For several of my classes, I ask students to contribute to this blog. If you are reading this page, you’re probably a student. You are given your own accounts and you will do your own posting. Collected here are some guidelines that I ask you to follow when publishing your content.
Please choose a display name that you feel comfortable sharing with the world. Remaining unidentifiable to the outside world is perfectly acceptable, but please choose a nickname that I can cross-reference when grading. To change how your name is displayed, go to Users, Your Profile.
To include code in your posts, I strongly suggest you follow this procedure to ensure your code is displayed legibly and styled consistently with the rest of the site:
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Posts are classified in WordPress with categories and tags. Semantically, categories and tags are not dissimilar. Categories are typically predetermined and be hierarchically organized. Tags are more free-form. Since the content of each course page is primarily generated by categories, please use categories when classifying your posts. Do not use tags.
Classes are categorized in two ways: by time and by course number. Whenever you post, make sure you check both the course number category and the semester category. If posting a post mortem, also check the post mortem category. Typically you will check these these three categories and no others.