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Possible Point of Confusion — Please Read This!

Written By: Hugh J. Donagher, III on August 25, 2008 at 6:47 am

A number of Lions have already accepted invitations that were sent out last week to join this site so that they can begin to contribute information by writing their own posts. Bear in mind, that we are all learning this software togethere. Those of us on the committee implementing it are only one to three steps ahead of the rest of you and some situations may arise that take us by surprise. I even have a real life example.

One early adopter went throught the process of creating his account and then immediately wrote a post. I happened to call him later that evening about something else and he told me what he’d done. I was puzzled, because i couldn’t find his post on the site, so I told him I’d investigate and he said he’d poke around too, see what he could learn.

Long story short, when you accept the invitation to be a part of the WordPress community, and a member of this particular group, you are also granted your very own blogspace. At least some of you are, anyway. Clearly there’s a choice that you all are making somewhere along the line, because as I look at the membership records from the administrative page, one piece of information I’m given about each of you is the URL to your blog. For some of you, that URL is the same as the URL for this site: 4c6lions.wordpress.com. For others of you, your URL is to a different WordPress blog, namely, yours, but you are all members of this group. However those of you who do have your own blogspace may need to pay attention to which blog you are posting to when you do. Otherwise you might be sitting at your computer wondering where your words are going! That’s exactly what happened to the Lion in my example last week, We found his post on his blog, so he came back and re-wrote it into this one.

Contact us if you have any problems or questions about this.

AND START POSTING! Let’s just fill this space with all the news and information about what’s happening in 4-C6. I predict that by the end of this Lions year, we won’t know how we ever managed without a resource like this at our disposal.

Cheers!

HD

UPDATE 10/8/08: Here’s a tip to make sure you’re posting to the correct blog: When you are in the “Write Post” mode, the screen should look something like this:

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Note the prominent text that reads “District 4-C6 Lions” if anything else appears but that text, you are posting to the WRONG site! :)

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