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How to Post a Comment

This blog can be a great way for us to keep in contact and to have a continuing conversation. Here's how:

  1. Click the link marked "POST A COMMENT" under the item you are discussing. (If someone else has already commented, you will see "X COMMENTS" where X is the number of people who have already said something. Click that.)
  2. A pop-up window will appear with a box where you can type your comment.
  3. Three choices for your identity are below the box where you did your typing. Choose one.
    • "Google account" is the default. If you are already signed in with your Google account, the system will simply use that identity. If you are not signed in, it will invite you to do so. Glitch: If you get to the sign-in screen and don't have a Google account, there doesn't appear to be a good way to go back, so if you don't have one, click one of the other options.
    • "Name/URL" You don't have to fill in both, but your name and/or URL will appear in the header of your comment. (URL = address of your website. If you don't own one, don't worry. Just leave that blank.)
    • If you choose "Anonymous," that's OK, but as a courtesy it would be nice if your name appears in your comment.
  4. Click the "Publish Your Comment" box.
  5. Your comment will not appear immediately. I have set the blog so Google sends me an email message asking me to approve each comment. I will read the email and approve your comment. Then it will appear.
A word about approving comments: Because this is a public blog, anyone with Internet access can read and comment. That's a good thing because, as time goes on, friends in Shelby and elsewhere can also join with our community. The problem with allowing all comments to show up without moderation is that blogs also attract people who are simply trying to sell things and people who type loud, insulting rants. The most recent comment I rejected was typed entirely in Arabic. I didn't know what it said, so I couldn't do anything with it. It's also possible for well-meaning people to share too much (personal phone numbers, names, etc.) and I will get back to you if you have made that mistake. I don't intend to be the Parish Censor; I just want to keep the comments healthy.