News Item: Junk Box Update
(Category: Community Events)
Posted by Chris Russell
Tuesday 11 May 2010 - 23:32:11

The Community Junk Box is now ready! Visit to see what's currently in the junk box, and learn how to participate.

As I'm sure most of you know, the Migratory Junk Box was lost along with most of its contents. The contents that weren't lost are apparently not going to be returned. I've been unable to even secure the return of the log book -- the person who currently has it has gone completely silent. We've made some changes to the way the junk box will be handled from here on out, to ensure a devastating loss like this cannot happen again. The junk box is now operated from a central location, saving postage and allowing the box's size to grow without restriction. It's just getting off the ground; I hope to add much more in the weeks and months ahead.

Here is a small sample of the junk available right now:

All are welcome to participate in the junk box. However, postage for those outside of North America may be high for larger items. If there is anyone who is interested in running a similar, centralized junk repository in another geographical region, please contact me. At the very least, it would be helpful to have additional repositories in the UK and EU. Our Australian members may also be able to generate enough interest to sustain a sizable junk box. If there's enough interest, I'm also looking into creating a "free stuff" board, so that members who'd like to give away items but don't want to participate in a junk box can also list what they have up for grabs. Again, please contact me if that's of interest -- the more feedback I receive, the better.

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