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Here is a template for anyone who is posting the Recommended Posts thread on the forum to use. It will ensure a consistent look throughout the lifetime of weekly recommended posts.
This thread lists some particularly good posts in the forums from the week of Sunday, [Insert start date here], to Saturday, [Insert end date here]. We hope you'll read the others, too, but if you're in a rush, here's how to catch up! <span style="font-size:large" >Start Here</span> If you're new to the forums, welcome! We'd love for you to participate in any discussion you like. Here are some good places for you to dive right in: <a href="http://www.jonathancoulton.com/forums/comments.php?DiscussionID=404" >Introduce Yourself</a> It's always fun to hear from new JoCo fans (or old ones who've just gotten around to joining the forums). If you're curious, feel free to read through the old posts in the thread and see what other people have said about themselves, but we're happy for you just to, well, introduce yourself! <a href="http://www.jonathancoulton.com/forums/comments.php?DiscussionID=453" >Favorite Songs List</a> Tell us your five favorite JoCo songs and why you like them! <a href="http://www.jonathancoulton.com/forums/comments.php?DiscussionID=79" >How did you discover JoCo?</a> The thread title says it all, doesn't it? <a href="http://www.jonathancoulton.com/forums/comments.php?DiscussionID=442&page=1#Item_1" >The Forum Code of Conduct / FAQ</a> You'll probably want to read our policy, written by, of, and for the members of the JoCo forums. We're really loose around here, but it'll give you a good idea of how people behave in these parts. (You don't have to read the whole FAQ, but if you have questions, look there first.) <span style="font-size:large" >New this week</span> <strong>Short Posts:</strong> [Insert Short Post nominations here] <strong >Long Posts:</strong> [Insert Long Post nominations here] <strong>New Threads:</strong> [Insert Short Post nominations here] <strong>Ongoing Threads:</strong> [Insert Ongoing Threads nominations here] <strong>Ongoing Projects:</strong> [Insert Ongoing Projects nominations here] <strong>Funny Posts:</strong> [Insert Funny Posts nominations here] <strong>Insightful Posts:</strong> [Insert Insightful Posts nominations here] <em >To nominate threads to appear in next week's edition, go <a href="[insert correct URL here]" >here</a></em>
How To Fill in Template
- In the first line dates need to be entered, these should be in the form: "Month Day, Year" (eg July 20, 2008)
- The next bits to insert are the recommended posts, for these use the following format:
<a href="[Insert URL of post/thread/etc here]">[Insert name of thread/name of project/(for posts) name of poster in name of thread]</a>[insert brief description of post/thread/etc and why it is notable].
- Leave a line between subsequent recommended posts
- Insert URL of next weeks voting in the last line.