Monday, January 16, 2006

Time Out

This is a little administrative post for the members of this Blog:

The Blog is really coming together nicely! Congratulations on all the funny posts!

2 things:

1. There are a lot of us here. That means that we'll have no shortage of things to say, but it also means there will be a lot of kids involved! Each with bizarre nicknames to hide their identities (or bizarre Hebrew names). This will get confusing really quickly. I have a few ideas about how to deal with this:

a. I can make a little area in the sidebar for each of you to
delineate your Cast of Characters

ie

Fudge: girl 1989
Moe: boy 1990
etc

b. You can just put in a brief clarification at the beginning of each
of your posts to remind us who these kids are and how old they are

ie

So Fudge (my 16 year old daughter) says: Abba, you have a lot of hair for someone your age.

2. Not everyone in the group or who reads this group is an Orthodox Jew (I in fact would like to recruit a few more goyim--I have people in mind). Please either define your yeshivishe jargon or omit it.

Any suggestions? How do you want to proceed?

11 comments:

Kiwi the Geek said...

I would *really* prefer a cast listing. Defining the characters in every post would get awkward, and become redundant for regular readers.

torontopearl said...

I like the cast listing too -- whether by birthdate or by pet names or by real names (if we dare).

PsychoToddler said...

I chose birth years because as this blog ages, so will our kids and the ages will need to updated. Although that's not out of the question. Using years means the reader has to do some mental arithmatic. I would keep it simple and uniform:

nickname-sex-age

eg

The PT-girl-4

or

The PT-girl-2001

Ezzie said...

Mini-bios are good.

Ayelet said...

Are you calling my kids' names bizarre? Hmmm. I think I ought to be insulted. Shame I'm not. I could have used a good rant tonight.

I vote for the cast of characters idea.

One more thing - Any way to update us when comments come on our posts the way I have it set up on my regular blog?

Oh, I thought of something else: How do you do that little "cross-posted at xxxx" thing.

Last thing, I promise: Is there any way to change the date of my drafts?

cruisin-mom said...

Ayelet...too many questions...you're out!

Anne said...

Cast of characters is fine, but if everyone else is posting Yiddish and Hebrew terms I can't understand, I reserve the right to do my posts in pig Latin.

Kiwi the Geek said...

Ayelet, probably the only way to email the comments would be to set up a mailing list, where blogger emails the list, and the list emails everybody. But then you'd get an email for ALL the comments, not just on your posts. I would be happy to set that up, if y'all want. PT would just have to enter the list email address for sending comments.

Not sure, but the cross posting note is probably something you do manually.

When writing a post or going back to edit, there is a link at the bottom that says "> Post and Comment Options". Click that and you get a section to edit the timestamp or disable comments.

Another thing we could do is make categories for each member, so the reader could get a list of all that person's posts.

Ezzie said...

Another thing we could do is make categories for each member, so the reader could get a list of all that person's posts.

That's not a bad idea... similar to BeyondTshuva etc. (Or like I have it on my blog for the guest posters... but that has to be done manually)

Ayelet said...

Thanks, Kiwi. Gosh, you really are a geek!

Kiwi the Geek said...

I try, Ayelet.