Note from webmaster:
A recent long, newsy email from Arnie Reiner with updates about Cascille and himself as well as a couple more of our comrades got me thinking that there ought to be a way for us to share personal information with each other without broadcasting it to Mr. and Mrs. North America and All the Ships at Sea. This website’s discussion board seems like a good choice, since it is accessible only to logged-in members; i.e., people who appear on our master roster and who also have registered and created an account on this website and then logged in. To that end I have created a new discussion board topic titled “Personal Updates“.
If you hover your mouse over “Members” on the main menu you will see a drop-down menu with three choices: About Passwords, a general discussion of good password management; About the Members Feature, with a self-explanatory drop-down menu beyond the scope of this post; and About the Discussion Board Feature, also with a drop-down menu. If you are not logged in you need to select the first option. If you want to create a new topic you need to select the third option (also beyond the scope of this post). If you want to comment on an already-existing topic, like Personal Updates, then select the second option, which has a drop-down menu listing all of the currently active topics. Click on the topic you want and you will see the original topic and all prior comments. Every comment and sub-comment has a Reply box beside it; just click that box to enter a comment. Let’s adopt a few organizing principles for comments on the Personal Updaes topic: (1) Use title “From [your name]” if you are posting about yourself. (2) Use title “About [other name]” if you are posting about someone else. (3) It is not necessary to date or sign your comments. The site automatically displays the date and your name and profile photo with your comment.
I will get the ball rolling by extracting and posting, with the permission of all parties, the relevant content from Arnie’s email that started this whole thing.