23AE Gets a Reboot

Posted by : Rev. Ouabache | Friday, November 13, 2009 | Published in

Looks like one of the more popular voices for Discordia is going to do a reboot.

Important Transmission from Professor Cramulus:
23ae is a Discordian blog once run by Prince MuChao. You may remember him if you've read the Apocrypha Discordia.

It is, in my estimation, the most popular "Discordian" blog. It gets tons of hits from random Discordians who are not currently connected to this Discordian Society. When I was a young pinealist, I read every single goddamn thing on 23ae. It houses some good material, and a lot of fluff. It's where I first met Ratatosk, Broken AI, Dr Jon Swabey, The Other Anonymous, and the infamous Rev. Loveshade.

Prince MuChao never did much to moderate the site, he let everybody post pretty much whatever they wanted. That's how the place has a reputation (around these parts) for being what we would call "pinealist". But to be fair, it's hard to generalize about the users and content of the site. It's dead as a doornail right now, so there's nothing to generalize about.

Prince MuChao became frustrated with the place and backed off. He's a ghost now, only responding to about 1 out of 10 emails. Luckily, some people (myself included) have admin powers over there. I've continued to keep it warm, making sure I have something on the front page at any given time. I think I represent about 50-75% of the posts in the last year or so.

The other posts are either Loveshade posting info from his monthly snoozeletters, or DrJon posting about Discordian Holydays. It's fairly innocuous.

In the last six months the site has gone pretty much dead. There's about one post per month, and a half dozen comments.

So here's what I propose:

We can very easily transform 23ae into what we want it to be. All it would take is one post every few weeks or so to maintain a presence on the site. I guarantee that this will generate more attention for whatever it is we post about.

Cramulus sent this message out yesterday and has already gotten a number of volunteers to help with the effort. I think 23 Apples of Eris can once again be an important rallying spot for Discordians. If you are a Discordian author, designer, artist, archivalist, or otherwise would like to help in some way then be sure to get ahold of Professor Cramulus or join in the discussion at the Principia Discordia forums. If you don't have anything to add, just follow along with your favorite RSS feed and comment whenever you get a chance. Discordianism works best when everyone participates.

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