Erk, have you seen the new forums? Lithium indeed!
"I couldn't help thinking of that science fiction story by Jerome Bixby that became the Twilight Zone episode, you know, "It's a Good Life", when I read all the sychophantic fangirl stuff, such as from that atrocious Suella Ember (*wince*), deciding she "likes" the removal of the General Discussion forum.
You know, I've been in two minds about the lack of GD but, all in all, I'm starting to lean towards it being a good idea. I also hope (and suspect) that Lexie and co will be open to suggestions for other forum sections to go alongside the ones we have like 'Destinations', 'Your Avatar', 'Make Friends' etc. We should be able to cover the bulk of what was discussed in GD in those sections and hopefully keep things more focussed and flame resistant!
The only things that aren't covered are the really off topic stuff that, if we are honest, is the stuff that used to cause so much flaming anyway! If you can think of some sections that may be missing I would definitely make a suggestion here or drop Lexie a line. No guarentees it would be accepted, but I'm sure she'd consider it."
There's lots more like that. Bring your barf bag. Actually, bring two.
All the sections have deliberately happy little threads pre-started by Lexie, like "Make New Friends" or "Your Favourite Destinations".
I'm thinking of One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest, too...
The new reputation system is supposed to take you from "Resident" (I have "Honored Resident" in my title possibly due to age? or maybe everybody gets that to start? No, apparently neither -- I have "Honored" and Aimee Weber has only Resident. Whatever can *that* mean?) all the way to 'Helper". I'm afraid to look at the greater number of "powers" you get at that level -- I'm afraid it will involve moderating other people.
Naturally Marianne McCann has hastened in her usual unseemly way to bag the child avatar topic in the mindshare and declare that this is NOT a thread about whether you can have a child avatar as the TOS guarantees it! I tried just posting "no" for starters...
I just "helpfully helped" about 10 people on the Answers, and now I feel ready for medication time. I think we can get up a great game of poker, maybe use a few of those rationed cigarettes that Nurse Ratchett let us have for the chips...I wonder where McMurphy is...they said he should be back from treatment by now...