We just noticed a spooky Halloween present from all of you on our homepage:
Thanks to everyone who is following us on Twitter. If you haven’t followed us yet, what are you waiting for? And don’t forget to like us on Facebook!
Today GeekShed is two years old! To celebrate our second year, we have some giveaways for you. We are giving away two $25 (USD) gift vouchers to Amazon. These prizes will be purchased after the giveaway, so if you have any particular objection to Amazon, we can make a reasonable accommodation. You can enter both giveaways, but you can only win once. Any questions? Ask in #help.
Giveaway 1: Tweet #WhyGeekShed
This first competition is designed to spread the word about the network and what we offer. Here’s what you need to do:
- Follow us on Twitter (if you don’t already).
- Post a Tweet that explains why you like the GeekShed network and include the hashtag #WhyGeekShed and the web address geekshed.net.
- After you post your Tweet, /join #twitter then copy your Tweet and paste it into the channel. Be sure to include your Twitter username.
To win, you must be a registered user on GeekShed for at least 60 days and a follower of us on Twitter. You have until midnight Hawaii time (6 AM Tuesday Eastern, 11 AM Tuesday London) to post your Tweet. You can use the Time Zone Converter to determine the specific time for where you live. The winner will be chosen randomly from the people who have posted their Tweet in the channel and meet the eligibility requirement. The prize is a $25 gift voucher to Amazon.
Giveaway 2: Like Us on Facebook
The second competition is to try to boost our user numbers through the use of Facebook. GeekShed has a new Facebook Page (to replace our old Groups page). Here’s what you need to do:
- Like us on Facebook (if you don’t already).
- Post something on our Wall about why you like GeekShed.
To win, you must be a registered user on GeekShed for at least 60 days and Like us on Facebook. You have until midnight Hawaii time (6 AM Tuesday Eastern, 11 AM Tuesday London) to Like us and post on our Wall. You can use the Time Zone Converter to determine the specific time for where you live. The winner will be chosen randomly from the people who have posted on our Wall and meet the eligibility requirements. The prize is a $25 gift voucher to Amazon.
Note that we’ll gather some of the best reasons that people post from both Facebook and Twitter into a list on the GeekShed website.
We have just updated the server map. We have had such a massive turnover of servers in the past few months that it became very quickly outdated. You can find it at http://www.geekshed.net/servers/
We have, tonight, moved the BNCs from their previous unreliable homes onto a new server. Your previous connection credentials should work, as before. We hope the new server will be more reliable and less prone to downtime.
Any questions, ask us in #help