|Welcome to talkabout|
Maybe you have something to say about recent stories in the Review. You would like to know how the city can afford it’s new community park or whether the high school will be able to move forward with its plans to reconfigure the baseball diamond. Or perhaps you would like to sound off on the nation’s war on terror -- or even Paris Hilton’s new CD.
Now the Review has a place for everything under the sun. Welcome to talkabout.
It works like this:
If you are reading these words, you already know how to navigate our Web site. Once you’ve got hmbreview.com in your browser, find the talkabout box on our homepage.
From here you can start a conversation on a new topic or comment on one that already exists. A few featured topics are obvious by their red headlines. You can click on any of these, just as you did to read this notice. Or you can click on “view all postings” to see all the topics stored in the system. You can also start your own thread by clicking on “start a new topic.”
Before you begin you will have to create a log in. It’s simple. You’ll be asked your name, for a password, your e-mail address, the town you live in and your year of birth. Fill out the one-page form and click “submit.” Almost immediately you should receive an e-mail with “User confirmation from talkabout” in the subject line. Open the e-mail and click on the link and you are in business.
If it seems daunting, don’t worry. Regular users of the Web will be familiar with the drill.
The best Web sites are constantly evolving. Ours is no different. In May we launched a major redesign of both our printed newspaper and online edition. In the last four months we have posted more than 100 breaking news updates. We relayed every important development at Devil’s Slide as it happened. We’ve announced appointments to the Half Moon Bay City Council and Coastside County Water District almost before the meetings adjourned.
Now, with talkabout, we’ve added thousands of new reporters: We hope you will be our eyes and ears. Tell us about your parent-teacher association meeting, church gathering and Boy Scout troop. If it’s important to you, there is a spot for it here.
Go ahead. You can talkabout anything you like.
-- Clay Lambert