"Oh yes, I might like that [to become an author]. In the meantime I have a query. Someone has asked on another forum when the style of writing 'shippe' for 'ship' and 'beste' for 'best' etc stopped. We have been reading an historical document (you prefer a historical document, don't you?) from about 1575 and it uses these longer forms."
Thursday, 7 July 2011
Want to become an author? That would seem to be the solution for the problem that so far only I've been the only person capable of starting a thread.
Let me know (by email or in a comment) that you would like to be able to start threads and I will make you an author, thus turning this into a group blog.
I've only just discovered this possibility, so I can't tell you exactly how it will work. It could be fun finding out!
I've learned a little more about how it works. All you need to do is
- create a google account
- send me your email address
It looks as if time has been called in the zetaboards
Word of Mouth saloon — and, indeed, all the other HyperTV drinking holes. We can't even access old postings, the way we can with the old original BBC WoM Board.
If you are a regular old drinker reading this, please consider transferring your custom. It really could be the Last Chance Saloon.
I'll make you as welcome as I possibly can, although I know the blogger environment is not so friendly or accommodating. Please believe me that it doesn't always go wrong. There are frequent exasperating problems, but they do get fixed. There is a constant problem for new users learning how to post comments. Please believe me that it gets easier as you get used to it.
If you follow two golden rules you'll avoid the most common problems — though not all, alas!
Rule One Remember to Sign in before you start writing a comment.
Rule Two If you realise you've forgotten to Sign in:
- Copy and save any text you've written
- Sign in
- Move forward, not back, to the page with the Comment box
- Paste the text in (if you've used any formatting tags, you'll need to restore them)
You can't post without an identity of some sort. The way I started on blogger was to create a phantom blog, which I never used until starting this ex-WoM enterprise. There are, of course, other ways but I don't have any knowledge of them. If you do acquire a blogger identity, you can add a little picture.
You can also use your identity to become a follower, if you wish. This will allow you to send emails to me without knowing my address. So it's relatively easy to start a thread: just email the text to me. (Another way is to post your text as a comment and ask me to make a thread of it.) I may also send emails indirectly to you. (I'll only do this for blog business, and I'll happily stop doing so if you don't want to receive them.)
You can see a list of RECENT POSTS at the right-hnd side of the blog. I'm afraid there's no RECENT COMMENTS list, but you can discover them though the All Comments box under the
SUBSCRIBE TO heading.
SUBSCRIBE TO heading.