Happy New Year, Lobsters.
I would like to start off this year by getting a lot of new users on the site, to provide some new viewpoints and get more discussion on the stories posted here.
I’ve heard from people that want to join the site that trying to find out who to ask for an invitation is hard, especially when our user tree is now many thousands of usernames to scroll through. So rather than rely on your friends to come to you, I’m asking that you reach out and offer invitations to people you know. Maybe just short of spamming out unsolicited invitations.
Since it’s a pledge drive, I will offer NPR-style rewards for the top contributors such as stickers, Red Lobster gift cards, and sincere expressions of gratitude that carry no monetary value. New users that are granted interesting hats are worth more points. New users that are spammers are worth less points. Sockpuppets will be judged based on their contributions.