I'm a bad man, cluttering this weblog with administrative notices. But sometimes it needs to be done. 1) In case you don't know, comment threads close after one week. As occurred this week, if you want to continue a thread, the weekly "open thread" is the place to go. That option has the benefit of being less subject to my supervision! 2) Speaking of which, probably every day or so I get a long, passionate, and coherent comment, which I never publish and which results in the banning of the commenter. I suspect most of these are newbies, who surf in via links, tweets, etc. But just in case you are tempted to go off on a rude rant, understand that you might as well just email/Facebook message me. No one's going to see what you say. 3) I've scheduled open threads to go live once a week. Please use these. I regularly get off-topic questions/comments...but it's not really feasible for me to track everything. The open thread is useful for odds & ends, and I do respond to a fair number of the queries. 4) I occasionally publish material on other weblogs or sometimes even in regular webzines. If you want to know about that, you might want to subscribe to my total feed (or follow me on Twitter). Normally this wouldn't be worth mentioning, but sometimes people are surprised when they run into me on another corner of the web.