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  •  You know what is amazing to me? (4.00)
    That there are now entire sub-communities and nooks and crannies on this site that I don't even know exist.

    I'll be up late, check things out, and see the late-night shift keeping things humming along. Or I'll run across a user that I hadn't seen before, but I'll see via her history that she's been around a while and has been an active and valued member of the community.

    Once upon a time, this was a small town and I knew everyone. It was Cheers. Those days may be long gone, but I don't yearn for them. Because the way this place has grown, and for the better (despite what some grumpy old timers might think), defies description.

    I would be surprised if sociologists aren't already combing this place as part of some grand research project. It would be a heck of an interesting project.

    •  Thank you, Kos... (4.00)
      ...for giving so many of us a voice, an outlet, tools to take on the fight, and community.

      Thank you!

      Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has. -- Margaret Mead

      by ilona on Sat Sep 10, 2005 at 11:34:52 AM PDT

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    •  Welcome to Kos, Kos! (4.00)

      Nice comment.  And within a week, you'll be able to post your own diaries.

      P.S.---I noticed your user ID is 3.  Who are #1 and #2??  Because if there are three of you running around...holy crap.

      •  #s 1 and 2 (none)
        IIRC, 1 and 2 were for the programmers who set up the site on scoop.

        And while I'm in a comment, I'll reply to something I was thinking about from Kos's comment above, about how there are nooks and crannies he doesn't even know about.  It's also interesting to me how the patterns shift - like the late-night people will be different from semester to semester (or quarter to quarter or whatever) but those same people are still around even if they're not there at the same time.  

    •  Speaking as a sociologist, (none)
      I'm afeard to take this on as a study!  Things change too quickly and there's too much to keep track of!  I hope someone is working on something, though.  Although since Eszter at Crooked Timber would be one of the logical ones and I haven't heard that she is, I dunno.
    •  need an entymologist, not a sociologist (none)
      What is emerging here resembles Insecta more than Mammalia. It is an extension the human sociological envelope analagous to a vigorous hive -- repleat with venomous stingers and a discernable buzz.

      "On Olympos, Scholic Hockenberry, there are no permanent friends or trustworthy allies or loyal mates... only permanent interests." -- Dan Simmons

      by Eloi Scientist on Sat Sep 10, 2005 at 02:49:35 PM PDT

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    •  One of the best places to start (none)
      for a sociologicla study of dKos is the amazing series by mentaldebris called OverKos.

      The last one is at the address below, and it links to all the earlier ones. It's a must read.

      http://www.dailykos.com/story/2005/4/14/21544/7905

      European Tribune - bringing dKos to Europe
      in the long run, we're all dead (Keynes)

      by Jerome a Paris on Sat Sep 10, 2005 at 04:18:07 PM PDT

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