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Admins Question Thread

Pretty self-explanatory, for when you have a question for the Admins.

I was looking through the Ultimate Guide to the CB, and it says people ask the admins questions "frequently related to blue moon ice cream."

What does that mean? 

One of the older admins told a story about Blue Moon ice cream a while back and it became something of a meme: --admin




submitted by Tsuki the Skywolf, age many moons, me again
(November 5, 2021 - 8:57 am)

@Admins, what's your favorite book/movie?

Oh, what a tough question! I love so many. But if I have to name favorites I'd say Remembrance Rock by Carl Sandburg for the book and Babe (the pig) for the movie.


submitted by Silver Crystal , age She/her, Milky Way
(November 21, 2021 - 8:54 am)

Is there a new Admin?  I've noticed some Admin post thingies that are sort of like:

T h i s   i s  a n  e x a m p l e .

A d m i n

Rather than the usual italics. 

No new Admin. However, if I'm away from my computer I may post comments from my tablet and don't take the time (or know how) to use italics. I don't know how those responses would view, if the letters are spaced out, but it's possible.


submitted by Mergirl (SI)
(November 21, 2021 - 12:49 pm)

What does CAPTCHA stand for?

Completely Automated Public Turing test to tell Computers and Humans Apart


submitted by @admin
(November 21, 2021 - 2:51 pm)

That's funny, I never knew that. 

submitted by Lupine
(December 13, 2021 - 1:57 pm)

I like the way you can make little titles in Blab about Books. Is there a way to make that for all the sections?

I just passed your query on to our Webmaster. I'll let you know if/when I get a reply. I suspect that our webmaster is very busy and I don't have the knowledge of how to do that.


submitted by Shining Star@Admins
(November 23, 2021 - 2:27 pm)

Are you okay, Admin? Some comments haven't posted for like 9 hours today and I got worried about you. 

That's so sweet of you. Unfortunately our computers are very old and mine decided to shut down today. Thanks for being patient. --admin

submitted by Shining Star@Admins
(November 29, 2021 - 4:42 pm)
Are there any days/times of day that you admins don't 'administrate'? Like in the middle of the night or on Christmas for example?
Definitely! We don't post comments in the middle of the night. On holidays, one of us might post comments if we have time, but we also may not. On holidays, personal engagments may take precedence.
submitted by Mercury SI, @admins
(November 29, 2021 - 11:44 am)

No, we don't allow links to outside platforms or sharing usernames. --admins

submitted by @Admins
(December 1, 2021 - 11:18 am)

How many comments would you say you read over every day? And do you keep all the comments/posts you don't post anywhere? 

submitted by @Admins
(December 5, 2021 - 1:47 pm)

@admins, would you let us post links to wikipedia? I just want to know in case I ever want to.

No, no links to other sites. I'm sorry.


submitted by Pancake, age Open24hour, Pizza Place
(December 6, 2021 - 1:12 pm)

@admin- would it be weird to say that I imagined an army of admin on computers in a large room? I imagined a lot of admin and I have no idea why...

I'd rather you think of us as a chorus or a team, not military. 


submitted by WhEnEvEr (si)
(December 6, 2021 - 9:38 pm)

@Admin, I always imagined you guys as cashiers and the customers are the comments. You are always rushing around as well.


Hahaha, I suppose it is something like that!- Admin

submitted by Pancake
(December 7, 2021 - 2:54 pm)


Sometimes I post a comment, and then accidentally click the back arrow button on my computer and the screen goes back to my screen before I clicked 'submit.' Do you know if this would affect the posting of my comments at all? 

If you hit submit, we should get the comment. But if you don't, we won't.


submitted by @admin
(December 7, 2021 - 8:34 am)

I have a question.


@Admins, I thought other languauges weren't allowed? Well check out this thread!!! (I'm not mad, just confused)


You're right, Pancake, other languages aren't allowed on the CB. That thread is from 2008, and the rules have changed here a bit since then. We admins can't check translations on posts that come through each day; perhaps the admins 13 years ago could! - Admin

submitted by Pancake, age Open24hour, Pizza Place
(December 9, 2021 - 8:29 am)

Ah, ok.

submitted by Pancake
(December 10, 2021 - 9:11 am)