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17 December 2008 @ 06:01 pm
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1. Why is it that no two departments in the university use the same identifier? I'm trying to do release of final paycheck forms, and it's ridiculous. Some want the Personnel Number, some want the Student ID, and one still uses SSN. Gah.

2. Why do people say, "If this post isn't allowed by community rules, moderator please remove"? Why not just email the moderator first and ask?

3. ljgenie is nifty, and found me the pie charts I was looking for a few days ago.

4. Everyone Deserves A Roof. Truly portable shelters for the homeless.

5. Fantastic Contraption, a Flash game that might actually teach some physics, sort of.
Buddha Buckblaisepascal on December 17th, 2008 11:18 pm (UTC)
2. Because they are selfish twits who know that they are doing something hinky, but can't be bothered to read the community rules themselves and wish to foist the policing off to someone else.

I think you should put into the community rules something to the effect of "Any poster who makes a poster with 'If this post isn't allowed by community rules, moderator please remove' or functional equivalent will be summarily banned".

Janet Miles, CAP-OMjanetmiles on December 17th, 2008 11:22 pm (UTC)
Not my community, but not at all a bad idea.
A Wandering Hobbitredbird on December 17th, 2008 11:50 pm (UTC)
Or because they are too clueless to find the community rules, even if the community page is headed "Read Rules Before Posting" and has a link to those rules.

And in some cases, I sadly suspect, because they've seen eighty-eleven other posts with "If this post isn't allowed by community rules, moderator please remove" and therefore think this is appropriate protocol.
norikos_author on December 17th, 2008 11:56 pm (UTC)
s/banned/hunted down and shot, pour encourager les autres/
Janet Miles, CAP-OMjanetmiles on December 18th, 2008 03:16 pm (UTC)
*nods* Haven't seen your font in a while; how're you and Velvet doing?
norikos_author on December 18th, 2008 07:00 pm (UTC)
Pretty good. I'm currently 'laid off' (well, okay, I'm laid off period, but my severance doesn't run out until the end of May), but it looks like I've got a good chance of ending up... right back where I was. ("Part of the [hardware purchase] deal is that we'll provide a resource to [former employer] for a year, and we're trying to make sure they get what they want -- and what they want is you.")

I had a _great_ boss....
Bladerunnerbldrnrpdx on December 18th, 2008 06:25 pm (UTC)
I figure it's either that, or the perpetually-apologizing. You know the ones - the ones who preface *everything* with "This is only my personally personal opinionated opinion, so it might not count for anything, and even if it's valid it still probably doesn't count for anything, so I apologize for taking up your time and energy, and in fact I apologize for taking up space because I myself don't count for anything, and this question is undoubtedly a stupid one and I'm sure everyone else in the world knows it already..."

Just have the damn opinion already! Ask the question already!
Xiphias Gladiusxiphias on December 18th, 2008 12:01 am (UTC)
The best part of Fantastic Contraption is, after you solve a level, loading other people's solutions, since sometimes people come up with the craziest, most awesome things that work. Generally, if it involves a catapult, it's cool.
Maggiesillymagpie on December 18th, 2008 12:08 am (UTC)
Some want the Personnel Number, some want the Student ID, and one still uses SSN.

Answer: To drive you mad, obviously.

It would certainly drive me batty!
(Anonymous) on December 18th, 2008 01:43 am (UTC)
No. It can't be to drive her mad, as she has been totaly crazy for as long as I have known her!

Younger Brother