"Asking a Question"

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Philip's room design on this site allows you and I to share things with one another. The way we initiate a sharing is always in the form of an "asking", a coming to each other with at least a part of our minds open and wondering. When you click on "ask a question", you can write anything you'd like in there. You can cut and paste from a word document that you've composed off-line - just remember to use < p > to separate paragraphs.

You can also place hot links in your "questions", as well as your "answers". Formatting with the full html address - < a h ref="http://www.fill in the blank"target="new">descriptive text here < /a > will suffice, though I've used bad syntax (spaces around the a's) in this example so that it won't turn into a link.

The "ask a question" link used to confound me a bit. Phil doesn't let us edit this text. But I've come to appreciate it over the years.

You see, for all proficient conversationalists, the asking posture is often just that - a posture we can utilize as an entree to get our own points across. The best of us, however, manage to keep the question evolving while we thrust and declare our way around it, finally contributing some shape to the unknown that still hangs in the air between us.

So don't be deceived, nor deterred. Follow my example of shameless disregard for new postings sans question mark, and share your heart's content to your heart's content

-- Anonymous, September 30, 2001


Well, I'm going to add a string of answers to this thread in hopes of activating it enough to keep it on greenspun's front page, since that's the shortest route in and I hate remembering the URL for this place, and I don't do bookmarks in LYNx. I can't remember if it takes a post a day to keep on the page, but I'll have a crack at it. "Daily Tales" is staying up just fine.

I suppose this is a bit like opening the curtains and sitting on a chair now and then.

-- Anonymous, October 16, 2001


-- Anonymous, October 18, 2001

How about a visit to the Hunger Site? while we're here

-- Anonymous, October 18, 2001

another 2

-- Anonymous, October 19, 2001


-- Anonymous, October 20, 2001

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