Monday, February 27, 2006

Seven Simple Steps to Posting a Comment

Anyone who visits the Glenwood / Glen Head Civic Spot is invited to post a comment relevant to the mission of the site. If you've had difficulty doing so, don't be discouraged, it's easy...once you know how.

Here's what to do:

1. Click on "Comment" at the end of the entry that has inspired you to respond.

2. Type your remarks in the comment window (if you wish, you can compose your remarks on your desktop in the word processing program that you ordinarily use and then paste them into the comment window).

3. At "Choose Identity," select "Other" (unless you get bitten by the blogger bug and wish to establish a free account with

4. In the name field, type your name; leave the Webpage field blank (unless you have a Webpage that is relevant to the mission of the Glenwood / Glen Head Civic Spot that you wish to share).

5. In the verification field, type the distorted letters that you see just above the field; this step is required because it helps to prevent spam (automated, unsolicited comments comparable to junk mail).

6. Click "Preview " if you wish to see how your comment will look after it is posted, or skip this step and go right to "Publish."

7. An email message will be sent to the Glenwood / Glen Head Civic Spot administrator (usually me), who will screen the comment in a timely fashion, and, in most cases, authorize posting. We have chosen to screen comments to help ensure that visitors to the site are not subjected to remarks that are uncivil, inflammatory, or objectionable in some other way. We do not anticipate that it will be necessary to reject remarks very often, if at all.

Do it once and you'll see how quick and easy the process is. Give it a try...happy civic-minded blogging!

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