May 10th, 2002

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If men are not afraid to die,
it is of no avail to threaten them with death.

If men live in constant fear of dying,
And if breaking the law means a man will be killed,
Who will dare to break the law?

There is always an official executioner.
If you try to take his place,
It is like trying to be a master carpenter and cutting wood.
If you try to cut wood like a master carpenter,
you will only hurt your hand.
-- Tao Te Ching, "Lao Tsu, #74"
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Top scientists agree that with the present rate of consumption, the earth's supply of gravity will be exhausted before the 24th century. As man struggles to discover cheaper alternatives, we need your help. Please...

CONSERVE GRAVITY


Follow these simple suggestions:

  1. Walk with a light step. Carry helium balloons if possible.
  2. Use tape, magnets, or glue instead of paperweights.
  3. Give up skiing and skydiving for more horizontal sports like curling.
  4. Avoid showers .. take baths instead.
  5. Don't hang all your clothes in the closet ... Keep them in one big pile.
  6. Stop flipping pancakes
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An idea I posted to the LJ Suggestions community:

My Live Journal wish: Cross Posting. I wish you could post one entry to multiple communities (i.e., the 23 million photography communities) and if you were a member of several of these communities, it would be only show you the post once. And, as all these communities would be looking at the same post, all the comments from the various communities would go into the single post.

It wouldn't be hard. Each journal or community refererences a uniq entry number for each post. There is no reason several communities can not refference the same community number. In the articles entry in the DB is has a field for this community it is posted in. Make that field much bigger and allow several forum id numbers to be entered, probably comma seperated.

The hardest part is finding any easy way to have the web or gui interface allow you to add multiple communities and journals. But if you decide on a limit to how many communities you can cross post to, then you can have that many extra fields on the advanced form/gui.

I love seeing peoples post, but I don't enjoy seeing it four times in a row.