Out of the Blue

Had an Abbott and Costello moment this morning after MrsBlue emailed the sysadmin at work to get a password for the laptop she brought home for the weekend. I've changed his name and adjective to avoid a cybersecurity fail:

MrsBlue: Jim Rocks! Blue: He wrote you back?
MrsBlue: Yup. Blue: What was your password?
MrsBlue: Jim Rocks. Blue: Yeah, he got back to you fast. So what was it?
MrsBlue: Jim Rocks. Blue: Why are you...? Oh. Your password is "Jim Rocks?"
MrsBlue: How many times do you need me to tell you that? Blue: Who's on first?

Rockin' Links: Thanks Ant.
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Stories: US life expectancy is still on the decline. Here's why. Thanks RedEye9.
Storms threaten Thanksgiving travel across U.S., hundreds of flights canceled in Denver.
Science: 18,000-Year-Old Puppy Found Frozen In Ice Could Be ‘Oldest Confirmed Dog’ Ever. Thanks Neutronbeam.
Media: The Gold Shirt.
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If you grab a teacher's ankle... Easy way to get kicked in the face.
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I'm with 1badmf
And all those giving thanks to how this place is run. Forum moderation is hard. When I was 20 I ran the official message board for a fairly large band. I wanted to let almost anything go. The place kind of soured and built a culture where being a hyper excited fan was mocked, and being negative lauded. This resulted in new fans coming in and not sticking around, so the place wasn't growing. It was too hard to adapt to the culture while being mocked, and there was no room for fans to gush. Some users actively hated the band and literally mocked anything positive, and any one. I'd IP ban them. The forum got upgraded and I could no longer do that, so any ban just meant they'd get a new name.

Think a board just Cutters, CJs, and Space Captains.

It was shut down a year after IP bans left. It was negative, had no meaningful discussion about anything, and two unofficial fan forums were more active and growing. One still exists.

I'll never moderate again. Wasn't fun, and I hated being the bad guy when I was also a participant. Made me terrible at it.
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