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5:31 PM
@Randal'Thor YAY!! The site is finally up!!!
 
I'm surprised that the system invited me, since I was but a humble follower
 
Welcome back, bookworms!
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I don't even care about my area 51 question anymore
 
@amaranth OMG!!! You're here too?? This is so exciting!!!
 
everyone back up... she might explode
 
5:33 PM
<explosion imminent>
 
backs away
 
Are these questions being brought from Area 51 or are they new?
 
New.
This took me by surprise :-[
I was expecting it to start at 19:00:00 UTC as per usual.
 
@Randal'Thor user ID of 17 isn't low enough?
 
@amaranth I was hoping for a single digit.
Still, 17 was always my favourite prime number, so that's cool too.
 
5:36 PM
type your ID in base 32
 
Hey @MatrimCauthon! :-)
 
that's... H?
 
Gheez. Already 2 Poe questions!
 
I have no questions about anything
 
5:40 PM
I have some Hemingway stuff...I just wasn't ready yet.
 
@steelersquirrel Only one is about the real Mr. Poe (author) and the other is about the fictional Mr. Poe (Lemony Snicket's book)
 
@steelersquirrel hop to it... this is free rep day
I could post my dumb area 51 question, but I don't really want to
 
I've got a generalist question being typed now.
 
@GeorgeA.Strieby Oh, hahaha! I didn't bother even reading them, I just looked at the title and saw "Poe" ;)
@amaranth Free rep day? Wut?
 
@steelersquirrel Well, I've viewed every question asked so far...
 
5:42 PM
@steelersquirrel post anything, and all the new users desperate to vote on something will upvote it
 
@GeorgeA.Strieby All 6 of them? That must have taken a while.
 
@GeorgeA.Strieby They're coming too fast! This is mass hysteria!!! ;)
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@amaranth It's so weird chatting with you with a white background. I almost didn't recognize you :P
 
@steelersquirrel it sort of messes up my icon :-/
 
hello
 
@DForck42 HELLO!!!!
 
5:46 PM
@DForck42 Hello.
 
everyone excited for the second go at lit?
 
@steelersquirrel Get your sister over here to answer them! ;-)
@DForck42 YES!!!
 
What goes on with moderation on this site now @Randal'Thor?
 
@Randal'Thor lol, you see we're sitting on opposite sides for id questions?
 
@steelersquirrel The CMs will handle it at least until we hit public beta.
@DForck42 Back in the Area 51 discussions, you were the one who suggested a probation period!
 
5:49 PM
@Randal'Thor I seriously will. My sister would actually love this site :)
 
Have they just reappropriated the old chatroom to the new site?
 
@NapoleonWilson Yep!
I discovered this room a few days ago, so I was in before the crowd ;-)
 
It needs a cooler name.
 
@steelersquirrel there's a meta post
o/
 
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Q: What should our main site chatroom be called?

Rand al'ThorEvery Stack Exchange site has at least one chatroom associated to it. The primary chatroom for the site usually has an interesting name which is somehow evocative of the topic of that site: for instance, the h Bar at Physics, Mos Eisley at Sci-Fi & Fantasy, The Screening Room at Movies & TV. W...

Hey @Art!
 
5:52 PM
Cool!
 
Thanks for your input on the recommendations post :-)
 
@Randal'Thor Your answer was great, but I thought it was probably worth dropping a little harsh reality on it
 
@Randal'Thor yeah, kinda changed my opinion
guess I'm ok with a probationary period
 
<note to self: don't answer the ID meta>
 
@NapoleonWilson Now you see what I was using that Data.SE query for ;-)
 
5:59 PM
'Sup, people?
 
@JNat general new site chaos
 
@JNat Congrats on getting the very first question here!
 
;)
 
Although I'm sure you used inside information to cheat :-P
 
@Randal'Thor lol
 
6:00 PM
Nah, I'd asked it as an example question on Area51
So I was ready as soon as it launched :)
 
Though, I might also think it's genre to a large degree too. I maintain that SF&F has a bigger chance to garner users that bring a certain "commitment" to the material.
 
A J
@Randal'Thor Chester's Mill from Under the Dome
 
@JNat I had several questions ready too, but I was expecting the site to launch at 19:00:00 UTC as per usual!
So I was caught by surprise and had to rush the ending of my meta answer on ID questions.
 
No. I don't read. What is the point of this thing?
@NapoleonWilson book IDs on SFF have largely been better than movie I'd.
 
@Catija Yeah, I guess so.
 
user257597
6:04 PM
I'm SO GLAD we got this off the ground!
 
@Catija I'll do my best and refrain from sharing any meta-input on the matter, though. ;-)
 
@AstroAmerican The hard bit is in a couple of weeks, when the initial beta buzz dies down
 
@NapoleonWilson You keep saying that...so, why don't you just share your input already ;)
 
@Catija I've always thought so too, and today I managed to support that anecdotal opinion with some quantitative evidence.
 
@steelersquirrel Wut? I said, I won't.
@Randal'Thor Did you filter for book and movie tags then? Are they used consistently enough for that?
 
6:09 PM
@NapoleonWilson You clearly have an opinion on the matter. Why don't you share it? It's just as valid as any other opinion; nobody's a mod here yet, at least.
 
@NapoleonWilson I know. You kept saying you won't, which makes me want to tell you to do it. I was trying to use reverse psychology ;)
 
are we waiting to feed new questions into chat until after the first rush has ended?
 
@steelersquirrel Oh, well, I will also stop saying I won't. From now on. ;-)
 
@steelersquirrel sneaky squirrel
 
@EᴀsᴛᴇʀʟʏIʀᴋ Seems like a good idea.
 
6:11 PM
okay, just wondering. I'm new to the whole "private beta start" thing
 
@NapoleonWilson Hey...I'm all for that!!! Muahahahaha!
@EᴀsᴛᴇʀʟʏIʀᴋ Hello my son! I knew that you would be in here eventually!
 
I've been here for 30 minutes :P just not chatting
still working on a self-answer regarding a question I just posted about the brothers grimm
 
I'm posting a Hemingway question. I just don't know what yet.
 
We need more in-universe questions!
 
There are lots of out of universe questions.
We need more in universe ones!
 
Like my house of Usher question
 
Should the sitename and link be added to the chatroom description? I know it's in the lower right corner and in the little icon, but this seems standard practice and would help people seeing this thing in the general chatroom list.
 
I think so yeah
 
@NapoleonWilson I wouldn't think so. The associated site is shown alongside the chatroom details wherever it's shown, so no reason to add redundant info.
 
also, this is many mods
 
Okay then.
 
6:21 PM
so much blue
 
Yes put the link in
 
We're surrounded by smurfs, my boy! ;)
 
1 squirrel 1 weird hatted gandalf and a cat
 
@NapoleonWilson They aren't used consistently, but I included a disclaimer to that effect in my answer. It's the closest we're going to get to a good quantitative measure, at least.
 
this is not much non-blue
 
6:21 PM
@steelersquirrel I ain't a smurf, I'm Megaman
 
are you blue? do you have a weird hat? you're a smurf.
deal with it ;)
 
hat?
 
helmet then? I'm not sure
hat == headgear
ermahgerd I have a star when did that happen
 
I was hoping for a star for my "Welcome, bookworms!"
 
no stars for blue people
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damnit somebody gave a star to a blue person
I need unstar powers
 
6:25 PM
There are 9 blues and only 6 non-blues.
 
Okay. Squirrel suggestion made for chatroom name!
 
yes that is correct
@steelersquirrel the knothole?
 
I feel like there are a lot of questions and not a lot of answers. Does anyone else agree?
 
If I become a literature mod then I'll be blue :P
 
ye
@Mithrandir nuuu don't give in
hey @DJMcMayhem
 
6:26 PM
o/
 
@EᴀsᴛᴇʀʟʏIʀᴋ Hehehe! No. I posted it on meta, silly bean!
 
@HDE226868 tbf it's only the very beginning, and if we want high quality answers then we can wait a bit
@steelersquirrel no I know, that was another suggestion regarding squirrels
 
Yea, forsooth there are lots of questions and not a lot of answers
 
are you making fun of my "ye" ;p
 
Yes
 
6:27 PM
@EᴀsᴛᴇʀʟʏIʀᴋ I know. I'm hoping against short, quick answers.
 
ah okay
@Mithrandir <shrug> I say 'ye' a lot instead of yeah/yes
 
@EᴀsᴛᴇʀʟʏIʀᴋ Ohhhhhhh...hahaha! OMG. I'm a total blonde today!
 
are you actually blonde? just wondering
I've always mentally pictured squirrels as grey or light brown, not really blonde
 
6:29 PM
HAHAHA!!!!! Nice!!!
 
not my work btw
just from google images for "blonde squirrel"
 
It's amazing the awesome stuff you find when you Google anything squirrel! ;)
 
I leave for 20 minutes and @steelersquirrel's spamming chat already
 
yep
#squirrelpower
 
@DForck42 Muahahahaha!!!
 
6:33 PM
ermahgerd the first 3 messages on the starboard are mine cool
that's a new record I think
 
Woot!
@DForck42 I have done something constructive. I suggested the chatroom name on meta and I am putting together a question. I'm all over it ;)
 
@EᴀsᴛᴇʀʟʏIʀᴋ I once went through and got all of the star board to be @steelersquirrel in the movies chat
 
well then I feel sad now thanks very much
 
@steelersquirrel I suggested a name as well
@EᴀsᴛᴇʀʟʏIʀᴋ ;-)
 
Hehehe!
 
6:37 PM
@DForck42 I made the entire starboard the SF&F bot once.
 
I remember that ^^
 
I want room owner power
Who can grant that here? wink
 
lel
so do I also
also top kek quote dump
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A: When and why did the Brothers Grimm start collecting fairy tales?

librarimanFrom Europe 1789-1914: Encyclopedia of the Age of Industry and Empire "Much of the Grimms' popular reputation rests upon their collection of fairy tales, Children's and Household Tales (Kinder- und Hausmärchen). This work may have been inspired by Clemens Brentano and Achim von Arnim, writers wh...

 
You will have to suck up Big time!!!
 
what do we do with just plain quote dumps
no explanation
really no effort
 
6:42 PM
I have no idea. I'm just here for the free beer ;)
 
cc @Himarm ;p
I know I can't ping him but whatever
 
Himarm should be over here, anyways! He and Skooba both committed to this site.
 
@steelersquirrel finished fwiw
@steelersquirrel ah okay
 
Wow, my first question is at +7/-3
 
mine is +9/-1 right now
 
6:45 PM
Nevermind, +7/-5
 
Squirrel is out! Have a good day everyone :)
 
link me?
@steelersquirrel see ya!
good luck with hemingway!
 
@EᴀsᴛᴇʀʟʏIʀᴋ there you go
 
Greetings new people
Shucks, it's not new people
 
lol
@DJMcMayhem I think it's a great question, I guess the [reading-order] thing will ahve to be sorted out later
 
6:48 PM
@HDE226868 I guess people have had their questions already prepared ever since the definition stage, but answers take longer to research and write up.
 
@EᴀsᴛᴇʀʟʏIʀᴋ too bad nobody is addressing the "What is the chronological order" question
 
I'm about to just hang on ;p
 
@HDE226868 That's normal for a private beta I guess
 
6:49 PM
@Randal'Thor That's certainly true. And having a text in digital form makes it a bit more searchable if you're looking for a certain quote, but hard copies are not easy to look through.
 
Impressive
 
@HDE226868 That is incredibly hard to tell after about 1 hour of site lifetime.
 
@M.A.R. Fair enough. It's been a while since I was in a private beta.
 
Greetings
 
6:50 PM
@NapoleonWilson I wasn't trying to predict an overall trend.
 
@HDE226868 I've never been in a private beta before :-)
Hey @Helmar!
 
@Randal'Thor Nice, congrats ;)
 
There's a scary number of blue names in this chat right now
 
29 mins ago, by Eᴀsᴛᴇʀʟʏ Iʀᴋ
so much blue
 
Aren't non-blues supposed to be more excited?
 
6:51 PM
I'm excited
I've never been in a private beta either
 
@M.A.R. The committers on Area 51 were a bit of a diamond mine already.
 
@Randal'Thor no idea why I got it, though, since I haven't actually got 200 rep today
 
Although I do agree that there's a terrifying amount of blue
 
@M.A.R. ehh
 
@ArtOfCode That's meta.
 
6:52 PM
@Randal'Thor Heh, no idea. I just committed because snailplane and Damkerng over at ELL might've been interested
 
@Randal'Thor Ah.
 
@NapoleonWilson Re your meta comment: touche ;-)
 
So there should've been someone to send private beta invitations
 
I'm getting a privacy error when going to Literature Meta...
 
6:53 PM
So don't expect posts from me. I've been busy studying rather than reading literature.
 
The last private beta I took part in would probably have been Coffee or Computer Graphics. But this time I was considerate enough not to commit.
 
if the link has https:// at the front, that's chrome's fault probably
 
@Mithrandir stop using HTTPS
 
@Mithrandir Using https?
 
Yep
Hey @DVK-in-Florida
 
6:53 PM
That's why
 
@Mithrandir Good reads, all
 
You're not chat-banned?
 
Woot-woot, just passed 200!
 
Hey @DVK!
Wow, this chatroom is so full already.
 
I know the site's only a few hours old, but it's nice to be in 2nd place
 
6:54 PM
@Mithrandir I believe the current site term is "censored"
 
@Randal'Thor Let's see if you can say that in a week
 
@steelersquirrel Squirrel is here! This chat room is officially a success.
 
@DJMcMayhem
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A: What order should I read the "Ender's game" series in?

Easterly IrkIn my personal opinion, the best order would be the publishing order. It's the order they were written in and for the most part is pretty straight forward. The main stories, in order of publication: Ender's Game Speaker for the Dead Xenocide Children of the Mind Ender's Shadow Shadow of the Heg...

 
@Randal'Thor Was that a hint to DVK. ;-)
 
Honestly I already dislike
 
6:56 PM
@EᴀsᴛᴇʀʟʏIʀᴋ I actually noted that as well, and wanted to make an observation that this is an interesting correlation (are most moderators on SE avid readers? Not implausible, you tend to have to be a good writer to get to be a mod).
 
@DVK I was about to say you should answer this question, and then saw your ... not-great answer :-/
@NapoleonWilson ?
 
@DVK-in-Florida yeah, I think that's it
 
@Randal'Thor I was joking. You said "Hello! Oh, this chatroom is getting full". ;-)
 
@Randal'Thor It's a placeholder answer. Heck, I'd downvote it myself if i could.
 
On the other hand that example question seems to be making my point for me before I even wrote it down on meta
 
6:58 PM
@NapoleonWilson he's probably trying to gently remind me that instead of wasting time chatting, i STILL owe him a mega answer about some books.
 
Is it just me or the answerers should attribute more properly?
 

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