You guys have been great, really talking up a storm! To accommodate the increased volume of comments over the course of 2012, we have made a few changes. Hope you like them.
1. We have increased the number of comments displayed in the "Recent Comments" block from 6 to 10. More access to the hottest topics.
2. We have added a link to "All Comments" for a reverse-chronological (most recent first) list of all comments. With so many comments coming in during the day it was easy to miss a bunch of them. By displaying more of them and providing access to the entire list of all comments you can catch up on comments quickly.
3. We have added a list of the Most Active Contributors by Week, Month, Year, and All-Time. See where you rank!
4. We have added a list of the Most Popular Content by Week, Month, Year, and All-Time. See what everyone is talking about in New Rochelle.
5. We have added a list of the Most Active Commentors by Week, Month, Year, All-Time. Whose got the biggest mouth on Talk of the Sound? Well, after Robert Cox that is.Read more
This month everyone from Rhodes Kajukenbo & The Pit in New Rochelle are making their best efforts to help those who need it most. Come and donate to St. Judes this weekend.Read more
As Talk of the Sound has grown, we have seen a dramatic increase in the number of people posting articles, not just comments. Obviously, these folks want their articles to be read and articles with a photo are more likely to be read (its just human nature) so we want to explain the best, easiest, fastest way to do this.
The simplest way to publish articles and photos to Talk of the Sound is to user software like Red Sweater's MarsEdit (Mac) or Microsoft's Windows Live Writer (Windows). These programs allow you to add a photo or upload a PDF file along with your article.
To use this type of software you need to do a one-time set up your blog. Once you have set up your blog within Talk of the Sound in MarsEdit, WLW or similar, posting is as easy as sending an email.
This one-time set up requires access to something called an API for the Drupal software that is the Content Management System we use for the site.Read more
After a dominating first 16 minutes of the game which saw Iona go up by as much as 25 points, BYU came all the way back to defeat the Gaels by 6, 78-72. It was a heartbreaking loss by the time that could no wrong in the first half and could do little right in the second. What follow is my liveblogging of my trip to Dayton (and back) to cover the Gaels first ever at-large appearance in the NCAA Tournament. I was posting photos and notes throughout and linked to other articles that contain flickr photo slideshows so click the links as you read along.
A big thanks to Brian Beyrer at Iona and the folks at the NCAA for credentialing Talk of the Sound to cover the tournament.
Liveblogging my journey to Dayton to cover the NCAA Tournament in Dayton, OH and the opening game between the Iona Gaels and the BYU Cougars.
4:30 a.m. - alarm went off as scheduled. Ugh! Why am I doing this again?
4:51 a.m. - getting in the car, driving to LaGuardia. Dark. Cold. Anxious to get on the plane. Excited to be going.
5:23 a.m. - at LaGuardia, huge line at security. Flight at 6:00 a.m. Line moving slowly.
5:50 a.m. - boarded plane, got my seat and hoping to sleep the entire way to my next stop, Chicago.
8:15 a.m. - slept most of the way, just touched down at Midway Airport in Chicago where it is actually 7:15 a.m. The sun is up and I need coffee!
8:38 a.m - found coffee at the terminal, about a 90 minute layover here in the windy city where it is sunny and 50 already.Read more
Yesterday morning, a 5th grader from Trinity Elementary School tried to set fire to the T2 bus, scorching three seats in the back of the bus.
This child has previously been punished at school for having a lighter and yet when principal Briceno was called to assist in the incident, he said he was too busy to go outside.
The incident was not reported to the police, the child was not punished and out on the playground for recess after his lunch period.
Trinity's children lives are at risk. How do you think the parents of the children on the T2 bus would feel if they knew about yesterday mornings events?Read more
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