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The Society for Librarians* Who Say "Motherfucker"
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The Society for Librarians* Who Say "Motherfucker"

For all of those times when the gatekeepers of the world's knowledge are called upon, in their professional capacity, to use the word "motherfucker." Or at least to seriously consider it.

*Open to librarians; library associates, specialists, technicians, and paraprofessionals of all kinds; library school students; library aides and volunteers; and all of those who love libraries, or even just love a particular librarian. Welcome.

This is a moderated community. Access is easy, but can (and will) be taken away if necessary. Usual rules of good conduct apply. Anyone who gets nasty will be shushed once, and then escorted from the building. Please note: You must have a LiveJournal account in order to be a member of this community.

You may not...
...rat out your fellow members. What happens at the SLWSM STAYS at the SLWSM. If you discover a colleague expressing themselves here, kindly don't use it against them. Karma is a boomerang. And a bitch.
...post about fraudulent or illegal activities which you have committed. There is no guarantee that the code of secrecy will protect you in these cases, and in addition, you will be banned. (Yes, it has happened.)
...refer to anyone by any derogatory name. You will be banned if the Empress recognizes it as such.
...correct the spelling or grammar of other members. You will be banned if the Empress feels like it.
...call the Empress names or bicker with her in any way. You will be banned, and a pox will be called upon your house, and she might just tell your mother.
...name names in your posts. Ever.

You may...
...wank and fight and squee at each other as much as you want in the comments, but the Empress really wishes you wouldn't and may therefore occasionally step in and tell everyone to shut up and/or freeze and/or delete the comments to that post. She's done it before and will doubtless have to do it again.
...vent to the content of your motherfucking hearts. One person's vent, another person's idiocy, yet another person's delight. Your fellow members may find some of your posts annoying or not really in the original spirit of the community. This is a risk we all take on the Internet, and we will all suck it up.
...keep your sense of humor about you.

To sum up:
The Empress views this forum very much as she might view a kingdom over which she had exclusive, despotic control. There are certain activities which, for the good of the whole, will not be tolerated. Otherwise, people have various needs which the forum can fulfill, and they are hereby permitted to fulfill these needs, so long as they keep in mind that this is not a democracy but a dictatorship, and not a particularly benevolent one. The Empress has exclusive and absolute authority.

Please note: The Empress does not read every post and every comment. If you feel that something in this community needs the attention of the Empress, please contact her via her personal journal.

Rules are expanded upon in the following entries: here, here, here, here, here, here, and especially here.

Here is where you can read about the favorite recurring joke amongst the old-timers, The Big Red Book of Jews.

Enjoy yourselves.

Moderated by bossieboots, the Empress Motherfucker.
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