Greetings, Glibs.

 

You know I love each and every one of you. Perhaps some more than others. ๐Ÿ˜‰

However, some of you are about to be unglibbed.

As you all know, we are well over 1 million comments. Since our humble beginnings in February 2017, we’ve had 3,336 posts published (well, 3,337 if you count this one). Registered users stands at 843.

Of those 843 registrants, how many do you recall seeing?

And there’s the rub.

Each registration takes up space in the site database. We’re a bit of a shoestring operation; a larger database starts to translate into higher server bills.

That’s not the main problem, though. Security is pretty good here at Glib HQ. DreamHost does a good job on the server side, and I have a variety of measures and contingencies in place within our WP installation and elsewhere. But there is no denying that having a large number of registered-but-inactive users — people who have the ability to comment and throw links into those comments — starts to be a security issue.

Of those 843 registrants, fewer than 200 are/have been active on the site. That leaves a significant number of registered accounts just floating around out there.

You know where this is going.

Starting this week, I’ll be degrading those unused accounts as a first step toward eliminating them. This will be a gradual process, so registered users who want to remain thus, have a chance to do so.

Anyone who is active on the site will not degraded…unless they pay extra to Webdom for the service, of course. If you DO find that you have trouble logging in, please get in touch with me through the usual tech support form.

OK, now that the housekeeping is out of the way, let’s go over what will be posted on the site this week for your edification and delight.

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There are three things you can count on in life. Well, not really three. There’s taxes and death, and…. No, I guess it is three. Links! Of course we’ll have links! Banjos, Swiss, Brett L, OMWC, Spud, and perhaps other designated hitters, will bring you links.

On Monday, Animal has another installment of bolt gun history on tap for us, and I have a super easy recipe in the evening.

Banjos attempts to recap Spygate for us Tuesday midday. Poor Mythical Libertarian Woman says she’s too crazy busy at work all weekend to get time to watch and write for you about Woke Charmed. Personally, I think she just needed a week off from it. We will have something related for you in the usual time slot, however.

Wednesday (uh-oh!). Be prepared for your regularly scheduled lunch hour horror show The Hat & The Hair! Later on, Tonio stops in with Part 8 of The Glibening.

In the Thursday midday spot, Trashy takes on the EPA in the next episode of Standard Libertarian Disclaimer. I.B. McGinty shares Part Two of his excellent Murphy bed project in the just-before-bedtime post.

Friday, everyone’s favorite mother stops by midday, and one or another Cryptid will be sure to bring you an evening post.

Get into the weekend with Mexican Sharpshooter’s beverage post at the normal time Saturday. Then, Spudalicious brings us Saturday evening links. Hopefully, he’ll be more inspired this week so I don’t have to listen to OMWC cackle about good help being so hard to find.

Want to be among the illustrious Glibs noted on the Contributing Writers’ page? Get busy! You can see we accept a huge variety of content and are truly grateful for same.

See you in the funny papers!

Lake One-of-Those Roosevelts