The Future of This Site

It’s time for some frank discussion of the future of this site.

My primary mission remains unchanged – to get important thoughts and ideas out where they can be seen – whether those ideas are mine or somebody else’s (AND generally a mixture of the two, anyway).

Secondary missions (haven for the Qrious, MAGA rally site, free speech site, etc.) are also unchanged.

The attrition of commenting on the site is only moderately concerning to me, outside of impeding the primary mission, which is to GET THE WORD OUT. But the truth is, the primary mission IS being impeded. THAT cannot be allowed.

Lately, I’ve had SEVERAL very important articles missing either writing, editing, or publication – both ON TIME and AT ALL. I can’t do that any more. Some of what was missed may be life-or-death for the Republic.

Thus, I’m taking some actions to shore things up.

POINT 1

In order to focus my limited time on important political, scientific, and spiritual/religious articles, which I have been SKIPPING in order to do the Monday and Friday dailies, I am going to change the nature of those dailies to more suit getting substantial messages out quickly as single articles. Thus, I’m planning to drop the honorific elaborations of “Wheatietoo” style” and “Grandmaintexas format” – that is, unless somebody else steps up to take those dailies. It would then be their choice to either DROP or continue those styles. Those authors could even do placeholder posts just like me – I’m not picky.

Yes, I loved those Wheatie and Grandma styles. However, I’m a poor substitute for the real thing, and it takes me a LOT of time to emulate them. Something has to give, and THAT is it.

If somebody wants to keep up those dailies in something resembling their current format, or would like to try something different, great. Please volunteer as an author.

Otherwise, I will be shortening all of my daily threads, now and in the future, to placeholders like on CTH.

Authorship isn’t difficult, if you want to make the dailies “more interesting placeholders” with fresh header images, a brief message, or something of the sort. Authors are free to do whatever they want. We do have a suggested guideline HERE:


Dear MOAB: YYYYMMDD Open Topic [exemplary daily post]

[NOTE: Everything after this in square brackets is me as the IMPETUOUS EDITOR. Don’t put any of the square bracket [] stuff in a post. It’s just us talking – MKAY?] [RE the TITLE: Dear KMAG, Dear MAGA, Dear KAG, or Dear KAG! is required, followed by a colon, a space, the date in YYYYMMDD …

The last “honorific” daily on my part will be tomorrow’s post, for Pi Day, 20220314. Enjoy!


Point 2

In the same vein, I no longer have time to EDIT any articles by authors. If you want to publish it, you have to carry the ball the whole 100 yards, and PUBLISH or SCHEDULE. I will release articles that get stuck by the failure of the scheduler, but that’s it.


Point 3

Otherwise, the future of the site is very solid. We are now on good hosting, free of censorship concerns for the moment. I am investing appropriately and substantially, as planned, and the “church budget” is good. This site is NOT going away.


Point 4

If you have any concerns, ideas, suggestions, or contributions, this is an appropriate place to make them known. However, I will not be changing my plans regarding Points 1 and 2 unless YOU YOURSELF ARE VOLUNTEERING to do the heavy lifting of your own suggestion(s).

Suggestions for OTHER PEOPLE to carry out YOUR IDEAS will have to pass muster with my assistant.

suspicious_cat_sunglasses.jpg

Compared to Morris the Finicky Cat, this guy isn’t just picky – he’s downright suspicious!

Thank you for your understanding.

To quote Wheatie, yeah, it’s Sunday…..

…..but we will get though this!!!

W

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pgroup2

What’s with YYYYY? Should the author put a zero in front of the year?

Asking for an annoying anonymous acquaintance.

 😂 

pgroup2

In my old age, I try to actually pay attention. Unlike some other time periods of my existence.

Just to be persnickety, how come you can fix your errors while ours have to live forever uncorrected?

Last edited 3 months ago by pgroup2
singingsoul1

 😂 

Cuppa Covfefe

Amazingly alliterative, indeed inspirationally interesting 🙂

(Maybe Wolf was putting in a word to the YYYYYYYs? )…

pgroup2

[groan]

SteveInCO

Someone wants to convert to holocene dating.

Today would be 3/14/12022.

FJB

MAGA on Wolf!

pgroup2

How are we supposed to know who you are/were?

Or is this your idea of hiding in plain sight?  🤔 

phoenixrising

That’s Pat Fredericks 😉

pgroup2

I meant his/her moniker. I don’t recall ever seeing a post by that name.

phoenixrising

It’s a recent moniker… when the Let’s Go Brandon mantra started iirc

pgroup2

ThanQ

phoenixrising

You’re most welcome

FJB

just me…Pat
following your progress at Marica’s pgroup2!!
I’m always reading here…just not commenting

bflyjesusgrl 🍊

🍌 🍌 🍌 🍌 🍌 🍌 🍌 🍌 🍌 🤗 🤗 🤗 😘 🥰 🥰 💞 💞 💞

gil00

Well jusy fyi, kiddo is all about telling jokes and coming up with his own. Toot and poop jokes are far too popular. 🙊

Deplorable Patriot

And if my brothers are any indication, the bathroom humor never gets old.

gil00

I bet. Anywhere and anytime he can work in 💩 to a conversation its something funny to him.

SteveInCO

Well, don’t be such a dang stranger!!!

Valerie Curren

Still miss your Q-Tree comments AND memes–Big Time!!! So glad you stopped in on this post 🙂

Linda

Hi Pat. Great to see you here!

FJB

hey there!!!
how are you?

Linda

I’m doing great – or as great as can be expected in these times. Hope you are as well.

pgroup2

I am seriously surprised that you took so long to unload your plate, even just a little bit. Good for you. I admit to having a slight entitlement feeling about having this place just being here, like sunrise never fails to show up on time.

ThanQ for starting this site and keeping it going.

Linda

Yes, please don’t miss critical posts. I don’t see why a critical post couldn’t serve as the daily post.

singularzoe

Wolfmoon, I think your changes are making good use of your time and make a lot of sense. And i ususally read, even when I don’t comment. I don’t want to comment just to waste space. Thanks to you and all the authors and contributors for all the hard work.

pgroup2

Lots of people have found treasures in waste bins. Just saying.

 😍 

singularzoe

Just had to say hello to two people–PGroup2 and Pat Frederick. Yay.

pgroup2

FYI – no capitals in pgroup2.  😶 

FJB

hey Zoe!
how’ve you been?

singularzoe

Hey, Pat, I’m doing great and have stayed well all the time. Hope you have, too. Well,pgroup2, that will make my typping much easier, thanks. Afraid I’m not always very observant about things like that on here.

pgroup2

[snort; giggle] I see what you did there.

prognosticatasaurusrex

I am always willing to help if needed. You do a great job Wolf and this site and its people are the best both on articles and posting.

FJB

hey Rex!
i tried posting a comment on your blog a while ago, but didn’t see it post. glad to see you’re back blogging!

Deplorable Patriot

I could pick up Friday as well, but not Monday.

Should we try scheduling dailies at a different time? Maybe ten minutes early?

barkerjim

I wish Wheatie and Grandma would return, just to comment if nothing else. Life moves on, though. We will just have to rely on our memories for any tributes. Love this place mostly, except when a certain pair incite extra scrolling. Looking forward to your new articles.

barkerjim

Or “We the people” may be the White Hats we have been looking/waiting for 😃 

scott467

“The problem is, THE PURGE IS HERE.”

____________

If that’s a reference to the series of Purge movies, I haven’t seen them.

scott467

“I’ll be blunt. Men fighting drives women from the site. But at the same time, we have people (including women) bought into both sides.”

______________

I never wanted it to be this way, I tried different strategies to deal with his hostile negative personality for however long the Qtree has been online.

Apparently he was the same way at CTH, according to another regular poster here.

It takes effort to work out strategies to counter insanely hostile personalities. Nobody should have to figure out a strategy to deal with someone like that, but we do.

He ambush attacks, he gets beaten back, then he pops up and plays nice guy for a while. Then it repeats, over and over. Since nothing seems to work besides direct confrontation, that’s what I’m left with.

When someone comes at you over and over again, you have to defend yourself. And it’s not just me, he attacks everybody. He has attacked you directly, and he attacked the entire Qtree as a group, both when he ‘left’ after the election, and when he came back to berate us all for allowing the post count to drop.

I don’t know what his problem is and it doesn’t really matter. If you can defend yourself, you should, and we should defend others too.

The only reason there’s a conflict is because he wants it that way, because he has to personally attack people he disagrees with in the most vicious way he can imagine.

If there is another effective way to deal with a hostile negative personality, besides what I’m already doing, that would be great.

Show me.

michaelh

Scott, keep on being AWESOME  👍 

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Valerie Curren

Amen Wolfie. Would cherish a Q-Tree family reunion, if not here then in the Sweet By & By 🙂

Valerie Curren

<3

TheseTruths

Otherwise, the future of the site is very solid…This site is NOT going away.

That reads like a state of the union address.😊 Excellent!

I greatly appreciate all you do, Wolf, and also the efforts of the authors. That said, IMO we do not have to have elaborate openers every day. Placeholders are fine by me.

I’m looking forward to the very important articles you reference!

ForGodandCountry

agree with all this

singularzoe

Regarding “the white hats may not be able to help us.” Is it to do with the Jan. 6 congressional you-know-what?

Aubergine

The most important part:

“This site is not going away.”

I love the daily posts, but without the interaction with my friends here in the comments, I’m gonna need therapy, and a lot more alcohol!

Do whatever is best, as you always have.

Thank you for being you, Wolf! You are the best!

kalbokalbs

^^^ THIS, IS where I am.

bflyjesusgrl 🍊

Me too, Minus the therapy, LOL.😜

kalbokalbs

You are on. Open bar.  😎 

bflyjesusgrl 🍊

🥂🍻🥂

Aubergine

Happy for the company, kalbo!

michaelh

Thanks again for all you do Wolf

We owe you a lot, and I know you were just the messenger… but you carried the message and that’s all you were asked

I may not be here in person but I am with you all in spirit. Family needs take priority at the moment.

michaelh

NOW THIS IS THE PLAN: GET YOUR ASS TO MARS

Easier said than done…

bflyjesusgrl 🍊

MICHAELH!!!! 🤸‍♀️🤸‍♀️🤸‍♀️🤗🤗🥰🥰💖💖🤸‍♀️🤸‍♀️🤸‍♀️

Valerie Curren

Amen, Michael!!! My hubby suddenly decided to leave his 2 1/2 decade job to go to truck driving school (fortunately he passed the school’s & state’s tests last week so he has a CDL permit). I really wanted him to wait until after I got taxes done, our grandchild was born in June, & our special needs son married off in July. He didn’t want to be heading into his first CDL truck driving season as Winter approached, so here we are. It’s hectic & prayer inducing (which isn’t a bad thing) & we’re discovering that we cannot do all of these things in our own strength, not remotely.

It reminds me of when we discovered we were pregnant with our first child, whose wife is now expecting our first grandchild. At that time we’d recently moved across the country to be closer to family & were looking for work. I was Supposed to get the job to carry him while he completed his bachelors but became pregnant while we were both still unemployed. We had literally spent our savings down & had less than the next month’s rent in hand before he found work (we both thought it important for the mom to stay home w/ the kids). He ended up supporting a wife, baby son, later twin preemie sons (one w/ incredibly complex special needs), & a baby daughter (I was pregnant w/ her when we moved into our current home)–4 kids in 4 years; 3 major moves in 5 years plus living apart for a year when he got work downstate & the boys & I lived in our For Sale By Owner home, he coming home on weekends (not to mention the surgeries, hospitalizations, & numerous trips across the state to attend to my son’s medical needs).

We never did get to rebuild any sort of financial safety net, but God always saw us through. These times, a period without income, w/out much of a safety net, are pretty scary but strangely we have peace. I offered to try to get some work to tide us over but he really didn’t want me to. Helping him & our special son w/ transitions can be Quite demanding & sometimes takes all I have to give…

Looking back on some of those hard times, like while in grad school & getting money from my parents equal to my monthly rent & covering my remaining needs on $4.15/hr PT work comes to mind. Or the time I scraped pennies together to trade in for quarters to be able to do laundry at the laundromat. Or the time my roommate took our furniture, w/ my permission, when she moved home back across the country, & I slept on the floor in a sleeping bag & composed my grad school papers on a dinosaur electric typewriter w/ a missing “E” key, so I had to handwrite in Every “E” in a document & use white out & carets to make “corrections”…well all those things & more are what we lived through.

Our kids have grown up w/ resale clothing, hand-me-downs, older cars that periodically get fixed in our driveway, lots of love, laughter, & great food (when their dad cooks)…They are also very sold out to the Lord, which isn’t typical for their generation (they’re all in their 20’s now), & conservative culture warriors in keeping w/ their personalities & gifts. They are no worse for the wear for “suffering” indignities that most of their classmates escaped–they might even be better for it; even the crucible of disabilities in the family…

Anyway, we’ve faced the Lion, & the Bear, & with God’s grace & strength we’ll face Goliath too. Who is this uncircumcised Philistine that defies the armies of the Living God? God will see us all through, whatever we face. It might not be pretty & it might be humbling. Paul knew how to abound & how to be abased, can we aspire to any less…or more?

God Bless YOU & your family as you pour yourself into caring for their needs. This is a high calling & the Lord is greatly glorified by your sacrificial love & care

michaelh

Thanks Valerie! That means so much to me.

We have a lot on our plate but God will get us through it.

Valerie Curren

Amen, Michael. He will Never leave or forsake us & (at some point) this too shall pass. Hang in there & hang on to Jesus! Blessings

kalbokalbs

Hugely treasure the QTree.

Daily’s are entertaining, and educational. The authors, a treasure. Obviously a huge effort AND TIME goes into each daily. ALL of this is appreciated immensely.

So long as the QTree IS Standing, I WILL be here. Quite frankly, I learn from every poster.

QTree helps me, maintain whatever sanity AND balance in life, I may have in a world gone fricken mad.

Thank you Wolf, Authors AND posters.

Whatever track Wolf pursues, I’ll be here.

Thank you all.

Valerie Curren

A very hearty Amen!!!

RDS

Wolf Moon
Thank you.
For this site.
For your authorship.
For the other authors.
For the commenters.
For the back-and-forth among commenters (even the times when one senses that “hat and gloves have been removed”).
For everything I learn here every day.
God bless and preserve you.

bflyjesusgrl 🍊

Sounds like a plan, U tha Boss!! 🐺🐺🐺❤❤❤

TradeBait2

Thanks, Wolf. Present and accounted for going forward.

gil00

Wolf, I am surprised you kept it up as long as you have. Our friends have moved on, changed names, gotten ill, a few died, made their own blogs, etc etc.
At some point there will be new people here and although we love and know our posting friends, the newer people will not know who Wheatie was to understand the posting style. Unlike a tribute to a friend who has passed, the daily post will change as people here do too.
A bookmarked placecard header is fine. Spring is about to shake off winter anyway. Time for something new. But always willing to say howdy to our old friends!

singingsoul1

I agree everything is changing all the time we must also otherwise things go stale.

gil00

👍

SteveInCO

For what it’s worth I hope to be back with another science post, filling in a topic I shouldn’t have skipped over in the Physics series. I’ve had to deal with a couple of distractions this last few weeks.

Thanks for A) the ‘mere’ venue and B) all you’ve done to maintain and police it, Wolf (and I realize there’s overlap between A and B).

Valerie Curren

I look forward to your ongoing series, though have much catch up reading to still do!

litenmaus

Wolf, if you only knew how hard it is for me to resist typing brackets….I am a rebel at heart and that is such a challenge….

I’m an information junky and as long as you don’t ban me from your site, I’m not goin’ anywhere :0)

The work you have done and continue to do is greatly appreciated by me. Thank you.