Hi everyone. My name's Jay. I'm a "god" around these parts for one reason or another, and I handle a lot of the "bulk" stuff. I don't normally log the occasional thing I remove from this here database, but I thought this was important, and that this is the best place for it. This is a public service message for those people who get kinda panicked when they see large numbers in the stats of nodes being wiped out. Last time there was a little bit of confusion when a lot of stuff got killed.

Tonight we lost ~2400 writeups. This means we're gonna have some sort of huge decificit when we cash in our arbitrary node stats tomorrow. In a couple of days, we'll be out about that many nodeshells, as the writeups dissapate, and our trusty gnomes remove the nodeshells.

Why


Dann asked for his Macintosh Error Lookup guide, and a large chunk of his contribution to ECED to be removed. This was his choice, and I merely pulled the trigger. Dann should be publicly praised for working closely with the gods, and providing us with all of the valuable data to make this happen in the manner it did. My thanks as an administrator go out to him. Again, this was his decision, and I support him wholly for it. Dann, you are awesome. (daileph is also dann). Thank you.

We are out 2400 nodes tonight. By request:
My name is Void_Ptr, and I'm an E2 Editor. I would like to explain my editing strategy to you so that you will know what I'm about.

My goal is to make this database be worth something. My goal is to clean, cull and sculpt. My goal is to make this database fun for everyone, and above all USEFUL.

When I kill, I generally kill mercifully, unless you did something horrible and need to be punished.

On my own, I will kill:

  • useless crappily written writeups.
  • harmful writeups.
  • useless oneliners.
  • worthless GTKY nodes (this is more of a gray area, since some GTKY nodes do contain useful content, or have worth for some other reason).
  • Asamoths

    On request, I will kill:

  • Your write ups ;)

    On my own, I will edit:

  • spelling mistakes
  • glaring grammatical errors
    I may or may not message you about these.
    If a factual error is brought to my attention, I will message you about it. If you do not respond in a timely fashion, and the error is severe, I will nuke your node.

    I will try to help you:

  • If you ask.
  • If you really need it, regardless of whether you ask or not.

    I will nurture noders, new and old.

    I will not listen to bitching, but will try to address legitimate grievances.

    I am not infallible, but I have quite a bit of experience with this thing and likely know more about it than you do.

    I take this place seriously, and so should you, but remember, it's just a website.

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