(Editor: Site revision 9th July 2010) This Old Grumpy page is now closed to public comment. All other pages in the Title Bar above remain open for Comment.
The page contains remarks and comments from the Editor of an editorial nature that reflect on the usage of the available blog pages. September 2009 witnessed many changes in the development of page choices and comment discipline across ALL the Blog Pages. Many of the older (original) blog pages have been unpublished. Anecdote, banter, bullshit, repartee and lots of carping from the Editor about blog placement discipline, has been bandied back and forth. From henceforward (to the annoyance of some bloggers), misplaced comments, replies and threads, will be deleted within 24 hours and lost forever. If this seems harsh, then first read the Blogging Rules that follow below to ensure correct blog page selection. It will also help if occasionally, bloggers familiarise themselves with the Editor’s views and guidance over these matters, by browsing the appropriate Comments throughout the various blog pages.
Let me record the general guidelines of blogging on OUR DCLI related pages.
Rule 1. Peruse ALL Blog Page Titles (hotlinked) to best determine where to place your Comment.
Rule 2. Trust your own intuition in placing a Comment on a particular page, do not blindly follow someone else’s misplaced comment. Feel free to ‘self-correct’ your answer to another’s misplaced comment, by answering in a more appropriate blog page. The original ideas/expectations by Editor (that are unchanged) are that subscribers will try to contain relevant Comments to relevant Blog Pages and develop the history of the Title Topic, so that we can all enjoy the recorded commentary over years to come.
Rule 3. Experiment with CAPITAL HEADINGS to draw attention to content. Editor will embolden the Caps. e.g. (CAPITAL HEADINGS)
Rule 4. Avoid entering email addresses in body text. Spammers love ’em. Your ‘logged in’ email address in the Comment Box is concealed from public view.
Rule 5. Use the Web Site/URL portion of the Comment Box accurately, otherwise leave empty. Usage of this option will hotlink your Name to the URL. Can be used for You Tube and/or any other web site that you wish to share. Do NOT place URL’s in body text, it will be repositioned. However, due to recent activity (Oct 2009) multiple You Tube references are being raised within a Comment. If the subscriber wishes to copy/paste the appropriate URL ACCURATELY within the body text, separated by a space, the Editor will convert to a hotlinked BOLDED TITLE for general appreciation.
Rule 6. Be considerate in your remarks. Bullshit, banter and taking the piss is allowed, but that cuts both ways.
Rule 7. Upkeep and maintenance of these blog pages is voluntary by Editor and I seek to accommodate ALL, but kindly respect the time, effort and image enhancement processing that is undertaken.
Rule 8. We are a democratic group, suggestions for improvements/page titling options are always welcome. Please place ALL suggestions in the “In a pig’s arse” mailbox.
Rule 9. If you wish to privately communicate to another by email and seek their email address, ask Editor to forward your email address as an invitation to t’other party.
Rule 10. Consider registering an Avatar with WordPress. Editor will guide you through the process. An Avatar is your chosen thumbnail image that is shown with every Comment you log. The Avatar can be an image of anything (clean and decent) that you choose.
Rule 11. Read your Comment carefully, before sending. Correct your spelling, punctuation and grammatical errors.
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