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Post 21

paulh, not fond of Lord Mudpants

Letting turkeys loose in the White House? Well, it was the voters' decision to put him there in the first place smiley - winkeye


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Post 22

Pierce The Pirate ~ out of Hotblack Desiato mode again ~

"What? Pardoning illegal immigrants from Turkey? Like smiley - bleep I will!"
[D. Drumpf]

smiley - pirate


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Post 23

Baron Grim

The "tradition" of pardoning thanksgiving turkeys started with Reagan as an attempt to distract from the constant media coverage of the Iran-Contra affair.


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Post 24

Pierce The Pirate ~ out of Hotblack Desiato mode again ~

Apparently the jury is still out on this. I found the following on Google. But then I found a lot:

"The Washington Post used both "pardon" and "reprieve" in a 1963 article in which President Kennedy said of the turkey, "Let's keep him going.""

http://www.whitehousehistory.org/pardoning-the-thanksgiving-turkey

smiley - pirate


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Post 25

paulh, not fond of Lord Mudpants

Human turkeys by the hundreds have gotten pardoned over the years.


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Post 26

Dmitri Gheorgheni

smiley - snork


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Post 27

paulh, not fond of Lord Mudpants

Gerald Ford got in trouble for pardoning Richard Nixon.


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Post 28

ITIWBS

smiley - evilgrin...after Nixon was criticized for appointing his own successor....

Well, he did satisfy the "advice and consent of the Senate" clause.smiley - erm


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Post 29

Still Incognitas, Still Chairthingy, Still lurking, Still invisible, unnoticeable, missable, unseen, just haunting h2g2

So is there going to be a monthly or weekly update? I'm asking before this becomes another chat thread..smiley - tongueout


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Post 30

Dmitri Gheorgheni

Too late. smiley - rofl


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Post 31

Jackruss a Grand Master of Tea and Toast, Keeper of the comfy chair, who is spending a year dead for tax reasons! DNA!

smiley - snork


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Post 32

paulh, not fond of Lord Mudpants

Topic drift, or ordinary snow job? smiley - winkeye


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Post 33

h2g2 Operations

Here's an update, covering the latest month:

95,000 unique visitors, of which 18% return visits. 437000 page views, i.e. people read 3 to 4 pages on average per visit. 63% of the traffic comes from people who searched the internet for information and found our entries useful, and 3% visited via social media.

We appreciate keeping the thread comments on topic, to let the announcements be easy to read, and informative for visitors.

thank you

Milla smiley - cogs


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Post 34

paulh, not fond of Lord Mudpants

Thanks, Milla.


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Post 35

bobstafford

Yes Thanks, Milla.


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Post 36

Gnomon - time to move on

Do you have any breakdowns on what types of entry were most popular, Milla?

I remember that a few years ago the most popular entries were the topical ones (eg Halloween or Christmas) and the recipes.


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Post 37

clzoomer- a bit woobly

On topic you say?


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Post 38

Milla, h2g2 Operations

Yes. Off topic posts will be removed from announcement threads from now on. There are plenty of other places where topic drift is ok. Announcements are not among those.
Thank you for understanding.
smiley - towel


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Post 39

Milla, h2g2 Operations

Gnomon, we'll come back with a decision on popular posts.
smiley - towel


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Post 40

Bluebottle

I'd like to know if there has been an increase in the interest in h2g2's space entries since the sale of the book.

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