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sonder
i can't afford a diary, so this will have to do
n. the realization that each random passerby is living a life as vivid and complex as your own—populated with their own ambitions, friends, routines, worries and inherited craziness—an epic story that continues invisibly around you like an anthill sprawling deep underground, with elaborate passageways to thousands of other lives that you’ll never know existed, in which you might appear only once, as an extra sipping coffee in the background, as a blur of traffic passing on the highway, as a lighted window at dusk.
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    Zekrom's Avatar

    Dear Everyone

    I don't like coffee though.....
    Posted 4 Days Ago at 09:16 AM by Zekrom Zekrom is online now
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    Dear Everyone

    Well said. Though I don't know what excitement there were; other than perhaps maybe the flood of new mods and new activities going on now. :3

    To be honest I like a relaxing cup of coffee or tea. :3
    Posted 5 Days Ago at 09:03 PM by Melody Melody is online now
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    Dear Everyone

    What did I miss

    also I love macchiato's
    Posted 5 Days Ago at 07:13 PM by Livewire Livewire is offline
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    Dear Everyone

    Someone had to say it, and of course it'd be you. :P
    Posted 5 Days Ago at 05:26 PM by Alli Alli is offline
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    Musings, and choosings

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    Originally Posted by Klippy View Comment
    I think a conscious effort to interact with your community is key to making decisions for the forum at large. It's hard to implement and change the way things are/improve on them if you spend little, if any, time interacting and exploring the areas your members go into - they can't see HQ. If you're out there (and posting), you get a better sense of their interests and needs, rather than if you spend all your time in the staff forums.

    Not to say that you need to post a hundred times a day, but as staff members, we ought to be focusing on the community and our members. Isolating yourself to a small area that few members will ever see feels counterproductive. I don't think "HQ is a large commitment" is a valid answer when debating activity because it's part of the entire deal you accepted the promotion with and interacting/participating in the things members do is also part of that deal.
    I completely agree, for what it's worth. I don't think HQ is an excuse for inactivity. It is something that does suck some public activity out of HQ-staff, but that's as far as I meant to push it.

    Personally I don't think I'll ever be on par activity wise as say, Sheep or Went. That's what I mean by being less active. Currently I'm sitting in the top four in terms of activity from H-staff. It's around there I would like to remain.
    Posted December 23rd, 2014 at 03:38 AM by seeker seeker is online now
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    I used to struggle to read...

    Sweet that so many of you have similar experiences. I actually posted this on Reddit and it made it to the front page with over 2,000 upvotes. It was insane.
    Posted December 20th, 2014 at 06:24 AM by seeker seeker is online now
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    I used to struggle to read...

    Thanks for sharing your story!

    Pokémon SoulSilver is helping me learn Japanese :]
    Posted December 20th, 2014 at 06:15 AM by Tek Tek is offline
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    I used to struggle to read...

    I think Pokemon Diamond did the same thing for my sister. She's always had trouble picking up anything to do with language, but now she's reading Tolkien.
    Posted December 18th, 2014 at 09:54 PM by Kanzler Kanzler is offline
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    I used to struggle to read...

    Pokemon helps me maintain my French. If anyone ever tells you video games are the devil, you tell them that story. :)
    Posted December 18th, 2014 at 02:53 PM by Alli Alli is offline
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    I used to struggle to read...

    Yay for Pokemon actually helping people!

    Too bda I don't have any good stories like that.
    Posted December 18th, 2014 at 07:47 AM by Zekrom Zekrom is online now
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    I used to struggle to read...

    I learnt English when I got an US copy of Ruby about one year before it was released in Europe.

    Pokémon does things.
    Posted December 18th, 2014 at 03:03 AM by Went Went is online now
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    I used to struggle to read...

    Doctor Seuss taught me how to read. =D My mum used to make me repeat 'Rosie Ronald Ross had a red rhinoceros'. XD

    I struggled SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO bad. Until I discovered STEROIDS REALLY CRAPPY BOOKS >:D
    Posted December 18th, 2014 at 02:54 AM by Nakala Pri Nakala Pri is online now
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    Musings, and choosings

    I think a conscious effort to interact with your community is key to making decisions for the forum at large. It's hard to implement and change the way things are/improve on them if you spend little, if any, time interacting and exploring the areas your members go into - they can't see HQ. If you're out there (and posting), you get a better sense of their interests and needs, rather than if you spend all your time in the staff forums.

    Not to say that you need to post a hundred times a day, but as staff members, we ought to be focusing on the community and our members. Isolating yourself to a small area that few members will ever see feels counterproductive. I don't think "HQ is a large commitment" is a valid answer when debating activity because it's part of the entire deal you accepted the promotion with and interacting/participating in the things members do is also part of that deal.
    Posted December 8th, 2014 at 06:53 PM by Klippy Klippy is offline
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    Musings, and choosings

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    Originally Posted by Zekrom View Comment
    Depends on what you mean by "high". I don't think that hstaff members absolutely have to post as much as Syd/Went/Janna do, unless they want to, but it'd be better if y'all don't just stick to HQ and only very rarely post in public areas. I know that you guys have important things to do on both PC and irl, but we want to see you guys around and have fun with you on the forum too. If you want an idea of an hstaffer that's active in the public sections but not super active, look at Marcin.

    I figured at least someone should respond to yer question. Might not be the best response, but there ya go.
    I would agree that his posting levels are satisfactory and what you would expect from a HQ-staff member, if not, a little less (he posts in the public eye nearly twice a day). Numbers don't matter too much, but the main thing I'm concerned with is if people understand that HQ is actually a large commitment, and that there's more going on than just posting. For example, those who work on the site.
    Posted December 8th, 2014 at 01:23 PM by seeker seeker is online now

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