I’m going off grid for about a little more than a week.
I’m leaving first thing in the morning for a BCI Pastors’ Tour to the Holy Land, with a group of (wait for it) BCI Pastors and their wives. Jenni is traveling with me this time – I promised her last year after I got to go to Israel that I would take her.
Anyway, the blog is wide open.
Normally, I publish the posts according to a schedule. But for the next 9 days, it is “fire when ready.” If you have a post ready to go, put it up. You are on your own for a week, fellas.
A Few Guidelines
1) Be ye kind and considerate of the other contributors.
Check the list of posts and see if there is something else scheduled. Don’t post right after someone else.
2) Leave at least 5 or 6 hours between posts. If someone put theirs up or has it scheduled, use the “Publish” box to set it for 5 or 6 hours after the other post.
Quick instructions. Look for “Publish Immediately” in the Publish box. Click edit. Set the date and time, then click “OK.” Hit the schedule button.
3) Edit your own comments.
Don’t delete someone for disagreeing with you, unless it is Tarheel. And all comments by CB Scott are subject to deletion at any time. But other than those two, only delete with a good reason. But you are responsible for your own comment moderation. Also, any Voices contributor who sees an inappropriate comment is (always) authorized to remove it.
4) If a comment stream gets out of hand, just turn off comments. It’s the best way. I used to do a lot more deleting of individual comments. It takes a lot of time and makes people very angry. So, just turn off comments (un-click the “allow comments” button on the “edit post” screen.)
5) Obviously, I’m not going to be around to accept submissions from people.
But, if you have a post to submit, submit it to one of the other contributors. I have pretty low standards for submissions – I’ve published William Thornton’s stuff for YEARS (sorry, Dr. Plodder – just kidding). Actually, I’m not sure why I haven’t made William an official contributor. I need to get on that when I return.
6) No one is in charge. Everyone is in charge.
Voices will either be dead or chaotic. I’ve not left anyone in charge. My buddy Jeff Musgrave and disappeared into the oil fields of North Dakota and hasn’t been seen since we got back from Israel last October! So, we are pretty much without an assistant editor. That means that no one is in charge, and everyone who is an official contributor is in charge.
Basically, if you write a post, on that post you are the editor-in-chief, publisher, moderator and supreme leader.
Have fun guys. See you in a couple of weeks, unless I decide to stay in Jerusalem.