February 27, 2004

New blogs: Sidonia and the Dollhouse

Welcoming two new blogs to our crowded homepage: Giffy's dollhouse and Chuck's sidonia. Yay.

Yes, homepage redesign is becoming more urgent. :-)

Posted by iona at 06:39 AM | Comments (2)

February 26, 2004

Friday theme: Balance

I'm thinking of this because of balancing the books, but it could be all sorts of Balance. I might write about my balance ball, even.

Posted by jenni at 09:36 AM | Comments (0)

February 20, 2004

New blog: Numpty Honnis

Welcoming Owen's new blog, Numpty Honnis to the homepage.

Posted by iona at 07:01 PM | Comments (0)


I'm trying to tidy up the sprawling email that gets sent to new stonesoupers when they sign up. Any suggestions for changes and/or additions? Suggestions from new stonesoupers particularly sought: what didn't I tell you?

The latest draft says:

Dear name,

Welcome to stonesoup!


Here's what I've set up:

URL: http://www.stonesoup.co.nz/blogname/
Blogname: blogname




You can also post to "Too Many Cooks" (2MC) (www.stonesoup.co.nz/general), which is a blog for all stonesoupers where you can ask questions about the software and the site, and post items of interest. Administrative notices will show up there, too.


I've set name@stonesoup.co.nz to redirect to your [existing email] account.

Your blog is configured so that any comments are sent to you in email. This is useful for keeping track of comments that appear on older entries, but you can change it at any time in the Weblog Config preferences.


You'll notice that at the bottom of your comment emails there's a link to MT Blacklist. If you get spam in your comments, click the link and add the URL to the list. Join the fight against spam. :)


Stonesoup's running on a koha basis, so if, after a while, you decide you really like Stonesoup then we'd love to see a donation for whatever you think the service is worth. Note: Should I put an indicative amount here?


Once you log in, you'll find there's on-line help and loads of features. It's all pretty easy stuff and well documented.

You can grab different stylesheets from http://www.movabletype.org. Failing that, post on 2MC and we can probably help you out.

There's also a document called Recipe for Stonesoup containing basic introductory stuff if you need it: http://www.stonesoup.co.nz/general/Recipe.pdf


Once you've posted your first entry I'll add you to the homepage. Feel free to email me if you want to hurry me along.

We have a voluntary Friday theme. Check out 2MC for details. (Original idea recorded here: http://www.stonesoup.co.nz/general/archives/001210.html)

Posted by iona at 12:01 PM | Comments (5)

February 19, 2004


How can I add a picture to the banner of my blog? I was able to play around with the templates but couldn't find where to put a picture in. I've got a little self-portrait graphic that I'd like to use.

Posted by fiffdimension at 04:28 PM | Comments (0)

February 18, 2004

Friday theme: When will I learn?

From another Tori song *grin*....it's from "strange" off the Scarlet's Walk album.

But I think there's something we can all say about this topic.

Posted by jenni at 04:47 PM | Comments (0)

February 11, 2004

Friday theme: Top ten

Posted by jenni at 02:37 PM | Comments (0)

Font size

How do I get the font on my blog entries to be just a wee bit smaller? I thought I had used a template that had about a 10-pt font, but my entries look like they're in 12.


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February 10, 2004

page sizes

I'm not sure how to change the size of my pages. It'd be good if I can get it so it all fits on a page, without needing to scroll across. I've looked at the templates but can't see anything that lets me change it. what do I do?

Posted by Cal at 10:07 AM | Comments (4)

February 06, 2004

can't read blog

Why is it that when I go to read Indiginz' blog I get the following message?

"Opps...File Not Found
The requested URL was not found on this server. Sorry it didn't work out. Try having a snoop around the rest of the site though. Things don't just disappear. Not on the internet. Oh no, never!"

Doesn't happen with anywhere else...

Posted by fiffdimension at 10:55 AM | Comments (2)

February 04, 2004

New blog: SuperVeryGood

Welcome to Sue, and her new blog SuperVeryGood!

Posted by iona at 09:02 PM | Comments (0)

Friday theme: a Plan for America

I don't know how I came up with this one.

Go on, a plan for America.

Posted by jenni at 06:13 AM | Comments (0)