The Early Modern Commons

Search Results for "Customer Service"

Your search for posts with tags containing Customer Service found 13 posts

March 19

GUEST CURATOR: Zachary Dubreuil What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago this week? New-Hampshire Gazette (March 17, 1769). “WATCHES PROPERLY AND EXPEDITIOUSLY REPAIR’D.” This advertisement stood out to me because...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 19 Mar 2019

January 16

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? New-York Gazette and Weekly Mercury (January 16, 1769). “As she is a Stranger, will make it her constant Study to give intire Satisfaction.” When milliner Margaret Wills...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 16 Jan 2019

December 15

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? Pennsylvania Gazette (December 15, 1768).“There may also be had at the same place … a great variety of millinery, made up in the newest and genteelest taste, by a person...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 15 Dec 2018

July 9

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? Supplement to the New-York Journal (July 9, 1768).“Doubts not to give full Satisfaction to all Gentlemen who please to employ him.” In the process of announcing that...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 9 Jul 2018

May 23

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? Boston Evening-Post (May 23, 1768).“Those who will favor him with their Custom may always depend upon being as well used as at any Store or Shop in Town.” Shopkeeper...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 23 May 2018

May 13

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? New-Hampshire Gazette (May 13, 1768).“Not be obliged to wear out one Pair of Shoes, coming after another.” Zechariah Beal, a cobbler, placed an advertisement in the...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 13 May 2018

February

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? South-Carolina Gazette and Country Journal (February 2, 1768).“They engage to take back every Article from a Customer, that they can make the least reasonable Objection against.”...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 2 Feb 2018

January 23

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? Providence Gazette (January 23, 1768).“Three very compleat Stage-Boats, for the Carriage of GOODS and PASSENGERS.” In the late 1760s, Thomas Lindsey and Benjamin Lindsey...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 23 Jan 2018

June 5

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? New-Hampshire Gazette (June 5, 1767).“He now keeps the TAVERN at Newbury Ferry.” Thomas Wood, “Innholder in Salisbury,” offered some helpful advice to travelers...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 5 Jun 2017

February 27

GUEST CURATOR: Samuel Birney What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? South-Carolina and American General Gazette (February 27, 1767).“LONDON, New-York, and other MADEIRA WINE, by the Pipe, Hogshead, Quarter Cask,...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 27 Feb 2017

December 21

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? Supplement to the New-York Journal (December 20, 1766).———- Supplement to the New-York Journal (December 20, 1766).“A fresh and general Assortment of Drugs...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 21 Dec 2016

July 5

What was advertised in a colonial newspaper 250 years ago this week? Virginia Gazette (July 4, 1766).“I have settled … in Henrico county, where I purpose to carry on the FULLING business.” Mathew Dick, a fuller, used an advertisement...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 5 Jul 2016

April 30

What was advertised in a colonial newspaper 250 years ago this week? New-York Gazette (April 28, 1766).“May depend on having their commands executed with expedition, and in the neatest manner.” Breechesmaker John Baster understood the importance...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 30 Apr 2016

Notes on Post Tags Search

By default, this searches for any categories containing your search term: eg, Tudor will also find Tudors, Tudor History, etc. Check the 'exact' box to restrict searching to categories exactly matching your search. All searches are case-insensitive.

This is a search for tags/categories assigned to blog posts by their authors. The terminology used for post tags varies across different blog platforms, but WordPress tags and categories, Blogspot labels, and Tumblr tags are all included.

This search feature has a number of purposes:

1. to give site users improved access to the content EMC has been aggregating since August 2012, so they can look for bloggers posting on topics they're interested in, explore what's happening in the early modern blogosphere, and so on.

2. to facilitate and encourage the proactive use of post categories/tags by groups of bloggers with shared interests. All searches can be bookmarked for reference, making it possible to create useful resources of blogging about specific news, topics, conferences, etc, in a similar fashion to Twitter hashtags. Bloggers could agree on a shared tag for posts, or an event organiser could announce one in advance, as is often done with Twitter hashtags.

Caveats and Work in Progress

This does not search post content, and it will not find any informal keywords/hashtags within the body of posts.

If EMC doesn't find any <category> tags for a post in the RSS feed it is classified as uncategorized. These and any <category> 'uncategorized' from the feed are omitted from search results. (It should always be borne in mind that some bloggers never use any kind of category or tag at all.)

This will not be a 'real time' search, although EMC updates content every few hours so it's never very far behind events.

The search is at present quite basic and limited. I plan to add a number of more sophisticated features in the future including the ability to filter by blog tags and by dates. I may also introduce RSS feeds for search queries at some point.

Constructing Search Query URLs

If you'd like to use an event tag, it's possible to work out in advance what the URL will be, without needing to visit EMC and run the search manually (though you might be advised to check it works!). But you'll need to use URL encoding as appropriate for any spaces or punctuation in the tag (so it might be a good idea to avoid them).

This is the basic structure:

http://emc.historycarnival.org/searchcat?s={search term or phrase}

For example, the URL for a simple search for categories containing London:

http://emc.historycarnival.org/searchcat?s=london

The URL for a search for the exact category Gunpowder Plot:

http://emc.historycarnival.org/searchcat?s=Gunpowder%20Plot&exact=on

In this more complex URL, %20 is the URL encoding for a space between words and &exact=on adds the exact category requirement.

I'll do my best to ensure that the basic URL construction (searchcat?s=...) is stable and persistent as long as the site is around.