This web site, McMurdo’s Camp, is really a Blog (weBlog). The software used, WordPress, allows Static Pages to be displayed in addition to the normal posts. POSTS are chronological entries much like a diary or activities log, with the newest on top. Older posts get pushed down and then off the bottom, where they go into “ARCHIVES” and continue to be available.
In May of 2010, we made some changes to the way information is presented. When we write new articles or present subject matter information, we no longer use “POSTS”. All subject-related Content will be placed at an appropriate spot in the permanent “PAGES”. The “POSTS” function will be used for housekeeping tasks that are not part of the subject matter of the McMurdo’s Camp site. We also use “POSTS” to list all changes and updates.
We think this action will makes the site easier to use, especially for regular visitors and RSS (or other method) subscribers. We continue to list added features or articles on the lower half of the Front Page, as most of our new traffic is generated through the Front Page. We therefore need to maintain the Front Page as a convenient and informative portal to the site.
You will see the “PAGES” box in the grey sidebar at the upper right. Except for “POSTS” which are the chronologically ordered entries mentioned above, the pages are meant to stay the same, unless the author changes them.
The Front Page displays some of our heritage, and provides some background information on Birdy Edwards, who later became involved in an important case investigated by the famous British detective, Sherlock Holmes. The story is told in The Valley of Fear, by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. (See the PAGE, “The Scowrers”).
Other pages are added as appropriate, and named so readers can tell what they are.
An interesting feature of the WordPress blog format is that readers of McMurdo’s Camp can submit comments by using the box provided. The comments are reviewed by the blog author before they are published. Your e-mail address will not be made public. The Camp Office would like to hear from you.