Greetings, Guacs! We hope you’ve been enjoying the brisk fall weather (spring if you’re one of our southern-hemisphere community members) and imbibing copious amounts of pumpkin spice-flavoured beverages. It’s been a while since we’ve checked in with you, so we … Continue reading State of The Avocado (October 15th, 2021)
So, badges, right? The talk of the town for the past couple days. We wanna get your feedback and see about how we can best tailor the system for our use. Currently, these are the badges and the qualifications. If … Continue reading Badge Feedback Thread
Hey everyone. So I’ve reached out to Disqus and they’ve agreed to have a few folks pop in and answer some questions, gather some feedback and reply to some concerns. There will be a few engineers and software side folks … Continue reading Discussions with Disqus
So this is pretty much just me trying to get some site feedback. Other mods are aware and all but just thought we could kinda chat about some stuff, mostly Site (WordPress and Disqus) related and less things like warnings … Continue reading State of the Site Town Hall
Hey folks. Been a while. On one hand, that means we didn’t have any huge fires to put out in the last few months. Good! On the other hand, it doesn’t mean there haven’t been issues to address. Not so … Continue reading State of the Channel: Rule Revamp
Hello, lovely people! As some may recall, way back in the, uhm, ancient times of the last few weeks, we put out a call for new moderators. Much to everyone’s surprise — mostly our own — we didn’t actually forget … Continue reading Mod Squad: The Grand Embiggening!
Instead of starting to clutter the front page wich a bunch of pinned threads, we’ve decided to collect the links to such threads here. We’ll keep updating this list throughout the coming weeks. If you have a thread which you … Continue reading Avocado Current Posts Index (2020-AUG-03)
Hey folks. We’re happy to announce a few things we’ve been working on, along with some general updates. Mod Feedback Survey As announced in the last SotA, we’ve set up a form where you can send in anonymous feedback to … Continue reading State of the Channel: March 2020
Hello Avocados! So, after the events of the last couple of weeks, the Avocado Mod Team took an entire week to discuss some major and minor changes to how we moderate. We want every Avocado to feel this is a … Continue reading HUGE State of the Avocado: 1/27/2020
Hey y’all! While we will have more information next week regarding official mod policies on downvoting, targeted harassment, all that super fun and not at all soul-crushing stuff, we know many of you had questions about AWP’s helpful post about … Continue reading A Note on User Concerns
In our ongoing efforts towards world domination, we have decided to expand the mod team with some lovely new people! Please welcome our new leader beans: Kaywise GrandpaSeth dw Bhlàr Snail (CraigIsTranquilo) We thank kindly to everyone else who volunteered … Continue reading Announcement: Leader Bean Changes
Hello fellow Avocados! Welcome to the 4th annual Pits commenting and media awards! As always, if you found the comment or item that was nominated, feel free to direct link to it so that so there can be a flood … Continue reading The 4th Annual Pits Awards!
Because someone had to do it! Here’s a collection of threads about the winter solstice holidays (oh, all right, mostly Christmas) posted on the Avocado. I’m not including Day/Night Threads unless they’re specifically requested, at least for now. If anyone … Continue reading Holiday Threads On The Avocado
Welcome to the 4th Annual Pits Category Nominations featuring Categories and Nominations. Brought to you by a desire for ever more Upvotes. If you need to review any of the past categories, threads, or winners, you can check them out … Continue reading The 4th Annual Pits Commenting Awards Category Nominates!
Greetings boils and ghouls and welcome to the third annual edition of The Pits! As a support to Kappa’s main portion of The Pits, for the last two years we have had our own set of media categories. The Pits … Continue reading The Pits: Best in Media 2019 Home Page
There’s been a lot of discussion and argument lately about how issues of age and religious beliefs fit into the Red Handle rule. The mod team recognizes that this is a complex issue with heightened emotions all around, and justifiably … Continue reading Red Handle Rule Update
Hello Avocados! It’s been a bit since we’ve had a thread discussing the issue of sexism on the Avocado, and we felt it was time to tackle this again as a community. For reference, here is the previous sexism thread: … Continue reading Sexism on the Avocado: 2019 Edition
Greetings, Avocados! It’s been a busy few months since the last State of the Avocado. For some, like the many wonderful people we’ve seen come in from Pajiba’s comment section, this is your first time seeing a SotA; please don’t … Continue reading State of the Avocado: 9/20/2019
Summary: As you can see below, the results mostly seem to say “don’t fix what isn’t broken.” However, there were some common complaints/concerns. Those were: The in-jokes and fast moving nature of the OT can make it feel exclusionary or … Continue reading Open Thread Self-Evaluation Results
The mod team decided to add a few more mods! Why? Because we can! And also so that we can fulfill our goal of making everyone on the site a mod. But seriously, these awesome people are going to be … Continue reading Announcement: Please Welcome Our New Leader Beans!
Come one, come all, come and fill out a survey about Open Threads! Avocado Open Thread Survey Like our Politics Thread survey this is our opportunity to reach out and gather information from our users to make some of the … Continue reading The Open Thread Survey