So this whole flap about T&S being downgraded is the latest controversy in the Nacle, and the funny thing is the only T&S permabore who has anything intelligent to say about it is Kaimi. The rest of them have either said absolutely nothing, or have made some lame irrelevant comments. So, they are paying attention, they are just choosing not to speak their minds in any intelligeable fashion. And, they have entirely shunned the BT discussion altogether.

So, T&S permabores, come on, say something intelligent, thoughtful, and reasoned on the matter (Kaimi exempted):

Greg Call
Wilfried Decoo
Matt Evans
Jim Faulconer
Russel Aberdeen Fox
Adam Greenwood
Ben Huff
Kristine Haglund Harris
Frank McIntyre
Nate Oman
Melissa Proctor
Gordon Smith
Julie Smith
Rosalynde Welch

Surely at least one of you can step forward to say something on the subject.

If not, the rest of the Nacle is left to speculate as to why T&S is loathe to join the MA. Hmm, could it be:

1) T&S permabores are so self-absorbed they think they are the Bloggernacle, and so they don't even pay attention to the rest of the Nacle (like when someone posts on a subject last week, and you post on the same exact thing this week completely oblivious to the fact that it is already being discussed in the Nacle), so why even acknowledge anyone else exists, since they don't really?

2) T&S covets every hit and doesn't want to share even 1 hit with the "little guys"?

3) The MA logo is horrible and would ruin the stunningly beautiful aesthetics of the T&S front page?

4) The admins at T&S are all thumbs and they cannot even cut and paste in the code to get the MA logo to appear?

5) The T&S permabores are so busy writing transcendentally elegant prose they simply haven't had any time whatseover to discuss the matter of MA?

6) The T&S permabores were too busy reading the Book of Mormon by the end of the year and didn't have time to worry about anything as silly as participating in a community?

7) The T&S permabores realize that blogging is really just a huge waste of time, and will all be abandoning T&S shortly for careers in print journalism?

Oh mighty T&S permabores, please do end the stultifying suspense and tell us what the real reason is for your utter sloth and apathy on this subject. We all wait with baited breath.


Anonymous said... @ January 10, 2006 at 7:47 AM

They've never heard of the Mormon Archipewhatever. What? There are other blogs besides ours?

Anonymous said... @ January 10, 2006 at 7:53 AM

They've never heard of the Mormon Archipewhatever. Who are these weirdos who keep spamming us about some strange logo?

Snarkimus Prime said... @ January 10, 2006 at 7:55 AM

Wow, whoever is the delete-meister there at T&S is fast as lightning. Two links deleted in about 2 nanoseconds.

Kristen J said... @ January 10, 2006 at 8:08 AM

You know why I love you? Because you say what I want to say but feel like I can't!

Snarkimus Prime said... @ January 10, 2006 at 8:38 AM

Hmmmmm, OK, KristenJ, the next thing you are going to say is "I want to send a check, made out to 'Cash', to the SnarkerNacle, to show my support."

Anonymous said... @ January 10, 2006 at 9:03 AM

As one who has been deleted before in about 2 nanoseconds at T&S, I salute you Snarker.


Puzzled said... @ January 10, 2006 at 11:09 AM

LisaB said at BT:

[I] agree w/ the comment about more control of content etc. making it possible for them to bring on higher-profile interviews, guest-posts

Quite how the MA logo would affect this, beats me. Yes, maybe T&S is better-off concentrating on its own blog. Certainly in the Mormon Studies arena, T&S beats all. So, let the MA worry about community and throw the community a bone by supporting the MA. What's the problem?

Stephen said... @ January 10, 2006 at 12:05 PM

Hmm, but they have a current events link to you today.

Which reminds me, I need to link to you as well.

Anonymous said... @ January 10, 2006 at 2:58 PM

All but #6.

Actually, the real explanation is
I, the Blog Dean, have alone kept the other bloggers from recognizing the MA clique as they'd like, by the force of my personality and the fierceness of my wrath.

I, your Dean, am an angry Dean. I will not be appeased.

Adam Greenwood

Snarkimus Prime said... @ January 10, 2006 at 5:03 PM

Why, Adam, why? Why is your wrath so fiercly kindled, oh angry one?

Russell Arben Fox said... @ January 12, 2006 at 6:58 AM

How come I'm the only permablogger whose name you got wrong? Why the hate? I apologized for last Saturday, didn't I? I didn't know it was your cat, I swear.

Snarkimus Prime said... @ January 12, 2006 at 9:45 AM

Sssssorrrrreeeeee, Russell Arben Fox, beeleeve me, it was all Stimpy's fault. Entirely. Without question. Because you ran him over. Yes. Thats it.

And while I have your attention, would you care to say something intelligent on why you think T&S shouldn't be part of the Mormon Archipelago?

No? Ah, I didn't think so.

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