Items and Comments

Items and Comments

Items are the name we give to postings. Items are found in the middle of the screen on a sky blue background (when viewed in the Common River) or a light green background when viewed in a Group.

Most of the properties of an item are optional.  The only one that is not is something of reasonable length in the main edit box. The other properties of an item are as follows:
  1. Title of item:  - Use this as a short description of the subject matter of the item.  You are not allowed to put links, references or pictures in the title area. You can search using the live search box in the taglist area on this title later to retrieve your item.
  2. About web page (URL): - This must show be a URL to a webpage on the internet. You can place permalinks there by copying the url in your browser address area when you have permalink button in the posted by area (described later).
  3. Title of web page: - This is a area for you to provide a different title than the webpage default.
    
 

 
The above line in light turquoise green contains information logged about the item (post). It tells you from left to right
  • the Author of the item
  • the group from which the Author made the post. (this is a live link)
  • The date and time of the post
  • The permalink for the item. If you follow the link you have just this item in the browser & you can copy this item's URL from the address area of your browser.
  • a link to re-edit the item if you are authorized as a member of the group that the author was signed in to (and have the password as well). This link will not be there if you are not authorized to re-edit it.  Additionally the word private will appear in bold if you have selected the private property (which appears in a chekbox on the left-hand side of the RTE) when editing in an RTE. You will not be able to see this item if you are not a member of the group in which it was posted.
Tags: - These are words and phrases 25 characters or less [see: item 1500] you assign to an item to help find it again and classify it's content in various ways. This is important because the way you tag things is primarily the way you will need to find and view them later on. You can change or delete the tags later on by pressing the little checkbox preceeding the tag after you have posted the item.

Tags

  1. about fastblogit
  2. items
  3. comments
  4. old doc

Comments


Mark de LA says


Comments


Comments appear following an item and are boxed in visually with the item they apply to.  If the format of an item is not important & you do not want to include a media file with the comment you can enter a comment in the box below and push the say button.
If you want to use the the features of the RTE box follow the link that says click here for rich text comment. You will then have all the features such as emoticons , links, media, fonts, styles, colored text, grids, indentation, and text justification.  The RTE will be fully documented in another item.

The author will notice that there are two small icons next to each comment. One is the image of a trashcan.  The trashcan is for deleting a comment. Comments once created can only be deleted - they can't be re-edited. You can copy and paste into a new comment area if you blew it the first time .   If there is not a trashcan next to the comment you do not have permission to delete the comment.  Only members of the group that created it can delete it. This is a way for groups to police their own membership's comments. Obviously if you created the group you can do the policing.
The quote marks gives you the chance to comment on some else's comments.  When you press the quote mark button you will be switched to an RTE which contains that quote inside a box.  You can then edit the quote to focus on a special part of the wording etc. Then press the down arrows to get out of that box and add your reply pressing the say button to submit your comment.

Mark de LA says
The up and down arrows are the ones on the keyboard

Mark de LA says
You can delete tags on an item if you are a member of the group in which the item was was posted, or if you affixed the tag yourself.

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