Of blog-related note this afternoon:
1. Regarding the logo contest, it’s still on like Donkey Kong! The parameters remain the same: $50 and a cut of merchandise sales for a pair of logos, one 500×100-pixel logo and one watermark-style 150×150-pixel logo. I would prefer if the colors include red, white, black and/or gray, but you’re otherwise allowed to use your imagination. You can email the logos to firstname.lastname@example.org, post them in the comments (a hosted image or PNG file will do), or share your work via Facebook or Twitter. There is no deadline per se: when we get a couple more logos, we’ll hold a fan vote.
2. Freedom isn’t free, at least for me, so I would kindly remind you that http://www.patreon.com/themalikreport and http://paypal.me/TheMalikReport are options by which you may fiscally aid TMR and keep this blog/community ad-free. In terms of Patreon subscriptions, as little as $1 a month is of great assistance, and Paypal offers both single-sum and recurring options. Moreover, if you can tell your friends about this little blog, that would be greatly appreciated!
3. Regarding the comments section, I haven’t been able to read every comment due to the trade deadline’s heavy workload, but I try very hard to read every comment, and I have noticed that our little community’s general angst regarding said trade deadline has resulted in some arguments, some of them not so pretty.
As this community grows, I expect each and every member to treat others as they would themselves, and to “play nice” via making comments in a respectful and courteous manner, even when you may disagree with your fellow community member. This blog is not a democracy–I am running the show as a benevolent dictator, and I will not hesitate to act if any of you feel that you’re being harassed, harangued or otherwise attacked.
This is not a place for “locker room talk”–I want to foster some genuine community here, and that involves you and me both behaving and speaking like adults when disagreements arise. We can disagree and disagree passionately without being jerks to each other.