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a return which is long overdue (plus achievements!)

CleverNickName (129189) writes | about 5 years ago

User Journal 17

I've lurked at /. without posting for ages, mostly because I just don't have the time to interact like I used to.

I've lurked at /. without posting for ages, mostly because I just don't have the time to interact like I used to.

But I've been clicking through the old RSS feed more and more lately, and when I saw the PAX Plague thread today, I came over to comment, since I'm kind of affected by the whole damn thing. I thought I'd take a look around since I haven't been here in awhile, and I saw that there are freaking ACHIEVEMENTS associated with our accounts. It's silly, and I'm sure it's been here forever, but I thought it was awesome and I was delighted when I read it.

I didn't realize how much I missed Slashdot until I spent some time here today, and I bet that anyone who joined in the last 2 years doesn't even give a shit about my stupid comments or anything, but it felt good to come back here, and feel safely among my people again.

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Welcome back! (1)

wurp (51446) | about 5 years ago | (#29393261)

I bet that anyone who joined in the last 2 years doesn't even give a shit about my stupid comments or anything

What are you talking about? We all love you, Willy!

Not to be mistaken for "We all love your willy".

I mean, most of us have no experience with your willy.

Re:Welcome back! (1)

stoolpigeon (454276) | about 5 years ago | (#29393463)

wouldn't that be wily? and then shouldn't a coyote be involved?

achievements? (1)

dubiousdave (618128) | about 5 years ago | (#29393321)

Achievements? Nobody on slashdot achieves anything. ;-) It's news to me too, but I've hardly been on since you got busy elsewhere. Do they keep track of things like Biggest Asshat?

welcome back (1)

RudeDude (672) | about 5 years ago | (#29393399)

Welcome back! I haven't posted or hardly read the comment threads in a long while for similar reasons. Why get involved if you can only do it halfway (or less)? But today get got an e-mail about a new user journal update! :-) The achievements are still somewhat new. Somewhere around April Fools Day I believe. Goofy but still kind cool.

speaking of achievements (1)

stoolpigeon (454276) | about 5 years ago | (#29393407)

so I just watched your leverage episode this week-end via the tnt web site. That was totally awesome. The look on your face at the end - priceless. My wife and I lol'd.

The Guild - a sweet show that is looking so much sweeter. You are really helping them build momentum rather than falling into the repetition trap that I've seen haunt a lot of internet shows. I am stoked after the first 2 episodes of season 3 to see where it all goes.

Synergy is cool - when you teamed up with John Scalzi it blew my mind. That Molly Lewis got good face time on the video of Jonathon Coulton singing about you was killer. I love when my little internet fandom worlds collide.

So yeah - I'm a WW fanboi - I'm not afraid to say it. I'm a fellow dad/gamer/geek that doesn't have the platform you have so it always gets me stoked when you go out and say/do a lot of the stuff I would like to do. You represent us all pretty well.

Good on ya man - keep it up.

Re:speaking of achievements (1)

wurp (51446) | about 5 years ago | (#29393621)

Thanks for the reminder about The Guild, and pointing out a couple of other good online shows!

I watched the first season of TG, then forgot about it. I need to get back to it. And, of course, I'm interested to see what video goodness CNN is up to.

Re:speaking of achievements (1)

Captain Splendid (673276) | about 5 years ago | (#29413207)

Yeah, I loved the netbook "standoff" at the beginning. Cheesy, but hilarious.

Achievements (1)

Qzukk (229616) | about 5 years ago | (#29393561)

Achievements were this year's April Fool's Day prank gone wild, and then apparently more-or-less forgotten.

Really? (0, Troll)

Red4man (1347635) | about 5 years ago | (#29393657)

and I bet that anyone who joined in the last 2 years doesn't even give a shit about my stupid comments or anything,

Not sure anyone who joined EVER gives a shit about your stupid comments.

Achievements (2, Insightful)

thatskinnyguy (1129515) | about 5 years ago | (#29393751)

I'm sure the achievements are just for those who have nothing better to do all day but refresh the /. home page just to be the first to post.

Weclome (1)

etherlad (410990) | about 5 years ago | (#29395637)

Welcome back, Wil. I read your blog and see you at Fark, but it's good to see you here again.

Welcome back (1)

Russellkhan (570824) | about 5 years ago | (#29395849)

I've become mostly a lurker lately too, especially since I switched most of my /. reading to google reader. Anyways, I've always enjoyed your comments and it's good to see you back.

Welcome back (1)

cerberusss (660701) | about 5 years ago | (#29396519)

Let me be the first to say: welcome back! I'm somewhat of a fan, following your blog and your comments here, and I know for a fact there are lots of more fans here.

If some people want to follow Wil's comments here as well, just click his nickname anywhere and you'll end up on his slashdot user page. Then in the top right, click 'friend this user', then click 'Yup I'm positive'. His comments will get a +5 automatically.

Welcome back (1)

Rysc (136391) | about 5 years ago | (#29402135)

Thanks to the power of the computer internet I got a notice when this was posted.

Lurk less.

nooooo get you while you can (1)

Scudsucker (17617) | about 5 years ago | (#29427979)

This is like someone reinstalling World of Warcraft after finally managing to cancel their subscription, or picking up smoking again when you managed to quit.

welcome. (1)

intermodal (534361) | about 5 years ago | (#29493365)

this is my first time logging in in years, so I can relate. Those achievements are a weird new thing.

Did you ever take that Route 66 trip? (1)

wowbagger (69688) | about 5 years ago | (#29529267)

Years ago you said you were thinking about traveling Route 66 - you ever do that? I'd given you a couple of spots to check out here in Kansas, but never heard about it.

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