This is a Journal entry by SashaQ - happysad

SQ: Tenth Hootooversary

Post 1

SashaQ - happysad

It is ten years ago today that I opened my Personal Space in h2g2!

I had lurked a bit beforehand, as I found my way in here via another section of the BBC - I discovered Peer Review and the idea of it pleased me. I rummaged through my History of Mathematics folder and found an essay I had written that would potentially fill a gap in the Edited Guide. I made a vague attempt at GuideML, and then submitted the result! Little did I know then that the Entry would eventually be accepted by the Guide Editors and that I would go on to become a Guide Editor myself with more than 100 Edited Entries to my name!

h2g2 has made such a difference to me - I have learned so much from the archives (fact and fiction) as well as interacting directly with people in conversations, and from going out and researching things myself, armed with my trusty 'Ford Prefect' notebook. h2g2ers have given me support in tough times, and laughs at fun times. I have been to meets ranging from just one other h2g2er to the 20th Anniversary Meet.

Thank you all smiley - teasmiley - biggrinsmiley - cake See you around!


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Post 2

Galaxy Babe - eclectic editor

smiley - bubbly I'm so glad you joined us! It's my 20th next year!smiley - yikes

smiley - hug
GB
smiley - galaxysmiley - teasmiley - cake


SQ: Tenth Hootooversary

Post 3

Bluebottle

smiley - teasmiley - cakesmiley - strawberriesThe place wouldn't be the same without either of you.smiley - hug

<BB<


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Post 4

SashaQ - happysad

Thanks both smiley - teasmiley - biggrinsmiley - cake

It is an honour that you are my friends smiley - hugsmiley - hug and that we make a great team! smiley - magic


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Post 5

pauh, still writing

It's been a privilege knowing all of you. smiley - ok

I enjoyed meeting you in London in April, Sasha. smiley - smiley

I haven't been as prolific with Guide Entries as you've been, but I hope my posts have been helpful. I have lots of odd factoids floating around. It's only right to give them places to land smiley - flyhi


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Post 6

SashaQ - happysad

Yes, it's always good to see you around in h2g2, Paul, and it was great to meet you in person, as well! All contributions to the Edited Guide are valuable, and you do sterling work reading and commenting on Entries of all kinds smiley - ok

That's the great thing about h2g2, that it brings together such a variety of people around the world to share ideas and curiosity smiley - ok A place for odd factoids to land indeed! smiley - biggrin


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Post 7

Prof Animal Chaos.C.E.O..err! C.E.Idiot of H2G2 Fools Guild (Official).... A recipient of S.F.L and S.S.J.A.D.D...plus...S.N.A.F.U.

argh! I've got dementia smiley - wah just seen, it's Oct 2004 when I got here (no idea how smiley - whistle as it wasn't a "link" or anything passed to me)
But! Even though I don't have personal conversations" with many here smiley - sadface

I DO recognise the GOOD ones smiley - smileyAnd I STILL say smiley - hug get shut of the "happysad" bit smiley - ok It's not becoming...


SQ: Tenth Hootooversary

Post 8

Galaxy Babe - eclectic editor

smiley - hug


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Post 9

You can call me TC

Well done - in your 10 years here you have contributed more than some of us smiley - blush in 20!


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Post 10

pauh, still writing

I look at it this way: anybody who weighs in on anything on a regular basis is giving the rest of us food for thought. Who knows what will inspire someone to a great guide entry? smiley - smiley


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Post 11

SashaQ - happysad

Thanks Prof! smiley - smiley If anyone had been picked up and dropped into h2g2 by Nigel the Alien, it would be you smiley - winkeyesmiley - ufo - it's always good to see you around smiley - ok

Thanks TC! I'm 'lucky' that h2g2 "constructively engages my obsessive side" as the author of this article puts it! http://www.theparisreview.org/blog/2019/08/06/the-creative-compulsions-of-ocd/

smiley - cheers


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Post 12

Prof Animal Chaos.C.E.O..err! C.E.Idiot of H2G2 Fools Guild (Official).... A recipient of S.F.L and S.S.J.A.D.D...plus...S.N.A.F.U.

Sash! You know me smiley - smiley I'll do anything whatsoever to banish frowns, in any formsmiley - hug
smiley - winkeyemy P/S proves that (if anyone has a week or two to get down to the bottomsmiley - laugh)


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