What gets published here is decided according the house rules , but Tom In Oregon thinks some versions of Word may be causing comments to disappear as well. So if some of yours have gone missing, please read this.
From: Tom Ford
Sent: 03 September 2009 23:06
Subject: WHYS: Mark Sandell
Mark, and all the WHYS team:
WHYS, I just learned today from the OPB program “Think Out Loud” that the version of Microsoft Word that I use can cause problems with some blogs like theirs and yours when it is used to cut and paste into your “new message” windows. I often write and edit in Word and then cut and paste into your site.
Now the reason I am writing this is that it is quite possible that the problems and complaints I had when you had volunteer over night moderators among the WHYS community were caused by my Word program because the results look like a moderator at work.
So it is likely that some of the accusations I made about some of your volunteer moderators were unjustified and I apologize for them.
And I wonder if some of the current complaints by newer WHYS participants about lost or wrongly rejected posts are caused by the same or similar problems with their word processing programs.
Maybe you guys can notify folks in the daily email or on the blog that this problem exists and might be the source of their complaints about moderators.
Thanks and apologies;
Tom D Ford