Admins Question Thread

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Admins Question Thread

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)

Hey, @Admins, 

Is there a word limit on posts? Like, what's the max word count you'd prefer our posts to be under, if there is one? 

And if someone were to post a story with lengthy chapters, would it be easier for you to read if it was broken into many smaller posts or kept as is?

I'm thinking about sharing one of my stories soon and just want to make it be the easiest for you to read through. 

We have no word limit. I would prefer several shorter submissions rather than one very long one. Also, think of Chatterbox readers. Which do you think they would prefer?


submitted by @Admins
(December 9, 2021 - 5:24 pm)

@Admins Uh, sorry if this is getting to be annoying admins, but can I please make a thread to test out the languauge I am working on?

We only post comments in English.


submitted by @admin, age Same, I will say later
(December 9, 2021 - 5:38 pm)

Hey lizard! Just a question, what language are you working on?  I know we can't talk in other languages but if you wanted to talk about the subject of language together, if you wanted to...? also have you heard of HiNative? I really want to make an account...

submitted by Tsuki@Iwillsaylater"
(December 10, 2021 - 1:19 pm)

German and Spanish. I have not heard of HiNative, but I'll look it up.

submitted by Iwillsaylater@Tsuki
(December 11, 2021 - 6:14 am)

So this is kinda what is looks like on your end, admins? Just minus the access denied part.




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submitted by @Admins
(December 12, 2021 - 6:14 pm)

@Admins, two questions: One, do you like The Monkees, and two: Who's your fave thing 'bout workin' as an admin?

1. I'm not very familiar with The Monkees or their music, but yes, I like them. I'm more familiar with The Beatles.

2. Hearing from all of you every day! Reading your wonderful poems and stories and about your activities and seeing your beautiful artwork and photos!


submitted by Emekittycon Kitten, age 13, Kitten Kingdom
(December 13, 2021 - 2:28 pm)

Hi Admins! Not sure if you would be able to answer this, but when I go to look at the preview of the January 2022 issue, (on the website) it shows the exact same cover picture for last january's issue? Not sure if this is an error, or if they really are reusing the drawing?

Thank you for pointing this out, Alex. January 2022 has a different cover. I've messaged a couple staff who might be able to post the new cover, but they may all be on vacation this week. I don't know how to change it. Someone will tend to it, but it may not be until next week. We appreciate your letting us know.


submitted by Alex@admins
(December 28, 2021 - 2:48 pm)

@Admins, what is your fave season of the year?


My favorite season is spring—I love when I can go for a walk in the first warm breeze and see the crocuses coming out of the ground. --admin

submitted by Emekittycon Kitten, age 13, Kitten Kingdom
(December 30, 2021 - 12:47 pm)


So you know how some CBers have these super cool fantasy names (ie:writing in the dark, nite skies, honeybee)

If you had to pick a cber name, what would it be? 

That's a tough question. I'd have to think about it. Probably something to to with the outdoors. Maybe Snow Skier (at this time of year) or Happy Hiker.


submitted by @admins
(December 31, 2021 - 10:23 am)

Hey Admins, I know you post comments in chronological order, but if you wanted to, could you hypothetically post them in any order, or skip over one and post the others first but get to the other comment later?  Would the site allow that?

Yes. Sometimes I do skip really long ones or ones that may need some editing or other consideration in the interest of getting more, shorter comments posted first. But we generally do try to post comments in the order they are received.


submitted by @Admins
(December 31, 2021 - 11:44 am)

@Admin, do you like cats? If so, what breed?

Yes, I like cats. I've had a tortoise shell  and a calico, but I like most all cats. The former followed me home from a neighbor's one evening, seemed to be a stray, and adopted my family. My less favorites would probably be Siamese and any longhairs.


submitted by Emekittycon Kitten, age 13, Kitten Kingdom
(January 1, 2022 - 4:40 pm)

@Admins, I like cats as well! We had three, but not all at the same time, though, I think. We had a black cat named Smokey, who died when I was really little, so i don't remember him. We had a calico cat named Polly who we gave away because our other cat, chewy, always wanted to play with her, but she never wanted to play. And then we had chewy who died a couple years ago. I don't remember what type of cat he was.

Unrelated, by Hana says {ubvet} A vet? 

submitted by Pancake, age Open24hour, Pizza Place
(January 1, 2022 - 8:09 pm)

How are CAPTCHAs generated? Mine says "hixxz", I think it's coughing up a hairball. 

submitted by Raven
(January 2, 2022 - 5:00 pm)

You have to tag the admins in your comment, otherwise they don't know it's for them!

@Admins, how are the capchas generated? 

I think it's just some automatic random selection of letters. I really don't know. I have nothing to do with it.


submitted by alex@raven
(January 3, 2022 - 2:47 pm)

Was my XXX Appreciation Thread posted in Down to Earth?

No. We're not posting it because it involves another site and internet contacts that are beyond our control. Not allowed on Chatterbox.


submitted by Tsuki the Skywolf
(January 8, 2022 - 10:12 am)