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Writers & artists who have your own website domains, you should really read this letter and sign it as well. Here's the gist:

When you purchase a domain name (like ktempestbradford.com) you have to give the registrar WOHIS data that includes name, address, phone number, and other information. This information must be correct to abide by certain terms of service. That info is also often public, and harassing assholes know this. That's how they're often able to get address information on a person they're looking to abuse. 

My registrar offers a WHOIS Guard service that allows me to make that info private for a fee. This is probably standard. But from the letter at the link, it looks like a new proposed rule would make it so that ALL WHOIS information for certain types of websites must be made public regardless. The language seems to be a bit murky, but could mean that anyone with a PayPal donate button or who sells eBooks, art, whatever from their website would end up under the umbrella of Commercial and therefore must have their WHOIS info public. 

So this is not good.

That's why people who have domain names of their own should be concerned, especially if they're from groups likely to be targeted by harassers. This effects women, people of color, LGBTQA+, and other marginalized folks.

Bottom line: You should sign this letter and you should share this info. 

To sign, go here: https://www.eff.org/node/86581
International Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers 12025 Waterfront Drive, Suite 300 Los Angeles, CA 90094-2536 To the International Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers: We are an alli...
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Nice job, standing up to idiots. #comics   #graphicnovels   #funhome  
Kudos to a California college for not giving into a student who said the graphic novels on her syllabus were "garbage."
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Very cool Bundle of Holding: pretty much all of Trail of Cthulhu!
(Looking for our other offers? Freeport ). Investigator! Our fellowship of Deranged Pursuers returns to resurrect our April 2014 Trail of Cthulhu Bundle, featuring star designer Kenneth Hite's tabletop roleplaying game of Cthulhu Mythos investigations using the GUMSHOE System from Pelgrane Press ...
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I love this post...
Frodo and Sam's journey involved a ton of walking, but just how far did they travel?
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The article doesn't mention how the Middle Earth map was first calibrated to the map of Britain. Were distances ever mentioned directly?
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D'oh. 
I’m sure the new CBS series from the creators of CW’s hit superhero show Arrow and starring Glee‘s Melissa Benoist can eventually overcome the hurdle of being on CBS. Recently, when Scarlett Johansson hosted [...]
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We had to gong the trailer once Kara started flirting with Jimmy (sorry James) Olsen. I hadn't heard the comparison to the SNL skit, but it was disturbingly the same.
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Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell
The BBC adaptation now has both a UK and US première date: May 17th in the UK, June 13th in the US.
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Got my HQG book; it's glorious and beautiful. Going to write a review of it for sure!

Dying to know when The Coming Storm will be coming. I feel like this is the last really big piece that this latest, greatest edition of Glorantha has been missing. 

I saw a post that it was getting close by +Ian Cooper , and that's great news. I wonder if Jeff or Rick or anyone else at Moon Design would like to elaborate, let us know any more about the book, the schedule...anything,  really....
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Thanks, Ian!
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I feel like there's an awesome game or comic to be written about this. What if it wasn't a scam? 
Researching the Kingdom of Vema will lead you down a very elaborate, crazy (probable) scam rabbit hole.
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A Kentwood High School student programmed it when it was installed in the 1980s. Whenever the district has a problem with it, they go back to the original programmer who still lives in the area.
Once again we must salute the greatest computer of all time, civilians. The Commodore Amiga was new to GRPS in the early 1980s and it has been working tirelessly ever since. GRPS Maintenance Superv...
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Looks like I'll be traveling to Japan tomorrow: anyone got any quick recommendations for fun, not-too-taxing airplane reads? 
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For +Max Eddy (and everyone else). But mostly for Max. 
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http://marvel.com/news/tv/24594/abc_renews_marvels_agents_of_shield_marvels_agent_carter

Doubleshot of fantastic fucking news. The shows might not be perfect (tho Agent Carter sure is close) but the expansion of the MCU by way of them makes me deliriously happy.
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