Forum editors wanted

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  • 17 Apr 2012 at 12:55 pm #900

    Rick Wallach
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    We’re copying all of the threads from the old Forum to save and edit the text for a new archives section. We need some volunteers to copy the old threads into word documents (.doc extensions) and forward them to me via email for editing and reformatting; I thought – insanely – that I could do the job myself but there are too many of them.

    It’s a fairly simple routine – you place your cursor at the top of the thread, right click and hold down your mouse key and then run the cursor to the bottom of the thread, click “copy” and paste the entire thread into the word document. Save it with the title mccforum (and the name of the thread).doc and email it to me as an attachment for processing. Once I receive it I will delete the original threads from the site. With two or three volunteers, we could wrap up within a week or two and then we can shut down the old site for good and save the Society some server fees we’ll have to pay until we can shut down once and for all.

    Please contact me at info (at) cormacmccarthy.com if you can help out and I’ll specify which threads I want you to copy. We’d really appreciate it.


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    07 May 2012 at 6:56 am #1145

    Rick Wallach
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    The entire contents of the old forum have now been copied and we are in the extended process of editing them; we hope to begin adding the edited, re-titled and newly categorized threads to a new archival section of this web site within the next month or so.

    It was a prodigious job, editing over a decade and change’s worth of discussions, commentary, bibliographic references and so forth into a more user-friendly format. We’re especially grateful to our own “Dowdy,” Ciaran Dowd, Richard “Jorge of Burgos” Pangburn, deltoids Bill Phillips and Margaret Pless and sunset-sider Laurie Stewart for their yeoman services in transcribing and editing these threads. These indomitable souls will be the first proudly to wear special limited edition All the Pretty Horses 20th-Anniversary T-shirts designed by the inimitable Palmer Murphy as soon as they’re off the presses within the next few weeks. On behalf of Cormackians everywhere, thank you, thank you, thank you all.


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