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@mmm - that darned English language. It keeps on changing on us poor sods:

From the Merriam-Webster Dictionary:

1: a usually pictorial representation : image

2 [Late Greek eik?n, from Greek] : a conventional religious image typically painted on a small wooden panel and used in the devotions of Eastern Christians

3: an object of uncritical devotion : idol

4: emblem, symbol

5 a: a sign (as a word or graphic symbol) whose form suggests its meaning b: a graphic symbol on a computer display screen that usually suggests the type of object represented or the purpose of an available function
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The thing is that these apartment buildings are sprouting like mushrooms in China. They have rows upon rows upon rows of them. Someone told me that on average, a building like this one goes up in China every single day.
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Thanks for catching that, Skipweasel! Whatever happened to MiMi?

You know, talking about security blanket, the most famous one is Hugh Heffner's bunny blanket. That's where he got the logo for Playboy.
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It's pretty nifty ... We don't coordinate postings with Boing Boing, and considering that we cover the same grounds it's actually interesting that not too many of our posts overlap.
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Very cool! I think the different colors you see @photoshop may be the artifact of the image being saved and re-saved for the blog post. Still - a very neat optical illusion.
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I'm leaning toward Twitter-only content - it doesn't make much sense to me just to run the feed through Twitter, though that has been the way it was set-up before we got the account officially.

I think a combo of Twitter-only content and Neatorama exclusives/particularly good posts is the way to go.
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@OddNumber - it's the Pareto Principle in action.

If you look at the Upcoming Queue, many casual submitters never take the time to format their submissions correctly - some just cut and paste their description (which is frowned upon) and others just write a one-sentence intro. This is a big difference between the UQ and digg or reddit: UQ subs are blog posts.

Sometimes, editors will rescue such posts (and re-write them), but this is time-consuming for us.

The top submitters of the UQ, like Marilyn Terrell, for instance, takes the time not only to submit properly formatted materials, but also to submit a lot of 'em. This takes time and a lot of effort, so if the same people show up in the top 5 over and over again, that's fine with me ...
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