Sat Nov 13 1999 at 10:07 utc

The holiest time of all.

For on this day, my brothers, our god...


was born.

Its also the date on alot of writeups, which ticks me off...

This is a node about noding, i.e. a meta-node, but not a metanode. I have also taken the liberty of pipe-linking. I apologize for any inconvenience it may cause you, dear fellow noder.

Ever so often when swimming through the nodegel, you come across a writeup which was created Sat Nov 13 1999. Usually you do this when some hot-shot at the top of the Other Users Nodelet point out to you that "This has already been noded, newbie!". Sat Nov 13 1999 was, as you may or may not know, the time when the old E1 nodes were imported to here.

When hovering over the

-button on an old E1 node here on E2, I cannot stop myself from checking that old user out - if I don't already recognize the name. I do this because many noders from E1 does not come to E2. Sad but true. Yes, you know it too;
Was last logged in:Never
Why is this troublesome? I'll tell you why:

Voting on a node created by a user that has never logged on to E2 just feels like a wasted vote!

A cool, on the other hand, does not feel like a waste, since it will point out a good node to others - an example to good noding! But then again - cools are even more scarcely handed out by the Gods of Everything.

So, where's your point? you might ask. Well my point is that

The annoying orange orb outside my window each morning

I used to work nights. For years. Recently I've been switched to days, and I've been saying this ever since. What IS that orange thing in the sky? Don't you day people have the lightswitch somewhere? It's really annoying. Can't we at least dim it somehow? Who made that thing? Whose idea was it anyway? Sun

The writeup above, originally posted on or before November 13th, 1999, was a thing that got a reputation of 51 before being removed. This was the first node I posted to E2.

the following was added on Sunday August 23rd 2009

After a long hiatus from E2, I returned with way more private messages than I thought I'd ever see. One of them read as follows:

$ Tem42 says re November 13, 1999: Maybe this should go on your homenode? But it brings back good memories.

The fact this individual felt a need to inform me that perhaps this belongs on my homenode reminds me why I left E2 in the first place. I left this here for posterity, and that's why I still leave it here, but frankly I'm surprised the website still exists at all. While people were feverishly fighting over minutia in this domain, the rest of the Internet passed them by. A word of advice for your future: don't try to mold the user to fit your node goo. It works the other way around. Make the goo work for the user. Otherwise, people will just go somewhere else. kthxby

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