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Akrinor
Census announcement
Fri Aug 31, 2018 10:33am
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It's almost September again! It's getting colder, the days are shorter and there's even more rain than usual. Unless you're on the southern hemisphere, in which case, winter's finally ending.

Anyway, it also means it's time for the annual PPC census. This is your opportunity to add questions to this year's questionnaire. If you want any questions added, tell me.
In about a week I'm going to prepare this year's census and post it.

For reference, here are the last year's surveys:
2015
2016
2017

~Ak

    • Some more historical results.Huinesoron, Wed Sep 12 5:30am
      2014 ( raw data ) 2012 ( raw data ) 2011 ( raw data ) 2010 ( raw data ) 2009: partial graphs (full data appears to be lost; the links no longer work). 2006 ... I think I feel a graph coming on. hS
    • Question suggestions:twistedwindowpane, Sat Sep 1 7:37pm
      - Which facet of the PPC's online presence do you use the most? (Answers include Wiki, Board, etc.) - Which of your agents do you use the most? - Which department are your agents in? - Which major... more
    • No additional questions Hieronymus Graubart, Sat Sep 1 5:00am
      But you may want a new category for "At what point are you in your education?" I’m retired and enjoying the fact that I don’t need to pretend anything anymore. HG
      • NopeAkrinor, Fri Aug 31 4:17pm
        Participation, like just about everything around here apart from observing the Constitution, is entirely voluntary.
    • Oh, excellent.Huinesoron, Fri Aug 31 2:06pm
      No additional questions - other than 'where is everybody?', but that's not one dor the survey. hS
      • I get the feeling...Iximaz, Fri Aug 31 6:06pm
        ...that a few answers to "How can the PPC be improved?" will say something along the lines of needing more Board participation. (I know I'm guilty of the same thing. Expect a mission later tonight,... more
        • Working on itThoth, Fri Aug 31 8:28pm
          ...but I can't do it alone. My advice, as usual, is to respond. If you think you have something even slightly worth sharing in response to a post, do it. Like I am now. Also, I swear I'm working on... more
          • I know of at least a few people with entries already prepared, or partially prepared. ... Like everyone in this bit of the thread apart from hS, actually. Also lots of people are probably heading... more
            • ...Not really?Thoth, Sat Sep 1 10:46am
              I mean, yeah, I wrote BfG entries, and helped several other people with theirs, but that's not where most of my work has been invested. Most of my work has been going... nowhere? I've been writing a... more
              • I was being humorous.Neshomeh, Sat Sep 1 11:04am
                I find the idea of preparing for the Badfic Game a little ironic and funny. I mean, it's badfic. Preparation isn't usually a concept associated with badfic, y'know? Multiple people doing it is even... more
                • I actually prepare for the Badfic Games, haha!twistedwindowpane, Sat Sep 1 7:52pm
                  In fact, I've prepared premises for entries several years in advance. This is not because I'm obsessed with the BfGs specifically at all, but rather because I can't stop coming up with ideas,... more
                  • I do too...Thoth, Sat Sep 1 8:07pm
                    But "prep" for me means transcribing an hour's worth of my thoughts on a fic idea I thought would be funny. Or horrifying. Or both. My writing tends to be pretty off-the-cuff.
                    • Ah. Yeah, there's a couple other reasons for my prep:twistedwindowpane, Sun Sep 2 6:59pm
                      1. My joke fics tend to be way long. Like, I couldn't finish "The New Recruit" or "Man on a Mission" in the time I was given. So I write a few chapters ahead of time and put an outline so that I can... more
            • Hah, school... eep.Iximaz, Fri Aug 31 9:32pm
              I'm moving to London in ten days. Ten . School starts in twenty-two. Talk about stress. ^^; Last day of work was yesterday; I know Delta can attest I've not been as active in the Rudi's RP channel as ... more
              • Oh, wow.Neshomeh, Sat Sep 1 11:06am
                So, packing, then! Fun? Terrifying? Both? ~Neshomeh
                • Packing indeed!Iximaz, Sat Sep 1 11:21am
                  I got my desktop computer put up yesterday—we're going to have to ship it over because there is no way I'm going three years without any video games whatsoever. :P Last-minute doctor's appointments,... more
                  • All your essential amino acids in one cheap and easy package! Make a whole bunch ahead of time and reheat as needed! A little salt and lime juice makes it way less boring! Infinitely variable with... more
                    • Ooh, that could be fun!Iximaz, Sat Sep 1 4:41pm
                      I am definitely planning on lots of beans, rice, and pasta. Maybe soups, too, because those can last for a good long while. If I impress my roommates enough with my cooking, I just might be able to... more
                      • One of my favorite non-pasta recipes: chili.Neshomeh, Sun Sep 2 11:11pm
                        This is a non-spicy chili, because I'm a wuss, but you can always add cayenne or whatever to taste. 1) Brown and drain: 1 pound (16 oz) hamburger [called mince in the UK?] 1 onion, chopped Salt and... more
                        • You're all crazy.Huinesoron, Mon Sep 3 5:32am
                          Here is how you eat as a student. 1. Walk to freezer aisle. 2. Find Tesco/Sainsburys/Morrisons cheap ready-meals. 3. Buy as many as your freezer will hold. With the option to buy them from the... more
                          • I mean...Neshomeh, Mon Sep 3 1:07pm
                            I had a meal plan, so "shopping" was for things like granola bars to cram in my face in the morning if I didn't wake up in time to get breakfast in the cafeteria, because LOL, who does that? (I did.... more
                          • ...Really?Thoth, Mon Sep 3 10:51am
                            You don't just crack an egg over your ramen while it's cooking? And hey, if you're feeling really fancy, nuy some pre-cooked chicken and tear it up into chunks and put that in the ramen too.
                            • Pffffthahaha, 'egg'.Huinesoron, Mon Sep 3 11:19am
                              That sounds like an ingredient. Don't you know that's a dirty word? hS still remembers someone managing to set off the fire alarms by burning pasta in his first year at uni
                      • Privet, Comrade Student!Slavic Cipher: Misha Ciferovitz, Sun Sep 2 4:15pm
                        Today, I vill show you our big mentor, Boris, shoving how to survive by tight budget. Dis good for any student with no job, or trying to save their moneys for fan stuff, da? Good. Grab your Slav... more
                      • JSYK:Scapegrace, Sun Sep 2 6:38am
                        If you want to do this, you'll probably have to order capellini rather than capelli d'angelo. The latter is a bit more of a niche product here, and either way up you'll need to get it from online... more
              • I've been on vacationTomash, Fri Aug 31 10:20pm
                (Come to think of it, I still technically am, given that I'm posting this from my phone while standing in the bag check line at an airport so I can get home.) And then I'm also moving up to Seattle... more
    • No Additional Questions...Novastorme, Fri Aug 31 1:10pm
      But if you want me to beta it when you're done with it, I'm more than happy to do it like last year.
      • Sure thing.Akrinor, Fri Aug 31 8:34pm
        I'll ping you when it's ready for betaing. ~Ak
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