If you add this subreddit to a multireddit, make sure that multireddit is private!

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I had a public “megalounges” multireddit that I made available to anybody in the megalounges who wanted a starting point to make a convenient multireddit list. But if I’d have put this subreddit into that list, then it could give away the identity of this “final” subreddit, so I’ve made the multireddit private.

If you use a “megalounges” multireddit and you’re putting this lounge into it, don’t forget to make that multireddit private too!

Where gold and mercury collide – this pound coin is *floating*

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[this post, which was originally made to a private subreddit, referenced the image formerly found at http://s3-ec.buzzfed.com/static/enhanced/webdr02/2013/4/16/22/enhanced-buzz-27259-1366166748-0.jpg but which has since disappeared]

Clarification on Rule 2? Can we even *mention* /r/The_Haven?

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Hi, /r/The_Haven. I’ve had a disagreement with our member /u/NOT_MEEHAN and wanted to get clarification from the community about the interpretation of Rule 2. It all started when I mentioned /r/The_Haven in this thread in the MegaMegaLounge, and /u/NOT_MEEHAN replied to say that I shouldn’t.

My interpretation of Rule 2 is that you can only tell people outside /r/The_Haven the following:

  1. That it exists (e.g. make inks to /r/The_Haven).
  2. That it’s “super legit and awesome” or “the best subreddit ever”.
  3. The stuff that appears on the “you’re not allowed in; here’s how to request access” page, which is publicly-visible anyway.

/u/NOT_MEEHAN disagreed with me, and suggested that specifically the first of those interpretations wasn’t true: i.e. that Rule 2 forbids even mentioning that /r/The_Haven exists. As a precaution, I immediately edited my comments to minimise disruption, but because I think that /u/NOT_MEEHAN‘s interpretation might be wrong, I thought I’d come here and ask you guys, the community (and moderators) for a ruling.

tl;dr: Does Rule 2 prohibit mentioning elsewhere on Reddit that /r/The_Haven even exists?

I can see (MegaLounge)Earth from here!

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"You are here" pointing to Earth as seen by Spirit rover
This is the first image ever taken of Earth from the surface of a planet beyond the Moon. It was taken by the Mars Exploration Rover Spirit one hour before sunrise on the 63rd Martian day, or sol, of its mission. (March 8, 2004) The image is a mosaic of images taken by the rover’s navigation camera showing a broad view of the sky, and an image taken by the rover’s panoramic camera of Earth. The contrast in the panoramic camera image was increased two times to make Earth easier to see.The inset shows a combination of four panoramic camera images zoomed in on Earth. The arrow points to Earth. Earth was too faint to be detected in images taken with the panoramic camera’s colour filters.

For my initiation, I had to pretend to tell /r/teenagers that I’d been caught having sex with my mother’s friend, and that my mother felt it was rape

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And it had to include the words “diving”, “eggplant” (which isn’t even a word in my dialect of English), and “samples”.

You can see the post or a screenshot of it.

Special thread: ONLY GREYPO ALLOWED

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It’s a bit cruel to /u/Greypo that we’ve got these special threads for that he’s not allowed in. So to even the score, ONLY /u/Greypo is allowed to post on this thread. Everybody else should stop reading now.

I’m serious. This is /u/Greypo‘s space to talk about the rest of us behind our backs, if he wants to.

I just had the most awesome day. Just wanted to share with you guys.

This self-post was originally posted to /r/MegaLoungeVI. See more things from Dan's Reddit account.

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So I just had an amazing day. Let me tell you about it:

  • Doughnuts: There were doughnuts left in my office. Free doughnuts are the best doughnuts.
  • Victory: After three years of bureaucracy, a couple of years of fighting, months of planning, and weeks of testing, I’ve finally finished a project I assigned myself shortly after I started my job: upgrading our web servers to modern, powerful ones. It may not sound like much, but when you’re working against hundreds of years worth of academic red tape in a very traditional institution, this is a great victory.
  • Car: I finished making arrangements for my family and I to get our new car: orders have just gone to the factory now, and it should be built for us by early November.
  • Dating: At lunchtime, I went out for a drink with a lovely lady I’ve been dating recently, and we had a wonderful time. Her kid just started school and this – coupled with her imminent house move (just as soon as she and her husband can find somebody to buy their flat!) – are likely to eventually mean that we can see more of one another (right now we only see one another about once a fortnight).
  • Cycling: Cycling home on a beautiful clear evening, Grooveshark pretty much read my mind and played exactly the music that I felt like I needed to celebrate such a fabulous day. I made great time… and as I bombed down the final streets back to my house, I did so to the sounds of Queen’s Driven By You, which was exactly what I needed.
  • Others: I got home to find that everybody else had had a great day too: my partner had just had her first half-day back at work after her maternity leave, and it had gone very well, her husband had been commended for his pioneering social media work at his workplace, and even the baby was happy and cheery (despite having skipped a nap).

So yeah – I had a flipping marvellous day. And my first thought upon getting home (and grabbing a celebratory beer) was to tell the awesome people of /r/MegaLoungeVI about it. Hi, guys! How’s your week going so far?

The quietest (Mega)Lounge yet? Ever?

This self-post was originally posted to /r/MegaLoungeIX. See more things from Dan's Reddit account.

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As I’ve made my way up through the lounges, I’ve discovered – as you’d expect – that each has been quieter than the one that preceded it. Does this trend continue, I wonder: do we end with somebody (Greypo, I guess!) talking to themselves? Or is the “dip” here in IX a temporary thing, because IX is so-clearly a “passing-through” place as people work their way up to the fabled X.

I’m not sure. But I’m hoping to find out.