pointless didactic whining from the editor
We approach the one-year anniversary of Webshit Weekly. As you prepare your celebrations, please keep the following in mind:
- n-gate now has an actual Patreon account.
Income will be used to pay for hosting and bourbon. Hosting and bourbon will continue to be acquired regardless of Patreon income. Patreon includes a webshit message board function, so if you feel the urge to argue with, correct, or demand higher quality of n-gate content, that's probably the place to do it.
- Pasting n-gate content or generally talking about n-gate on "Hacker" "News" is a violation of the Prime Directive.
If you suspect someone might possess sufficiently advanced technology to consume n-gate content, please make first contact directly. Displaying n-gate directly to a Hackernews is like throwing a loaded gun into a zoo enclosure. It might seem like an obviously hilarious way to spend an afternoon, but it will eventually get us kicked out of the zoo.
- There are a great many Internets who dislike n-gate content;
some because they are webshits unable to face their shame, some because they don't like the sass, and some because n-gate violates certain cultural precepts they hold dear. Disliking n-gate is an unfortunate but valid position and the editorial team asks, as a favor to us, that you not bother anyone about it. When an Internet declares such a position on Twitter we endeavor to retweet it, so that we can all more easily respect their bizarre tastes.
- The purpose of n-gate is to be a remote island of contemptuous sanity in a sea of ridiculous webshit.
We strongly request that you don't contaminate the indigenous population without their consent -- this is the difference between mockery and harassment. If you are tempted, have a drink and silently judge them instead.
- Having said that, we are not going to stop making fun of FOSDEM speakers.
FOSDEM speakers are encouraged not to consume n-gate content. If a FOSDEM speaker accidentally consumes n-gate content, induce vomiting and contact your local participation trophy manufacturer.
We now return you to your regularly scheduled programming. Happy anniversary, whoever the hell you are.