Hello everyone. I hope you are having a nice weekend. I have three things to tell you before I answer more questions.
1. I just cleared a fuckton of comments out of the spam queue. I don’t know what’s going on – even comments by regular posters are getting sent there. Most of them seem to be from people who are leaving a number of comments in quick succession as they jump around in various discussions, so my guess is that the spam filter is being overly vigilant about multiple posts by the same person in a very short time period.
2. Since we have a ridiculous number of new readers and commenters, I took a stab at updating the site policies. Please take a look.
3. General Expression would like to announce a meet-up for Boston Area Awkwardeers. Here are the details:
You are cordially invited to the first Awkwardeers Army meet-up! We will meet on Sunday, August 26 from 6-8 pm in Davis Square, Somerville, MA in the open area outside JP Licks. We can all get ice cream, sit on benches outside, and be generally awkward together. RSVP not required. General Expression will be the one holding a sign saying “Awkwardeer Army Meet-up.” Volunteers to provide coloring sheets and crayons (as suggested in this link: https://captainawkward.com/2012/07/28/313-314-broken-friendships/) and conversation cards (with suggested opening questions for the conversationally challenged) would be ever so helpful.
Neat. Wish I could be there.