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Mon, Jan. 4th, 2010, 09:40 am
crumpetsfortea:

Mods, please delete this post if it's not appropriate.

Hello, fellow paleontologists. I just made a new community and I thought that it might be of interest to you.

skull_quiz is a weekly challenge where I will post a different skull every week, and then invite you to guess what it is. At the end of the week, I'll reveal the animal's secret identity. I'll be posting both extant and extinct forms, so keep your eyes peeled for the inevitable dinosaur. :)

I hope that it will be a fun way for people to share their cool skull pictures, learn a little bit of comparative anatomy, and just get some exposure to tetrapod diversity that they might not have seen. If it sounds like your kind of thing, please check us out, and take a guess on the week's featured creature.

(some x-posting)

Mon, Jan. 4th, 2010 07:21 pm (UTC)
the_samosaurus

this is awesome! I might join, even though I am severely lacking in the field of vert paleo. :)

Mon, Jan. 4th, 2010 09:46 pm (UTC)
crumpetsfortea

Don't worry about that! I'm going to try to make it learner-friendly, so that you can totally become more awesome as you stick around.

Tue, Jan. 5th, 2010 12:32 am (UTC)
elderwoodpixie

I tried to join but got a message that said new membership is closed and I must contact a mod. So... hey there mod. How's it goin' eh? Can I join?

Tue, Jan. 5th, 2010 02:12 am (UTC)
crumpetsfortea

Hey there. Membership is closed, because LJ is a pain in the ass when it comes to doing effective community moderation. Just add the community to your watch list, and you should be able to follow the challenges. -- there are links in the userinfo to do so if you have trouble with it.

Sorry this is so irritatingly confusing.

Edited at 2010-01-05 02:18 am (UTC)

Tue, Jan. 5th, 2010 02:18 am (UTC)
crumpetsfortea

Also, since this seems to be a common issue, I'm opening up membership.

Edited at 2010-01-05 02:19 am (UTC)