November 7, 2009

Help Wanted

A few days ago, I announced that Lionel Deimel’s Web Log had been given a new look, with new features. Since then, I have made a few minor changes. Today, for example, I changed the format of the timestamp on comments. (Previously, only the time was shown, which was confusing if comments on a post were left over several days.)

Because the changes to the blog affect all posts, it has not been practical to try catching every glitch that may have been introduced in the makeover. I am therefore asking readers not to overlook anything on the blog that seems amiss or inconvenient. Please report problems by e-mail (see link at right).

I also ask that you report errors in the text of posts—typographical errors, misspelled words, bad links, misused words, punctuation errors, and so forth. Not all authors appreciate having their lapses pointed out, but I am acutely embarrassed by errors on Lionel Deimel’s Farrago and Lionel Deimel’s Web Log, so I am much appreciative of being given the opportunity to correct them. I do try to read carefully everything I post, and I often ask friends to read behind me as well. Errors do get through, however.

I appreciate my readers, and no one should feel obligated to report anything. I should also warn everyone that I do try to adhere to certain conventions—I use commas liberally, for example—so we may not always agree on what is or is not an error, but I will consider all reports thoughtfully.

Well, with that shop talk out of the way, it is time to get back to business. Thanks for reading the blog.

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