Missing Links

Voice Card  -  Volume 31  -  John Card Number 8  -  Sun, Apr 3, 1994 10:45 PM

This is a response to VC 31 Holly 1 ("Connections")...


You say that I have responded to several cards without making them response cards. I'm not quite sure what you mean by this.

Do you mean that I create root cards for subjects which would more appropriately appear as responses to a previous card? I hope this isn't the case because I really do make an effort to use replies whenever appropriate and I sometimes convert other members cards to reply cards when a reply link is obviously called for.

I took a quick look at my cards in the last issue and found that 8 of the 15 cards were root cards, but all 8 contained new material that could not be linked to previous cards. The only exception was my response to Paul's book review and unfortunately, as we've discussed, the current design of Archipelago does not allow reply links to book reviews.

So I am somewhat mystified by your comment. Could it be that you were referring to my occassional editor's notes? If so you may be right. The editor's note should only be used to clarify specific passages in member voice cards, but I am sometimes guilty of overusing this feature, especially when I just want to make a three or four word comment.

My goal is to be the best of all possible Archipelago editors. If you will be so good as to point me towards a specific example I will try to mend my ways!