As we approach the one year anniversary of Fred Clark leaving this board to become The Slacktivist of Patheos.com we think we should take this opportunity to look back at what we have built over the past year.
Some of Fred's community of a year ago still spend time both at The Slacktivist and in The Slacktiverse while others have chosen to spend most of their time at one site or the other. The community of The Slacktiverse now has many regular voices that we first heard in the last twelve months, and we have had the opportunity to listen to these voices not only in the comments but also in the articles posted to the board.
Every community develops its own "in group" dialect and most of us switch codes/dialects almost automatically as we move from one group to another, one board to another, one community to another. (For example, yesterday there was a discussion on the board as to what it meant to call someone a "poe.") The community that grew up around Fred Clark's posts developed/recognized a system of short-forms, abbreviations and catch-phrases ranging from RTC to GIRAT to meta-Hattie. So, if we were to write a handy dandy glossary of those confusing allusions and collections of alphabets, what items would you include and how would you source/define them?
Note #1: This is a great opportunity to finally ask everyone else exactly what something like "IOKIYAR" means and you can always ask anonymously.
Note #2: We will collect items and definitions to include them in the FNEs
Note #3: See, even FNE needs to be explained, doesn't it?
The Board Administration Team
(hapax, Kit Whitfield and mmy)