A nonprofit organization called "Restore the Magic" needs help in getting 10,000 signatures on their petition. The petition is to help get the director's cut of "Thomas and the Magic Railroad" released. The deadline for signing along with reaching the goal is May 1, 2019.
Please sign the petition, and also please share it with others who'd like to see the director's cut too.
Link to petition: http://restorethemagic.org/index.php/tatmr_lost_edition_campaign/
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This wiki currently has two administrators, User:BRG and User:Nhprman. Both have been inactive for quite some time (i.e. years). This means that no active member can change the design or functions of the site nor do other maintenance work (like deleting spam) themselves. I'm interested in becoming responsible for that. Therefore, I have not only applied for adminship but for adoption, i.e. ownership, of the wiki. I've been the most active user over much of the past six years, even if many of my contributions were mostly copyediting or categorizing and hardly any edit I made was in articles on calendars that are or were actually in use, which are usually covered better at Wikipedia anyway. If nobody else strives for this job, I believe I ca…Read more >
My two propsoals, South-Solstice WeekDate and South-Solstsice Equal 28-Day Months, differ only in their year-division system. They both use the same year-start rule (...the South-Solstice Nearest-Monday year-start rule).
So I'd like to compare those two year-division systems: WeekDate vs 13X28.
By simplicity, brevity, minimalness, un-arbitrary naturalness, and convenience, the winner is WeekDate.
Simplicity, brevity and un-arbitrariness are important and valuable attributes for people's understanding and acceptance of a proposal.
Maybe the main advanage of 13X28 is that people are used to having months. Another possible 13X28 advantage could be that the months serve as explicit payment-perioids (...as opposed to the payment-periods available …Read more >
Many people who design reformed calendars, which they would like to see adopted worldwide soon, are lead by a primary motive: usually either improved astronomic correspondence or improved regularity. I will ignore reform proposals which are even less likely because they only make sense within a larger framework of cultural reforms.
What many wannabe reformers do not take into account enough is the humane factor. A new calendar needs to offer clear benefits and, in comparison, negligible drawbacks to make the painful transition worthwhile. The problem with the civil (Gregorian) calendar, like with so many other cultural conventions, is that it is good enough for most people and purposes despite all of its shortcomings. There is hardly any incentiv…Read more >
Over the years, I have collected several possible additions or enhancements to the ISO 8601 standard when I encountered them. Some of them I just created myself. Recently, I have begun to harmonize them and publish the result at International Calendar. The page has an Agenda of items I will try to incorporate in the near future.
It is hard – for me at least – to search for suggestions for other improvements on the net, because most keywords are also used in general discussion on either the superiority of ISO 8601 over other date-time formats or the software implementation of the standard itself. I would appreciate pointers to or replies describing other enhancements or clarifications. You may, of course, also edit the page directly.
I know t…Read more >