Sadly, it doesn’t look like I’ll be able to fulfill my pledge to complete this years Iron Noder Quest. I seemed to have come across a case of writer's block and just can’t seem to get unstuck. Rather than submit a bunch of what I’d consider subpar write ups and bore our readers to death, I thought I’d do us all a favor and bite the bullet and admit my failure.
That doesn’t mean I haven’t been busy though. As I wander through the database I often come across write ups that are in need of some TLC or a firm hand so this is what I’ve done so far this month to try and clean up the site for both our current and future generations of noders and visitors.
Write ups that were in need of some love…
Go on! It's got raisins in it! (place) by heyoka – removed some references and links to a website that no longer exist
Insomnia (idea) by Flechette - fixed formatting to make this easier on the eyes to read and fixed some grammar
dream-catcher - moved all write ups to dream catcher and made appropriate firm links
Led Zeppelin (thing) by Orange Julius - removed references to a write ups that no longer exists within the node
Timothy Leary (person) by witchiepoo - removed references to write ups that no longer exists within the node and changed some verbiage to make it more coherent
S Club 7 (thing) by mellamaphone - fixed some html tags that were showing up in the w/u
Mike Nichols (person) by kthejoker – added date of death
Golden Years (thing) by Orange Julius - removed reference to write ups that no longer exists within the node and changed verbiage accordingly
Ken Takakura (person) by Shro0m – added date of death
Glen Larson (person) by flambeau - added date of death
European Space Agency (thing) by station23 - updated to change number of member states in first sentence from 15 to 20.
Heart and Soul (idea) by themusic – removed references to write ups that no longer exists within the node and reworded accordingly
firewall (thing) by hramyaegr – fixed some typos
The demise of the internet (idea) by MrFurious - removed references to write ups that no longer exist within the node and reworded accordingly
Pissing contest (idea) by eric+ - fixed some verbiage
Click and Clack the Tappet Brothers (person) by Sputnik - added date of death for Tom (Click?)
Car Talk (thing) by cbustapeck - added date of death of Tom (Click?)
Taxi Driver (thing) by j-rock nowhere – fixed some typos
Zen Arcade (thing) by Orion - removed references to write ups that no longer exists within the node
Write ups that were in need of a firm hand...
Scopes Monkey Trial (thing) by SheThing – removed, write up has been superseded
Emerson, Lake and Palmer (person) by soren.harward - removed, write up has been superseded
racial profiling (person) by some_guy – removed with msg “this doesn't really add anything to the topic at hand. I'm removing it to drafts
StarOffice (thing) by Ray Dassen - removed, write up has been superseded
Gay dudes dig big brawny guys (idea) by WolfDaddy – removed with msg “I'm removing this. For the most part, it seems to be a reply to a write up that no longer exists within the node. You can now find it in your drafts. Feel free to edit and repost it if you so desire”
Chicken Club Sandwich (thing) by Winky – removed a one liner with msg “We can surely do better than this.
Entering Marion (place) by fuzzy and blue – removed with msg “I'm removing this due to E2's policy regarding lyrics and copyright”
marching band (thing) by Tsarren - "I'm removing this since it references a w/u that no longer exists and has since been superseded.
marching band (thing) by TubaMan - "I'm removing this to drafts, this seems to be a highly personal account and doesn't do the topic justice."
To date, that’s all I have for November. I’ll try and do my best to do something like this in the months to come (I probably should have been doing it all along) and I encourage other members of the CE’s to do the same if they feel so inclined.
As always, if one of you comes across anything that is in need of repair or you think needs to go away entirely, feel free to shoot me a message and I’ll be glad to take a look at it.
From my table to yours, Happy Thanksgiving.