By in Persona Paper

A Suggestion For New Personae; Read Up First

A lot of us here on are old hands at multiple with a complex experience and history with so many different types of platforms, we could probably operate a website – somewhat – on our own. But, others, might not share our experience and back-story.

For those who are new to being and/or web-writing-in-general, you might find it to know the admin here has put a lot of work in establishing one of the nicest platforms I've ever had the privilege of working with. I'm betting many will find it very easy to work with.

Twice now, I've seen other Personaii (That's just what I call us, by the way. Call yourselves whatever you wish.) expressing upset over the way the site functions. Can I offer up one small piece of ?

Before you post, read up on the posts from admin, the FAQ page, How it works and so on.

It will save you from so many hassles. The system here is the easiest, friendliest and most transparent I've ever encountered. And, it's a lot easier with just a little bit of reading before you make your first move.

If you still have questions, both MaeLou and elitecodex are excellent (in the truest sense of the word) about answering them. A lot of your fellows here are also willing to help, in any way we can. But, you'll sure have a lot less if you'll give the map a look first.

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melody23 wrote on July 25, 2014, 5:18 PM

I like the term personii, I hope it catches on. I honestly don't mind answering questions, after all plenty of people answered mine when I was new to the world of online writing almost a decade ago, but I agree that people should read the faqs and rules of any site they join before they publish anything preferably but definitely before asking a question that has already been answered there. Its really important to read the rules of a site before you publish, you need to know your rights as much as you need to know what will and wont be accepted by the site. can you publish your work elsewhere? do you retain copyright? will the site accept work that you have published elsewhere? these types of important questions are always answered in a sites faq and rules sections.

acelawrites wrote on July 25, 2014, 5:19 PM

Some glitches are but normal for any site. I agree, new members should read the rules first before signing in for clarifications.

Ellis wrote on July 25, 2014, 5:23 PM

Good advice. How many times have we put flat-pack furniture together and only then read the instructions after finding a screw left over? Oh, only me, then? Lol

melody23 wrote on July 25, 2014, 5:31 PM

lol its understanding those instructions that is my problem, I swear they are only written in completely foreign languages and they give each part a weird name that is in no way descriptive of what the part looks like and rarely provide an accurate picture to help you figure this out.

LoudMan wrote on July 25, 2014, 6:00 PM

Well, you chimed in on the latest one I saw wherein someone was MAD at the admin because the contributor didn't hit the restore cache button. :)

elitecodex wrote on July 25, 2014, 6:07 PM

Maybe I need to make that button stand out a bit more... they are not the first ones to get mad and not know what that button is for or that it could save them.

Maybe I need to start saving the last 5 or 10 revisions in local cache... so even after they post that "I am not happy that I lost my article" post then they can still go back and get the one they typed up originally.

LoudMan wrote on July 25, 2014, 6:09 PM

I don't know if I'm even writing it correctly. Personaii? Personae? I just don't know.

Yeah. It's amazing how some don't look a little bit first before jumping in and then get MMAADD at admin because the contributor didn't hit "restore cache."

I have to wonder if it was some weak attempt at making the site look bad.

Porwest wrote on July 25, 2014, 6:27 PM

I would have to agree. Despite the lack of earnings (for now) this site operates very well, looks clean and neat, and I think has owners who are definitely committed to the site and committed to making it a success. I honestly cannot say that about other sites like this. So bravo-Zulu (as we used to say in the Navy) to PersonaPaper.

LoudMan wrote on July 25, 2014, 6:49 PM

This wasn't inspired by a "glitch," I don't think. And, there's more than just "knowing the rules." There's also a need to understand all the little nuances and details of how the system itself works, too.

LoudMan wrote on July 25, 2014, 6:51 PM

You should watch me auto-mechanic-ing. I can re-assemble a part, have spare parts left over and it still works! :)

LoudMan wrote on July 25, 2014, 6:58 PM

A big old, GI-NORMOUS RESTORE CACHE BUTTON might be a bit funny but only to those who know the back-story on it. :)

Y'all are doing great with this. Folks just need to understand a few things first. There are still a few who've been here awhile asking how to . They're excellent writers and very sociable too. But, even a great chef must learn the layout of a new kitchen.

LoudMan wrote on July 25, 2014, 7:07 PM

This is my chance to say EVERYONE NEEDS TO CHECK OUT YOUR SONG porwest !

Anyway, this was motivated by someone who was angered because they lost a post but didn't use a very cool function we have here.

chortle. :)

inertia4 wrote on July 25, 2014, 8:09 PM

LoudMan Every site has its issues and glitches. That is normal. I know Facebook always prided itself on never going offline. But that is a different animal. I think we all have seen our share of complainers. On other sites that is. But you're right, they should read the FAQ's first and then email Admin if they have anymore questions. This is very transparent and very easy to use. and as time goes on it will improve.

Fractal wrote on July 25, 2014, 8:38 PM

Excellent advice. I must follow it sometime... emoticon :smile: Actually I have read them but I am still a bit green with all the nuances available, - tagging, labeling and keywords to name but three. But I am learning. As you say, this is a very open, freindly and easy site.
Personas or personae would be the plural for Persona. Personii would be as someone named Person having a plant or animal named after them. (eg. Clematis Jackmanii. Named after George Jackman who first bred it.)
Sheesh, yet another agreeable comment. :)

LoudMan wrote on July 25, 2014, 8:54 PM

It wasn't a glitch. They even admitted as much themselves. I think you'll see it soon under recent work, unless they pull it. :)

LoudMan wrote on July 25, 2014, 8:56 PM

People will talk, y'know. They'll label you a witch and it won't be good. :)

Personae. Great. Thanks for helping me figure that one out. I didn't Google the definition.

inertia4 wrote on July 25, 2014, 9:19 PM

Loudman Well, either way. People will complain about something.

MaeLou wrote on July 25, 2014, 9:34 PM

Or, they could just read the FAQ.

melody23 wrote on July 26, 2014, 3:26 PM

I had to try really hard to not be nasty in my comment with that one, I was ready to have a right go about posting the same sentence three times which accused the site of something it didn't do and that would have been an easy fix had the poster just taken the time to get to know the site.

I like Personii, I would stick with that

LoudMan wrote on July 26, 2014, 3:33 PM

&TheresaWiza Yup. With as many tools as we've been provided, there's really no way to mess up, without trying. In this individual's defense though, they do seem to be trying to correct themselves now.

midastouch wrote on July 27, 2014, 7:38 AM

Oh for sure it makes a good sense to jump in
but instead of complaining
better to ask questions
some may not have the patience to go through the resource materials about the site
but they can ask questions