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About this site

Kevin Anderson | 15:59 UK time, Thursday, 2 February 2006

Some of you might recognise this as a weblog, a blog, but most of you will have noticed that our website changed.

We moved to this format because World Have Your Say is a global conversation, and this format will allow us to hear from more of you and for you to talk more easily to each other.

Each day we will post the topics that we will be discussing, and you can leave your comments on those topics. The discussion begins well before we go on air.

Mark will also write occasional ‘Letters from the Editor’ posts in response to your questions.
Anu and Ros are also keen to join the online conversation.

How do I leave a comment?

After each entry, you’ll usually see three links, one to read the entire article, or post, as bloggers call them.
You’ll also see a link called comment. If you would like to join the programme, make sure to leave your phone number, and we’ll call some of you. We will never publish your phone number on the website.

What is a permalink?
Now, for the third link. Permalink? What’s that? Just like the ‘continue reading’ link, it will lead you to the full article.
But basically permalink is just short for permanent link. It’s a standard feature of weblogs that allows bloggers to link to and comment on the writings on other weblogs.

What happens when I leave a comment?
That’s a good question. The comments will not immediately go live to the site. We’ll take a look at them. We will post as many comments as we can, and we won’t reject your comment just because you’re espousing an unpopular or radical idea. But we do have House Rules.

Blog purists among you might ask why we are moderating comments. Well, lots of bloggers have had to start moderating comments to cut down on spam comments – people posting advertising in blog comments. Not all of the comments that we receive meet our house rules, and so will need to take a quick look at them before posting them to the site.

We’ll post as many comments as possible, but the World Have Your Say team needs to sleep. We’re on duty 0900-2000 GMT Monday through Friday, so if the comments haven’t been updated in the last few hours please don’t take it personally.

If you have a question or a complaint, you can always post a comment or send us an e-mail.

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