Hey all!

It seems like a good time, as we head into the New Year to catch up on some blogging biz:

1. QUOTING ARTICLES

You are welcome to quote any articles that you want to in your Articles. However, we do need to respect copyrights so please limit your quote to about two average paragraphs.

Feel free to paraphrase any or all info in the source article in your Article.

Please include a link to the full article too for the benefit of members here and the original author and site who published it.

2. TECHNICAL QUESTIONS AND OT COMMENTS

We have recently set up a Help Desk. Any and all questions you have about the site, how to do something or if it seems something isn’t working properly, please post your question there so we can answer you swiftly and other members can benefit from the exchange.

You can go to the Help Desk by clicking the link that appears in the far right column, titled, “CLICK HERE TO GO TO THE HELP DESK”. You can also bookmark the link so it’s handy: http://planetpov.com/2009/12/24/help-desk . Don’t forget to check back at the Help Desk periodically for one or more responses!

Posting questions in other threads can disrupt those threads and we aspire to show all members here respect for the thought and effort they invest in their articles by keeping the discussion on the topic they’ve posted about.

As to OT comments, the occasional OT comments here or there are no big deal but when a whole OT sub-thread is spawned in the midst of someone’s post, it will be moved to Morning Blog and members are welcome to continue discussing that thread there.

3.  POSTS OR COMMENTS THAT VIOLATE THE RULES

As always, posts or comments that violate the rules will be removed. Along with them, all replies and conversations about such posts and comments will be sent to moderation and later removed unless a member asks us to post it in Speakers Corner.

Though we are averse to any censorship, our conclusion from experiences on other blogs is that both an inappropriate comment and discussion about it both accomplish the original blogger’s intent of disrupting a thoughtful discussion about the topic at hand.

As the types who post offensive or baiting comments are motivated by their need for attention and needing to feel that they have the power to affect others, we strongly feel that the best approach to protecting the integrity of this community and site is to simply wipe these posts and reactions to them, ignoring the existence of the original offender completely.

That really makes them crazy. Heh!

4. EDITING PUBLISHED POSTS

Due to an issue that arose with the recent version of WordPress, we’ve had to temporarily limit members from being able to edit their published posts. We hope to resolve this issue swiftly.

UPDATE: The issue has been resolved, members can once again edit their published posts.

In the meantime, please email me at [email protected] with any changes you want to make in your posts and I will be happy to make them for you. Sorry about this, thanks for your understanding on this.

And thanks so much for helping to make this community and Planet a better place!

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2ndClassCitizenPundit
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Is there a suggested word limit for articles?

I have a few articles in mind, and at least one of them could run a bit long.

abby4ever
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If there is an editor on thread now, could he or she please fix the little ‘article’ I just did entitled ‘A Wee Post’? There are some funny numbers that come after the name ‘abby’ and before the ‘Read More’ that shouldn’t be there, I screwed up…again. And the little square to the left that has the little red x in it, I don’t know what is supposed to be there .

I’d very much appreciate it.

nellie
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Abby, please post this type of request to the Help Desk (per the above post). It’s more likely to be seen there. Thanks. 🙂

escribacat
Member

Nellie!! I’ve missed you. edit: I just realized this comment is ancient. 🙁

choicelady
Member

Thank you AdLib – this is helpful. I keep wanting to write but have trouble finding the previous directions, so now this is bookmarked. Maybe, one of these fine days, I will figure out what I want to say and say it. Much obliged for the help!

Pepe – no WAY would you seriously threaten harm to anyone. You’re too funny and kind. Anger is real and honest. I did not see what you said, but I have faith in you. Since all of us live in this virtual planet, if you decided to live up to your handle, only YOU bear the consequences in real life!

Happy New Year to all!

KQµårk 死神
Member

Rules suck! Anarchy rules! 😉

whatsthatsound
Member

Khirad
Member

Oi! 🙂

KevenSeven
Member

Doo doo head!

abby4ever
Guest

Ha!

And a fine evening to you too, KQ!

:]

Pepe Lepew
Member

I’m mostly concerned that I’m in trouble because I threatened a troll tonight.

There’s a black side of me I have trouble controlling. Sorry. 🙁

KevenSeven
Member

Hey, if you need anyone to speak up for you and the occasional elbow, you know I am here for you.

abby4ever
Guest

Pepe: don’t talk about the troll anymore or your comments might have to be deleted all over again…and this one of mine, too.

I can’t imagine anyone here taking what you said as an actual threat. Even if some did, I sure didn’t.

You are adorable to worry so much.

javaz
Member

Aw, you didn’t threaten.
Asking if you should release a stinky bit of flatulence isn’t a threat.

boomer1949
Member

Thank you AdLib 🙂

Emerald1943
Member

“…far beyond those of mortal blogs…” indeed! I just want to say how much I love the Planet and appreciate all the hard work that goes into keeping this rowdy bunch in line! 🙂

This is such a unique concept and I am blown away with the intelligent and knowledgeable people I find here every day! You PlanetPeople really ARE the best!

Thanks, Adlib!

abby4ever
Guest

You say it much better than I ever could.

bito
Member

Thanks for the reminder AdLib, This is POV!!

Scheherazade
Member

You are welcome to quote any articles that you want to in your Articles. However, we do need to respect copyrights so please limit your quote to about two average paragraphs.

Eeek! I’ll try to be a little more careful about that one. I sowwies. 🙁