Archive for May, 2007



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…

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