Blog Notes

1. Welcome to Shakesville: In the sidebar, just below Peace Signy, I've added a "Welcome to Shakesville" section that includes a link to the Shakesville community page at Disqus, as requested. It also links to Shakesville's raison d'ĂȘtre, an explanation of teaspoonery, and the comment policy, which should be helpful when dealing with visitors who haven't grokked the concept. Within those links, there are links to posts about this being a feminist blog, a safe space, and a progressive community, just for a start.

2. Chronological Threads: A few people have asked why, now that we've returned to flat threads, the threads still don't seem to appear in chronological order. Go to the top of any comments thread and click on the "Options" tab on the left. That will reveal a drop-down menu; make sure it's set to "Oldest First"—that should solve the problem for you.

3. Randomized Blogroll: As you may have already noticed, I've randomized the blogroll so that a different 7 blogs are always at the top of the scroll. It's one more way of trying to highlight different blogs, so I hope you'll give some attention to who's peeking out over there when you load the page and visit some of the many excellent bloggers on the Humongoid Blogroll of Awesomeness. You can still Cntrl-F (or openapple-F, I think) to do a "Find" for a specific blog by name.

As always, let me know if you're having any functionality issues or would really like some new feature. We'll do our best to accommodate as much as we can, time and ability permitting.

Update: Hey kids - Space Cowboy here with a quick news flash! I just spoke with Disqus about the smilies, and they do eventually plan to support animated emoticons. And there you have it.

Shakesville is run as a safe space. First-time commenters: Please read Shakesville's Commenting Policy and Feminism 101 Section before commenting. We also do lots of in-thread moderation, so we ask that everyone read the entirety of any thread before commenting, to ensure compliance with any in-thread moderation. Thank you.

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