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I know we are just beginning to get back on track, But we have two great forums going at MIT covering similiar material.

Is it possible we could get together?


-- Tommy Rogers (Been there@Just a, March 04, 2000


Tommy and everyone,

a new posting clarification/guideline was just posted on GICC.

GICC posters and readers -

The GICC founders, administrators, sys ops, and analysts met Friday, March 3, 2000, to strengthen GICC goals and purposes.

As per the outcome of our meeting, and in reference to the original objectives of the GICC, the goal of the GICC is as follows: To report legitimate, verifiable stories of Y2K related events, suspected Y2K events, and critical infrastructure events that are not Y2K related. Unverified stories may be reported, as long as the word RUMOR is the lead word in the post title.

The required format of the posts are:

1. If the cause or nature of the event is Y2K *confirmed*, the title of the post should include Y2K.

2. Each post title should include a geographic reference, if at all possible and pertinent. For example, a chemical spill into the Colorado River would have a title akin to: "COLORADO: Fish Grow Two Heads and Learn to Play Gin Rummy Thanx to Last Month's Xenomozmorhpinamin Spill into River." Same goes for the country reference, if international.

3. Data analysis from the last 2 months of GICC activity shows that this forum is a straightforward "informational" forum, meaning that we don't provide/host much discussion, but instead we give much needed verifiable facts for readers to interpret as they wish. However, on-topic discussion is always encouraged as long as it contributes to increased factual understanding/knowledge of the participants.

4. Posts are required to have legitimate email names.

5. Posts should have a link of reference, or name of contact within them for verifiability. If the information is a rumor, the post title must begin with RUMOR:.

6. Any posts that do not satisfy the above criteria will be deleted without explanation. If we don't, we get ENDLESS complaints from our very busy readers who want JUST THE FACTS that we provide to them so efficiently.

We are *very* appreciative of our posters and our readers. It is our goal to continue in this format indefinitely, and we will be strict about adhering to the above guidelines. Please check for our new categories, due to arrive within the week.

In peace ~

Jen Bunker, and the GICC Administrators GICC Sys Ops GICC Analysts

-- Jen Bunker (, March 04, 2000

-- Old TB2K forum regular (, March 04, 2000.

Tommy, I think de facto we are together. Remember when GICC was finding it's footing? That board has developed perfectly in its own way and was my back-up during the spamming of the motherboard.I check it faithfully and daily- I just tend not to post there because my style is a little flamboyant and speculative for the general mindset of the group. The same thing will probably happen on a global level with these new arrangements. Does the fruit fall far from the tree (and no smart ass comments, Uncensored Folk) or doth the leopard change his spots? Nahhh, we all sprang from the motherboard so relax and let nature take its course.Diversity will ensure the survival of this species.

-- mike in houston (, March 04, 2000.

Tommy, post your links.

-- another government hack (, March 04, 2000.

I dunno. In addition to being a source of post-rollover news, this forum also serves as a place for discussion. What would your moderators do about posts like the ones below, like "Y2K Pro Called a Dog Catcher" (etc).

My understanding is that no one is going to be banned, unless he or she is engaging in spamming. I don't like trolls, but I can ignore their posts. I don't have to decide whether or not they're really a troll or whether I'm feeling grumpy.

I like that.

A couple of the locals are trying to get me to register over on that EZ Board mess. I'm not going to. I'm an adult who prefers reading boards devoid of happy-face-flashing-icon crap.

Just my $.02 on this issue.

-- (, March 04, 2000.

Gov't Hack -- GICC is over here: 20Information%20Coordination%20Center%20%28GICC%29


-- (, March 04, 2000. 20Information%20Coordination%20Center%20%28GICC%29


I hate long links

-- (once@more.time), March 04, 2000.

Thanks, kb. Got it. Looks like Mike hit it right on. I think this is a good deal. Just have to remember when we move across boards to keep in mind that we're going into an enviroment that utilizes a different mode of expression-political correctness. Think I would have learned that after 30 some odd years in government, but I was one of the first offenders. By the way, Tommy, GICC looks to have a more "objective" mindset. Does your board mind us picking up and cross-posting?

-- another government hack (, March 04, 2000.

You guys are having the time of your lives, aint'cha? When do you set up diplomatic protocol?


-- little wifey (, March 04, 2000.

When do you set up diplomatic protocol? Men.

Hey, jump right into the discussion! No one is banning women, and for all you know, I'm one. Maybe you're a man. Who cares? Can you type? Do you have anything to say? The Internet is the great Leveler. What's your problem?

-- (, March 04, 2000.

Ditto, KB. But I'm too happy to see y'all to argue right now. Leave it up to you "participants" to get it on (at least till later).

-- little wifey (, March 04, 2000.

Tommy, GICC has its own useful purpose. Read it's About statement. Carl Jenkins and others often crossposts from GICC and from other such boards, which everyone is encouraged to do. We can then discuss and debate "The news".

-- Old TB2K forum regular (, March 04, 2000.

After reading their "About Statement" Old Regular, I have to agree. But I miss Carl circling the globe for me. *sigh* He Haw!


-- Tommy Rogers (Been there@Just a, March 04, 2000.

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