Should We Revive This Space?

March 9, 2015 in Uncategorized

I haven’t been here for years but I guess it might work for me.


  • I know WordPress interface well enough
  • Threaded convos can start like this with a post and continue with comments


  • Not sure how we’d handle folks who want to be pseudonymous (how securely will it support that)
  • Not sure how much it can handle automated posting the way FriendFeed would

What are your pros and cons?

With Friendfeed Down, should we…

September 13, 2012 in the site

  • Use a twitter hashtag like #FFLSW or #LSWFF or #TheLSW ?
  • Use the forums here, and feed them into twitter so other people can see some of the conversation?
  • Use a service like Google Plus or Facebook or Diaspora or ???
  • Use some other service?
  • Just wait to see if Friendfeed comes back from the brink?
  • Nevermind.  It looks like Friendfeed might be kinda working again, but maybe we should make some contingency plans.
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by laurax Goes Social!

June 13, 2012 in the site

WordPress 3.0 and BuddyPress are fully installed and should be running smoothly, more or less!

If you already have an account on this site (Josh or someone else would have sent you information, in that case), your old login and password should work. If you don’t have one already, please go ahead and create one, and welcome on board! We have forums! You can make posts to the front of the site! You can give gifts, including LSW Badges!

Go crazy, and if you have any questions, please let me know. newrambler on gmail/gtalk or comment here is your best bet.

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Looking for the current LSW?

June 11, 2012 in general news, social_media

While we do still use this site (and anyone interested in improving it should have a go!), most of the current LSW action is happening in our FriendFeed room. Come join the madness!

Help! Previously loving brother cats at war!

November 4, 2011 in Uncategorized

SOS to cat behaviorists out there! My friend has a serious issue that we are trying to solve:

3 cats—brothers—born 2008. Never separated. Loving, cuddly, sleep curled together UNTIL early this spring one day all of them were sitting in peace before an open window and suddenly and completely went Bill the Cat Batshit and viciously started all out screaming catfight.  They were separated for 2 wks at recommendation of vet and seemed to forget about it, resumed loving brotherly behavior but THEN 3 mos later 2 were sitting in front of window and again Total Feline Warfare—clawing, screeching, and spraying.  This time it took 3 mos of separation plus application of feline pheromone diffusers in 3rd month. September and October civil relations resumed with cuddly cosleeping.  Yesterday NO window open. Total screeching warfare with clawing and spraying. All have been neutered since kittenhood.

Have any of you guys any insights? WTF is going on? How can it be prevented or stopped?  Massive spraying catfights which taint the environment are not tolerable as an ongoing situation.  They also go off on humans trying to intervene.

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Vote for the Winner of the LSW Coloring Contest, Round 2!

September 8, 2010 in general news

Cross-posted at lis.dom.


  1. View the entries!
  2. Vote (once) for your favorite!

Voting ends Friday, September 17, 2010. Some sort of not very fabulous prize(s) will be awarded, and people who submitted entries by mail will get something in return!

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Administrivia: Spam Users

September 2, 2010 in the site

I mentioned this in the FriendFeed room as well. It looks like we’ve got some spam users registered on this site. While they haven’t (yet) been spamming with anything much but friend requests, I think it’s not the sort of thing we want to encourage, so I’m going to be going through and deleting accounts that are obviously spammy — accounts with nonsense or pr0n email or website domains, people with no apparent connection to librarianship who haven’t made any contributions, that sort of thing.

If I’m unsure, I’ll send you a private message to see what I can find out before I delete. I understand that not everyone can participate online under their real name or identity.

If I delete your account and you’re a real honest to God LSW person, please feel free to stone me with weeded reference books.

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Coloring Contest, Round 2!

August 4, 2010 in general news

a woman carrying a pile of books and a man reading

image for the new LSW coloring contest; please see post for details and a printable version

Remember the last time we had a coloring contest? Wasn’t that fun?

Let’s do it again! Using my expert librarian searching skillz, I have located this dubiously copyrighted image and made it into a coloring sheet for you all. Download and print yourself a PDF copy (or upload it into Photoshop or whatever you want to do), color, embellish, destroy, do whatever, and then send it back by September 1, 2010 to

Laura Crossett
LSW Clubhouse North
PO Box 85
Meeteetse, WY 82433

Or, if you insist, you can rescan the sucker and email it to me at newrambler at gmail dot com (but if you send it to me in the mail, I’ll send you something in return).

Update 8/10/10: Thanks to LSW member N.Ansi, we now also have an .svg version, which is handily editable in Inkscape.

LSW is on Goodreads!

June 25, 2010 in general news, social_media

LSW is now on Goodreads! Come join us!

The LSW Covers Jo Co

June 21, 2010 in general news

Abigail Goben organized and edited a cool video showing a worldwide bunch of LSW members and allies singing Jonathan Coulton‘s song “Code Monkey.” It’s terrific!