Welcome New Users to DocuDharma. We expect there will be a lot of you today.
DocuDharma is a Soapblox blog with Ajax comments. If you’re here from someplace else like My Left Wing or Never In Our Names I expect most of our controls will be familiar to you. If you’re visiting from Daily Kos or Booman Tribune some of them may be confusing.
Any HTML that works at Daily Kos will also work here. There are no fancy format buttons or autoformatting shortcuts (*bold* for instance), no ordered or unordered lists either. Here is a table of the most common formatting tags-
Bold == <b><⁄b> == <b>Bold<⁄b>
Italic == <i><⁄i> == <i>Italic<⁄i>
Underline == <u><⁄u> == <u>Underline<⁄u>
Strikethrough == <s><⁄s> == <s>
The only autoformat tags that work are the link brackets ‘’- [Your Link Label Here http:⁄⁄www.yourlinkhere.com].
Of course you can use old school <a href=”http:⁄⁄www.yourlinkhere.com”>Your Link Label Here<⁄a> too.
Oh and there is no ‘literal’ character. You have to use the HTML special character equivalent. ♥ still == ♥ though.
This is a Community Moderated site. Just as at Daily Kos how your comments are rated determines whether Regular Users can see them or not. Over time your average ratings determine whether you become a Trusted User or not, at budhy’s direction I have ramped them up to 11 (but don’t worry, this amp goes up to 15).
We have a three tiered ratings system-
Pony == 4 == Excellent!
Wrong! == 1 == Your statement leads me to question your motives and/or intelligence.
Hide == 0 == Beyond Wrong!. Should be hidden.
Be excellent to each other.
When you are authorized for Essays you get 2 (count ’em two) Essays a day. All Essayists are expected to stand by their words.
For Regular and Trusted Users this means you are expected to comment in your Essay (tip jar) and respond to the comments of others for at least 90 minutes. Contributing Editors are likewise expected to stand by their words and actions, but need not post a formal tip jar because some of their Essays will be timed publications.
So happy you asked-
* On The Bus
* ek hornbeck
* Jerome a Paris
* 73rd virgin
* Jay Elias
* occams hatchet
* pinche tejano
* Turing Test
* Unitary Moonbat
Suspension of privileges.
Immediately to stop misbehavior, longer periods for punishment. budhydharma reviews all disciplinary actions and his word is final.
Three times a day, at 9 am, 12 noon, and 6 pm Eastern, there are Pony Party Essays (Open Threads) where you can chat and hang out. No subject is off topic. These appear in the ‘Recent Essays’ List. pfiore8 and crew host.
Also for your chatting pleasure-
Monday – Friday 6 am Muse in the Morning– Robyn Serven favors us with some art and poetry. This is an Open Thread.
7:30 am The Morning News– I’ll be handling this for now. This is an Open Thread.
4:00 pm 4 at 4– Magnifico gives us just 4 stories of importance. This is an Open Thread.
Monday – Thursday 12 midnight Midnight Cowboy– pinche tejano provides some late night thoughts. This is a semi-Open Thread.
Some final thoughts
If words are the kind of things that can hurt you, perhaps you need a new hobby, like crochet.
Around here there are sharp tongues and sharp minds. Ridicule and derision are only to be expected, snark is the common language.
The Buddha would not save you if he could, your path is yours to walk. If your cup of wisdom is not full perhaps you might learn something. If it’s already overflowing some of it may be spilled.
In a reply to aek, condoleaser used some HTML that screwed up the page and I wasn’t able to delete just his comment, I had to delete aek’s too.
It’s all good. Stuff happens. I just didn’t want you wondering if you were already hidden or something.
There is no automatic refresh like at Daily Kos, you need to hit the refresh button on your browser periodically otherwise the page remains static.
I’ve also noticed the pages don’t always render properly. A good first step in trying to figure out if it’s a real problem is to hit the refresh button once or twice.