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2012-10-24 --Tech & Moderator Notes
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Posted by Steve White 2012-10-24 08:38|| E-Mail|| Front Page|| [6465 views ]  Top

#1 And a key point: Just under the Rantburg heading at the top of page one you will see the following:

Post a news link Post your own article

Click on whichever is appropriate, and everything necessary is laid out for you as Dr. Steve described above, including the same options to mess with the text, including bold and italics, and with the additional option of highlighting, as when one makes comments like this.

USN, Ret., yesterday you put the article link in the place for the commenter's own website/blog URL in your comment. While not standard operating procedure, it was certainly a creative solution... and effectively caught my attention. Dr. Steve's post is my answer. I look forward to your next article post, my dear, and am confident you will climb this learning curve more quickly than I did.

For those who would like to add a link to their comments in a discussion thread, instead of posting the article separately:
1. highlight the URL of the article
2. type a few appropriate words of text in the comment box and highlight
3. look down to the box of options below My Original Nic and click on the little icon of the globe
4. paste your URL in the box that pops up, then click OK
5. finish typing your comment, then click on PREVIEW (this step is critical!)
6. when the preview pops up, click on your beautifully formatted link to make sure it actually works. We will not mention how often I have had to post a second comment with a working link after I figured out what I'd done wrong. :-(

Posted by trailing wife 2012-10-24 14:06||   2012-10-24 14:06|| Front Page Top

#2 I would like to add (from experience): Check for duplicates immediately before you post your new article. Open up a second window or tab, go to rantburg, and check for a duplicate which may have been posted in the 10-60 minutes you've spend grooming your masterpiece.

If your post doesn't immediately appear, especially if its close to 12 midnight eastern (U.S.) time, don't immediately repost. It might be awaiting moderation _or_ awaiting the next day's edition.

(Also the rule for Embedding pics has one exception - GB's Birthday postings under 'Good Morning' :)
Posted by CrazyFool 2012-10-24 15:20||   2012-10-24 15:20|| Front Page Top

#3 Dear TW,
Perhaps I am denser than the fog surrounding Washington DC, but I do not see a 'source' box, only this one I am typing in, and the Name, email and the attention-grabbing (but optional) website box.
I have been dubbed a techno-peasant, due in no small part to my inability to grasp the ways of the modem world.

Posted by USN, Ret. 2012-10-24 21:11||   2012-10-24 21:11|| Front Page Top

#4 USN, Ret, I susoect you are looking in the comment box you posted. You need to scroll to the top of Page 1: WoT. Just under the Rantburg logo are words to click on to open the article submission page.

You are not a techno-peasant, just missing that critical piece of information. I went through this, too -- and so I have faith you will find it.
Posted by trailing wife 2012-10-24 23:49||   2012-10-24 23:49|| Front Page Top

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