Okay, I think I have everything set up properly on this-here blog. But … I might not have, so I need your help, please.
First question, for those who read via RSS: are the complete posts coming through now? I’ve had several people ask me to make sure the complete post goes out via RSS, not just the bit “above the fold.” To be sure, this question is above the fold, but there’s more below. Please let me know if you do not see the remainder of this post in your feed. Thanks!
Second question: I have had a few people who registered with the site but did not receive their welcome emails and were unable to post. I think I’ve now fixed the problem, but might not have. If you experienced a similar problem, please drop me a personal email (pax at Cornered Cat) so that I can get you sorted out. If you haven’t yet registered but intend to, I’d take it as a kindness if you would do that now, and then post below to let me know you were able to register and login without problem.
Final question: Even though I’ve been online since forever, I still don’t know all the ins and outs of etiquette among bloggers. If I have a small bone to pick with something someone said on their blog, do I name them because it’s polite to drive traffic their way, or should I name them only when saying nice stuff about them?
I ask this last question because years ago, one of my firearm training mentors taught me the rule for professional interactions among trainers. That is, if you agree with another instructor, or want to share a technique you learned at their school, you always name them. But if you don’t agree with their technique, you never name them. It’s much classier to just say, “Some instructors teach blah blah blah, but I disagree with that because …” This rule has stood me well over the years on the range, so I want to be sure that what’s polite among trainers isn’t downright rude among bloggers. What’s your thought on that?