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Board Mood Meter:
On any given hour of any given day, the overall mood of our members may change because of events in the news, or, even a lack of events. The mood meter you see at the top of the board home page indicates a complex calculation of the number of recent posts in our forums. In general, the more posts that occur recently in the chit-chat forums cause the mood to sway left, toward tranquil -- and more posts in conspiracy-themed forums, cause the mood to swing toward paranoid.