Dear old wordpress.

May 13th.

Kudos to wordpress. I wrote the note below on May 6th. By today, and without a word of complaint (at least from me), WordPress has corrected the problem. Amazingly efficient of them.

It’s a relief to know I don’t have to go and re-work all the past posts. The original note below is now just an historical relic.

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Note added May 6th., 2021.

During my year’s absence, wordpress seems to have made an arbitrary decision to remove the black arrow-markers which pointed to places where paragraphs of supplementary data, text or details were placed in collapsed form.

I had done this to make it easier for you, dear readers, to skim through posts and pages without going into all that extra material – the details, data, references and/or additional matter.

In place of those very helpful and easily-noticed black arrows, wordpress had now included simple, short, soft-grey lines as marks of elipsis, thus: (—-). In doing so, they use the same sort of dashes that I have used, myself, to denote partial quotations and divisions between one phase of a discussion and another.

So now – readers will have to click on any line of that sort, and it will now be hit-and-miss as to whether doing so turns up paragraphs of supplementary material or nothing at all.

Dear old wordpress.

Perhaps one of these days, if I can possibly find time, I’ll be able to put some other (non-clickable graphic) in the spots in each of the 50-plus posts where I had put a black arrow. But no promises.

Dear old wordpress.

‘Certain measures’ series

A few correspondents have asked why I’m not posting the rest of this series as I promised, fortnightly.

The posts are written, but I cannot bring myself to post them.  It seems to me inappropriate to pursue disputes over something as small as a single 600-yr old manuscript when what is most needed now is a sense of immediate realities and of solidarity with everyone else on the planet.

I do understand that research helps take one’s mind off the news for a while and can relieve boredom, but the Bibliography should help with those who want to study more and there are dozens of outstanding questions yet to be addressed,  many ‘weed-seeded’ Voynich doctrines in need of re-inspection and revision. Those so inclined will find enough to do.

So – forgive me, but as things are at present, I don’t intend publishing the rest of that series until – perhaps – the last week of April.