What is the Watercooler?

It's a haven in the middle of a harsh, 9-to-5 world. A place where you can gather with your fellow human beings and bond over a paper cup full of cool refreshment.

All sorts of randomness is welcome here. Post pictures, videos, special Chat information, or just discuss news and current events.

Want to be a guest poster? PM TimeChaser.

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Format for Podcast commenting

After looking at how this guest poster format is set up, I think for our podcast discussions it would be easiest to create a post announcing a new episode, and then carry on with our comments and conversations in the comment box. This way things stay organized. Everyone making a new post out of their comments would be too chaotic.

Sound good?


Shameless Plug

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The lack of news in the new theOtaku.com site

Hey everyone gathered around the watercooler. It seems to me like theOtaku.com is missing something really essential to the continuation of our podcast. What's that you ask? Well I'll tell you, it's news. We're supposed to talk about the news and comments about the news. But will there be a world of news? Will we need to look through promoted world posts? Fan words? I'm so confused.

We're recording our show on Friday this week, so you have two days. Please post links to news stories you would like us to talk about in the comments of this post.



More Guest Posters & Nehszriah's Idea

Additional Guest Posters added:

I appreciate the color scheme ideas and those who told me to go ahead and pick one on my own, but before I start fiddling about, Nehszriah came to me with an idea: what if we held a contest for a background design? What do you all think about that? Would anyone like to rise to the challenge of creating an offical background design for the Watercooler, something we can call our own?

Rather than a contest, anyone who wants to can come up with and submit a design. Then we can just cycle through them, that way everyone will have a chance to have their background displayed.

There won't be any due date, you can work on them as long as you like until you are happy with the results, and you are free to send in more than one design.

Credit for each background will be given in the introduction, like "Current Background by ...."


Guest Posters Have Been Added!

OK, I have added these people as Guest Posteres here on the Watercooler:
Sangome Wilder
Ryosuke Forever

If I've forgotten someone who wanted to join, I apologize. Just let me know and I will add you to the list.

Since the next episode of the Podcast will be out tomorrow, I suppose the easiest thing to do is wait and kick off the insanity with our usual spamming. But, if anyone wants to post anything in the meantime, they are free to do so. It'll take a bit of time to figure out the best way to handle this new system.

Meanwhile, I have a subject for debate: should we keep the standard color scheme, or change it? And if we want to change it, what background and text colors would people prefer?