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Forum: The Library Café Jul 31 2021, 08:21 PM
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Posted By Cheryl
Re: What is Happening, part II

Zelandanth, I agree that starting a separate thread for your car posts would be sensible. Because of the length they tend to be and their frequency, they can overpower the rest of the posts.

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Forum: The Library Café Jul 29 2021, 02:20 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 207
Posted By Cheryl
Klah What is Happening, part II

The original What is Happening thread had grown ridiculously long, and I have closed it and started this new one! Let us know what you've been up to lately; I'll start...

The biggest thing...
Forum: The Library Café Jul 29 2021, 02:14 PM
Replies: 5,962
Views: 1,116,539
Posted By Cheryl
Re: What is happening

At 150 pages, this thread is ridiculously long. I'm officially declaring it done, and will lock it and open a new one.
Forum: The Library Café Jul 29 2021, 02:13 PM
Replies: 5,962
Views: 1,116,539
Posted By Cheryl
Re: picture

Don't worry about it, Ginny. Hans is going to find the original photo, which he has somewhere... It'll be much easier for him than for you to sort out. But your offer of help is much appreciated!
Forum: Beyond Anne McCaffrey Jul 28 2021, 06:12 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 59
Posted By Cheryl
Re: `

You remembered correctly, the Beyond Between story is found in Legends II.
Forum: The Library Café Jul 28 2021, 05:57 PM
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Posted By Cheryl
Re: What is happening

My copy is packed away, unfortunately, or I'd copy it for you. I'll ping Hans and see if he has it handy. I hoped I might have a digital copy of it, but it seems I only have the essays from the...
Forum: Dragonriders of Pern Jul 26 2021, 04:55 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 4,316
Posted By Cheryl
Re: Old Dragonsong/singer audiobook - with music

I've never seen it, but there was a cassette of filk (fan-created folk songs) that was partially or fully about Pern. I think it might have been called Storyteller. My bibliographic sources that...
Forum: Dragonriders of Pern Jul 26 2021, 04:49 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 12
Posted By Cheryl
Re: What do you suppose happened to the Wher "crafthall" after Todd's books?

Welcome Violetlight! I just found your posts and released them from moderation.

In real life, obviously, Todd created the notion of a watchwher crafthall long after Anne's books were written, so...
Forum: The Library Café Jul 26 2021, 04:40 PM
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Views: 1,116,539
Posted By Cheryl
Re: What is happening

Cause it ain't that important!

At the bottom of the home page of the forum, the day's birthdays are noted. If you don't notice on the right day, you miss it! You can also look up birthday's on...
Forum: All the Rest Jul 26 2021, 04:32 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 44,339
Posted By Cheryl
Re: When has Anne McCaffrey become answerable to Feminists?

I don't think it was explicitly for Playboy (and that's not where it was published), just for what she termed as the 'soft-core porn market' of the day. In other words it was written to sell because...
Forum: All the Rest Jul 26 2021, 04:25 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 44,339
Posted By Cheryl
Re: When has Anne McCaffrey become answerable to Feminists?

We do not need to put down another genre here. Like any fiction genre, romance books run the gamut from exceptional writing to averagely enjoyable to crap -- and different readers wouldn't...
Forum: The Library Café Jul 20 2021, 01:49 PM
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Posted By Cheryl
Re: What is happening

Thanks, Cilla!
Forum: The Library Café Jul 15 2021, 03:58 PM
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Views: 1,116,539
Posted By Cheryl
Re: What is happening

Hi Ginny, welcome back! I'm sorry to hear you've lost the last of your vision, but glad you have helpers as you work out technology issues to be able to navigate on your own.
Forum: The Library Café Jul 11 2021, 02:00 PM
Replies: 3,642
Views: 576,495
Posted By Cheryl
Forum: Book Collector's Meeting Room Jul 11 2021, 02:00 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 6,480
Posted By Cheryl
Re: Are you an Anne McCaffrey collector?

As long as your collection makes you happy, that's all that matters!

(As for the thread saying there was a new post when there wasn't, I suspect it does that when there's a new vote.)
Forum: The Library Café Jun 29 2021, 02:07 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 155
Posted By Cheryl
Re: Trip to Ireland

A couple decades ago I got to go to Ireland along with Hans and Anneli from this forum (we've been Pern friends for longer than that), and meet Anne, see Dragonhold, and tour some local sites that...
Forum: Book Collector's Meeting Room Jun 29 2021, 02:02 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 107
Posted By Cheryl
Re: Signed Slipcased Editions

Yes! I own several of them, perhaps all the Brandywyne - it's been so long since I was an active collector, I can't recall if I managed to get all of them or not. Mostly they are of her...
Forum: The Library Café Jun 29 2021, 01:51 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 118
Posted By Cheryl
Re: What happened on January 3, 2019?

Not a glitch per se, but there weren't that many real people either - we don't have close to that many members! It would have been bots, either friendly ones crawling the site to index it, or...
Forum: Crystal Singer and Brainships Jun 29 2021, 01:48 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 237
Posted By Cheryl
Re: Crystal Singer Question

Did YA really exist as a marketing category when the Crystal Singer books were published? I feel like they predate it.

I agree that it seems an odd fit for CS - while they're fine for teens to...
Forum: The Library Café Jun 29 2021, 01:34 PM
Replies: 3,642
Views: 576,495
Posted By Cheryl
Re: Say Hello and Be Welcomed to the Library Café on MoM!

Welcome StitchinKat! Glad to have you join us (on this very quiet board...)!

Welcome also to Critteranne and Dfmurphy who joined recently and have posted elsewhere on site!

And apologies to all...
Forum: The Library Café Jun 6 2021, 02:43 PM
Replies: 3,642
Views: 576,495
Posted By Cheryl
Re: Say Hello and Be Welcomed to the Library Café on MoM!

Shani! It's great to see you! How's the family?
Forum: The Library Café May 22 2021, 12:31 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 541
Posted By Cheryl
Re: Testing!

Phew, all better!
Forum: The Library Café May 22 2021, 12:24 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 541
Posted By Cheryl
Re: Testing!

I fixed it! Go me!

Of course at the same time I broke the site background graphic without touching it...
Forum: The Library Café May 21 2021, 09:33 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 541
Posted By Cheryl
Re: Testing!

Ha ha ha! This is a pain in the butt to figure out. It may take days for me to have the time to dig into it. I thought it would simply display but it's buried deep in the code, bits I haven't messed...
Forum: Announcements May 21 2021, 09:03 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 62,812
Posted By Cheryl
Re: Gender profile field change

So I've made some changes again. I was realizing recently that the whole reason I created the gender field in the first place was so that members would know the correct pronouns to use for each...
Forum: Announcements May 21 2021, 08:24 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 446
Posted By Cheryl
Re: Forum email

Forum email has been fixed! You can use the Contact Us form successfully again, and newly registered members should now get email confirmation/activation mailings. I'm going to resend the confirms...
Forum: The Library Café May 21 2021, 07:48 AM
Replies: 3,642
Views: 576,495
Posted By Cheryl
Re: Say Hello and Be Welcomed to the Library Café on MoM!

Welcome to Reverse Airwolf and Bristol!
Forum: Announcements Apr 24 2021, 09:23 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 446
Posted By Cheryl
Exclamation Forum email

It seems the forum isn't able to send email at present. I will sic support on it soon, but in the meantime new users needed to be activated, and anyone trying to contact me through the "contact us"...
Forum: The Library Café Apr 19 2021, 08:45 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 421
Posted By Cheryl
Re: Artist Robin Wood has died

I remember meeting her at a con, she was a lovely cheerful woman.
Forum: The Library Café Apr 19 2021, 08:44 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 421
Posted By Cheryl
Artist Robin Wood has died

Robin Wood, known by many Pern fans as the artist who created the portraits in The People of Pern, has died.

The sad news was shared on Twitter earlier today:
...
Forum: Announcements Jun 24 2020, 02:11 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 9,612
Posted By Cheryl
Re: Forum spam issues

New user registration is open and the Contact Us for is enabled, and the spammer seems to have lost interest.

However, new members are still always dropped into automatic moderation of their...
Forum: The Library Café Jun 4 2020, 03:46 PM
Replies: 3,642
Views: 576,495
Posted By Cheryl
Forum: The Library Café Dec 2 2019, 11:43 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,660
Posted By Cheryl
Re: Happy birthday to us

I missed it too! :O
Forum: Announcements Aug 16 2019, 01:07 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 9,612
Posted By Cheryl
Thumbs down Forum spam issues

For several weeks now this forum has been subjected to a spam campaign. Luckily due to previously implemented security measures, none of the spam posts have gone live to members, but there's been a...
Forum: Crystal Singer and Brainships May 21 2019, 10:24 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 27,042
Posted By Cheryl
Re: meaning of the name 'The Heptite Guild'

I can't believe we didn't think of this before, but another obvious iteration of seven that relates to Ballybran crystal: 7 musical notes on the diatonic music scale, e.g. C–D–E–F–G–A–B. Given the...
Forum: Book Collector's Meeting Room May 14 2019, 09:27 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 18,888
Posted By Cheryl
Re: Crystal Singer 'Fanzine'

While digging online for some other Crystal Singer information, I came across a great site that gives details on fanzines, and can say definitively that there were 14 issues. More details here:...
Forum: The Library Café May 7 2019, 02:48 PM
Replies: 3,642
Views: 576,495
Posted By Cheryl
Re: Say Hello and Be Welcomed to the Library Café on MoM!

Welcome, Elcreative! That is quite a long time in SFF fandom!

This forum is pretty quiet these days; it's heyday was before social media took over everyone's online time. But I hope you enjoy...
Forum: Café Archives Jan 27 2019, 08:58 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 20,380
Posted By Cheryl
Forum: Café Archives Jan 19 2019, 07:38 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 20,380
Posted By Cheryl
Re: Database errors

I've had my spouse teach me how to fix it, so assuming I can remember I can get it fixed much faster now. Feel free to email me at cheryl @ srellim.org to let me know when it's down.
...
Forum: Café Archives Dec 1 2018, 02:44 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 20,380
Posted By Cheryl
Re: Database errors

Is anyone still having random database errors?
Forum: Café Archives Oct 3 2018, 04:34 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 20,380
Posted By Cheryl
Re: Database errors

Aha! I seem to have found how to fix it myself, without having to call in the big tech guns. Huzzah!

Please let me know if you have any further issues.
Forum: Café Archives Oct 3 2018, 04:28 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 20,380
Posted By Cheryl
Re: Database errors

We did some system maintenance this weekend, which I hoped would resolve this problem, but it seems it did not. We'll investigate further and hopefully get it fixed soon.
Forum: The Library Café Mar 12 2018, 08:34 AM
Replies: 3,642
Views: 576,495
Posted By Cheryl
Forum: The Library Café Feb 22 2018, 12:39 AM
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Views: 576,495
Posted By Cheryl
Forum: The Information Desk and Suggestion Box Feb 22 2018, 12:36 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 71,868
Posted By Cheryl
Post Input on change to gender profile field

Repeating the announcement of the change:
Forum: Announcements Feb 22 2018, 12:34 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 62,812
Posted By Cheryl
Post Gender profile field change

I finally made a change tonight that I've been meaning to for a while to the profile field for gender. For years it only had the option of M or F, and as I've become more educated about gender as a...
Forum: Dragonriders of Pern Feb 27 2017, 03:18 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 5,215
Posted By Cheryl
Verse of Pern

I received an email as follows:

i would like to find the complete poems. all i can find are the snippets at the beginning of each chapter. the fire lizard song seems so beautiful but i can't seem...
Forum: The Library Café Jan 3 2017, 05:11 PM
Replies: 5,962
Views: 1,116,539
Posted By Cheryl
Re: What is happening

When this thread hits 100 pages (two to go!), let's start a new one.

I'm glad we got back up finally, and hope that everyone had happy holidays!
Forum: Announcements Jan 2 2017, 11:09 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,998
Posted By Cheryl
Thumbs up Back up!

The forum is finally back up and running, after an extended down period. We had to move servers, and unfortunately I was not able to give warning before we went down -- and then getting back up...
Forum: The Information Desk and Suggestion Box Oct 12 2015, 08:16 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 31,987
Posted By Cheryl
Re: Inactive Members - FYI

I've just shunted a lot of accounts into the Inactive category, members that have not logged in for a full year, and members that have one post or less that haven't logged in for 6 months.
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