I realise that there will be a lot of interest in the US election over the next two days. Jacques will be increasing the number of hamsters so that we shouldn’t experience any outage. Thanks be to Jacques. At the same time, however, there is no need to keep refreshing every 10 seconds or less.
I have scheduled four open forum posts to deal with the election. If things work as planned all four posts will remain at the top of the page with any other new non-US election posts appearing below them. The first post will ask for election predictions and will open tomorrow morning our time. The second post will open in the evening our time corresponding more or less with the polls opening in the US. The third post will open (more or less) as the count begins, and a final post will open to deal with on-going results.
I appreciate that many of you are likely to be somewhat disappointed and stressed and that trolls will appear to gloat but let’s try to not set any new standards in poor behaviour.