Sunday, September 14, 2014

Signing off.

College Misery is up and running again.  I will be there.  You should be there too.

Since AWC will be put back on the shelf, I suppose I should say something that's like a farewell.  It feels odd since I'll probably see you at CM now anyway.

I want to sincerely thank everybody who contributed to AWC, especially the new authors who never contributed to RYS or CM before.  Please, keep doing that at the new College Misery site.

We were running on fumes here for a while and I'm sorry that I couldn't build up the community as much as I wanted.  We did end with a great post from Wombat that itself had a happy ending. Even though the site didn't set any pageview records, I know from your emails that many of you enjoyed it and some of you needed it.  Some days, I needed it.  You'll never realize how good I felt knowing that I was helping scholars and educators get through their day.

Thank you all for participating and reading here at AWC.  I'm going to finish the last bit of bourbon in the water cooler and pack it away.  See you at College Misery!

I am,

Your former moderator,

Beaker Ben


13 comments:

  1. Thanks for keeping the bunsen burner flame glowing, BB.

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  2. AWC has been great, Ben.
    Loved the posts, the caption competitions, POOPing, and the lack of trolls.
    Looking forward to your posts and comments over at CM.

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  3. Thank you, Ben, for giving us this place. I am sorry that I didn't contribute more; I really wanted it it to work. It is one of life's paradoxes that when we most need a place like this to share our vexations, we have the least time to do it. I look forward to my daily dose of College Misery, and to sufficient respite from the shit off the fan that I can contribute there as I'd intended here.

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  4. Thanks, Ben - and I LOVE the innovation of the tweets. Hope wherever it all ends up, this idea survives.

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  5. Absolutely loved that you took over and kept our community going. I loved the tweets and the picture captioning and POOPing! Thank you, Ben. You were so generous to take on the task.

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  6. Many, many, thanks, Ben. I, too, loved the AWC innovations, especially the twitter feed. I hope there's some way to move that over to CM. I could never think of any clever captions for the photos, but that doesn't mean I didn't enjoy them. Hey, I can't write poetry worth a damn either, but I enjoy reading it.

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  7. Yes yes yes! Thanks, Ben, you mensch and Master of Twitter. See y'all over at CM. Again.

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  8. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs, who comes short again and again, because there is no effort without error and shortcoming; but who does actually strive to do the deeds; who knows great enthusiasms, the great devotions; who spends himself in a worthy cause; who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who at the worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who neither know victory nor defeat.

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