• How do I get to post here ?
  • Hi, Welcome and Thank you for your interest. We suppose you already know the password to access this blog . If not, leave a comment below with your email ID (which won’t appear here) and we’ll mail you the password. At present, me(Tom) , Shanth, Ravi and Ajay are acting as the administrators . Presently, we want to confine ourselves with IITK junta…

    If you already have a wordpress blog , you probably know what is involved in posting into wordpress blogs. We will include you as a user here and you can login to your own blogs and come here and write posts with their names as post authors.

    As for others who don't have a wordpress blog, they can login into the main blogphysica account by clicking here. Or you can get a new wordpress blog 🙂

  • Ok, so I’ve logged in. Now, what ? How do I post ?
  • Well, if you have logged in you should see the wordpress-admin panels from where this blog is controlled . If you are curious about what the different panels are useful for, see here.

    If you really have quite sometime to understand what this blog-thing is all about AND
    If you are one of those “I-will-read-the-whole-manual-before-touching-anything” type of a person, then start here.

    But, most probably you are like me and you hate reading “manuals” 😉 So, just click here to get a page where you can directly type your post and press “publish”. And that should do the job – atleast for the first post.

  • So how do I make something bold/italics etc. ? How do I post hyperlinks that people can click on ?
  • Well, see here. A quick glance through this page should answer all your questions. . Especially have a look at the tags which allow you to format your post.

    Now, certain requests from me about the style. Do follow the template: Background, content, posted by. It is not a hard and fast rule – but kind of keeps things organised. Atleast don't change it unless you have some reason. Background tab not only provides the prerequisites to understand the post, but also the context. in addition, it is of immense help if you just want to figure out what a post is all about.

  • How do I leave a comment ?
  • You don’ t have to login or do any of the above to comment. You can just come to this site and leave your comment. You don’t even have to inform us (the administrators). Of course, if you are familiar with blogs you would know this already. 🙂

    For those who are not familiar, just remember that you can click the link below any post with “comments” written on it and leave your comments there. Comments are the life-line of blogs – even if you are not interested in putting up new posts, please tell us what you think ! The very purpose of this blog is to provoke discussion on diverse topics and we will never be able to acheive that aim without your comments.

    The HTML-tags given here should work in the comments.

  • Are anonymous Comments OK ?
  • If you worry so much about your privacy that you don’t want to leave your name here (Horrors !) , then comment with name as anonymous , but do leave a valid e-mail(Say the iitk email) so that we among ourselves can figure out who is commenting. The email ID will not appear here – only the administrators will be able to see it

Update[18/12/06] (Tom) : Since this page seems to be attracting a lot of spam comments recently, I have decide to close the comments section for a while.