeshell. No info.
    Nothing against Tori Amos, just that this writeup was a waste of gel.
  • l33t (thing) by h3rcusl333z and DragonAsh. I admit to a bias against 133t speak. Do it well or not at all.
  • If you were a vegetable:r4 (idea) An E1 style nodestring by leper79 and R1ngL0rd.
    Note to those with writeups in ...:r3 and ...:r2 - Please head 'em up and move 'em out, pronto!
Also the fled user ago was sent back to heaven.

I have backed off on the fled noders deal to minimize disruption of the gel:

DANNYE:
What is it?

NATE:
I feel a great disturbance in the 'gel;
as though hundreds of noders had cried out in terror,
and been suddenly silenced.
I feel something terrible has happened.

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