Meta Monkeyshines: The FAQs and only the FAQs
Several days ago the c99p Monkey Team was assembled (see photo below), with apologies, please ignore that the Team are actually apes, but that is another tail, err tailess, err tale. With an important commission in mind, the Team and myself were locked in a undisclosed location for three days, a store of libation including a 50 gallon drum of coffee for the Team leader and several drums of banana smoothies for the coalition of the willing, willing that is, as long as the smoothies flowed freely.
Each Team member was granted a computer along with a keyboard featuring extra large keys to accommodate oversize primate digits. Meditation was practiced to clear the minds, calisthenics to prepare the body, and diapers to thwart the simian proclivity for flinging dookie projectiles.
With a "Let's rock!" decree from the Team leader, all hell was let loose unto a soup of alphanumeric syllabary. Arms raised, fingers curled in anticipation and in a cacophony of crunching stressed keys, the Infinite Monkey Theorem was put to the test. Fur flew, keys groaned, fingernails broke, language was mangled, monitors shed tears, and barrels of libations were emptied.
As per the Theorem, the Team lacked infinite time to complete the task that it was set upon, but lack of eternity was made up for with tenacity, devotion, and a threat of resurrecting the Gipper for a remake of Bedtime for Bonzo if the deadline wasn't met, that sent a shudder through the Team. And despite a lack of coherent grammatical skills, and regardless of the constraints of intellect, the missive was met, albeit garbled and discombobulated. But due to the diligence of the copy editor the day, or shall I say three days, was saved. The copy editor is the one lying prone on the floor in the lower left hand corner of the team photo. We're still not sure if he passed out from data overload or if he spiked his banana smoothies.
Although this amazing Team failed to write anything close to a work by Shakespeare, there did emerge several additions to the c99p FAQs (Frequently Asked Questions).
The FAQs can be accessed by hovering over the "Navigation" button in the header menu and then select "FAQs". I'll also add a link in the "Site Menu" in the sidebar. I realize the new FAQs have been sorely needed for a long time but due to the amount of work put into them, a lack of time, and the difficulty of assembling a competent team we were just now able to get to them. Actually there was a list of FAQs before this effort, twice in fact, the first set had to be deleted because of a major change in the architecture of the site and they were no longer pertinent, and the other time all of the FAQs were lost in a major software update.
The list of FAQs are not yet complete with more to come, but what is there now should meet most of the needs of the members. I hope they are of some use.
Disclaimer: No animals were harmed in the telling of this tail, err, tailess, err tale.