While we’re making changes, I thought I’d ask you all a few questions.
First, would you like nested comments? They can make it simpler to have back-and-forth replies, but newer comments won’t always then appear at the bottom of the thread, they’d appear under the comment that is being replied to.
Second, Skepchick currently has a Twitter account and a Facebook group. I feel that both are a bit underusedâ€”how can we make them better? Ditto for the newsletter sign-up you see on the side of the page. I haven’t sent any Skepchick-wide newsletters (though will probably do so soon). What would you like to see in a Skepchick newsletter? What frequency would you like?
Third, do you prefer for links from Skepchick to open in separate windows? That used to be the standard here but recently I’ve been changing my mind. I’d like to be consistent, though, so let me know what you like.
Obviously these are informal questions. Feel free to answer below or send your thoughts to us via the contact form. I’ll read them all and try to take them into consideration when tweaking the site.
On to Comment o’ the Week!
There were a number of great nominations for Comment o’ the Week. (As always, you nominate a post by clicking the arrow next to it and writing “COTW!” in your reply somewhere.)
This week’s winner was posted juuuust in time to be considered for this week’s prize. It’s the touching story of the perfect snappy comment delivered just half a decade too late:
mollishka // May 30, 2009 at 4:51 pm
Iâ€™m going to answer a slightly different question. You know how sometimes after a situation you realize what you should have said? Thatâ€™s the story I want to tell.
I grew up in South Carolina, and back in high school I won some sort of math-science award that led to a photo-op with our Congressional Representative, Floyd Spence. My mom went with me to his office downtown. When we walked in, he looked at us, and said something to the effect of, and I kid you not, â€œYou brought your mother, who is a woman! And youâ€™re a woman! I like women. All of my sons married women.â€ My mother and I were like guppies gasping for air. Unfortunately, he died of a heart attack about six months later, depriving me of the opportunity to vote against him.
About five or six years later, I called my mom to tell her I had finally come up with the appropriate response: â€œReally?! I like women too! And maybe someday Iâ€™ll find one to marry as well!â€
Well done, Mollishka! Your prize is to choose next Wednesday’s Afternoon Inquisition, so send us your choice through the contact form.
COTW runners-up were:
Mandydax â€” “That spa should totally get into the male bovine excrement facial. Total Bullshit is all the rage with the new agers.”
TerrySimpson â€” “The reason it took God so long to do anything was because he had not created coffee.”
Merkuto â€” “Liquor, curry, and boobs are also worthy of reverence (Iâ€™ll take â€˜things I like in my mouthâ€™ for $500, Alex)”
Happy Friday, kids!