The Flat Earth Society needs an anthem

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hoppy

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Re: The Flat Earth Society needs an anthem
« Reply #30 on: January 12, 2013, 06:28:55 PM »
Hi.  A couple things:

Yes, I'm not the most active person on the forums, but I do keep an eye on things and when there's a major problem, I'm pretty good about responding.  I imagine that anyone who's ever contacted me on Twitter about a serious technical problem on the site saw action pretty quickly.  Just because you don't see me posting a lot doesn't necessarily mean I'm not around.  And I do sometimes participate in threads as well, so it's not as if I'm a complete ghost on the forums.

Also, the Flat Earth Society is more than just the forums.  Adding materials to the library, email correspondence, memberships, the podcast, occasional batches of t-shirts, etc are also part of the job and you'd be surprised how much time a lot of that stuff takes.  And then there's background maintenance stuff that generally doesn't get noticed but would get noticed if it wasn't happening.

I know there was a period where, as Wilmore correctly pointed out, I wasn't very involved with the Society and it suffered a bit because of that.  But that was quite a while ago and certainly isn't the case now.
Daniel, I would like to thank you for the time and money that  you invest in this website. It is a fun place to be, and I am thankful for TFES.
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Re: The Flat Earth Society needs an anthem
« Reply #31 on: January 12, 2013, 07:00:56 PM »
Hi.  A couple things:

Yes, I'm not the most active person on the forums, but I do keep an eye on things and when there's a major problem, I'm pretty good about responding.  I imagine that anyone who's ever contacted me on Twitter about a serious technical problem on the site saw action pretty quickly.  Just because you don't see me posting a lot doesn't necessarily mean I'm not around.  And I do sometimes participate in threads as well, so it's not as if I'm a complete ghost on the forums.

Also, the Flat Earth Society is more than just the forums.  Adding materials to the library, email correspondence, memberships, the podcast, occasional batches of t-shirts, etc are also part of the job and you'd be surprised how much time a lot of that stuff takes.  And then there's background maintenance stuff that generally doesn't get noticed but would get noticed if it wasn't happening.

I know there was a period where, as Wilmore correctly pointed out, I wasn't very involved with the Society and it suffered a bit because of that.  But that was quite a while ago and certainly isn't the case now.
Daniel, I would like to thank you for the time and money that  you invest in this website. It is a fun place to be, and I am thankful for TFES.

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Re: The Flat Earth Society needs an anthem
« Reply #32 on: January 12, 2013, 07:45:27 PM »
I only occasionally do stuff on Twitter, respond to emails, and arrange/do interviews and the podcast. Yet I find I spend almost as much time on that as I do on the forum. And it has to fit in somewhere alongside work I get paid for, and frankly, non-monetary stuff that is more important (family, relationships etc). I think it's important that people recognise that this stuff gets done, and acknowledge that it is being done all the time. Daniel doesn't need to be here explaining the UA to some noob in order to be considered 'active'. He's actively paying for the site. He's actively promoting and running the society. He's actively retrieving a treasure-trove of previously inaccessible FE material and making it available online.


I know you guys don't feel it as immediately or interact with it as personally, but all this stuff is a lot more important for the Flat Earth Society than anything I or any other mod does here. We need mods, and we need members. But the society has to be more than an efficiently administrated forum, and right now that 'more' is Daniel and everything he does.


When Daniel was inactive, it was a problem, as he has acknowledged on several occasions. But he wasn't really any less active on the forum at that time. He's always been hands-off when it comes to the forum, and I have always seen that as a good thing. This has never been "Daniel's Flat Earth Society", and we have never seen him loom as a personality in an unhealthy way. It's a really good thing, and I wish people would stop equating posting frugally with inactivity.
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Beorn

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Re: The Flat Earth Society needs an anthem
« Reply #33 on: January 13, 2013, 04:42:06 AM »
Hi.  A couple things:

Yes, I'm not the most active person on the forums, but I do keep an eye on things and when there's a major problem, I'm pretty good about responding.  I imagine that anyone who's ever contacted me on Twitter about a serious technical problem on the site saw action pretty quickly.  Just because you don't see me posting a lot doesn't necessarily mean I'm not around.  And I do sometimes participate in threads as well, so it's not as if I'm a complete ghost on the forums.

Also, the Flat Earth Society is more than just the forums.  Adding materials to the library, email correspondence, memberships, the podcast, occasional batches of t-shirts, etc are also part of the job and you'd be surprised how much time a lot of that stuff takes.  And then there's background maintenance stuff that generally doesn't get noticed but would get noticed if it wasn't happening.

I know there was a period where, as Wilmore correctly pointed out, I wasn't very involved with the Society and it suffered a bit because of that.  But that was quite a while ago and certainly isn't the case now.
Daniel, I would like to thank you for the time and money that  you invest in this website. It is a fun place to be, and I am thankful for TFES.

And sorry for repeating a running joke  :-*
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Re: The Flat Earth Society needs an anthem
« Reply #34 on: January 14, 2013, 12:33:45 AM »
Daniel is almost active enough. He will be active enough when I receive my membership certificate.

And FES already has an anthem - Onward Planar Soldiers
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