, pub-2774194725043577, DIRECT, f08c47fec0942fa0 L.A.Times Crossword Corner: How to Post a Comment


Sep 9, 2008

How to Post a Comment

1) At the end of each blog post, you will notice the word "Comments" (in blue ) besides a mail box sign: click on it and you will enter a new page titled "Post a Comment on".

2) On the left side of this posting page are all the comments already made by other fellow TMS crossword solvers. You have the option to hide their comments just by clicking on "Collapse Comments".

I strongly suggest that you lurk around and get yourself "acquainted" with other commentators before you jump in.

3) On the right side, you will see "Leave your comment" and a text box. You can then type in your comments about the puzzle. Please always double check your spelling before you press the PUBLISH YOUR COMMENT button. The PREVIEW button on the right side allows you to see what your message looks like when it's published, so you can edit the contents if you spot a grammar mistake or want to add more content. Please don't capitalize all the letters. No politics, no religion and no personal attacks. Please limit your posts to FIVE per day.

4) You will need to "Choose an identity" when you publish your comments. If you dot "Anonymous", no identifying information will be displayed. But it's always polite to sign your name so others can identify you. If you dot "Name/URL", you can enter your name or your website link. The best and most fun way to mingle with others is to sign up for a Google/Blogger account. It's easy, all you need is a private mail account and it does not have to be Gmail.

5) Once you have a Google/Blogger identity (click on your "View My Profile" button, then "Edit Profile" for photo-inserting or other addition to your personal profile), you can come back and comment regularly. Just make sure you put the black dot to the left of Google/Blogger. Enter your email address (NOT your display name) on the "USERNAME" line. Enter your Google password on the "PASSWORD" line. Then type, preview and publish your comment. Your comment headed with your blue underlined display name will show up on the left side of the screen after the previous posts. You may need to refresh your page to see your post.

6) You will see a garbage can sign at the end of your comment. It allows you to delete your published message. However, please do not abuse this "Delete" button. The "PREVIEW" button is set up specifically for you to spot mistakes.

Good luck and have fun!


1) Added on Jan 23, 2013

Captcha will be used in blog Comments section from now on. Here are a few tips:
  • Please always save your comments in a Word document or in an email draft. In case you lose your comments to the blog black hole, you can always copy and paste.
  • You don't need Captcha to Preview. It's needed only when you hit "Publish Your Comment" button.
  • You only need to type in the letters. Just ignore the numbers.
2) Added on Feb 19, 2013. 

Click here to see how to set up a Blogger account. Or here (Thanks, Dave!)
3) Updated on March 23, 2016

Click here for threads on how to shift from Google Plus to Blogger.


Carol in CA said...

What does "DF" mean?

Anonymous said...

CC: Thank you very much for these instructions, and of course, for the entire site. I really enjoy it.

Zhouqin (C.C.) Burnikel said...

You are welcome. I enjoy your comments too.

Clear Ayes said...

Good Morning C.C.

You're very welcome. You certainly improved on the original explanation. You obviously put a lot of thought into it. I don't think anyone should have a problem figuring out how to comment now.

Zhouqin (C.C.) Burnikel said...

Clear Ayes,
You built a solid framework for me. Otherwise, I would not have worked out such a post so quickly.

flyingears said...

carol in ca,
DF means dysfunctional. As a group, we have become somewhat weird but it has been a lot of fun. Visit previous days, read and you 'll understand what I mean.

Crockett1947 said...

Good job, ladies! Maybe change the "space box " to "text box." Also maybe change "PUBLISH" to "PUBLISH YOUR COMMENT."

In step 4, this isn't really there: If you dot "Others", Maybe change it to: If you dot one of the other three choices,.

Add to step 5: "You may need to refresh your page to see your post." This will hopefully keep the inexperienced posters from posting multiple times.

steve said...

Goodmorning cc and friends,
At first I thought this was going to be a puzzle I would not finish, but after letting it lay for a bit, some of it started to fill in.

the NW corner was hard. didn't know 1,2,or 3 down. I can never remember writer nin and had to use Mr.G, would have never got sprits without the perps. Will someone explain etape to me. I was unfamiliar with nard and ara for southern constellation.

Over all a fun puzzle

Zhouqin (C.C.) Burnikel said...

Thank you. I've changed/added what you suggested. I meant "Name/URL", not "others".

Is your dog's name Lola?

Anonymous said...

1A Fuji flow (LAVA)? I think Fuji is a atoll reef.

Zhouqin (C.C.) Burnikel said...

Sorry for the late response. Fuji here refers to Mt. Fuji (Japan).

Anonymous said...

Lyle Ore
on the pool Solids and stripes
is what they are. Playing pool
on slate

Anonymous said...

For the puzzle of Oct. 7th. The 5 across answer is not NLCS, but MLCS, because it's a MAJOR League, not a National League game. It's for the World Series not the National League playoff. Also, Mota in Italian means Very!
Look for the Dodgers to go all the way!

Zhouqin (C.C.) Burnikel said...

Anonymous @ 1:20pm,
I've copied and pasted your note on today's (Oct 7 Tuesday) Comments section.

Unknown said...

The DOUAY RHEIMS Bible was finished in 2609.It is considered the foundation for nearly all english speaking catholics

Zhouqin (C.C.) Burnikel said...

Thanks. I've copied and pasted your comment on today's comment section (Nov 5, Wednesday).

Big Eddie said...

Just wanted everyone to know
in Oregon Idaho border we
have a Hells Canyon
North West corner of Oregon


Zhouqin (C.C.) Burnikel said...

You misplaced your comment. I've moved it back to today's section.

Harold said...

Harold from Whitehall, NY
I really enjoy your comments and the pictures.

Zhouqin (C.C.) Burnikel said...

Hi. Nice to "meet" you!

To those who plan to post here,
Please go to today's Comments section (March 2, Monday) so your post can be read by other regular contributors as well.

Robbie said...

Thanks for the instructions. Had a bit of trouble today. I made a guess with Tung oil just because I knew of it and thought it sounded Chinese.
Cullman, Alabama

Unknown said...

I read this site everyday to check my answers. I love it, because no one around me does the puzzle and it makes me feel part of a special group. My name is Maddi and I am from Coral Springs, Florida

Anonymous said...

As per your instructions I am sending my name and such.

Been reading all posts daily for over a year, and puzzling for over 30 years. Enjoyment everyday.
I'm in my 50's, six children and live in Kenner, Louisiana - a suburb of New Orleans. I did notice no one mentioned Mardi Gras last week----unless I missed it (due to Mardi Gras)

Anonymous said...

I am from Syracuse, NY. I try the puzzle everyday using only the knowledge in my head. When I get stuck I peak in here for some help and C.C.'s daily puzzle editorial. ;) Oh and if it's my choice: 2 eggs over easy on wheat toast, bacon, O.J. and coffee.


Anonymous said...

Hello! I'm from Detroit,MI by way of the Detroit Free Press...I've been checking my answers on your blog daily for the last 8 months or so; I love your observations on the puzzle clues/solutions...great to get a fresh perspective on our shared language & culture. You've become a part of my daily morning routine, please continue as long as possible! BTW, my favorite is chocolate chip/banana pancakes & Starbuck's coffee.

Anonymous said...

Hi! I'm from Old Town, Maine. I get up early every morning so I can do the puzzle with my coffee before I go to work. I also bring it to work with me to do during my lunch break if I don't get it finished. My favorite breakfast would be French toast with fresh fruit on the side!

Anonymous said...

I read your blog every day. I work the puzzle in the morning, but put it asside for exercise, chores, and work. Am getting better at it with practice and have been able to finish it a few times on my own.
For breakfast I prefer eggs benedict, but eat oatmeal and blueberries.


Anonymous said...

I forgot something: born in Los Angeles, California and have lived no farther than 20 miles from downtown my entire life.


Anonymous said...

I love a good BMC omellete. i live in Portland, Oregon. I use your site when I get stuck or if I can't figure out the clue. I find it humorous that you know the word but have not experienced the clue. For me I have experienced the clue but can't come up with all the words. I guess I's older. Martz

Anonymous said...

Thanks for all the help. I'm from Soda Springs, Idaho. I love crossword puzzles.

Anonymous said...

Thanks for helping me keep the old noodle sharp!
By the way in today's puzzle, 17 A, your response about the echo to the past, always use "an" before a vowel. It should say, an echo to the past.
I am a stickler for that!

Zhouqin (C.C.) Burnikel said...

Have to disable any further comment on this post because I get too many spams.