|Questions you might have:
|What can I do at this web site?
|If you are a visitor, you can “poke around” into anything here that might interest you. You could follow graphic links from the “Welcome” page, you could exploit the structure of the horizontal “pull down” menus, or you could take a slice through the database using the “tags” in the left sidebar. The list of research post-links in the right sidebar will grow over time. The Web Log of posts, “Post Log,” is under the pull down “Welcome” menu.
|Do I have to register to use it?
|No, not to look at the materials. If you want to comment on any post or article, you will need to identify yourself with a name and email address. Administration will read your message, whether a comment for attachment or a request to become a subscriber.
|Do I need register to print?
|Not at this time. The button’s there to be used, but site content will change with time. It certainly would be OK to offprint samples and examples to share with colleagues and students, whether in paper or in a digital presentation. We encourage that (and suggest you skim the post, “Printing” in the right sidebar).
|But suppose I want to write my own post, can I do that?
|You can become a contributor to this archive, possibly an author. For that, we would need to learn about your intentions, and you would agree to participate in discussion with those who comment on your post. A research group would typically be organized by an editor. A reasonably dynamic discussion can proceed if other group members are subscribers, permitting them to attach comments to the originating post under the editor’s aegis, bypassing the time-lag of review and approval by Admin. Other contributors, e.g. the Analyst, could also write comments if they have something to add.
|Would I have to pay?
|No. That’s not expected; it’s certainly not required.
|What else could I do?
|Let’s suppose you have created a collection of materials, taking a “slice” through the database, either by a lexical search or a tag-selection sort. That collection forms an archive; it can become a resource for your own ideas and for discussion with others, as a common ground of reference. Through the Posting-Linked-Data process (see the discussion in the How_to post), that collection becomes a draft; you, as the originating contributor, can edit that draft as you please, adding your own views and references to other, external links. If a contributor or an author, you submit the post for publication, and you lead any ensuing discussion. (Any review, by Admin or Analyst. will focus on making helpful suggestions which you may follow or ignore at your discretion.)
|When will this become public?
|As soon as possible. Development is ongoing, now, in public. The best information about plans and impediments is on the Builder’s log. Opening NLCSA.net to subscriber and contributor registration will increase the administration load, and there is much work to be completed before that load can be taken up. In the mean time, we urge you to explore this database of vignettes, articles, and books.
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|How do I get to the Home Page?
|At the top of this page, click on the word “Welcome” or right here.