Old vs New Entries

  • Suppose you visited and read this site before. You would want to read mostly the new entries to save time and effort. But unlike the blog portion that has an historical flow, or is arranged chronologically helping you to select what you have not yet read, these introductory statements do not. So we will use a seasonal (F,W,Sp,Sm), turnover color scheme (where F = Sept-Oct-Nov; W = Dec-Jan-Feb; Sp = Mar-Apr-May; and Sm = Jun-Jul-Aug). (One problem with this scheme is the designation of the year of entry. Note that “W” includes two years, Dec of the year before and Jan-Feb of the next year. In these cases “W” Winter will always be noted as the former year. With one initial exception. This website was begun in Fall-Winter’13 so the first entries will be designated F/W’13). [103Sp’14]
  • We will regularly show new entries in red italic text for three months (changing each season). The next season all of these will be changed into blue italic text. After six months, all will be changed to black normal text presuming anyone interested has read the previous entries or if just joining the site will read all entries regardless of color. These turnovers in color of entries will occur early in Sep, Dec, Mar, and June. [104Sp’14]
  • ENTRY LABELING: Suppose you want to comment in the blog part of the website on a particular short entry. How will you designate it? From May, 2014 we will mark every comment by a unique number and the season it was entered. The numbers are based entirely on order of entry and do not imply priority or importance. They are for easy, direct reference to a statement from other statements or for visitors submitting blog responses. Simply begin your comment with the designation (#SeasonYr) or more simply and directly just the unique # and anyone can go back to that comment to see the source. Then we can organize all related content using this code. Every entry, whether by authors or commenters, will have a unique number within the sequence or set of all entries. The search function for the website will allow any reader to immediately go to any particular statement then by just entering its unique number. (There are some exceptions. Sometimes we present a numbered list of items as a summary. Sometimes each item in the list has a unique number and at other times the entire list has one number.)  [105Sp’14]
  • ENTRY LABELING: For example, 72F/W’13 means the seventy-second consecutive entry made in the Fall months of 2013, the first season and year for the website. Overall, it is simplest to remember that every entry on one part of a topic will have its own number (the season of entry is less relevant than the item number) [106Sp’14]
  • IF YOU ARE NEW TO THE SITE, simply read all colors in whatever categories you find interested and ignore this feature until you return to the site. [107Sp’14]
  • UPDATE: as of ~Sept 23rd all previous red entries (Sp’14) were changed to black and all previous blue (Sm’14) changed to red as will happen every three months from now on. Currently, entries shown in red were entered in Sm’14 and those shown in blue were entered in F’14. This statement will change every quarter.  Currently this site has 167 entries across about 60 pages. There are xx entries in red and 2 entries in blue. 

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