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As i'm thinking about other parts of the real-time (pre-blog) novel experiment which might be appropriate here, i think i need to know more about whether there is a space on ET for more "literary" diaries (for lack of a better word)?

Most of the posting here is decidedly political, economic and relating to events and trends in daily reality.  Poemless, as one example, brings a very literary style to her view of Russia, and its hot leaders.  She's not alone, but it's relatively rare here.

So, do we want weirder stuff here?  Since i'm the one asking, do we want what i consider literary experiment (and others would consider drunken madness) to interfere with the cogent discussion that is the hallmark of ET?

I think positively about the breadth of readership here, but i would not want to undercut ET's attempt at being taken seriously, which is so damned important to me as well.  Obviously i came here first because of windpower/energy issues, but as i've slowly come to get a feel for what's here, i'd like to push the borders.  But if that's a cost for ET, then no way.

"Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one's courage." - Ana´s Nin

by Crazy Horse on Thu Jul 10th, 2008 at 06:53:00 AM EST
Consider http://www.eurotrib.com/user/Crazy%20Horse/diary your personal blog... That's the way Scoop was designed originally.

IMHO unfortunately, the flavour of Scoop that ET runs on does not allow regular users to post in other "sections" than "Diary".

When the capital development of a country becomes a by-product of the activities of a casino, the job is likely to be ill-done. — John M. Keynes

by Migeru (migeru at eurotrib dot com) on Thu Jul 10th, 2008 at 06:58:00 AM EST
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CH, you shameless hussy.  You wait 'til interest dies out on your "literary" diary, then you ask a question of the readership, hoping to stimulate the damn thing again.  Why don't you use a fuckin poll like the rest of us.  We all know already that when you discuss kWhs and capacity factors, you had climbed down in an illegal oil bunker slop tank for a few poison hours.  big frickin deal, get over it.

No vimeo, no hotlinks, shite, not even any graphs.  Go layup some poisonous carbon fiber composite glass epoxy rotor blades, and stop bothering us with your whoring.  Writing at the margins, my ass.

(yeah, i'm CH's editor, named ED.  Hacked his account so we could have a fair and balanced view of his so-called real-time reality thing, frickin idiot.  Though we took him on in hopes we might get something out of him, it appears hopeless now.  Ed.)

"Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one's courage." - Ana´s Nin

by Crazy Horse on Thu Jul 10th, 2008 at 07:08:16 AM EST
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oh, and tell ED to take a long walk off a short pier, or go back to saturn!

'The history of public debt is full of irony. It rarely follows our ideas of order and justice.' Thomas Piketty
by melo (melometa4(at)gmail.com) on Thu Jul 10th, 2008 at 07:41:04 AM EST
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put 'em up, CH, they'll rise and fall on their merits, and the perceptual readiness of us wallies on the other end.

if polite silence is all you get, then you'll have your answer!

artists, so coy sometimes...

redundant question anyway, look how many dug your dip into another reality.

aolus forbid this site was all wonk!

'The history of public debt is full of irony. It rarely follows our ideas of order and justice.' Thomas Piketty

by melo (melometa4(at)gmail.com) on Thu Jul 10th, 2008 at 07:39:17 AM EST
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Bring it on.
by Colman (colman at eurotrib.com) on Thu Jul 10th, 2008 at 07:43:02 AM EST
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