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Heads up: Hugh Howey, the subject of this post about his Kindle SciFi Bestseller, the WOOL series. Has showed up in thread. - -Not scared away yet.
posted by edgeways to MetaFilter-Related at 9:25 AM (20 comments total)

this is already sidebarred, isn't it?
posted by elizardbits at 9:44 AM on January 17, 2012


Yup.
posted by daniel_charms at 9:46 AM on January 17, 2012


Maybe there could be some subtle visual indication (like the 'best answer' or OP comments in Ask) for comments that get sidebarred.
posted by These Premises Are Alarmed at 10:01 AM on January 17, 2012 [1 favorite]


These Premises Are Alarmed: "Maybe there could be some subtle visual indication (like the 'best answer' or OP comments in Ask) for comments that get sidebarred"

Pony seconded!
posted by Jpfed at 10:15 AM on January 17, 2012 [1 favorite]


"Maybe there could be some subtle visual indication (like the 'best answer' or OP comments in Ask) for comments that get sidebarred"

I'm a brony for this pony.
posted by Tomorrowful at 10:21 AM on January 17, 2012 [2 favorites]


I bought it just because the whole thing with him showing up and all seemed so cool. I'm not a sci fi fan at all but I'll give it a shot!
posted by sweetkid at 10:23 AM on January 17, 2012


this is already sidebarred, isn't it?

You know who else got sidebarred?

Pot Roast.
posted by Brandon Blatcher at 11:12 AM on January 17, 2012


Good pony.
posted by MustardTent at 11:21 AM on January 17, 2012


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posted by Kabanos at 11:55 AM on January 17, 2012


I have been trying to do better on the sidebar. I think a little sidebar indicator might be neat but might be crufty. Will ask pb if he has some neat subtle indicator ideas.
posted by jessamyn (staff) at 12:52 PM on January 17, 2012


Something small but tasteful and involving the use of background glitter.gif, perhaps.
posted by elizardbits at 1:03 PM on January 17, 2012 [2 favorites]


This is the part where I embarrassingly say I don't look at the side-bar enough. So sorry for the duplication of notification.
posted by edgeways at 1:13 PM on January 17, 2012


Man, that feller really should have made his handle huowie.
posted by dirtdirt at 1:38 PM on January 17, 2012 [1 favorite]


It was neat to see Hugh show up and he's been very approachable and engaging in his responses to questions.
posted by arcticseal at 3:53 PM on January 17, 2012


Is somebody going to tell him?

-Tom
posted by Meatbomb at 5:45 PM on January 17, 2012


I think someone did. He stopped.

-Jon
posted by introp at 5:48 PM on January 17, 2012


ToddLokken
posted by stavrosthewonderchicken at 5:59 PM on January 17, 2012


rcb
posted by eyeballkid at 7:36 PM on January 17, 2012


He seems like a clever fellow; I think he just picked up on MeFi's sig-less norms after a few comments.

Todd Lokken
posted by killdevil at 8:10 PM on January 17, 2012


He is very approachable, which isn't at all surprising since this story is basically "penniless writer in basement finally finds readers with weird little series." Anyway, when I made the FPP I tweeted him to let him know it was there, and when it was sidebarred I also let him know that, and tried to explain in 140 characters that being sidebarred is kind of A Big Deal. He was slightly baffled but delighted by both events.

MeFi takes getting used to as a culture and if he sticks around I'm sure he'll be grand. However, we do not want him to get used to MeFi's norms right now, as we want him to spend all his time finishing WOOL 5. Eyes on the prize, people. Priorities!

Anyway, I am glad he showed up and glad he was great and glad everyone was super-nice to him. And aside from all of that, it has been a happy MeFi event for me as well, since I rarely make FPPs and when I do, they generally suck. Yay!
posted by DarlingBri at 11:02 PM on January 17, 2012 [1 favorite]


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