It’s the new year! And it’s time for a quick reminder: This Observation Deck is for science, SFF, and other related things to those topics, as well as a few other community things like CAH and “what are we drinking” posts. It’s not for stuff that is not that. Other Kinjas are for that. Not this one.
We’re all excited about Star Wars whether to trash it or love it up. Label your spoilers clearly and never put them before the jump. Don’t post the hundredth OMG STAR WARS!!!!1 stub on the main page. I’ll be cleaning up fairly ruthlessly. Don’t end up in a trash compactor.
A new day is approaching. (That's today's sunrise from out in Long Island.) I indicated earlier this week that I (er... we) are open to updating the Observation Deck avatar. I've done a fair amount of fiddling around with it the past couple of days, but I've always returned it to the latest iteration. Mostly because…
As we get started on the new TV season, let's refresh our spoiler policy! There's the most salient point in the graphic above. Read on for more.
The front page has changed again. Let's consolidate the existential terror caused by hurtling toward an unknown - yet predetermined - future here. Also any bug reports.
To address some confusion and some complaints, I want to talk about topicality in posts.
I emailed Annalee to report a troll early this morning, but since it's the weekend should I have told someone else?
When someone puts in the URL to come to any of the new Kinja sites, it redirects folks to URL/recommended rather than URL/latest. So, unless you've changed that preference, you'll only see things folks have recommended - and even if you have, it resets itself sometimes. Thus, we have a lot of posts with 5 or 7 views…
New things are scary and change is hard. Here's a bit about where we're at and where we're going.