A Gentle Introduction to PPL

Pound Pup Legacy aims to be a web-resource on child-placement, neglect, abandonment, abuse and it's influence on  the personal lives of those involved and society at large. As such we are collecting and creating content related to these subjects.

Subscription

By becoming a member of Pound Pup Legacy you can help us become an authoritative resource on the subjects we address. Signing up you can by following the link Create new account in the "login" box of the menu. When you follow the sign-up procedure, you will receive an email with instructions how to finalize your subscription.

Once you are signed up and logged in, you will be ready to use the website. In the "content" box of the menu you will now have an entry Recent posts, which shows the posts in all groups you are subscribed to. Initially you will be subscribed to all groups listed in the "Groups" box in the menu. You can subscribe/unsubscribe to these groups whenever you wish.

Posting

In the menu on you will find option to create various types of posts. When you choose to create a post, an editor page appears. Each editor page has a mandatory title and most types have a text editor, which is described here.

Most editor pages include a text box having the title Topics. In this text box you can enter terms you want to tag your post with. While typing, suggestions will be given for known terms. These suggestions can be chosen and we recommend you do that as much as possible. By convention terms are written lower case, except for proper names.

Topics

All posts can be tagged with terms that describe the post. Those tags are shown underneath the post. This post eg. has the tag  "PPL website". Clicking the tag links will take you to a topics page, listing all posts tagged with that term and links to related terms.

Using topics we can bring together related posts, making sure older, but interesting posts remain to be read.

Each topic is a post of it's own, which may have:

  • a title
  • an introductory text
  • a list of subtopics
  • a list of parent topics
  • special features
  • a list of recent posts
  • a list of recent comments

When you introduce a new term to the website, a topics page is created with the term as its title. Any subsequent post tagged with the same term will be linked to that topics page.

Some of our most important topics pages are listed on the front page and are accessible through the menu. If you want to search through all topics, use topics search.

Members with "Editor" role can edit a topic page:

  • writing an introductory text;
  • making it subtopic of another topic

If you want to help out editing topics please contact me.

Types

Each post can have one of the following types:

  • Blogs,
  • Articles,
  • Discussions,
  • Polls,
  • Videos,
  • Images,
  • Links
  • Books.

Blogs, articles and discussions are very much alike, all have a title, a text section and a box to add terms. Blogs have the additional feature that they show up in a personalized blog list, keeping all posts from the same author together. Between articles and discussions is only a difference in usage. If you find interesting material somewhere on the internet and want it posted on PPL, you use the article type. When you have an opinion, a question, a remark to make, please use the discussion type.

Themes

To bring together a selection of topics we use themes. These pages are very much like topics pages, but unlike topics pages allow us to pick and choose from the large set of topic we have to pay special attention to a certain aspect.

If you want to create your own theme pages please contact me.

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What's the difference between a Blog and a Discussion?

PPL has been morphing into it's own breed of informational community.  We like to think of it as a community-within-a-community, putting Child Placement and it's consequences at the forefront of everyone's mind.  Clearly, with children as our future leaders, who can afford to continue the path of corruption in all that touches them?

That being so, Blogs being as popular as they are, can be a person's way to vent or purge about a given topic, without necessarily inviting discussion, whereas a discussion does invite others to make comments.

As PPL members, Blogs can be set to various settings, such as Invitee Only, Members-Only or General Public.  We realize, given some of the sensitive subject-matter discussed within our pages, privacy is indeed an issue, and that will always be respected.  ~K

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