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Beans of Wisdom: Comments of the week
by | April 2, 2016 | 61 Comments
girlfriday: New feature! We’re trying something new, because so often we read great comments on Dramabeans and bemoan the death of the thumbs-up button. But that button broke things, and we still want to give good comments their due. javabeans: Plus, we love that we have a robust commenting community, but that sometimes means a... More »


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Be a Dramabeans recap minion: Now taking applications!
by | April 1, 2016 | 145 Comments
It’s time for another round of minion tryouts! We don’t do this often (we first took applications two years ago), but we’re opening up Dramabeans to try out new writers. We love our little family, but now we’re all overworked and we know there are still dramas that are slipping through the cracks, and here’s... More »
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Odds and Ends: How NOT to run an internet company
by | February 18, 2016 | 132 Comments
javabeans: So I’m pretty sure everyone noticed we’ve been having technical difficulties on our site. For a while, actually, though it’s been pretty bad lately. girlfriday: What gave it away? javabeans: You mean like when you typed in “dramabeans.com” and got “Site not found” or “Bad Gateway” or sad faces? girlfriday: Or read our angry... More »


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We’re currently experiencing technical problems
by | February 10, 2016 | 31 Comments
Girlfriday and I are intermittently unable to access our own site. So I am writing this message quickly before I get kicked out of my own home (my own home!!) to let you guys know what’s going on, even though frankly, WE don’t know exactly what’s going on. We had a bunch of posts lined... More »


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Odds and Ends: Upturns and turnarounds
by | January 28, 2016 | 73 Comments
javabeans: We’re back with another Odds and Ends, and today, we have HeadsNo2 here with us, chatting about… you know… things. Odds. And ends. girlfriday: Say hi, Heads! HeadsNo2: Hi! I’m not helping here, am I. girlfriday: You may have noticed Heads’ byline on the site more, because she said she had more time and... More »


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Notice: Apologies for the technical difficulties
by | January 23, 2016 | 17 Comments
Hey folks, just a quick notice that we’re experiencing some technical difficulties with recaps at the moment, which we are working to fix ASAP! It’s been an on-and-off problem all day and we hope to have everything resolved soon, but in the interim, we want to assure you we’re aware of the issue and you’re... More »


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Odds and Ends: Attainable goals
by | January 1, 2016 | 61 Comments
javabeans: Happy New Year, everyone! girlfriday: Wheeeee! I’m not really ready for a whole new year, but I guess I have no say in the matter. javabeans: Really? I’m kind of over 2015, which I guess is good because it’s… over. It wasn’t a bad year, it just ran its course. girlfriday: I just feel... More »


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Notice: Planned site updates later today
by | December 17, 2015 | 17 Comments
Those faces are pretty much the ones we’ve been making over the past week, with our site experiencing some unexpected downtime and crashing in the middle of the night while we’ve been trying to write/post/procrastinate on year-end reviews. You may have noticed. We’ve been working with our hosts to fix the errors, but sadly that... More »
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Odds and Ends: Year-end drama sickness
by | November 30, 2015 | 70 Comments
javabeans: Oh my god tomorrow is December. girlfriday: Nooooooooo. It can’t be! I’m not ready for December. There are too many things to do before the end of the year, and I haven’t done any of them. javabeans: Or finished watching all of them. Every year I make a list of all the dramas I... More »


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Odds and Ends: Rage against the internet machine
by | October 24, 2015 | 32 Comments
javabeans: Wow, what a long week. girlfriday: Yeah I thought yesterday in particular would never end. It was a week full of technical difficulties on Dramabeans, which pretty much amounts to a lot of swearing and pulling out of hair. javabeans: Also lots of nervous frantic *refresh*refresh*refresh* clicking. girlfriday: I think my mouse finger cramped.... More »