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posted by martyb on Friday February 19 2016, @10:00AM   Printer-friendly
from the community++ dept.

It passed without fanfare, but this very site recently passed an important milestone... SoylentNews celebrated its two-year anniversary!

On Wednesday February 12 2014, @07:28AM our very first article was posted: Welcome to SoylentNews! and then, on Monday 2014-02-17 at 02:06:00 UTC, we announced our presence to the world at large: Welcome to the World of Tomorrow... Today!

There were some who thought the site would fail right from the start. Yes, there have been some significant challenges along the way. Thankfully, the community has pulled together and given the support needed to keep this site running as a going concern.

The support has come in many forms. Of course, there is the financial side where people have subscribed or purchased SoylentNews swag. We are also grateful to those who submit stories, post comments, and perform moderations. Others post journal articles and comment on those. Still more are active on our IRC server. Then there's our very own Wiki. There are those, too, who mention our site to family and friends.

On an entirely different level we have the folks who maintain our servers, front ends, code base, site, mail, and the like. Others handle behind-the-scenes organization and communications tasks.

For those who joined us at the outset, you may recall that site crashes were a regular occurrence. Now, most of our downtime is due to either site upgrades or reboots of our systems by our hosting provider.

For those who may no be aware, this is all brought to you by volunteers who freely give of their free time and energy to make this all happen for you, our community.

So, I'd like to take this opportunity to say a big "Thank-You!" to all who have helped us get to where we are today. Some helped at the outset and moved on, others have been with us from the start, and still others have joined more recently. We would not be where we are today without ALL of you!


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Thank You!

On the occasion of the site's sixth anniversary, I thought it fitting to mention some of the many ways that fellow Soylentils contribute to our community. This also seems like a good opportunity to mention some of the site's history, relate some staffing changes, mention other contributions by the SoylentNews community, and to wrap things up with some site statistics.

Please accept our thanks:

These thanks go out to all of you: my fellow members of the SoylentNews community.

To the Anonymous Cowards who post comments to our site (be they inciteful or insightful). To our registered users who not only post comments, but are also the only members who can moderate comments. No matter how long you have been here; whether you have just arrived (Welcome!) or have been with us from the very start... Thank You!

Speaking of which, thanks go to our staff who bludgeoned and duct-taped an ancient unmaintained open-sourced version of the code underpinning slashdot into some sort of basic functionality, and who have since made it the site you are enjoying today. Thanks, too, to our behind-the-scenes staff members, who keep the underlying services we depend on, running 24/7. Other staff members are more visible, like the editorial team who spend several hours every single day processing the stories that get posted to the site.

And let's not forget the members of the community who purchase subscriptions and thereby fund the operations of this site. We do have real world expenses: paying for our servers, domain registrations, and paying a CPA (Certified Public Accountant) to do our taxes.

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  • (Score: 3, Insightful) by aliks on Friday February 19 2016, @10:13AM

    by aliks (357) on Friday February 19 2016, @10:13AM (#306798)

    Keep up the good work everyone!

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    • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Friday February 19 2016, @02:16PM

      by Anonymous Coward on Friday February 19 2016, @02:16PM (#306897)

      Gud jorb puples!

  • (Score: 5, Insightful) by TheReaperD on Friday February 19 2016, @10:46AM

    by TheReaperD (5556) on Friday February 19 2016, @10:46AM (#306802)

    The site still has some kinks and wrinkles to work out but, for a volunteer project with a still somewhat smaller userbase, you've been doing really well. The corporate owned sites would like to say that having a corporate overlord and advertising (as well as selling user data) is the only way you can run a site like this so thank you for proving them wrong. Keep up the good work.

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  • (Score: 4, Informative) by pTamok on Friday February 19 2016, @10:53AM

    by pTamok (3042) on Friday February 19 2016, @10:53AM (#306805)

    Subject says it. My genuine thanks to those who contribute, either with cash, technical support, editing, submissions, and comments (and everything else I've missed).

    The site will never please all of the people all of the time, so there will always be some aspects that some people don't like, or want changed. However, I am happy with how it has developed so far. Long may it continue.

  • (Score: 5, Insightful) by Shimitar on Friday February 19 2016, @10:55AM

    by Shimitar (4208) on Friday February 19 2016, @10:55AM (#306806) Homepage

    I really like what SN is becoming, has become. I also like the comments, which for the most part are of good quality.

    One thing i dislike is how much mobile-unfriendly this website is. I try to read it often from my phone and, despite an almost 6in screen it's really bad. Too wide (don't like to turn the phone landscape, sorry), and simply does not flow. The "other" site has a great mobile view, where stories and comments just flow nicely and are easy to read on a small screen. I wish something similar could be done on SN too. I am not comparing or anything, just pointing out what i would like to see improved.

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    • (Score: 3, Insightful) by Anonymous Coward on Friday February 19 2016, @11:50AM

      by Anonymous Coward on Friday February 19 2016, @11:50AM (#306822)

      The "other" site has a great mobile view

      Obligatory: Fuck Beta

      • (Score: 2) by tangomargarine on Friday February 19 2016, @03:01PM

        by tangomargarine (667) on Friday February 19 2016, @03:01PM (#306928)

        Surely you heard about Dice selling the green site? So it sounds like Beta is permanently dead at this point.

        Unless of course the new owners are huge flaming idiots.

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        • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Friday February 19 2016, @06:02PM

          by Anonymous Coward on Friday February 19 2016, @06:02PM (#307005)

          Obligatory: Fuck Beta

          Surely you heard about Dice selling the green site? So it sounds like Beta is permanently dead at this point.

          I am not above necropostia.

        • (Score: 2, Funny) by Anonymous Coward on Friday February 19 2016, @07:44PM

          by Anonymous Coward on Friday February 19 2016, @07:44PM (#307042)

          So... when do we start trolling the green site, with a grassroots campaign calling for the new owners to "Return to Beta"?

    • (Score: 2) by takyon on Friday February 19 2016, @12:57PM

      by takyon (881) <{takyon} {at} {soylentnews.org}> on Friday February 19 2016, @12:57PM (#306848) Journal

      Mobile version is mentioned here on a previous meta post: https://soylentnews.org/meta/article.pl?sid=16/02/07/0220246 [soylentnews.org]

      I feel like I might take a crack at if myself and see if it can be mostly solved with an @media extension and a font-size:x% or two. I would need some kind of a custom CSS extension on Firefox for Android though.

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      • (Score: 2) by The Mighty Buzzard on Friday February 19 2016, @01:20PM

        by The Mighty Buzzard (18) Subscriber Badge <themightybuzzard@proton.me> on Friday February 19 2016, @01:20PM (#306865) Homepage Journal

        Phones nowadays ask for screen same as desktops rather than handheld. @media won't help.

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        • (Score: 2) by SanityCheck on Friday February 19 2016, @07:07PM

          by SanityCheck (5190) on Friday February 19 2016, @07:07PM (#307024)

          Depends on orientation. While pixel size is indeed same, in portrait orientation the fact the device is mobile becomes obvious. That is usually what I use to distinguish between mobile and non-mobile layouts. Of course requires JavaScript to be 100% sure width height, but I have no problems with that. Alternately you can use media queries and assume people with width threshold are in portrait mode on a mobile device. If ever someone on mobile device does view the site in landscape, they should expect an experience more close to that of desktop anyway.

          • (Score: 2) by The Mighty Buzzard on Friday February 19 2016, @07:42PM

            by The Mighty Buzzard (18) Subscriber Badge <themightybuzzard@proton.me> on Friday February 19 2016, @07:42PM (#307040) Homepage Journal

            That was actually the first thing I tried. CSS based on screen width not js. There was plenty of "but I might want the desktop site" and also "800px width is too high to send someone to mobile, old/blind people still use it for desktop". It's a can't win for losing situation. So, when in doubt, let the user decide.

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          • (Score: 2) by Marand on Friday February 19 2016, @10:16PM

            by Marand (1081) on Friday February 19 2016, @10:16PM (#307112) Journal

            Depends on orientation. While pixel size is indeed same, in portrait orientation the fact the device is mobile becomes obvious. That is usually what I use to distinguish between mobile and non-mobile layouts. Of course requires JavaScript to be 100% sure width height, but I have no problems with that. Alternately you can use media queries and assume people with width threshold are in portrait mode on a mobile device.

            So, what about desktop users with monitors in portrait? That's a thing people do. Great way to read, since most content fails to use horizontal space worth a damn. At least until some brain-dead site gives you a mobile page because y>x and fuck everything else. Then there are larger tablets and hybrid devices that have large enough displays that you can comfortably read desktop layouts in portrait, like mine. Getting mobile sites that won't go away is really frustrating on them, too.

            Sounds like you need to rethink your assumptions or be very certain you have a good, discoverable, and non-frustrating way to override them.

    • (Score: 3, Interesting) by The Mighty Buzzard on Friday February 19 2016, @01:35PM

      by The Mighty Buzzard (18) Subscriber Badge <themightybuzzard@proton.me> on Friday February 19 2016, @01:35PM (#306873) Homepage Journal

      We've been discussing it since the previously linked story. There's really no good or easy way to decide who gets mobile and who doesn't for our unique community. Right now I'm pondering setting a cookie but that's not a complete solution as it would cheese off anyone who blocks cookies. Look for something in April or May though.

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      • (Score: 2) by tibman on Friday February 19 2016, @03:13PM

        by tibman (134) Subscriber Badge on Friday February 19 2016, @03:13PM (#306935)

        Might be able to do it as a theme and let users decide.

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        • (Score: 2) by The Mighty Buzzard on Friday February 19 2016, @06:41PM

          by The Mighty Buzzard (18) Subscriber Badge <themightybuzzard@proton.me> on Friday February 19 2016, @06:41PM (#307015) Homepage Journal

          Thought about that. Would mean you'd need two accounts for desktop vs mobile or you'd have to keep switching. Sounded like too much of a pain to me.

          Logged in users though already allow cookies for the site by necessity. Wouldn't take anything but a link on the main site to switch you to or from mobile with a cookie.

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          • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Friday February 19 2016, @08:25PM

            by Anonymous Coward on Friday February 19 2016, @08:25PM (#307055)

            You could make "Allow us to set a mobile-awareness cookie" a user option. That would address the cookie issue from an opt-in perspective.

            • (Score: 2) by The Mighty Buzzard on Friday February 19 2016, @08:56PM

              by The Mighty Buzzard (18) Subscriber Badge <themightybuzzard@proton.me> on Friday February 19 2016, @08:56PM (#307066) Homepage Journal

              ACs don't have any way to store user options aside from cookies, so we couldn't save a "no". Logged in users already have a cookie we can write to. How about just slapping "(requires cookies)" out beside the toggle between views button/link/checkbox/whatever?

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              • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Friday February 19 2016, @10:23PM

                by Anonymous Coward on Friday February 19 2016, @10:23PM (#307119)

                That would work. My reply was targeted at registered users. Those of us who are posting AC don't/shouldn't have a lot of expectations regarding feature accommodations, though a GIF blowing us kisses would make some of us feel better.

      • (Score: 2) by danomac on Friday February 19 2016, @09:22PM

        by danomac (979) on Friday February 19 2016, @09:22PM (#307074)
        Most would likely be OK with a separate site called mobile.soylentnews.org or something similar so long as the main site doesn't try automatically redirecting to the mobile site. Why does the site need to decide this anyway? All you'd need then is a link to the mobile site to be shown on the main site.
        • (Score: 3, Informative) by The Mighty Buzzard on Saturday February 20 2016, @01:31AM

          by The Mighty Buzzard (18) Subscriber Badge <themightybuzzard@proton.me> on Saturday February 20 2016, @01:31AM (#307201) Homepage Journal

          Costs money for another ssl cert and leaves us having to maintain two different installs of rehash under two vhosts. I'm not even certain you could run two installs of rehash on the same db without hosing it either. Race conditions out the wazoo for starters.

          Yall don't have to decide it. Ultimately it's going to be myself and paulej72 and bytram and Deucalion deciding it cause we're the guys writing it and the boss but we want input from anyone who's got some to give so we can hopefully make more people happy than we cheese off.

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      • (Score: 2) by Aiwendil on Sunday February 21 2016, @12:10PM

        by Aiwendil (531) on Sunday February 21 2016, @12:10PM (#307727) Journal

        Why not - in addition to other methods - use a "GET-url"? (ie &mobile=1 ) and pass that along?

        With this crowd we should be able to expect people to know how to edit urls (especially those that block cookies)

        • (Score: 2) by The Mighty Buzzard on Sunday February 21 2016, @04:00PM

          by The Mighty Buzzard (18) Subscriber Badge <themightybuzzard@proton.me> on Sunday February 21 2016, @04:00PM (#307780) Homepage Journal

          That'd make me and paulej72 feel obliged to make it a sticky thing for all links to anywhere on the site. Which is a lot more complicated than it sounds. Every template would need to have something along the lines of [% mobile %] added to the end of every link to somewhere on the site. Might be worth doing, not sure yet.

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    • (Score: 2) by TheReaperD on Saturday February 20 2016, @07:20AM

      by TheReaperD (5556) on Saturday February 20 2016, @07:20AM (#307306)

      Though the JavaScript on the other site for moderation, messages and login is absolute crap.

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    • (Score: 2) by iWantToKeepAnon on Monday February 22 2016, @07:35PM

      by iWantToKeepAnon (686) on Monday February 22 2016, @07:35PM (#308319) Homepage Journal

      One thing i dislike is how much mobile-unfriendly this website is

      (I know this is not the same things as mobile web, BUT ...) I browse SN's RSS feed on my phone all the time and it looks great. But yes, a mobile stylesheet would be nice.

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  • (Score: 2) by GreatAuntAnesthesia on Friday February 19 2016, @11:30AM

    by GreatAuntAnesthesia (3275) on Friday February 19 2016, @11:30AM (#306812) Journal

    I take it there will be an IPO soon for a squillion US dollars. Shortly thereafter the site will be bought out by Microsoft or Friendface. All the users migrate to a shiny new spinoff site, and TMB gets to go fishing all day every day, lighting cigars from wads of 100 dollar bills.

  • (Score: 3, Funny) by Webweasel on Friday February 19 2016, @11:45AM

    by Webweasel (567) on Friday February 19 2016, @11:45AM (#306819) Homepage Journal

    And I got a 3 digit ID.

    Gonna have such UBER NERD CRED here in a few years.

    One day ill be a grumpy old soylentis who only raise's his head when people comment about low ID users.

    Can't wait to repeat 10 year old memes to the kids!!!

    On a more serious note, well done soylent team and the community for getting this far, keep up the good work!

    Kudos to everyone.

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    • (Score: 3, Funny) by cmn32480 on Friday February 19 2016, @12:41PM

      by cmn32480 (443) <{cmn32480} {at} {gmail.com}> on Friday February 19 2016, @12:41PM (#306837) Journal

      Get off my lawn!

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      • (Score: 2) by martyb on Friday February 19 2016, @01:02PM

        by martyb (76) Subscriber Badge on Friday February 19 2016, @01:02PM (#306852) Journal

        Get off my lawn!

        Yeah! What he said!

        (In before TMB =)

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      • (Score: 3, Funny) by hemocyanin on Friday February 19 2016, @02:45PM

        by hemocyanin (186) on Friday February 19 2016, @02:45PM (#306919) Journal

        Nuts -- I should have gotten in between cmn32480 and martyb -- but my arthritis is acting up and I couldn't get to the keyboard fast enough.

    • (Score: 2) by VLM on Friday February 19 2016, @01:10PM

      by VLM (445) on Friday February 19 2016, @01:10PM (#306856)

      There's nothing wrong with the number 567, but I wouldn't call it a low-numbered UID. Get off my lawn, whipper snapper.

    • (Score: 2) by Gravis on Friday February 19 2016, @01:10PM

      by Gravis (4596) on Friday February 19 2016, @01:10PM (#306857)

      And I got a 3 digit ID.
      Gonna have such UBER NERD CRED here in a few years.

      by a few i hope you mean 15 because that's actually about the time it will kick in.

    • (Score: 1) by aitmanga on Friday February 19 2016, @11:59PM

      by aitmanga (558) on Friday February 19 2016, @11:59PM (#307172)

      High Five!

      Back to topic: Congratulations to all the SN staff for doing a great job this past couple of years!

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  • (Score: 1) by Drake_Edgewater on Friday February 19 2016, @12:02PM

    by Drake_Edgewater (780) on Friday February 19 2016, @12:02PM (#306829) Journal

    Congratulations!

  • (Score: 5, Insightful) by Phoenix666 on Friday February 19 2016, @01:03PM

    by Phoenix666 (552) on Friday February 19 2016, @01:03PM (#306853) Journal

    Hats off to the devs and editors. Thanks too to all the users, registered and AC, who build the conversations that we enjoy.

    To everyone: if you can, set aside some time this year to pitch in somehow. A turn as an editor, submit one story per day, write some for the wiki, or even author an original article for the site, register, subscribe...they're all additive.

    It's a special place we have here. I can't think of any other forum where such diverse political perspectives and social backgrounds still talk to each other. A place where true-believer nazis, socialists, libertarians, trans-people, pagans, and people of faith can converse more or less civilly is doing something right.

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  • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Friday February 19 2016, @02:20PM

    by Anonymous Coward on Friday February 19 2016, @02:20PM (#306898)
    Thanks to all the people who troll the comments section drunk.  You are all a bunnch of assholes.  May you die in a painful and embarrassing way.  - theGoog
    • (Score: 5, Insightful) by Ethanol-fueled on Friday February 19 2016, @05:48PM

      by Ethanol-fueled (2792) on Friday February 19 2016, @05:48PM (#306999) Homepage

      Fuckkk youuuuyouasdmfaisgmdfkgasmfkmapfppgfpgpfpppgffff

      *hic*

      • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Friday February 19 2016, @10:28PM

        by Anonymous Coward on Friday February 19 2016, @10:28PM (#307126)

        More proof that everything is a dildo if you're brave enough.

  • (Score: 4, Interesting) by goodie on Friday February 19 2016, @02:51PM

    by goodie (1877) on Friday February 19 2016, @02:51PM (#306923) Journal

    Seriously, I think many people were iffy about the site's longevity at the beginning. And guess what, it doesn't have all the (stupid) bells and whistles that "social networking" sites try to show down your throats. SN is fast, unbloated (by most people's standards) and most of all, the community is pretty freaking' awesome. So hats off to the team for keeping it up especially when considering the ups and downs of the first year! There's a story to write about all this (social scientist here, it's on my list ;) ).

    It's a good occasion to subscribe and I see the Stripe link that was missing the other day, yay! :)

    • (Score: 1, Interesting) by Anonymous Coward on Saturday February 20 2016, @02:45AM

      by Anonymous Coward on Saturday February 20 2016, @02:45AM (#307234)

      I block everything[1] that isn't readable text.
      I guess I get the least-bloated presentation of any Soylentil, yet pretty much everything still works.
      (Without downloading the stylesheet, long URLs don't fold at the right margin[2] and the quote pseudotag[3] doesn't work.)

      [1] Out of curiosity, I whitelisted the subscriber star graphic a while back and haven't blocked that again since.
      N.B. That image *could* be given alt-text (an asterisk?) and would then be compatible with e.g. Lynx and blind people's screenreaders.

      [2] In the early days (when the codebase was still Slash and before the name Rehash was chosen, I think), this was done in HTML and worked for me.
      I presume that some folks didn't like the text presentation that that gave, with whitespace|a break in the middle of a URL when marked and copied.

      [3] Redundant due to the HTML blockquote tag and, as such, completely unnecessary IMO.

      -- OriginalOwner_ [soylentnews.org]

    • (Score: 2) by Common Joe on Sunday February 21 2016, @05:28AM

      by Common Joe (33) <reversethis-{moc ... 1010.eoj.nommoc}> on Sunday February 21 2016, @05:28AM (#307669) Journal

      SN is fast. Based on my personal surfing experience, it's one of the fastest sites on the Internet. That's because it's not loaded down with crap.

      Obligatory: Thank you to the guys in charge for your hard work.

  • (Score: 2) by present_arms on Friday February 19 2016, @03:25PM

    by present_arms (4392) on Friday February 19 2016, @03:25PM (#306945) Homepage Journal

    It's gone quick :d here's to another 2 at least :D

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  • (Score: 3, Interesting) by rufty on Friday February 19 2016, @04:00PM

    by rufty (381) on Friday February 19 2016, @04:00PM (#306954)

    Happy anniversary, but two years? The years are starting to make zipping noises as they pass.

  • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Friday February 19 2016, @07:08PM

    by Anonymous Coward on Friday February 19 2016, @07:08PM (#307025)

    Didn't SystemD hit about the same time as "Fuck Beta?" All that rage & butthurt seemed to roll into one gigantic mess.

  • (Score: 3, Insightful) by Tork on Friday February 19 2016, @09:37PM

    by Tork (3914) Subscriber Badge on Friday February 19 2016, @09:37PM (#307080)
    I do like the community of commenters here. Yes, even the ones I've butted heads with. This is a good place for us nerds to chat, in part, because of the quality of those participating. Thank you!
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    • (Score: 2) by Yog-Yogguth on Monday February 22 2016, @03:11PM

      by Yog-Yogguth (1862) Subscriber Badge on Monday February 22 2016, @03:11PM (#308189) Journal

      I'll sign on to this one. Happy 2nd birthday everybody :D

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  • (Score: 2) by NotSanguine on Saturday February 20 2016, @02:26AM

    by NotSanguine (285) <{NotSanguine} {at} {SoylentNews.Org}> on Saturday February 20 2016, @02:26AM (#307227) Homepage Journal

    I'm really grateful to all of those who created, nurtured, enhanced and continue to support SN. From the devs to the editors to the users. You've made this a place I want to be!

    What's more, I was just about to hunt down and kill Bennett Haselton [slashdot.org] when I found out about Soylent News.

    As such, thanks to SN, I'm not sitting in PMITA prison right now.

    Keep up the good work! I don't want to go to prison.

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  • (Score: 2) by linkdude64 on Saturday February 20 2016, @03:29AM

    by linkdude64 (5482) on Saturday February 20 2016, @03:29AM (#307250)

    TYPING IN ALL CAPS SO YOU KNOW I'M SERIOUS/DERANGED

    IN THE AGE OF CENSORSHIP AND UNBOUND CORPORATISM, THE GREATEST DESCENDANT OF THE PRINTING PRESS IS UNDER SIEGE.

    FROM WITHIN, FROM WITHOUT, FREEDOM. HISTORY. KNOWLEDGE. MAN'S EVER-TRUSTWORTHY SERVANTS AND GUIDING FORCE - NOW RUN, EVADE, STRUGGLE TO ESCAPE THE SHACKLES WHICH MONEY WOULD IMPOSE.

    YOU , THE STEWARDS OF THE FREE-AS-IN-FREEDOM GNU/PRESS (LOL), ARE THE ONES WHO NOW AND FOREVER PART THE SEAS FOR MAN AND HIS GREATEST ACCOMPLISHMENTS - NOT FOR CREED, OR RACE, OR RELIGION, BUT FOR THE POSTERITY OF ALL OF MANKIND.

    FIGHT ON BROTHERS AND SISTERS, AND MAY THE FORCE BE WITH YOU.

    • (Score: 2) by Yog-Yogguth on Monday February 22 2016, @03:29PM

      by Yog-Yogguth (1862) Subscriber Badge on Monday February 22 2016, @03:29PM (#308206) Journal

      ...GNU/Press...

      Soylent Gnus? :D

      But yes, every so often one is reminded how unusual a place like this is so I'll add a "Fight the bubble!" [wikipedia.org] :)

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