Positive Feedback (as read here) is the merging of two print publications in 2002 (neither of which are any longer in print) audioMusings and Positive Feedback. Positive Feedback is a community composed of writers and creative persons from around the world.
At the end of every article and review is the option to comment. This is through the DISQUS portal. While it does require you to create an account (username and password), that information is not used by us or the DISQUS people for anything that we are aware of... so no worries on your part. All DISQUS comments must be approved at our end to appear on the site (we have the option of approving or not, marking the comment Spam, Editing the comment, or simply Deleting it—all of these are our Editorial decision, not yours) and while we get to them as quickly as possible, again be patient as it might be a few hours before it appears. Meaning no need to post twice. Please note: Comments that are derogatory, inflammatory, condescending, or simply mean and not in the spirit of conversation—that is they should add to the discussion and not detract—will not be approved or will have such comments or wording edited out for approval at our discretion. So be civil. We have no issues with a difference of opinion, but like we said, present it in a way that furthers the conversation and not one that is argumentative and demeaning.
We also have a page titled Reverberations. This can be found in the Footer and is where we post, with the author's permission, emails and such to Positive Feedback.
You can contact all of our writers through the Contact option in the Header and Footer. Choose the writer, fill in the fields, and send away. Our writers will do their best to respond in a timely matter, but we all know life can get in the way of things, so be patient.
We offer a Newsletter that comes out within a few days of each issue (every two months). Signing up for the Newsletter is easy... at the top of the right-side column of articles or reviews and in the Footer, there is a Subscribe or Get our Newsletter window. Enter your name and email address then hit Sign Up. It is that easy. This information is only used by us to send you the Newsletter and nothing else. The Newsletter provides you with information about upcoming events, featured articles and reviews, profile of a featured writer, and many other things happening with Positive Feedback that might be of interest to you. We are open to suggestions, so feel free to offer any suggestions that could make the Newsletter more appealing and of value.
We can also be followed via Facebook, Twitter, and if your email supports it, an RSS feed. These are found in the Footer at the bottom of each page. One can also share any article or review by choosing the appropriate Social Media icon at the top or bottom of each article and review. On the older html site there is a Share This option at the top and bottom of each page.
One can print the content on both versions of the site. On the older html site, the pages have been laid out to print on 8.5 x 11 sheets of paper. One can also copy and paste into your choice of Word or other similar programs, and then print or save as a .pdf.
Now on the new site, there is a Print option at the end of every article or review (bottom left). Choose this and a new window will open with the article or review minus the advertising banners—all you will see is the text and any relevant images in the article or review. You will have the option of printing, saving as a .pdf, and/or emailing the article or review at the top of the window. One also has the options of removing the images, as well as changing the text size. Printing is limited to black and white, though the .pdf option is saved in color.
One can search the older Positive Feedback (the html site) and the newer Positive Feedback (this one), through the Search option at the top left of each page (in the Header). We are running our own custom Search engine (think Google, but not Google on our own server) and so it is quite fast and thorough, but it is still being tweaked at our end in terms of keywords and such, so if you have any suggestions or issues, drop us an email.
While Positive Feedback is a dynamic site, articles and reviews are posted quite often, it is also organized as a bi-monthly publication. To assist in this, each issue has a Table of Contents. Choose this in the Header or Footer to see what has been published in the current Issue's two month period.
On the Table of Contents page, we have a drop down menu that allows one to jump to any category, aptly titled Jump to any category. Easy to use if all you want to read is something further down the page. All Categories are listed alphabetically and all content is in chronological order.
The Archive page is where you can access any of the Issues' Table of Contents.
If one clicks on the name of the author (in red) of the article or review, it will launch a window with the author's system. While we strive to have these complete and current, you will come across a few that are not. Any items that are on a long-term loan, are in bold.
To the right of any article or review, is a listing of other articles or reviews by that author. It is limited to the most recent 10, but if that author piques your interest, this gives you a place to start.
In most cases, one can click on an image to launch a new window containing a larger version of that image. Hit the back arrow to return to the page.
If you see an advertising banner with the words Featured running across the upper right corner, this will open a window with more information about that specific advertiser. Give it a try.
We are not currently mobile friendly—though we are mobile optimized—so if you are on an Apple device using Safari, you do have the option of using Reader View that will make the site... well, easier to read. This is seen as the three horizontal lines to the left in the Navigation bar. Click that and the window is replaced with just the text of the article or review. You do lose the images and an advertising banners, but the text is easily read in a larger size.