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Behave Yourself! – Rockwatching Blogging Protocal


scan0001, originally uploaded by Mic2006.

Well, Rockwatching has been up and running for a number of years now (5 to be exact) and I believe it has contributed significantly to the interest of people like myself who like caving, rocks, the outdoors, gems and minerals in Ontario.

We are just a few short days from 2011 and I believe it’s high time we made some resolutions -all of usĀ  (you my loyal fellow bloggers as well).

So in the interests of all involved a few ground rules to follow on Rockwatching from now on

1) Lets not carry a personal vendetta onto this site which is meant to be a forum where like minded enthusiasts can interact in a positive way.
2) Lets respect each other and try not to get personal when we are frustrated.
3) Lets respect the basics of conservation and eco-minded thought.
4) Lets not assume stuff we don’t know for sure (hence the survey at the bottom of the post).
5) Lets keep in mind that this is all about enjoyment.
6) Lets keep in mind that just because the topic is on the table, every single aspect that pertains to it is not an open book.
7) Lets respect people who are not on the site, private property, reputations etc. Just because there is discussion of a site or feature does not mean permission has been granted to go there.

8) Lets not get petty, self righteous or important. Stop correcting my grammar, spelling or use of terms. I am a writer at heart and so I believe I can use the language as I please (providing it’s in good taste, or if I choose, not in good taste).

9) Lets not waste my time by having to re-direct you to one of the above rules.

Happy and prosperous 2011 – Mick

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A Really Stupid Mistake

Greetings bloggers. Why did I not make the connection between what sits in my flickr account and what appears on my blog? It is my understanding that I can upload a whole lot more pictures at the stroke of midnight on May the first. The account allows me to do this every month. I have been looking forward to that prospect all day. An hour ago (10 o clock)I got the brilliant idea of removing all of the pictures that I had used over the last month on my blog. What was I thinking? I have no idea. It would seem that the blog does not remain unattached to the flickr. Without my photos sitting somewhere in flickr land my blog does not exist either. Now you face the dismal prospect of clicking on an image only to read "Oops, some moron deleted this". I suppose I can try and upload everthing again. What a job. Well look forward to midnight and lets see what I can do; 53 minutes to go.

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