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Write, edit, and assist. Help keep the place clean.
Antique electronics, US highways, grammar (English and Spanish), Traditional Witchcraft.
Technogeek in the "real" world. Husband to briarcub.
What would The Doctor or Captain Jack do?
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February 17, 2017
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I'm back!

Hello there ... and welcome to my homenode. Could I get you some coffee? A comfy chair?

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Borrowed from jessicapierce's homenode: "Courtesy will get you courtesy in return. The opposite of courtesy will get you the courtesy of my long memory.

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I can hardly believe I've been at E2 for over 14 years. I love it still, warts and all. The upvotes, the downvotes, the writeups, editing the writeups, the server problems, the Chatterbox, and the users! Spending time here has not only made me a better writer (I hope), but made it possible to meet some of the most interesting folks I could've ever hoped to know.

If you're new to E2 (or even if you're not!): There's lots of help here, particularly the Quick Start and Everything2 Help. Those docs are recommended reading, and following the guidelines there make for a successful noder. This site will (if you let it) help you become a better writer. Oh, and be sure to read this!

There are many experienced noders who will be happy to give you a hand (and thanks to all those who took the time to help me!).

A quote from Lucy-S's editor log says it quite well:

"We have standards and goals. Yes, we expect things from people joining our group -- we expect people to try to do better than they had to on LiveJournal or Usenet or their own personal website. If you stick with us, you can become a better writer, a better coder, heck, maybe even a better cook, crafter, or thinker than you were when you first arrived. And we'll be happy to help you. All you gotta do is ask."

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E2 is a community as well, the icing on this lovely cake: read Everything is a community by Hermetic, and Everything is a Family by dann, and see why. And then, check out "Too much information" on Tiefling's home node. Last, but certainly not least, finish off with a noder's story of how E2 saved my life.

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One of the best things about E2: talking with other noders! I like to chat almost (but not quite) as much as I like to write and edit, and will be here noding, sipping coffee, smoking my pipe, and waiting to hear from you, so feel free to /msg me.

By the way, if we've talked, or met, and you have daylogs, I've read them all. The better to know you.

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Finally, throughout your E2 career, remember one of our best once said this:

"I have discovered (as perhaps you have as well) that in the relationships we have with each other on Everything2 that we learn a great deal about each other. Day after day, write-up after write-up, we come to know how we each express ourselves, conduct ourselves, what we might think or feel (no matter how momentarily). Some of us even write things that we would never say to another person. We eventually find a voice that expresses for us how we understand our world and each other."

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