Posted by neildubya on April 11th, 2008
Following on from the non-appearance of a post on an Araucaria puzzle this week, we’re going to start using placeholders. This is how it will work:
- Either a full post or a placeholder will appear by 3.30pm. That’s your cue to start commenting. If a comment is made on another post asking after the whereabouts of either the post or the placeholder it will be deleted. The same goes for questions/comments about clues for other puzzles.
- If a full post has not appeared by around 7pm-ish, it will be considered fair game for anyone to post a blog of their own – I will edit the placeholder at the time to confirm this. If you’re not on the blogging team then your blog will have to appear as a comment but this has happened a couple of times in the past and it seemed to work ok. All I ask is that if you plan to write something of your own, you let everyone else know in a comment so that we don’t have more than one person writing about the same puzzle.
- This will apply to all puzzles, not just the Guardian.
- That’s it.
We’ll see how it goes and have a rethink if it doesn’t work. I’ll turn this post into a permanent page (like the Bloggers, Setters and FAQ pages) so that it’s always available for people to read.
Can I also just say thanks to muck and Beermagnet for providing a blog to the Araucaria puzzle yesterday.