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  •  diaries are open.... (2+ / 0-)
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    Roxine, dear occupant

    For comments pretty much forever. They do shut down for recommends on the diary itself after a couple of days. Comments themselves have their own shelf life for recs.

    But commenting can continue.

    But if we want the maximum as possible exposure, then it helps to choose a time and day when recs will keep it available on the main page. And maybe to encourage those who want to stay on the topic to follow Tree Climbers so the diary will pop up in their stream. That way, too, even if they miss the inital posting, they will have it in their stream to go back, read and comment... Even if they may have missed the timeframe to rec it.

    How's that?

    All the suffering of this world arises from a wrong attitude.The world is neither good or bad. It is only the relation to our ego that makes it seem the one or the other - Lama Anagorika Govinda

    by kishik on Thu Feb 09, 2012 at 10:12:41 AM PST

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    •  kishik, I understand what you said about (4+ / 0-)
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      duration of commenting. The Reply button stays visible, yes.

      Maybe we should just keep leaving comments in this diary as a means to communicate. We can make this diary our chat room. (Hotlist or Bookmark this page.)

      Okay, so far I have some action steps/suggestions:

      Notify Tree Climbers via 2 or 3 group KosMails before publishing:
      1. "I am planning to publish on Monday sometime between 4 and 5 pm." 24-48 hours before, if possible.
      2. "Looks like it is going to be a little late. Maybe 6-7 pm today." (Please do not stress out about the time)
      3. "It is published!"

      imho every diary should have the following statements:

      1. Welcome to the Tree Climbers, we are ...

      2. A troll warning, yet to be written. SJF had one in one or both of her diaries. Roxine, will SJF let us use that?

      3. Consistent Tags for all diaries (imho), adding the diary title and others as we go along. I do not think we can have too many tags. (Done)

      4. A link to the Tree Climbers page. (Done)

      5. Short instructions about how to Follow the Tree Climbers.

      6. “If you are new to Tree Climbers, we suggest you read the following, which will help you catch up”: Links to SJF’s 2 diaries and the audio of Roxine. If you have

      8. Pictures. Pictures and videos make diaries more interesting. Roxine had a good picture of the 3 little boys sitting cross-legged. Will SJF let us use her picture of the little girl in the tree (herself, I think)?

      9. Something else I have forgotten. ;o)

      If these items are not finished by the time you want to publish, I say go ahead and publish with whatever items we have.

      We will get this together. No rush.

      I plan to make a template, to make it really easy for the diarist.

      If you are a primary caregiver, Intermittent Family Medical Leave could help you maintain your job and your sanity (U.S. Department of Labor).

      by 2thanks on Thu Feb 09, 2012 at 04:15:37 PM PST

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      •  I think a template... (1+ / 0-)
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        for the start of each diary is good. :)

        All in all a good start for all!!

        All the suffering of this world arises from a wrong attitude.The world is neither good or bad. It is only the relation to our ego that makes it seem the one or the other - Lama Anagorika Govinda

        by kishik on Thu Feb 09, 2012 at 04:30:30 PM PST

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    •  Some of this is incorrect. (2+ / 0-)
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      kishik, 2thanks

      Diaries can be recced forever.

      Diaries can be commented in for ten days.

      Comments can be recced for 24 hours except for tip jars.

      •  Diaries you can (0+ / 0-)

        Comment on for some time. But i don't know if I've ever tried posting a comment past maybe 8 days.

        Thanks for the correction. Hope I didnt come across sounding like a know-it-all. Because obviously I am not.

        All the suffering of this world arises from a wrong attitude.The world is neither good or bad. It is only the relation to our ego that makes it seem the one or the other - Lama Anagorika Govinda

        by kishik on Fri Feb 10, 2012 at 01:11:24 PM PST

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        •  I was one of the beta testers. (1+ / 0-)
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          I was arguing for the diarist to be able to set such parameters as how long diaries lived. Some groups post one every day, some groups are happy with one a week and I can imagine that some groups would be happier with one a month.

          •  aoeu: durations: diaries, recs, comments (2+ / 0-)
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            kishik, dear occupant

            dear aoeu, thanks for your comments!

            Diaries can be recced forever.
            Diaries can be commented in for ten days.
            Comments can be recced for 24 hours except for tip jars.

            How did you know we needed you to come into our chat room? Are you psychic?

            You are welcome to join Tree Climbers!

            I am bringing the treats next week. Do you like chocolate chip cookies? ;o)

            If you are a primary caregiver, Intermittent Family Medical Leave could help you maintain your job and your sanity (U.S. Department of Labor).

            by 2thanks on Fri Feb 10, 2012 at 01:31:29 PM PST

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            •  You used one of the words I occasionally grep (2+ / 0-)
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              kishik, dear occupant

              for, 'troll,' in a comment.

              •  yes... (0+ / 0-)

                these diaries (tree climbers) have had their share of trolls for sure.  :(

                That's why we're hoping more people will join... to control any that pop up.  not sure why they pop up in these diaries at all. (meaning having the audacity...)

                All the suffering of this world arises from a wrong attitude.The world is neither good or bad. It is only the relation to our ego that makes it seem the one or the other - Lama Anagorika Govinda

                by kishik on Fri Feb 10, 2012 at 02:21:53 PM PST

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                •  We used to get them at (0+ / 0-)

                  GUS. They're just trolls. Deal with them dispassionately if possible. Good solid boilerplate lets admins know that you have a community standard. I advise using the 'community' tag, too.

                  I just took a look through the editors of your group and suspect that you will not have serious problems going forward.

                  Best Wishes,

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