Holiday-Year End Schedule and Comments Holiday

Dear patient readers,

We will be starting our end-of-2020 schedule today and continuing through and including January 1. Today we will have only 3 posts plus Links plus Water Cooler. For the rest of the year and January 1, we will have only 2 posts plus Links and Lambert will cut back on Water Cooler. Given that we ought to see a slowdown in news stories and certainly in the posting levels of other sites, we may feature some NC classics (aka reruns).

As of the 24th, we will start a comments holiday. That means comments on some posts will be turned off and on the ones we leave open, expect us to be leisurely in freeing any comments that wind up in moderation. Please behave nicely, since our wanting to minimize comment moderation in the interest of getting some R&R is likely to bias us at the margin toward not approving comments as opposed to releasing ones that are iffy and having a go at them in a reply.

We are also doing a server upgrade. That will likely mean the site will go entirely off line for hours. We’ll let you know in advance.

Hope you are able to take a break and do something nice for yourself and those around you.

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  1. PlutoniumKun

    Best wishes and seasons greetings to all in NC-world and I hope you have have a very well deserved rest.

    1. cocomaan

      And to you PK! Always enjoy reading your comments.

      I enjoy recognizing various posters around here, feels like another family.

      1. richard

        me too cocomaan. I often come here just to read comments and feel like I’m with people I know. Which I am. Love to all of you; enjoy some rest and recharging.

  2. The Rev Kev

    That cat looks like it is search of a Christmas tree! Merry Christmas guys and I hope that everybody has a great break.

  3. Enrico Malatesta

    Still hope that there might be a CALPERS Holiday gift from NC – always need to know what’s up with Marcie Frost…

    1. JTMcPhee

      Best gift there would be Frost’s departure. No doubt she’d find a nice PE niche somewhere among her friends.

    1. DJG

      + + +

      So with a boundless heart
      Should one cherish all living beings;
      Radiating kindness over the entire world:
      Spreading upwards to the skies,
      And downwards to the depths;
      Outwards and unbounded,
      Freed from hatred and ill-will.

  4. Rod

    NC et al.
    Thanks so much for the Gift of Information, nutritious and nurturing, throughout this trying year. The best to y’all and yours in this Season, and best intentions for a better next year.

  5. Janie

    A big thank-you to NC for the best site on the web. Thanks also to the commentariat for the knowledge, culture and humor that you make time to share. Happy Holidays to all.

  6. petal

    Happy Christmas to everyone! Am so grateful for our little community.
    ambrit, please give my best to Phyl.

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