Comment here for membership
UPDATE: We are not accepting new members at this time. But please feel free to comment on posts that members have put up. Your posts will be moderated, so they may take a little while to be added to the conversations. When we do open membership again, the non-members who have been regularly contributing valuable and interesting comments will receive contributor invitations via e-mail.
On Brad Warner's blog, Hardcore Zen, JohnDoe suggested that people might be interested in an "open blog." This sounded like an interesting idea to me, so I set this up. JohnDoe suggested some rules, here they are, slightly modified:
1. I'll give membership/posting privileges to anyone who puts their e-mail address in a comment below. I reserve the right to revoke those privileges at any time, for any reason. Most especially posting offensive material. But also flooding the blog with post after post of irrelevant stuff. Let's mostly keep the focus on Zen, OK? NOTE: membership is not required to comment on other people's posts. Just to make new posts, headlines, etc.
2. The owner acts as a silent host not a content provider... sometimes. I'll post stuff too, but I expect to be a minor contributor, equal to everyone else. I'm just the guy who volunteered to enforce the rules and be the target of vitriol for people who don't like the way things are going.
3. The owner reserves the right to remove authors and content which is deliberately offensive or illegal. This rule is arbitrary and final. Posters and commentors are expected to treat others with respect. I will try to keep a hands-off policy as much as possible. Arguing is expected, but keep it polite. No personal attacks, name-calling, etc.
4. The owner reserves the right to freeze or nuke the blog. But that probably won't happen. If I lose interest, and there are other people who are still posting actively, I'll just make one of them the admin and remove myself from the member list.
I need your e-mail address in order to add you to the list of members for this blog. So if you want to write your own posts here, put your e-mail address in a comment below. Once I've sent you the 'blog member invitation', I'll delete your comment to help protect your e-mail address privacy.
When you get the member invitation in your e-mail, click the link in the message. That will take you to the blogspot.com login page. Log in, and you can put new posts on this blog. That's all there is to it!