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Would you like to welcome our new volunteer programmer, Mariah?

Asked by PhiNotPi (12663points) February 20th, 2016

A couple weeks ago, long-standing Fluther user Mariah very kindly volunteered herself to help with programming / technical assistance. Without further ado, Mariah will now be joining the moderation team as a volunteer programmer.

What will Mariah do as a volunteer programmer? Help fix stuff when it breaks (such as the whole “Questions for You” thing), and also potentially make minor improvements to this site.

I would like to extend my personal “thank you” to Mariah for volunteering, and I express my utmost confidence in her.

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Jeruba's avatar


I noticed yesterday that somebody had fixed the very annoying override function that turned every c in parentheses into a copyright symbol whether you wanted it or not. I knew that a quiet little hand had been at work somewhere. Thank you, @PhiNotPi, for your great service, and thank you, @Mariah, for offering your support.

Mariah's avatar

Just want to clarify that I have done nothing yet, so credit is due to @PhiNotPi for all the recent fixes!

Thanks for the welcome and I look forward to helping out!

tinyfaery's avatar

Yay! Thank you for supporting our community.

Soubresaut's avatar

Thank you Mariah! :) :)

OpryLeigh's avatar

This makes me really happy! Thanks Mariah :)

PhiNotPi's avatar

@Jeruba I would like to clarify that I had nothing to do with the (c) thing. If you put two spaces between the (c) and the word before it, it doesn’t turn into a©.

Coloma's avatar

Yay, a very nice service to volunteer. Thanks @Mariah !

JLeslie's avatar

Yay! Thank you!

chyna's avatar

Fantastic! Lurve to both @PhiNotPi and @Mariah!
We are so very honored to have both of you on Fluther and helping to fix stuff.

janbb's avatar

Thanks so much, both of you!

flutherother's avatar

Thanks you two, Fluther’s looking better already.

jaytkay's avatar

Much appreciated, @PhiNotPi and @Mariah!

Earthbound_Misfit's avatar

Thank you @Mariah for helping with this work. And thank you @PhiNotPi for your continued support to the site.

Mimishu1995's avatar

Somehow I’m not surprised, because I knew that something like this would happen.

Welcome @Mariah!

zenvelo's avatar


They call the wind Mariah!

CWOTUS's avatar

I would not be surprised, then, to see references to goats appear from time to time. Congratulations, I kid you not.

si3tech's avatar

@PhiNotPi and @Mariah Thanks to both of you:).

DrasticDreamer's avatar

Awesome, thank you! Would be neat if certain improvements could be made.

Here2_4's avatar

Thank goodness. With so many things broke, I thought everyone had given up on Fluther. I am excited that someone will be breathing life back into it again.

jca's avatar

Excellent! Thank you, @Mariah, for stepping up to the plate. You have been showing some spunk! ;)

dxs's avatar


cookieman's avatar

This is great news. Thank you to the both of you.

johnpowell's avatar

When did you guys start using a current version of Wordpress for the blog? You were way behind for a long time. My first suggestion was going to be killing the blog or updating it since a year old wordpress is a security nightmare.

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2davidc8's avatar

Wow, @Mariah! Thank you so much!!!

rojo's avatar

Thank you Mariah for helping to make this site what it is.

I am sorry you did not get further ado though; perhaps the powers that be can throw in a little ipso facto to sweeten the pot.

augustlan's avatar

This makes me so happy! Thanks @PhiNotPi and @Mariah!

rojo's avatar

Hey Augie, nice to hear from you again. PLEASE stop by more often and contribute.

msh's avatar

Thank you both for your hard work.
Greatly appreciated. :)

Kardamom's avatar

Yay! Thanks Mariah : )

If there is anything we can do to assist you, or to make your job easier, please let us know. In the meantime, we’ll try not to break anything else.

Mariah's avatar

Hey guys, not that I was doing a ton before, but I still just wanted to give you a heads up not to expect any new tech changes from me for awhile. I just got laid off today so I have to focus on finding work I can get paid for above this volunteer position. Sorry, and thanks for understanding.

Earthbound_Misfit's avatar

Oh @Mariah. I’m sorry to hear this. I recall you had an inkling that layoffs were possible. I hope you’re doing okay mentally. Let us know if you need any tlc.

chyna's avatar

@Mariah You are going to be snapped up so quick in a new job, you won’t know that you were unemployed.

JLeslie's avatar

@Mariah So sorry to hear you were laid off. If I can help in any way please let me know. I know some programming and IT people, but I don’t know if they can help where you live.

cookieman's avatar

That’s awful @Mariah. I’m very sorry and hope you find work soon.

rojo's avatar

@Mariah Hoping for the best for you.

flutherother's avatar

Good luck with the job hunting @Mariah we’re rooting for you.

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