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Well Actually Done

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Almost two years ago, we raised enough money to pay for the construction of a well. I’m proud to announce we just received proof that our well is complete! Actions speak louder than words and while we didn’t dig this well, it was our action that made it possible.

You can view our project report on Charity:Water to see more detailed information about the well we sponsored. Our contributions were more than enough to fund our well, so we are actually co-sponsors on a second well too!

Needless to say, our accomplishment brings a massive smile to my face. Best. Website. Community. Ever.

Written by Mek

May 4, 2012 at 1:48 pm

Posted in AverageWater, Uncategorized

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  1. :D That’s awesome.

    clouds

    May 4, 2012 at 2:19 pm

  2. I remember when that fundraiser was running. I miss back then. :(

    Pedz

    May 6, 2012 at 6:39 am

  3. WOOHOO THAT’S FREAKING AWESOME YAY! :D

    _OHHI_

    May 7, 2012 at 4:51 pm

  4. I feel like there’s an opportunity for a good pun with regards to it being a hand dug well.

    CaptainAndy

    May 18, 2012 at 11:54 am

  5. http://mylifeisaverage.com/story/3326132/ and http://mylifeisaverage.com/story/3114445/ and http://mylifeisaverage.com/story/3325261/ and http://mylifeisaverage.com/story/3102729/ These are just a few of the examples of this obnoxious spamming that is occurring in the comments section. Can you please ban anyone who participated in this spam? It is reprehensible and it takes away the fun of commenting. As you can see, multiple people have asked them to stop. Harry_Potter_4ever is the main spammer, and he/she continues to post that spam everywhere. Please do something about this?

    _OHHI_

    May 26, 2012 at 1:23 pm

  6. It says my comment is awaiting moderation so I’ll just be really upfront and general. There has been spam occuring in the comments section and it’s obnoxious and rude. People have asked them to stop but they continue to spam. Please ban them.

    _OHHI_

    May 26, 2012 at 1:26 pm

  7. Dear Mek;
    I’ve recently joined your site and have talked to a commenter by the name of _OHHI_. This commenter, _OHHI_ has recently told me the line, “So yeah, go f*ck yourself,” without the star of course. I was hoping you’d be willing to talk to this commenter; seeing how children do go on the site. It wouldn’t be wise to allow this to go without notice (in my opinion).
    SIncerely,
    Harry_Potter_4ever
    (A newer commenter)

    Harry_Potter_4ever

    May 26, 2012 at 5:15 pm

    • Change “newer commenter” to “spamming troll” and you describe yourself perfectly.

      _OHHI_

      May 26, 2012 at 5:18 pm

    • …Because you’ve produced nothing but spam in the last 24 hours.

      clouds

      May 26, 2012 at 5:28 pm

      • Wonderful spam! In time for father’s day! Would you not like to buy jewelry for your father?

        Harry_Potter_4ever

        May 26, 2012 at 5:39 pm

      • But replying it to every single comment isn’t wonderful, it’s quite annoying… and I’m not going to argue with you on a blog. kthxbai

        clouds

        May 26, 2012 at 5:42 pm

      • Unless you mean the canned ham. I did not engage in this production of canned ham.

        Harry_Potter_4ever

        May 26, 2012 at 5:43 pm

  8. Just ignore them..

    ilovemymomtoo

    May 29, 2012 at 8:27 pm

    • Oh, that was for the comments up there. ^ Whoops.

      ilovemymomtoo

      May 29, 2012 at 8:27 pm

    • Easier said than done. You can say that when they’ve replied spam to every single comment that you make.

      clouds

      June 1, 2012 at 6:54 pm

  9. I have a feeling Mek is just ignoring this at this point.

    _OHHI_

    June 2, 2012 at 2:46 pm

    • Nope. I’m following it. Not sure what I’m supposed to do beyond what I’ve already done though.

      Mek

      June 2, 2012 at 3:55 pm

      • Oh woops sorry. Thanks for doing something though!

        _OHHI_

        June 2, 2012 at 8:00 pm

  10. All this talk about trolls is getting well out of hand. Can ya dig it?

    CaptainAndy

    June 6, 2012 at 5:28 am

  11. Also bring back the Google search bar. It makes it so much easier to find stuff on the site.

    kghero

    June 8, 2012 at 8:18 pm

    • If you have chrome type “mylifeisaverage.com” into the url bar and the search option is the same one that used to be onsite. >_>

      Mek, I know you’re annoyed with our stalking, lol.

      types

      June 10, 2012 at 2:01 pm

  12. I keep forgetting to say happy Pride month to all the GLBT commenters.

    EskimoJamasie

    June 8, 2012 at 8:54 pm

  13. Mek your website is like totally socially dead stop that

    Pedz

    June 21, 2012 at 3:56 am

  14. That’s soooo great! I guess that Joker was wrong in the end: http://yeeti.com/22422 :-))))

    Jo_S

    June 25, 2012 at 6:08 am

  15. Woot woot what country is this in again?

    iPhone13

    June 25, 2012 at 6:07 pm

  16. Just a heads-up Mek, voting on submissions appears to be broken. You can go to the page but the “Yes”, “No”, or “Skip” buttons don’t do anything at all. There hasn’t been a new post in nearly 2 days.

    ah

    July 1, 2012 at 12:12 pm

    • I’ll look into it. Thanks

      Mek

      July 1, 2012 at 3:20 pm

  17. Hi Mek, long time commenter on MLIA though I haven’t been very active in recent months. I just had a thought on how you could at least somewhat impede the comment spammers. Just add the word “fullmalls” to the list of words that can’t be commented and hey-presto, no spam until they figure out how to get around that. So yeah just a suggestion, hope you see this. Bai.

    tkellz

    August 6, 2012 at 6:12 pm

    • That’s…really smart.

      _OHHI_

      August 17, 2012 at 9:52 am

  18. Hi, Mek! Normally, I wouldn’t comment on the blog, since I don’t have anything really relevant to say other than, “Woohoo, wells!” (Especially awkward because I couldn’t donate. :c) and on top of that you probably actually check this fairly often and that makes me terribly nervous because you’re Mek. But that’s kind of why I’m posting here – your Mek, and you seem more active here. Plus, email notification about my comment (I think). I have a small request. Nothing important, nothing about spam or curse filters, just a little-bitty request.

    Can the Average Word of the Day be “curmudgeon”? Please? I don’t know if it’s been the AWOTD yet or not, but I think it’d be fun.

    Wow. That’s lengthy, for such a tiny request. Sorry. It all feels SO NECESSARY.

    Fishcakes

    August 23, 2012 at 2:32 am

  19. Hi mek, I have a problem and I was wondering if there is a way to privately contact you?

    anonymous

    September 2, 2012 at 3:44 pm

  20. Hi Mek are you allergic to shellfish?

    iPhone13

    September 4, 2012 at 10:48 pm

    • Nope

      Mek

      September 4, 2012 at 11:09 pm

      • I KNEW IT

        Pedz

        September 6, 2012 at 4:50 am

      • YOU ACTUALLY RESPONDED :>

        iPhone13

        October 11, 2012 at 3:32 pm

      • Of course I did

        Mek

        October 11, 2012 at 3:50 pm

    • That’s not a random question at all

      _OHHI_

      September 8, 2012 at 6:26 pm

  21. OH LOOK A BLOG!

    clouds

    September 12, 2012 at 7:02 pm

  22. Hai, Mek, I was just wondering since I am a very wondering person if you have ever made an account on MLIA and just pretended to be a normal commenter.

    _OHHI_

    September 22, 2012 at 9:49 pm

    • *cough cough* Llama *cough cough*

      Pedz

      September 23, 2012 at 2:11 am

    • Nope. I’m just mek on MLIA

      Mek

      September 23, 2012 at 11:48 am

      • Interesting. Tanksh.

        _OHHI_

        September 24, 2012 at 11:54 am

  23. Mek you should definitely bring back the search bar so then I can see if people talked about me in the past bazillion years so then I can either feel super special or collapse into a crying heap yep thanks <3

    Pedz

    November 10, 2012 at 11:27 pm

    • I liked the search bar.

      _OHHI_

      November 27, 2012 at 3:10 pm

  24. Wow. I love how the comments section is about 98% spam now.

    kghero

    November 20, 2012 at 11:45 am

  25. We need to organise a time where a lot of people can get on and be all like “Just like old times” and I’m the only one that regularly checks this blog aren’t I?
    MEK YOU DON’T EVEN LOVE US

    Pedz

    November 22, 2012 at 1:50 am

    • That’s not true. I love you long time.

      Mek

      November 22, 2012 at 12:37 pm

      • YAY HI YOU SHOULD REPLY TO MY SUGGESTION ABOUT THE SEARCH BOX ILY <3

        Pedz

        November 23, 2012 at 8:11 pm

      • Does that come with an eggroll?

        clouds

        November 30, 2012 at 10:08 pm

  26. Pssstttt Mek, can we get rid of the spammers now? D: pleeaassseeeee?

    clouds

    November 30, 2012 at 10:09 pm

  27. More people would come back to your website if you gave us free food or something. So if you could whip up a pizza party for everyone that would be great kthxbye.

    types

    December 1, 2012 at 10:41 pm

    • Noted. I will start working on a pizza fax machine

      Mek

      December 1, 2012 at 10:58 pm

      • Or you could really quickly bring back the search box or give reasons why not please don’t ignore thank you ily <3

        Pedz

        December 3, 2012 at 1:44 am

      • I don’t ignore. I’ll bring back the search box.

        Mek

        December 3, 2012 at 2:06 am

      • Oh my god I love you <3

        Pedz

        December 7, 2012 at 11:25 pm

      • Shouldn’t removing the spambots should be a higher priority than the tether of the searchbox? Unless they’ve become your only source of google-ad-revenue from the site or something. ._.

        In any case, thank you for addressing the pizza party issue; that would be lovely.

        types

        December 15, 2012 at 8:25 pm

      • … Mmmmmmmeeeeeeeeekkkkkkkkkkkkkk
        Can you do something kthanks just you got my hopes up and all

        Pedz

        December 18, 2012 at 1:40 am

  28. Merry Christmas Mekadoodle!

    _OHHI_

    December 25, 2012 at 8:11 pm

    • Merry Christmas to you too!

      Mek

      December 25, 2012 at 8:27 pm

  29. Your website is getting occasionally busy again now so you should kill the spam and bring back search ‘n’ shit. Also, language filter should go because the OPs can’t get too offended if there’s barely any around, yup.

    Pedz

    January 26, 2013 at 9:39 pm

    • Also because there will be no more stupid posts that make people upset, right? Right.

      Jermy

      February 2, 2013 at 4:16 am

  30. Mek you fucker, acknowledge our existence.

    Anon

    February 2, 2013 at 4:16 am

  31. Hi, Mek! I’ve had this question rolling around in my head for a while, and I can’t remember if I ever actually asked you or anything, and it isn’t a cynical type of question. I’m both curious and concerned. Do you ever resent us? (“Us” being the people who regularly{ish} comment on the site) I mean, we aren’t the nicest, most appreciative group in the world. Sometimes we’re downright needy and just nag you. And it’s usually about something rather petty. I hope you don’t, of course, but it seems like an important question to ask. And if you don’t resent us, is there anything in particular that we do fairly often that bothers you?

    Fishcakes

    February 14, 2013 at 2:24 am

    • Other than that, though, I hope you’re doing well and life is rolling out fairly easily and pleasantly for you. I can’t say I love you because I don’t know you very well at all and it would be odd but I have an affectionate appreciation for your presence. <3.

      Fishcakes

      February 14, 2013 at 2:26 am

  32. Hi Mek. Lately on the comments of MLIA there have been a lot of advertisements for online shopping websites that are usually very long and unappreciated. I was wondering if there’s any way to get those accounts to stop spamming the comments? Thanks.

    ADHD

    March 24, 2013 at 9:32 am

  33. I can’t believe it’s been a year since you posted this.

    Happy…ahm…blogging anniversary, yo.

    tYpEr

    May 4, 2013 at 5:13 pm

  34. Welp, nothing to do here. .-. hiiiii mek

    clouds

    June 4, 2013 at 7:48 pm


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