By Hamz 16 Comments
....that its too damn popular. The site recieved 20,000+ submissions on day 1 of launch, with around 8000 users signed up. That number hasn't decreased one bit and while the moderators and staff all pitched in and got the turnaround for submissions down to the 24 hour mark. It sure as hell hasn't stopped the submissions queue from rising. But we shall persevere and try to maintain the 24 hour turnaround time.
It's been pretty awesome so far and i have had a fun time reading some of the submissions as some of you write entire essays with the skill of Shakespeare while others are more underhanded and think by copying an entire Wikipedia entry we won't notice. However some people fail to remove the links, especially when they link you back to the original Wikipedia entry :P. Don't copy and paste stuff guys, be original, be creative and write you're own submissions. If you aren't the best writer then don't worry because submitting written articles to the Wiki will help you improve you're writing skills and over time the quality of you're writing will get better and hopefully more of you're articles will be accepted :D!
I have to admit though one of the best things about the submissions is just chatting to the staff and other moderators in the IRC channel. Its sort of cool to just go "hey Brad, enjoy those sardines?" or have Jeff answer your questions regarding submissions and then proceed to tell you his favourite drink in a bar. You sort of feel apart of the "team" so to say and even more so when you've been allowed into that team from the start of the project. Then of course we have moderator talk about users, yes we talk about you, where we compare notes and stories concerning submissions or forum posts and its just humerous to see what some of the users on this site talk about.
Definately the highlight from IRC channel lately was seeing the comment someone put with their submissions which was something like "Hi, i think Ryan is pretty cool and i'd love to go out for a drink with him one day!". It just made us all chuckle really, but what makes us sad is when you leave no comment in the comment box. It makes a difficult job even harder :(...
Peace out Bomb Squad!