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Title: Call Girl For Nacho?
Post by: starrwriter on May 02, 2005, 06:40:20 PM
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Title: Call Girl For Nacho?
Post by: nacho on May 02, 2005, 06:51:13 PM
I've noticed a sudden silence, too.  Can't be the page change... I mean, we've suffered through worse.  The 89,000 forum changes and crashes?

I don't know.  I always jump right to: Something is fucked up on our end and we drove people away.  Truth is, it's probably just a lull.  They always seem to happen in the summer.  Then I go away for a month and not a single person posts.

I think we need to get rid of registration/membership on the main page and just have the forums.  I see people online at the main page all day, but none of them coming over here... My thought is that it's not clicking that a different registration is required here.  That's one thing.

If you have any real ideas about upping participation, don't hesitate.  

Also -- feedback.  Are the forums difficult to use or approach?  Are they not user friendly?  Anything constructive is welcome.

May-August is the weirdest time for pages like this.  Even for SFWP.  The world goes outside!  It all feeds my deep-seated paranoia that I'll lose my fanbase and die unloved.
Title: Call Girl For Nacho?
Post by: starrwriter on May 02, 2005, 07:30:43 PM
Quote from: nacho
May-August is the weirdest time for pages like this.  Even for SFWP.  The world goes outside!  It all feeds my deep-seated paranoia that I'll lose my fanbase and die unloved.


Well, that's a given. But maybe we can keep the fanbase going for awhile longer. I'll try to think of ways to inspire members to post. Free airline tickets to Hawaii? (At your expense, of course. I'll just act as tour guide.) A date with Angelina Jolie? Coupons for gasoline at half price? I'll come up with something even though my last brainstorm (Freaky Times) seems to have died a-borning.
Title: Call Girl For Nacho?
Post by: yotoc on May 02, 2005, 08:22:00 PM
Well my problem is I have to be a housewife, a chauffeur, build a press site, maitain this shitstorm while going to nursing school and trying to move.  I have ten minutes right now though.  Wheee!

This same thing happened last year, nobody should panic.  I agree with killing membership on the main page but what the hell do you do about submitting work?  I'm going to try to clean this place up some tonight.
Title: Call Girl For Nacho?
Post by: nacho on May 02, 2005, 08:26:09 PM
Quote from: yotoc
but what the hell do you do about submitting work?  I'm going to try to clean this place up some tonight.


A secret author sign in?  authors.gs.org, send them there from here and tell them to login and submit?  Something like that.  

Or a submissions drop box like the email newsletter drop box....?  Email, name, submission.  It goes to...my email?  I don't know.
Title: Call Girl For Nacho?
Post by: Matt on May 02, 2005, 09:55:35 PM
I'm busy these days trying to edit my school's Lit Mag, working to pay off debts, dealing with girlfriend, getting all my shit taken care of with University of Iowa. I'll be busy most of May, but this has been the first real week for me to have a breather.

Oh, and the new forums bugged me for a little bit, but I'm getting used to them.
Title: Re: Call Girl For Nacho?
Post by: Tyson on May 02, 2005, 10:20:11 PM
Quote from: starrwriter
... the virgin Tyson hasn't been heard from in awhile (maybe psycho girl slaughtered him with an axe.) ...


I had a triathlon over the weekend, fuckers! I kicked ass, considering the fact that it was my first real triathlon and I've only been training for 4 months. I did 1.5 km swim, 26 mi bike, and 10km run in 3:35:03. The course was mostly fucking vertical hills (except for the swimming, of course) so it was killer on my legs. But hey, my 40 year-old P.O.S. bike held together on all of the 50mph downhill runs!

But anyways, let's play a game. I'll show you my to do-list for tonight, and you'll guess why I'm not around GS as much this week:

* Start English thesis
* Finish Global Cities discussion paper
* Finish and submit Systems Programming project
* Read assigned English reading
* Clean room & unpack shit
* Eat (?)
* Laundry
* Stab neck with common kitchen implement

*logs off*
*server crashes*
Title: Call Girl For Nacho?
Post by: jreale on May 02, 2005, 10:21:20 PM
Quote from: nacho
My thought is that it's not clicking that a different registration is required here.  That's one thing.


It took me a while to understand that there were two log ins, and it wasn't even close to being 4:20.



Quote from: nacho
May-August is the weirdest time for pages like this.  Even for SFWP.
 I agree that you're seeing a seasonal shift--every community experiences one.


Quote from: nacho
The world goes outside!  


Ha ha, very fucking funny.
Title: Call Girl For Nacho?
Post by: Tyson on May 02, 2005, 10:22:42 PM
Quote from: nacho
Quote from: yotoc
but what the hell do you do about submitting work?  I'm going to try to clean this place up some tonight.


A secret author sign in?  authors.gs.org, send them there from here and tell them to login and submit?  Something like that.  

Or a submissions drop box like the email newsletter drop box....?  Email, name, submission.  It goes to...my email?  I don't know.


Dude. Keep it simple:

submissions@greatsociety.org

Then set up filters to weed out the obviously retarded shit. Real writers know how to submit shit. I have a filter that sends any message with "lol", smileys, "really", or "thanx" to the "Retard" bin.
Title: Call Girl For Nacho?
Post by: nacho on May 02, 2005, 10:24:43 PM
Quote from: jreale



Quote from: nacho
The world goes outside!  


Ha ha, very fucking funny.


*except Colorado*
Title: Call Girl For Nacho?
Post by: nacho on May 02, 2005, 10:26:36 PM
Quote from: Tyson


Dude. Keep it simple:

submissions@greatsociety.org

Then set up filters to weed out the obviously retarded shit. Real writers know how to submit shit. I have a filter that sends any message with "lol", smileys, "really", or "thanx" to the "Retard" bin.


This is probably the best answer.  Streamline everything.  We're down to a core group, anyway.
Title: Call Girl For Nacho?
Post by: starrwriter on May 02, 2005, 10:27:21 PM
Quote from: Matt
I'm busy these days trying to edit my school's Lit Mag, working to pay off debts ...


File for bankruptcy. That's how millionaires get out from under their debts.

Editing a school lit mag sounds like a great idea. Should get you some action from lonely female poets.

"Of course I'm going to publish your poem, Gwendolyn. If you could just help me with this little problem I have ..."
Title: Call Girl For Nacho?
Post by: Tyson on May 02, 2005, 10:32:36 PM
Quote from: starrwriter
Editing a school lit mag sounds like a great idea. Should get you some action from lonely female poets.


Nothing destroyed the once-lofty opinions I had of the beautiful women at my high school more than editing their poetry when I did the school lit mag. Jesus fuck.

And the bastard advisor wouldn't let me cut them out. I had to publish "everything that isn't dirty". Asstard. Fucked up what would have been a good mag.

With three authors, sure, but so what? People are retarded!
Title: Re: Call Girl For Nacho?
Post by: Nubbins on May 02, 2005, 10:33:40 PM
Quote from: Tyson
But anyways, let's play a game. I'll show you my to do-list for tonight, and you'll guess why I'm not around GS as much this week:

* Start English thesis
* Finish Global Cities discussion paper
* Finish and submit Systems Programming project
* Read assigned English reading
* Clean room & unpack shit
* Eat (?)
* Laundry
* Stab neck with common kitchen implement

*logs off*
*server crashes*


You left out *celebrate virginity!!!

HAHAHAAAAA... OWNED...*


















*I only kid, Tyson, you know that.  I can look past the fact that you're not interested in one of the greatest American comedies ever committed to film because deep down inside, I know your heart's in the right place.
Title: Call Girl For Nacho?
Post by: starrwriter on May 02, 2005, 10:36:18 PM
Quote from: jreale
Quote from: nacho
The world goes outside!  


Ha ha, very fucking funny.

It's still snowing. Seriously.


You must leave the Rockies, Mountain Girl, and come to the balmy islands of fun and sun. Kona awaits!
Title: Call Girl For Nacho?
Post by: nacho on May 02, 2005, 10:36:29 PM
This hole where my wisdom tooth used to be is messing with me today.  All four came out in 1994, and they had to put me to sleep to go up and get the top two and, right before, say, a major catastrophe in America, those top holes get really sensitive.  Strange.
Title: Call Girl For Nacho?
Post by: Matt on May 02, 2005, 10:40:07 PM
Quote from: starrwriter
Quote from: Matt
I'm busy these days trying to edit my school's Lit Mag, working to pay off debts ...


File for bankruptcy. That's how millionaires get out from under their debts.

Editing a school lit mag sounds like a great idea. Should get you some action from lonely female poets.

"Of course I'm going to publish your poem, Gwendolyn. If you could just help me with this little problem I have ..."


Christ, if only it was like that. Instead, we've gotten these gems:

- A mini-dictionary of dragons, referring to them as "wyrms." Looks a great deal like it was copied out of a book. Covers at least five different varieties of dragon, all apparantly European in origin.
- Fourteen haikus, all by the same person, seemingly pumped out like a crackwhore squeezes out little fetuses. Haikus are the bane of high school lit mag editor's existence, I swear. Seventeen syllables of pain. This girl was also the one who submitted the mini-dictionary of dragons.
- "The Dragons are Singing Tonight": I don't know if it was an original work or not but there was a picture of a dragon singing or something plus poetry that I never read. It was a visual abortion.
- One haiku that was about the pain a black rose feels or something like that. Also, it included a nice illustration of a black rose, but since it was on lined paper even if it was put in, we couldn't transfer the rose.
- Various poems from girlfriends to boyfriends, dealing with various levels of pain and loss. They're horrible.

After we didn't have an issue last year because the editor was a stoner who never did anything, I wanted this year to be really good and respectable. I'll be lucky to squeeze 70 pages of decent material. And, unlike other school zines, we have no funding from the school. But since we're flying under the radar, that means we'll be able to have some leeway when it comes to profanity and obscenity.
Title: Call Girl For Nacho?
Post by: starrwriter on May 02, 2005, 10:45:01 PM
Quote from: Tyson
Nothing destroyed the once-lofty opinions I had of the beautiful women at my high school more than editing their poetry when I did the school lit mag. Jesus fuck.


I agree, women can't write worth a shit.

(I just got both of us in trouble with Jody.)
Title: Call Girl For Nacho?
Post by: nacho on May 02, 2005, 10:46:43 PM
Quote from: Matt


Christ, if only it was like that. Instead, we've gotten these gems:

- A mini-dictionary of dragons, referring to them as "wyrms." Looks a great deal like it was copied out of a book. Covers at least five different varieties of dragon, all apparantly European in origin.


Refer them to me, Dragonrider!  I'll print it without editing and call it the greatest work of our time.  See if I don't!

Dragonriders of Greatsociety!
Title: Call Girl For Nacho?
Post by: starrwriter on May 02, 2005, 10:51:20 PM
Quote from: nacho
This hole where my wisdom tooth used to be is messing with me today.  All four came out in 1994, and they had to put me to sleep to go up and get the top two and, right before, say, a major catastrophe in America, those top holes get really sensitive.  Strange.


My penis hurt like hell just before the Asian tsunami struck. What does it all mean, Nacho?
Title: Call Girl For Nacho?
Post by: nacho on May 02, 2005, 10:58:10 PM
Quote from: starrwriter
Quote from: nacho
This hole where my wisdom tooth used to be is messing with me today.  All four came out in 1994, and they had to put me to sleep to go up and get the top two and, right before, say, a major catastrophe in America, those top holes get really sensitive.  Strange.


My penis hurt like hell just before the Asian tsunami struck. What does it all mean, Nacho?


Don't ever mention your penis again.
Title: Re: Call Girl For Nacho?
Post by: Tyson on May 02, 2005, 11:02:08 PM
Quote from: Nubbins
*I only kid, Tyson, you know that.  I can look past the fact that you're not interested in one of the greatest American comedies ever committed to film because deep down inside, I know your heart's in the right place.


I actually had it sitting in my room for a month (thank you, NetFlix) btu I never had the time to watch it, so I sent it back.

Don't hate me. I just need a wet.
Title: Re: Call Girl For Nacho?
Post by: nacho on May 02, 2005, 11:04:30 PM
Quote from: Tyson
Quote from: Nubbins
*I only kid, Tyson, you know that.  I can look past the fact that you're not interested in one of the greatest American comedies ever committed to film because deep down inside, I know your heart's in the right place.


I actually had it sitting in my room for a month (thank you, NetFlix) btu I never had the time to watch it, so I sent it back.

Don't hate me. I just need a wet.


Backpedaling!
Title: Call Girl For Nacho?
Post by: Matt on May 02, 2005, 11:04:36 PM
Quote from: Tyson
Quote from: starrwriter
Editing a school lit mag sounds like a great idea. Should get you some action from lonely female poets.


Nothing destroyed the once-lofty opinions I had of the beautiful women at my high school more than editing their poetry when I did the school lit mag. Jesus fuck.

And the bastard advisor wouldn't let me cut them out. I had to publish "everything that isn't dirty". Asstard. Fucked up what would have been a good mag.

With three authors, sure, but so what? People are retarded!


Thank God we don't have to put in everything that's submitted. I'm trying my best to have quality control over what's put in, even if that's the same person with five pen names writing.

We used to print 50 copies of the mag in a school of ~1300 people. We'd be lucky to move 30-40 copies of those 50. I can only imagine how much less we would sell if we included everything submitted.

edit I forgot to add this too: this year I set up a generic hotmail account to send out a primitive newsletter/communication system, since no one ever showed up to meetings held in school. Now, I figured that some dipshit somewhere would sign this account to every porn and/or spam account imaginable.

Not one single spam e-mail. In well over 4 months of being open to the public. Apathy's worse than being spammed.
Title: Call Girl For Nacho?
Post by: nacho on May 02, 2005, 11:07:04 PM
Quote from: Matt


I can only imagine how much less we would sell if we included everything submitted.


On the contrary...
Title: Re: Call Girl For Nacho?
Post by: starrwriter on May 02, 2005, 11:08:02 PM
Quote from: Tyson
I'll show you my to do-list for tonight, and you'll guess why I'm not around GS as much this week:

* Start English thesis (Buy paper online for $5)
* Finish Global Cities discussion paper (Global City is an oxymoron)
* Finish and submit Systems Programming project (Tell teacher virus ate it)
* Read assigned English reading (Skim the first few paragraphs)
* Clean room & unpack shit (Why? It's ANAL!)
* Eat? (Drink beer for supper)
* Laundry (Wear dirty clothes another day. Are you compulsive, too?)
* Stab neck with common kitchen implement (You can do that some other day)


Simplify, simplify and college life will seem like sucking the Golden Udder.
Title: Call Girl For Nacho?
Post by: Tyson on May 02, 2005, 11:09:34 PM
Quote from: Matt
We used to print 50 copies of the mag in a school of ~1300 people. We'd be lucky to move 30-40 copies of those 50. I can only imagine how much less we would sell if we included everything submitted.


The key to success is to start a rumor around school that the lit mag has either hardcore porn or compromising pictures of the principal inside. Start a controversy. Get the local press involved. Shit like that.

I started a rumor that because I had to allow everything in, the mag was 90% ball-suckage. Well... It was.

Fuck that. I have Entropy Mag for my good lit lovin'.
Title: Call Girl For Nacho?
Post by: Matt on May 02, 2005, 11:14:28 PM
Yeah, I'm digging for controversy. I'm hoping I can get some Arabic kids interested if I have an interview with an Arabic girl and how she really feels about having to wear a scarf constantly, etc. The Americanization of Arabic culture is actually a pretty hot button around here, especially the Americanization of Muslim women.

I also putting my short story in it about hermaphrodites, so that could have some controversy too.
Title: Re: Call Girl For Nacho?
Post by: nacho on May 02, 2005, 11:17:39 PM
Quote from: starrwriter
Quote from: Tyson
I'll show you my to do-list for tonight, and you'll guess why I'm not around GS as much this week:

* Start English thesis (Buy paper online for $5)
* Finish Global Cities discussion paper (Global City is an oxymoron)
* Finish and submit Systems Programming project (Tell teacher virus ate it)
* Read assigned English reading (Skim the first few paragraphs)
* Clean room & unpack shit (Why? It's ANAL!)
* Eat? (Drink beer for supper)
* Laundry (Wear dirty clothes another day. Are you compulsive, too?)
* Stab neck with common kitchen implement (You can do that some other day)


Simplify, simplify and college life will seem like sucking the Golden Udder.


Gonna have to agree here, Tyson.  You're not getting the most out of college.  I studied for tests the morning of, wore my clothes to bed, never unpacked anything except my computer and my videotapes and only ate bread along with my beer.
Title: Call Girl For Nacho?
Post by: Tyson on May 02, 2005, 11:19:11 PM
Quote from: Matt
Yeah, I'm digging for controversy. I'm hoping I can get some Arabic kids interested if I have an interview with an Arabic girl and how she really feels about having to wear a scarf constantly, etc. The Americanization of Arabic culture is actually a pretty hot button around here, especially the Americanization of Muslim women.

I also putting my short story in it about hermaphrodites, so that could have some controversy too.


You'll go far in the literary world!

Post the worst here at GS!
Title: Call Girl For Nacho?
Post by: nacho on May 02, 2005, 11:21:02 PM
Quote from: Tyson


Post the worst here at GS!


Oh, yes.

Look, "in one ear and out your nubbins" is member's only.  Let's have all your rejected shit there, man!

I want the dragon stuff.  Right the fuck now.
Title: Re: Call Girl For Nacho?
Post by: starrwriter on May 03, 2005, 12:02:30 AM
Quote from: nacho
Gonna have to agree here, Tyson.  You're not getting the most out of college.  I studied for tests the morning of, wore my clothes to bed, never unpacked anything except my computer and my videotapes and only ate bread along with my beer.


Tyson is intelligent and his heart is in the right place, like Nubbins says, but he's wound too damn tight to enjoy college like you and I did. But I have hope for him. We will keep working on him until he loosens up and turns on the cruise control. Like MC5 sang, you gotta kick out the jams, motherfucker.
Title: Re: Call Girl For Nacho?
Post by: Tyson on May 03, 2005, 12:33:28 AM
Quote from: starrwriter
Quote from: nacho
Gonna have to agree here, Tyson.  You're not getting the most out of college.  I studied for tests the morning of, wore my clothes to bed, never unpacked anything except my computer and my videotapes and only ate bread along with my beer.


Tyson is intelligent and his heart is in the right place, like Nubbins says, but he's wound too damn tight to enjoy college like you and I did. But I have hope for him. We will keep working on him until he loosens up and turns on the cruise control. Like MC5 sang, you gotta kick out the jams, motherfucker.


I'm getting there. I'm changing my major next quarter. Over the summer though, you bet your ass something's going to happen.

At least I have my triathlons. Those are fun and they get me outside. I'm going to be on CalPoly's triathlon team next year, so then I'll be able to, uhm, "train" with the disturbingly hot triathlon girls.

My ass is unwinding! My ass!
Title: Call Girl For Nacho?
Post by: Cassander on May 03, 2005, 12:47:08 AM
disturbingly hot is right!  one of those from high school turned into my lawyer, and let me tell you, it's been nothing but blue balls and hundred dollar lunches.  but, hey, whatever.  That vehicular manslaughter thing went away.


weekly forum quota met...deet.

*logs off*

oh, also, starrighter, I don't have a wife.  or a drinking problem.  just aspirations and a mighty big heart.  now, go fuck a coconut, you Travel Magazine copy writing reject!
Title: Call Girl For Nacho?
Post by: starrwriter on May 03, 2005, 02:30:19 AM
Quote from: Cassander
disturbingly hot is right!  one of those from high school turned into my lawyer, and let me tell you, it's been nothing but blue balls and hundred dollar lunches.  but, hey, whatever.  That vehicular manslaughter thing went away.


weekly forum quota met...deet.

*logs off*

oh, also, starrighter, I don't have a wife.  or a drinking problem.  just aspirations and a mighty big heart.  now, go fuck a coconut, you Travel Magazine copy writing reject!


Sorry, no time to respond. Busy polishing the FIRST PLACE AWARD I won from the Society of Professional Journalists last year for my TRAVEL MAGAZINE article that solved the mystery of 5 fishermen who vanished in a storm at sea. You?
Title: Call Girl For Nacho?
Post by: Nubbins on May 03, 2005, 03:02:06 AM
Quote from: nacho
Look, "in one ear and out your nubbins" is member's only.  Let's have all your rejected shit there, man!


I think this applies to just about anything reject worthy, regardless... or is it irregardless?

OH GOD!! FUCK YOU, ENGLISH GRAMMAR!!!
Title: Call Girl For Nacho?
Post by: jreale on May 03, 2005, 11:16:36 AM
Quote from: starrwriter


You must leave the Rockies, Mountain Girl, and come to the balmy islands of fun and sun. Kona awaits!


I'm so close it's making me crazy.
Title: Call Girl For Nacho?
Post by: jreale on May 03, 2005, 11:25:43 AM
Quote from: Cassander

oh, also, starrighter, I don't have a wife.  or a drinking problem.  just aspirations and a mighty big heart.  now, go fuck a coconut, you Travel Magazine copy writing reject!

Quote from: starrwriter

Sorry, no time to respond. Busy polishing the FIRST PLACE AWARD I won from the Society of Professional Journalists last year for my TRAVEL MAGAZINE article that solved the mystery of 5 fishermen who vanished in a storm at sea. You?


Jerry! Jerry! Jerry!...
Title: Call Girl For Nacho?
Post by: Matt on May 03, 2005, 11:59:05 AM
This violates every standard of ethics in Lit Mag editing. If there were any.





I'll see if I can get some scans up. Do we still have a place where we can upload images on GS?
Title: Call Girl For Nacho?
Post by: nacho on May 03, 2005, 12:07:19 PM
Quote from: Matt
ethics in Lit Mag editing.


????



Quote

I'll see if I can get some scans up. Do we still have a place where we can upload images on GS?


On the main page under "Media Wing."
Title: Call Girl For Nacho?
Post by: Tyson on May 03, 2005, 01:12:40 PM
Quote from: Matt
This violates every standard of ethics in Lit Mag editing. If there were any.


You must be new here.
Title: Call Girl For Nacho?
Post by: Cassander on May 03, 2005, 06:51:10 PM
Quote from: starrwriter


Sorry, no time to respond. Busy polishing the FIRST PLACE AWARD I won from the Society of Professional Journalists last year for my TRAVEL MAGAZINE article that solved the mystery of 5 fishermen who vanished in a storm at sea. You?


Starrighter solved the case of the Five Fugitive Fishermen!  It was Mr. Jenkins!

"And I would've gotten away with it too, if it weren't for that pesky Starwritter!"

*high fives*
Title: Call Girl For Nacho?
Post by: RottingCorpse on May 03, 2005, 07:05:57 PM
In regards to my silence of late I've been frantically trying to keep my film from falling apart in the eleventh hour. We premiere it in one week, and have a lot of work to do so the crunch is on.

I'll be back on May 12.
Title: Call Girl For Nacho?
Post by: starrwriter on May 03, 2005, 07:53:23 PM
Quote from: Cassander
Quote from: starrwriter


Sorry, no time to respond. Busy polishing the FIRST PLACE AWARD I won from the Society of Professional Journalists last year for my TRAVEL MAGAZINE article that solved the mystery of 5 fishermen who vanished in a storm at sea. You?


Starrighter solved the case of the Five Fugitive Fishermen!  It was Mr. Jenkins!

"And I would've gotten away with it too, if it weren't for that pesky Starwritter!"

*high fives*


Bad case of PMS again, Cassandra?
Title: Call Girl For Nacho?
Post by: Cassander on May 03, 2005, 08:49:32 PM
zing!

that might've been funny on the honeymooners, saturiter...can you hear be way back there in the fifties?
Title: Call Girl For Nacho?
Post by: starrwriter on May 03, 2005, 09:57:30 PM
Quote from: Cassander
zing!

that might've been funny on the honeymooners, saturiter...can you hear be way back there in the fifties?


(https://greatsociety.org/forums/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.greatsociety.org%2Fuploads%2Fuserfiles%2Fstarrwriter%2Fmoon.gif&hash=5e9a34915e20e747873e883a51fbab6a3540cf27)
Title: Call Girl For Nacho?
Post by: Cassander on May 03, 2005, 11:14:20 PM
he likes Dali and Far Side...he can't be all bad.  Truce!
Title: Call Girl For Nacho?
Post by: starrwriter on May 04, 2005, 12:36:10 AM
Quote from: Cassander
he likes Dali and Far Side...he can't be all bad.  Truce!


I'm the Devil's Advocate.

He-he-ho-ho-ha-ha.