Tuesday, January 8, 2008

A Comment on Comments

So, why would I want to comment on a post in this blog?



1. Ask a question.
2. Get a clarification.
3. Check on your own understanding.
4. Correct a fact.
5. Have an opinion.
6. Vent.
7. Introduce yourself.
8. Point out an error or omission. (I think I am getting insurance for that.)
9. Provide a new resource.
10. Promote your own blog. (BUT DON'T SPAM)
11. Declare the authors obvious authority. (You might want to.)
12. Post a link to your new Flash file that has nothing to do with the post on this blog. (Go ahead it's OK.)
13. Tell everyone how special your kids are.
14. (Finally) To express your delight in the hiring of Coach Stew and your dismay in how Georgia could be #2 after beating Hawaii and WVU is #6 after beating Oklahoma.

Any comments?

9 comments:

Jenny Bardwell said...

Hi Lee, I would like to have my Google Reader show all the updates on all the wiki project pages. ON your instructions, it is not clear where your pointer is pointing to on the image of the Recent Changes page. I have no previous knowledge of what an RSS link is.
Thanks for help.
Jenny

Lee Kraus said...

Great question. Thanks for asking. The arrow is pointing to a hyperlink called RSS. It is at the bottom left of the page and is just text. You want the address associated with the link. You can click it to see the feed. The trick is that you want to copy the address of the hyperlink. It will probably look something like http://www.myglife.org/usa/wv/hsta-capitalwiki/index.php?title=Special:Recentchanges&feed=rss

In fact that is the one for Capital. You need to copy this address by selecting it and clicking Copy from the Edit menu.

Lee Kraus said...

http://www.myglife.org/
usa/wv/hsta-capitalwiki/
index.php/Special:Recentchanges

really like this without the line breaks.

Jenny Bardwell said...

Thanks Lee. I believe I got it. I now have 6 'recent changes' links in my Google Reader, and when I pasted the RSS url in the ADD SUBSCRIPTION, it automatically names the wiki and has a number in ( ), so I can tell how many changes there were in all the WV wiki recent changes. Is this what yours looks like, as well?

Lee Kraus said...

Yes. That is totally it.

Jenny Bardwell said...

Lee, another question about Drop.io Globaloria. I have this in my google reader under del.ici.o and when I click on it, I can't see the Globaloria drop. It prompts me for a password, but I don't have one yet.
Hmm, please help.

Lee Kraus said...

I put a password on it. Just curious, how did you find it? Did I share it with you?

Jenny Bardwell said...

Yep, you shared the del.ic.io and drop.io link with us and I saw it on my Reader. So when it prompts me for a password on the drop.io/globaloria page, what do I put in there?

Lee Kraus said...

Sadly, I'm not sure the password, but I didn't put anything there, so there is nothing to go look at. I'll play around with it and see if I can get it working.