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Congratulations go to hekate for winning Post of the Month for October 2015.

Below is the post in its entirety. The original post: 'Children's books with Hekate'.

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hekate wrote:
Since there are a few of us with babies and little kids, I thought I'd start a thread on children's books.

Where's Spot?

It's dinner time and Spot is missing! His mum, Sally, goes looking for him. She seems pretty unconcerned about all the dangerous animals hiding around the house and probably ruining the joint.

Spoilers: there's a bear in there, a lion under the stairs (watch out, Harry) and a crocodile under the bed.

Any one of these could have eaten Spot (it is dinner time after all …)

The hippo in the piano seems to defy the laws of physics (which I didn't study, so feel free to correct me here).


Kids will like: lifting/tearing the flaps, the 'tock' with resident snake, making monkey noises when opening the wardrobe, and death metal turtle*

You will need: glue to fix the flaps when they've been lifted with a little too much force or enthusiasm

*death metal turtle:

Bain does the voice as a death metal growl. This always gets a giggle and is now a required part of reading the book and has been added to other Spot books where he appears.
Twelve
And in third place we have Spoon with the post: 'Re: Office Drone Hive 2015'.

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Spoon wrote:
Jiminy wrote:
So a nipple could be described as a frustum?

Well that would depend on how you define the base. A breast isn't a detached entity so I'm sure it could be argued it doesn't meet the requirements. Also you'd generally hope the breast wouldn't be conical unless we're talking 90s Madonna.
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Which now brings us to our Posters of the month. These are the people that received the most overall votes for their posts throughout the month.

1) hekate with a total of 2 votes

2) cailo- with a total of 1 votes

3) Spoon with a total of 1 votes

Congratulations to all the winners and we hope to see even more quality content from everyone next month!
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Statistics for October 2015


Threads started: 14
Total posts: 190

POTM votes cast: 11
Image likes: 0

Images uploaded: 17

Active members: 31
Fork
It is a bit saddening, but as you can see by the graph it's nothing new.

We're all growing up, with changing priorities, moving interstate/countrially (just made up a word for you jerks) on top of the world becoming busier and busier.

The main thing is that we try to stick together and keep in touch every now and then. Slack is great for that since anyone can pop in for a minute or an hour and chat, and see what people are up to, or ask if anyone wants to play a game of ______ with them when they do find the rare occasion they can play.
Hunterbob
Fork wrote:
It is a bit saddening, but as you can see by the graph it's nothing new.

We're all growing up, with changing priorities, moving interstate/countrially (just made up a word for you jerks) on top of the world becoming busier and busier.

The main thing is that we try to stick together and keep in touch every now and then. Slack is great for that since anyone can pop in for a minute or an hour and chat, and see what people are up to, or ask if anyone wants to play a game of ______ with them when they do find the rare occasion they can play.

Slack can seem daunting if you've been away a while and there's hundreds of unread messages, but I've realised you can just skip everything and jump in on current conversations and it works out fine.
willy
Yep Bob, that's how I run it for general chat. All the other channels you can read all msgs for a week in about a minute anyway. Slack is awesome, but it is somewhat accelerating the demise of the forums.
Fork
willy wrote:
Yep Bob, that's how I run it for general chat. All the other channels you can read all msgs for a week in about a minute anyway. Slack is awesome, but it is somewhat accelerating the demise of the forums.

Yeah it is, but people just weren't using the forums, you can see the decline was happening before Slack existed.

I'd rather Slack be there as well as the forums, the other alternative is having no Slack and the forums would still die slowly.
cailo-
I was curious to make the graph because I wanted to see if my efforts to keep the wow guild in our control had an influence on keeping the community going.

I made the meet attendance stats to show that about 1/3 of all people who attended meets only attended one, and 2/3 only attended 2. This was more than I expected but showed that the survival of the community depended on getting new people in.



Most of the meet attendants were former wow players and it was a goal of mine when I became gm of twelve wow guild to strengthen the community by turning wow recruits into regular community members like had been done in the past.

It could be argued that the graph shows things were quiet stable during 2014 while twelve was doing well and kicking Garrosh's ass, but I feel as if this would of been the same with the wow guild in our hands or not, after all things were booming when we didn't have control. I do think warcraft activities made the community feel proud and gave people something to talk about so I do think it might of had a small influence. I failed to bring in new recruits to the community partly because my hands were tied and partly because I am not extroverted enough to be able to do such a thing. I have no regrets, I tried my best.
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cailo- wrote:
I compare Slack to the Nazi December 1944 offensive. The decline in power was already happening and writing was on the wall, the Nazi's / Twelve just put all its remaining resources into a last attempt to hold onto the their homeland. To die hard fanatics they would say it was worth trying but it might of brought on the end sooner than if we had of stayed at our homeland to defend it. I've made friends here for life so Twelve will never die, similar to way Neo Natzis exist today I guess.



That's fucking stupid.

Slack isn't bringing about the 'end' of this community, if anything it's re-energized it.

It's just the next stage in the evolution of the Twelve community - don't need to start drawing Nazi parallels just yet.
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