Half a croissant, on a plate, with a sign in front of it saying '50c'
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Halfbreak

A little time off.
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A two week interval every year, whereby members are denied the ability to post and anno. However, they can read and edit their accounts accordingly, all the while hopefully using their ravenous minds to realize all their mistakes, and achievements, in the last year of 'baking.

During this time, the site will be known as the "halfbreakery".

I think the break should start sometime around now, when ideas tend to suck. I mean, look at this idea, for instance. It's pretty lame.

daseva, Jul 25 2005

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       Agreed [-].   

       This is my first summer as a fully fledged half baker but I'm guessing they must usually be like this, what with school out and all. Do you really think a two week break would curb this trend?   

       I will remove the negative vote if we can refer to it as the halfbreakery at that period.
hidden truths, Jul 25 2005
  

       Fair enough. *edit*
daseva, Jul 25 2005
  

       we need our breaks at different times though.
po, Jul 25 2005
  

       And some of us need to take naps, whether we feel like it or not. Where's my blankie?
normzone, Jul 25 2005
  

       Sounds like a good name for a candy bar.
bristolz, Jul 25 2005
  

       Coincidentally, I just finished a [half]break.
half, Jul 25 2005
  

       Plain, or peanut?
bristolz, Jul 25 2005
  

       Yes. I'm doing it as of now.
nineteenthly, Jul 25 2005
  

       //A two week interval every year, whereby members are denied the ability to post and anno.//

This is baked, isn't it?
ldischler, Jul 26 2005
  

       *sigh* we do need this break. Imagine the reluctance of the people to admit it, and yet look how many croissants this suggestion got anyway. +
phundug, Jul 26 2005
  

       I like this, but what's all this whingeing abou the quality of ideas? A quick look at 'recent' shows a lot more croissants than fishbones. Is it the quality of the ideas, or the quality of the 'bakers?
moomintroll, Jul 26 2005
  

       I suspect that people readjust their voting scale as the quality of ideas rises and falls so that there is a fairly constant proportion of croissants and fishbones. I would love to have the data to hand and be able to produce some statistics on it. I'm probably a very boring person.
wagster, Jul 26 2005
  

       Yeah, probably ;)
moomintroll, Jul 26 2005
  

       "Hello, my name is normzone, and I'm a statistaholic. Welcome, [wagster]".
normzone, Jul 26 2005
  

       Aw, don't go! Well, unless you want to.
moomintroll, Jul 27 2005
  

       Remember, it's only a web site. It provides what I'd call "entertainment". It's a mentally stimulating, creative outlet at times, but never life-sustaining.   

       Some of the people are great, some are absolutely exasperating (a certain small segment is both). Nothing you can't experience in the real world.
half, Jul 27 2005
  

       Do people ever get together in real life from this website and actually follow through with ideas and invent something together? Or is this just a place to talk about random ideas. Either way - this is my new favorite place.
Kcsolutions123, Jul 27 2005
  

       hey Kc - who knows. Try emailing someone - not me, I'm just a fecking mouser   

       Smelly mouser? Who said that? Bastards...
The Kat, Jul 27 2005
  

       The logo would have to change during the Halfbreak. What would it change to? A semi-croissant tucked up in bed? And what would we all do during the break? Sleep? Cook?   

       Sorry for annotating this 5 days after its creation. What is the longest an idea has been annotated for, anyway?
dbmag9, Jul 29 2005
  

       My money would be on (Mostly Lame) Halfbakery Taglines. That one has been going on and on and on for years.
hidden truths, Jul 29 2005
  

       [dbmag] click on *best* ideas upperleft, and see the dates Panic Pin was created, also Film Noir Home and Tails for all; all continue to get attention.
dentworth, Jul 29 2005
  

       'ave you got halfbake-adone to get us by when we want to try this?
Zimmy, Jul 30 2005
  

       Are there mods here anymore? The trolls are, seemingly, taking over the asylum.
blissmiss, Jul 31 2005
  
      
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