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‘Content types’ and the new Knightmare.com

The digital strategy behind the new Knightmare.com website which launched in 2020. … More ‘Content types’ and the new Knightmare.com
From: Writing Privacy on 3 Feb 2021

Create Chaos to Find Quiet: An Epilogue, 2016

It’s not often that I greet New Year with indifference. On the contrary, I’m notorious for indulging in it. But a change of attitude is exactly what’s needed - so let's begin. Continue reading →
From: Writing Privacy on 11 Jan 2017

Celebrating Shakespeare in 2016

To celebrate the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare's death, I asked a panel of experts why we continue to celebrate his life and works in 2016. Continue reading →
From: Writing Privacy on 23 Apr 2016

Finite Fortunes: An Epilogue, 2014

2014 had all the ingredients to be the best year I’ve ever had. That it turned out to be one of the worst is quite remarkable. Continue reading →
From: Writing Privacy on 9 Feb 2015

Knightmare Convention 2014: The Script

The press release for the Knightmare Convention 2014, as covered by Digital Spy, Metro Online (DMG Media), and EDP News (Archant Group). Continue reading →
From: Writing Privacy on 25 Mar 2014

Crossing the Line: An Epilogue, 2013

Andrew Marvell's saddest and most thoughtful poem is all about lines that are determined never to cross. If 2013 was to be defined by anything, it's how life defies those who try too hard to make them cross. Continue reading »
From: Writing Privacy on 25 Jan 2014

“Born more than for myself”: Acknowledgements

The acknowledgements to my doctoral dissertation, submitted 26th September 2013, as they read. Continue reading »
From: Writing Privacy on 28 Sep 2013

A Pink Shade: A Story of Two Months

Over the last two months, I’ve seen the best of humanity and some of the worst of it too. I’ve seen marriage made and (almost) broken. And through all of the tribulations of stability and instability, I’ve done what I do best: worked...
From: Writing Privacy on 23 Jul 2013

Epic Fail

It’s the time of the year when, either in pleasure or platitude, we are naturally drawn to reflect upon companionship (or the absence of it). And though I’m rather at a loss after an already tribulation-filled February, it almost goes without saying...
From: Writing Privacy on 21 Feb 2013

Knightmare: 25th Anniversary

Today marks the 25th anniversary of Knightmare: the show that brought me to life, and nurtured me into the person that I became. Those who know me well enough will know that Knightmare, the legendary children’s show, is never far from my thoughts....
From: Writing Privacy on 8 Sep 2012

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.