If you’ve ever had a question about WordPress.com, chances are you’ve visited our Community Support Forums. Forums are a great place to search for solutions and get answers. While our Happiness Engineers help out in these forums, WordPress.com enthusiasts — people who are passionate about WordPress.com and helping fellow users — provide the majority of answers.
Last month, we interviewed forum volunteer Sergio Ortega (airodyssey). Today, we’re excited to introduce another prolific volunteer: Mike Brough (auxclass, also known as captnmike). We asked him a bit about himself, how he got involved in the forums, and his tips for getting and providing great support.
My site about boating safety tips, captnmike.com, dates back to August 2008, when the previous owner did not renew…
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“Anybody have any idea what invention has saved more lives than any other in the history of humankind?” Matt Damon asked a room filled with reporters. The answer? “The toilet.” In a new public service announcement, the actor and Water.org co-founder announced, semi-seriously, that he was going on strike against the toilet — and he wants everyone to join him.
The Oscar-winning actor and philanthropist is taking the bold and uncomfortable step of refraining from using toilets in order to raise awareness of the lack of clean water and sanitation for millions of people worldwide. While the video is humorous, the campaign itself is quite serious. It’s meant to shed light on the fact that around the world, 780 million people – which, as Damon pointed out, is twice the population of the United States – lack access to clean water. And some 2.5 billion people lack access to a…
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(Written for Lost In The Muliplex)
With the release of the first trailer for Derek Cianfrance‘s The Place Beyond The Pines recently, we now have a set of new images from the film.
Starring Ryan Gosling in the lead role, the film follows a motorcycle stunt rider who turns to robbing banks as a way to provide for his lover and their new-born child, a decision that puts him on a collision course with rookie police officer (Bradley Cooper) navigating a department ruled by a corrupt detective.
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In this restaurant, everyone cleans their plates.
An eatery in Sapporo, Japan, has announced it will fine restaurant patrons if they don’t finish every last morsel — every tiny grain of rice — on their plate. The Hachikyo seafood restaurant is known for its tsukko meshi, a dish of salmon roe piled sky-high on a bed of rice — for anyone who can finish it.
Though the fine may seem ridiculous for a dish that costs about $20, there’s a reason for the surcharge. As Midori Yokoyama, a Japanese blogger, wrote after a visit to the eatery:
According to the explanation in the menu, the working conditions for fishermen are harsh and so dangerous that it’s not unknown for lives to be lost. To show our gratitude and appreciation for the food they provide, it is forbidden to leave even one…
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