Everyone can be discontented if he ignores his blessings and looks only at his burdens. ~Thomas S. Monson
Question #92678 posted on 10/14/2019 1 p.m.
Q:

Dear 100 Hour Board,

What are all the webmails you ever had an account on?

-HoTMaiL, Yahoo!, Gmail

A:

Dear All The Mails,

I could just tell you a number and be done with it, but where's the fun in that?!

  1. I started off with a sbcglobal.net email with a childhood nickname (many regrets). (Yahoo)
  2. Then I got a crappy email that's now my spam email (still with that nickname). (Gmail)
  3. Got another for my teenage years with a cute nickname. (Yahoo)
  4. I wanted to be more professional so I got the stereotypical first initial + last name. (Gmail)
  5. Went on a mission and got a myldsmail.net account.
  6. Unsuccessfully attempted to make a new email to transfer my mission emails... Lost em all. (Yahoo)
  7. Got accepted to BYU and signed up for my BYU.edu email.
  8. Got married and created a new email to match my last name. (Gmail)
  9. Had an email with the church when I had my internship at the FHL. (Outlook)
  10. Created another for my genealogy side business. (Gmail)
  11. Then my email for the Board: Goldie.Rose(at)theboard(dot)byu(dot)edu (Feel free to ask me any genealogical questions -wink wink-)
Never had a Hotmail, ymail, or anything else of the sort. I have way too many email addresses... 

-Goldie Rose

A:
Dear Email Accountant,
 
I actually have 12 email accounts, all on gmail...
 
I have my main email, two emails for social media accounts for one of my hobbies, two spam email accounts (one family spam email and one personal that I don't use), two work emails (one professional and one unprofessional), my mission email, an email for a club I'm in, two emails that I don't use much at all, and then of course my board email <inklings(at)theboard(dot)byu(dot)edu>! I would say that I am probably active on 8 of those emails. You could also count my BYU email, but that's only a forwarding address and I can't send emails from it.
 
Other than these, I used to have a network solutions email with my name, but have since moved over to gmail, just because it is simpler and has an easier user interface.
 
-Spooklings
 
 
 
On Tues, Oct 1, 2019 at 10:01 AM HoTMaiL, Yahoo!, Gmail wrote:
Dear 100 Hour Board,

What are all the webmails you ever had an account on?
A:

Dear emailer,

Besides specific organization emails like from my mission or the Board, I have only ever had one email account. If email accounts can count as possessions, it's up there as one of my prized ones. In fourth grade, one of my friends moved halfway through the year. I was dying to stay in touch with her, and I begged my mom for an email account. So on Christmas Day in 2006 I found an invitation to Gmail from my older sister in my stocking. The email account has definitely outlasted the Magnetix that I also begged for that year.

I suppose there's also the more "professional" account that my ninth grade Career and Life Planning teacher forced me to make (also Gmail), but generally I like to pretend this one doesn't exist. I'm still bitter about it because she wouldn't let me use my regular email even though it's just my first and middle name which I think is perfectly acceptable. Just to spite her, I have essentially refused to use the new account, so there are only like five emails in the inbox. It's yet to cause me any problems.

All this to say, I am a Gmail user through and through. Even the organization accounts I've had have all been hosted through Gmail. It's actually a little sad how terrible I am at navigating the Outlook account at my job. Either Gmail is way more intuitive or I've just been using it since I was nine.

Sincerely,

Cerulean

A:

Dear You've Got Mail, 

I have only ever used Gmail before, some accounts were 'business' accounts that functioned through Gmail. A summary: 

1) Personal 'spam' account. This is the one I use to sign up for coupons and discounts, as well as other general uses. I do check this, because I use discount codes very frequently. 

2) Personal 'important stuff' account. This one I use for all school stuff, work stuff, my Amazon stuff, and actually personally emailing people like family. I don't use it to sign up for anything, so I pretty rarely get spam on this one. 

3) Board account. Hit me UP! This one is pretty self-explanatory. Fun fact, the addresses for our Board emails are "@theboard.byu.edu" but technically they work through Gmail. 

4) High School account. Obviously, I don't check this anymore, but this was how we turned stuff in and emailed our teachers in high school, and we pretty extensively used Drive as well. 

5) High School Yearbook account. I was the Chief Editor my senior year, so I still have access to my high school's yearbook gmail. I wonder what's going on in there....

6) Work account. Technically everyone in my office uses this, but it's how people tell us what they want. I only ever check it at work, and it's incredibly boring

I guess I'm just loyal to Google... or maybe I'm just too young to have ever had anything else. 

Cheers, 

Guesthouse

A:

Dear email friend,

I used to have an email address at sbcglobal.net but all my email addresses after that have been Gmail addresses. It's not that exciting but I wanted to share my favorite email address that I have. I have a birthday email address! It's an email address that I use exclusively to sign up for birthday offers and other promotional type things. I don't usually use it that often but every year my birthday comes around and I have free food for like a week!

Keep it real,
Turbo Teen

A:

Dear HYG,

My first email was through a private domain name that my dad created, so I could only access it on a home computer. When I went off to college, I created a Gmail account and had my previous email forwarded there.

Other than those, I have my Board account which likewise goes through Gmail, then my Disney and grad school accounts which are both in Outlook.

Love,

Luciana

A:

Dear you,

Just gmail, the board email, BYU email aliases, and now my work email.

~Anathema

A:

Dear Juno.com,

Honestly, there was a period in middle school where I made 6 different email accounts. I have no idea what 13-year-old needs that many but here are some highlights from my years online:

1. My first email account was a Gmail and had "Barfs" in the title because I was 8 and thought that was funny

2. I made a bunch of random Gmail ones in middle school so that I could flex on everyone else with my 6 email accounts

3. A professional Gmail that is just my first and last name

4. A spam Gmail account. I thought the name I gave it was really funny and clever but then the guy working on my phone at Verizon read the email address out loud and I was mortified

5. A Gmail account through my high school that I didn't know existed until I was a senior

6. Three different work email addresses through Outlook (only one is still active)

7. A fake Gmail account to get another free month of Netflix

8. My byu.edu email for all things cougars and those student discounts you get if you have a college email

9. My board email

Best,

Fozzie


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Question #92686 posted on 10/14/2019 1 p.m.
Q:

Dear 100 Hour Board,

Have you decided on your Halloween costume, if you're dressing up?

-Dracula

A:

Dear Dracula,

I have! I'm going as a female version of Syndrome from The Incredibles (so with a dress instead of a jumpsuit).

Love,

Luciana

A:

Dear Vampy Vamp,

Simply, Prego sauce. If this belly would hurry up and grow more by the end of this month! I'm going to be in the third trimester by Halloween and people still aren't noticing I'm pregnant.

Also, I'm (successfully?) trying to convince Carl to dress up as a chef. He wishes he had known about it sooner so he could be an Italian chef with a curly mustache. Alas, he has recently cut off his beard.

-Goldie Rose

A:

Dear Bela Lugosi,

I would really like to live up to my 'nym, but I don't know that I have much money to spend on cosplay. I'd also have to get a pair of contact lenses, which is if anything a bigger hurdle. Glasses are a surprisingly annoying impediment to good costumes without them.

So, maybe it'll happen, maybe it won't. We'll see.

Genuinely,

9S

A:

Dear Vlad,

At my work, my team has decided to all along with the theme of Coco (the Disney movie), so I will be dressing up as one of the filler skeletons from that.

~Anathema

A:

Dear Count, 

I tried to convince Pebble to dress up as Darcy so I could dress up as Lizzy Bennett but he just didn't want to bother. So I probably won't dress up. That's okay though, because I don't like Halloween anyway. 

But if anyone has access to Regency outfits or patterns to make them, PLEASE email me because these are the only costumes I will ever accept, and I might actually enjoy some small aspect of this horrible holiday. 

Cheers, 

Guesthouse

A:

Dear Vlady,

I really wanted to do make a custom Iron Man costume out of foam. I've watched about 10 hours of YouTube videos and have plans and everything. But, due to personal reasons I will be dressing up as a hot mess instead. I'm so hyped for my costume that I've been wearing it for the past few weeks and will continue to wear it long after Halloween...

Tipperary

A:

Dear vampire friend,

I am going classic and legitimately just going to cut holes in a sheet and be a ghost this year.

Keep it real,
Turbo Teen

A:

Dear Bram Stoker,

Halloween got a lot more exciting when I could do couples costumes, because I just don't have enough Halloween spirit to dress up by myself, but coming up with coordinating couples costumes is a ton of fun. This year, though, I want to come up with something that I can wear to school as a teacher, so couples costumes are out the window. I'm thinking I'll either dress up as a generic Hogwarts character (like with a Ravenclaw scarf and a witches hat), or as a doctor/nurse (with scrubs and a lab coat), because both are pretty lowkey, and I'm not about to be the teacher who kids secretly take pictures of for their social media because of some outlandish costume.

-Alta

A:

Dracula,

I'm going to be a spoOoOoky skeleton! I'm so excited. 

Babalugats


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Sunday, October 13, 2019
Question #92604 posted on 10/13/2019 10:06 p.m.
Q:

Dear 100 Hour Board,

A follow-up to my last question (92603), which I should have just submitted as part of the same package but didn't think to until after I'd already sent it:

I grew up thinking that feminism was bad because feminists hated men and were basically Nazis. My impression is that this was a fairly common attitude among Mormons for the latter-half of the 20th century.

Has that changed? Do more members feel able to claim the label "feminist"? Or do you think most are still suspicious of it?

-Judith Butler*

*only not really

A:

Dear Judy, 

I do believe it is changing. Recent adjustments and discussions reflect that for sure. Groups like "Mormon Feminists" reflect that.  Barbara Morgan-Gardner publishing an awesome book reflects that. Feminism is a lot less of a dirty word in the Church especially, though I do think people still associate feminism with liberalism, and therefore you have plenty of people who still think it's evil (especially some of the ultra-conservatives. Like, I think Benson would probably have a cow with it if he existed today.) I'm sure there's a solid group of oldies who maintain that we're crazy man-haters who want to kill unborn children and burn buildings and walk around flashing anything with eyes.... but they probably don't want to be reasoned with anyway. 

As far as I can tell, the number one issue people have with feminism in the Church is that they think that all feminists automatically support unregulated abortion rights. When more people understand that not everybody who is a feminist thinks that way, I think lots more members would willingly claim the label. In short, yes, more people feel good about calling themselves feminists than 20 years ago, but there's more educating to do. 

I think this article by Valerie Hudson Cassler may be of interest to you. I think it does a good job of explaining how Mormonism and feminism actually are hand in hand, and how the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints may actually be one of the more feminist churches. (You know, since everyone else doesn't believe in a Heavenly Mother and thinks that Eve is the reason for the fall and that's why women are cursed and stuff, which we don't believe.) 

Cheers, 

Guesthouse

A:

Dear Judy,

From my limited experience, being a feminist is still a negative with older, white LDS populations. This was especially true in the South. My dad particularly is against feminists, and is upset and worried at minnow and I being proud feminists. When my then-fiance asked for my hand in marriage (well, more like just informed them he was planning on proposing to me), my dad told him that no feminist relationship would ever work out. So that was lovely.

Just like minnow and me, I think younger generations are more open to the term "feminist". I'm fairly certain that, in a few decades, a majority of Church members will be open to that term.

-guppy of doom

A:

Dear Dr. Butler,

I am probably not a good barometer because I pretty much grew up on the other end of the spectrum—the side where being a feminist felt like a given, and prominent Mormon feminists like Laurel Thatcher Ulrich and Claudia Bushman were household names, and we did stuff like watch this video for FHE—but I like to think that, yes, more members of the Church are becoming willing to claim the the label "feminist." 

Sincerely, 

Cerulean

A:

Dear Judy,

I grew up in a place where it was more accepted to be a feminist than a Mormon. Being a feminist was respected among the ward I grew up, I even went to the 2017 Women’s March with a couple of my Young Women’s leaders. When I came to BYU I did see a shift of feminism being a more taboo subject.

With that being said, there are definitely pockets of proud feminists at BYU and within the church, various feminist FHE groups, and a greater emphasis on including women’s voices. But those groups seem like a minority within the LDS Church and more popular with certain demographics, like younger generations. 

I think people within the church might have beliefs that align with feminism and there are some teachings within the Church I might label “feminist.” But I think the greater LDS population is hesitant to use that label because of the fear that feminism is an anti-LDS social movement. I’ve seen a lot of members within the Church who think that all feminists hate men and that they are destroying the family. And so when there is the temple recommend question about “do you support any groups that oppose the church,” some members might see feminism as one of those groups. 

Yes, I think members of the Church are becoming more accepting of feminism and more members, especially younger, are calling themselves feminists. But I think that the majority of current members still don’t like the label or want to be associated with feminism.

Somewhat related side note: my dad bought me this coloring book that highlights some really cool Mormon women throughout history and it is one of my new favorite things so I’ve been sharing it with everyone, which now includes you too.

Best, 

Fozzie


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Posted on 10/13/2019 3:19 p.m. New Correction on: #92691 dear board, With the change in the temple recommend questions, are they getting rid of the ...
Question #92694 posted on 10/13/2019 1:18 a.m.
Q:

Dear 100 Hour Board,

What are your top 3 favorite toys to play with?

-Play time

A:

Dear You,

  1. Lego
  2. Toy Cars
  3. Do goldfish crackers or swedish fish count as toys?

Apparently I'm a 5 year old boy.

-Tipperary

A:

Dear Player, 

  • Bubble wrap
  • Playdough / Clay
  • Marble Run sets

Cheers, 

Guesthouse

A:

Dear Aziraphale,

Do books count as toys? If so, that's definitely my number one. Besides that, I'll play around with toy networks (though I doubt that's the kind of thing you're looking for... ). Okay, okay, actual top three coming up... uh... cooking utensils? No, that's not right. Plants? Plants. Nope. Finger paint? I feel like I'm getting closer with this one. Whiteboard markers! (For coming up with mathematical models of things.) Yeessss. No, no--definitely scratch that.

I've got nothing.

~Anathema, whose mother remarked on her odd disinclination towards normal childish play when she was an elementary school kid

A:

Dear Playtime,

  1. Trampolines
  2. Magnetix
  3. Coloring books

-Goldie Rose

A:

Dear play time friend,

     1. Twitter
     2. My guitar
     3. My Switch

Honorable mention, my cat.

Keep it real,
Turbo Teen


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Saturday, October 12, 2019
Question #92691 posted on 10/12/2019 6:06 p.m.
Q:

dear board,

With the change in the temple recommend questions, are they getting rid of the blurb about garments that they make you read before the interview starts? I hope so, as I find that blurb to be unfounded doctrinally, and culturally strange (no removal for gardening)

Thanks

A:

Dear Thanks,

As far as I can tell from the news release (source), that is not part of the interview. If any readers know otherwise feel free to leave a correction.

Peace,

Tipperary


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Question #92684 posted on 10/12/2019 3:55 p.m.
Q:

Dear 100 Hour Board,

My mom told me that (back in the 90s) the HBLL played the Hawaii 5-0 theme song when they were closing for the night, but I’ve seen that it has changed since then. What song do they play now, and what were some other notable songs?

— Future Cougar

A:

Dear Future Cougar,

I spoke to a very nice security guard in the library, who told me that the guards have a 350-song playlist, from which they can choose whichever songs they like. I was not about to ask the poor man for all 350 songs, but he was kind enough to tell me his favorites:

  • "Fireflies" - Owl City
  • "Behind Blue Eyes" - Limp Bizkit
  • "Leaving on a Jet Plane" - John Denver
  • "Piano Man" - Billy Joel
  • "Hallelujah" - Leonard Cohen
  • "Danger Zone" - Kenny Loggins

While I was there, I also heard “How Far I’ll Go” from Moana, Peter Hollens’s cover of “Loch Lomond”, and a cover of "The Greatest Show" by Panic! At The Disco.

As for songs that have previously graced the HBLL's Closing Time Playlist, you may be interested in Board Question #44653 and Board Question #9173. Apparently, "When The Saints Go Marching In" was the go-to for a little while. I was also amused to learn about the Tuesday-night "Get Out Quickly" mix referenced in Board Question #54533.

Best,
Josefina


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