Some initial housekeeping

I’ll be giving each of you Pugilists “Editor” status, meaning you can publish any posts, edit any posts, edit any published posts, edit any pages, moderate comments, manage categories, manage links and upload files. You can also delete any posts and any pages; and you can read, edit and delete private posts.

To be honest, I struggled whether or not to limit the Pugilists to “Author” status (basically, simple posting rights), but I wanted you to be able edit your own personal pages, and really take control of the page of the bouts that you host.

I’m open to discussing how best to determine the “Judges score” for each bout (thanks to Mike for the coining that). I was hoping to be able to incorporate polls, but I’m not sure that’s possible… I’ll look into it.

Categories- think of these as tags. When you’re writing a new post, you’ll notice a “Categories” box in the right-hand column. Please select or add categories relevant to your post, but try to limit them to 5 categories per post. You can then access specific categories via the Category widget on the right side of every Broken Spines page. As tags, categories will also help index our posts, and this site, with other bloggers on wordpress and search engines.

Speaking of which, as of now, this blog is PUBLIC. The seven Pugilists are the only ones who can post, but anyone can view and comment. I figure that this is an easy way to incorporate other perspectives on our topics without the administrative hassles of growing our core beyond seven. If anyone has reservations about this, pardon the irony but, please post :).

I know there’s more initial housekeeping to do, this is just what came to mind right away. Be sure to let me know when you’ve signed up here so I can get you in as an Editor. And, have a look around the site, let me know your thoughts…


7 Responses to “Some initial housekeeping”

  1. 1 Dave K. May 9, 2007 at 9:20 pm

    I just realized that with seven of us posting, we’ll want to differentiate ourselves in our post since it doesn’t appear that there’s anything in the post header that does that… two thoughts, either we sign our posts, e.g. Dave K., or we use the categories… I’m open… let’s talk.

  2. 2 Steve M. May 10, 2007 at 7:53 pm

    Dave — a test to see if my privileges have been accepted.

    by the way, have you seen this?!? i smell a rumble…

  3. 3 Matt H. May 10, 2007 at 9:13 pm

    Oooh, please… they are writing reviews on Grisham novels? Those books have more sugar than a 32oz Red Bull! But one thing they have that we don’t (and no it is not an updated blog site) is an awesome animated icon. Check out the “cute” running book at the bottom of the page.

  4. 4 Dave K. May 10, 2007 at 9:27 pm

    Damn, I thought I was so original with that name! At least they’re in the UK and not here…

    Actually, it looks like it’s an abandoned site… none of the links work, and the “next” meeting is October 31st… OK, we’re in the clear…

  5. 5 bobbyjones May 11, 2007 at 9:36 am

    Interesting that the site comes up first in Google. Next is: Procedures for identifying, handling and processing broken spines

  6. 6 bobbyjones May 11, 2007 at 9:38 am … how do insert a link in this damn thing?

  7. 7 Dave K. May 11, 2007 at 10:10 am

    Here’s a link to a forum post that discuss it…

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