THIS THREAD IS NOW CLOSED. PLEASE WAIT FOR THE NEXT INVITE TO ASK FOR POSTING PRIVS.
Hi beloved GTers! It's that time again – throw down your gauntlet and beg us for authorship privileges! Seriously, though, read the entire post before requesting authorship privileges.
Here's how the Groupthink Invite Thread works:
Groupthink is a place for Jezzies to hang out and talk in their own open forum, same as always. I know that there has been a lot of discussion about the purpose of GT in light of Kinja changes and the mainpaging of GT articles. Let me be clear: we cannot 'stop' the Gawker network from crossposting posts that appear here. There is no way for us to opt out of that. Part of what you agreed to by signing up for a Kinja account is the crossposting option.
However, we are not a content farm for the mainpage. Groupthink is an open community. Its tone and purpose, such as it is, is directed by you, the readers, commenters, and authors. We have room here for fluffy posts about kitten names, academic essays, personal essays, and gif parties and everything in between. It is what you make of it. And you get out of it what you put into it. And seriously. We love the Inane. It's a pillar of this community.
However, as awesome as GT is, keep in mind: this is open community, find-able and readable by anyone on the internet. This is not a safe space community.
Ok, now this part is IMPORTANT. We have certain rules about posting and expected behavior on the forum. You can read the guidelines here, in the Guide to Commenting on Groupthink. Read them before you request authorship access. Additions to those rules, as well as discussions about our policies, can be found under the 'mod talk' tag. In fact, you have to read them. Don't just read them – make notes! There WILL be a quiz later.