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the way it should be

Dear Reader,

Maybe you heard or read the news, a major library of Linux (glibc) had a security hole. The same day it was discovered most major distributions had an update ready. That is exactly how it should be.

Our server was updated this night, no major problems, no fubar. We are back to normal.

Stay safe,

Engine Room

ER

Moderation #2

Dear Reader,

Last Wednesday I deleted two more comments on diablog. They were as non-amusing, non-interesting as the ones deleted earlier. They were troll comments.

Trolls are reminded of “The rules of the internet“, especially #9:

1. Do not talk about /b/
2. Do NOT talk about /b/
3. We are Anonymous
4. Anonymous is legion
5. Anonymous never forgives
6. Anonymous can be a horrible, senseless, uncaring monster
7. Anonymous is still able to deliver
8. There are no real rules about posting
9. There are no real rules about moderation either – enjoy your ban
10. If you enjoy any rival sites – DON’T
11. All your carefully picked arguments can easily be ignored
12. Anything you say can and will be used against you
13. Anything you say can be turned into something else – fixed
14. Do not argue with trolls – it means that they win
15. The harder you try the harder you will fail
16. If you fail in epic proportions, it may just become a winning failure
17. Every win fails eventually
18. Everything that can be labeled can be hated
19. The more you hate it the stronger it gets
20. Nothing is to be taken seriously
21. Original content is original only for a few seconds before getting old
22. Copypasta is made to ruin every last bit of originality
23. Copypasta is made to ruin every last bit of originality
24. Every repost it always a repost of a repost
25. Relation to the original topic decreases with every single post
26. Any topic can easily be turned into something totally unrelated
27. Always question a person’s sexual prefrences without any real reason
28. Always question a person’s gender – just incase it’s really a man
29. In the internet all girls are men and all kids are undercover FBI agents
30. There are no girls on the internet
31. TITS or GTFO – the choice is yours
32. You must have pictures to prove your statements
33. Lurk more – it’s never enough
34. There is porn of it, no exceptions
35. If no porn is found at the moment, it will be made
36. There will always be even more fucked up shit than what you just saw
37. You can not divide by zero (just because the calculator says so)
38. No real limits of any kind apply here – not even the sky
39. CAPSLOCK IS CRUISE CONTROL FOR COOL
40. EVEN WITH CRUISE CONTROL YOU STILL HAVE TO STEER
41. Desu isn’t funny. Seriously guys. It’s worse than Chuck Norris jokes
42. Nothing is Sacred
43. The more beautiful and pure a thing is – the more satisfying it is to corrupt it
44. There is always furry porn of it
45. The pool is always closed

Happy new year to all,

Engine Room

ER

Moderation

Dear Reader,

Normally we do not moderate comments on diablog. Because a) we don’t have to, and b) we love our commentators way too much.

For transparency this is to let you know, that today is the rare exception. I deleted some meaningless, repetitive, one-word comments, which might have been a mistake. or something. They did not add anything to the conversation. Nothing of value was lost.

Stay tuned,

Engine Room

ER

Updates

Dear Reader,

We are up to date with WordPress, 4.4 released today, and all server software. All things should run smoothly. If not, please yell.

That, and some extended traveling, kept me busy, with two more days to go.

Back for the weekend,

ER

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Back on track

Dear Reader,

Last week I got knocked out. Not literally, but by the flu or something. And I apologize, if I wasn’t my usual self. Glynsky got worried, I might grow soft. What are the odds?

Back on track, I am taking the liberty to repeat myself with a song, played earlier on diablog:

Sonique – It feels so good

Now in MP4, not flv anymore.

Stay tuned.

Engine Room

ER

Thank you

Dear Reader,

The old tradition on Thanksgiving is to say what you are thankful for.

A good time to say, we are thankful for our beloved commentators:

Casper

casper

Philippa

phillipa-real

Smiles

smiles

and Inverness Druid

Who, I just noticed, has no avatar yet. Glynsky, do something!

We are equally thankful for our supporters and muses:

Erika

erika3Christina

christina

Michaela

michaela

Svetlana

svetlana

Cousin Tony

ameche

and many more. Only Glynsky knows them all.

And last but not least, we are thankful for all you, readers.

You all together make this great fun.

Thank you,

Engine Room