Every place needs a few new ideas now and again to not get stale. So, it is time to do a few changes at the Volcanocafé. Some of them will undoubtedly be technical; basically we are not that happy with the looks of things as it is now.
Other changes will be editorial so that we keep developing the content and can raise the quality of the posts even further. Also, this place takes a lot of energy to run, and there is a need to divide up the work. One idea that has been lofted into the air is to have a dedicated editor for a specific day and who is good at a certain area. An editor like that would also function as a sounding board for those who want to write for that specific area. It would also vastly broaden the scope of Volcanocafé since more parts of the world would be covered in a more efficient way.
In the end we feel that it should not only be the editors of today that discuss this, it is after all a place for all of us, editor, writer or beloved reader. And all our lovely readers and commentators should have a thorough chance to chip in with ideas. Remember, this is your place.
So, shoot from the hip with your ideas!
NtV RIDDLE (7)
We are expecting puppies over the weekend … its very exciting but oh so distracting … so please forgive me if there are several, possibly long delays in Dinging … I could well be otherwise occupied!
2 points each for Nos 1 to 7 … enjoy … and have a great weekend!
No 1 – Was there a shark on the manifest when it arrived … maybe?
No 2 – Sounds like one of the greatest ever exponents of never actually capturing a king. SOLVED Fisher
No 3 – Its little wonder it was named after William and not David!
No 4 – Recipe for ‘posh’ toast possibly originating in the kitchens of a British Royal castle. SOLVED Poor Knight’s Island
No 5 – Very ancient object of a TV news April Fools joke that backfired on the producer!
No 6 – 65928 inverted.
No 7 – The Blowouts can be found where the land diverges. SOLVED Devil’s Garden
No 8 – EruptionsLog … 4 points for each.
Using all the letters, identify pairs of volcanoes and a year during which they both erupted.
A) AAAADGILNP SOLVED Pagan and Alaid, 1996
B) ABDHINNOOPSTUU SOLVED Pinatubo and Hudson, 1991
C) AADEKLMMNU SOLVED Manam and Kelud, 1920
D) AAAEIIKMNPRRS SOLVED Sinarka and Merapi, 1872
E) ABGIMNNOORRSTV SOLVED Nabro and Grimsvotn, 2011
F) AAHHIKKMNOORSTU SOLVED Kharimkotan and Suoh, 1933
G) AADEEGNNORRRTUV SOLVED Ruang and Reventador, 2002
H) ADEGIKLLMNNOTU SOLVED Kelud and Lamington, 1951
Current Points Table:
39 – Alison
12 – Renato Rio, Kelda
11 – Random Joe, KarenZ
8 – Pyter, Diana Barnes
7 – Edward
6 – Talla
4 – Frances, UKViggen, Stephanie Alice Halford
3 – inannamoon667, Bobbi
2 – chryphia, dfm, grimmster
1 – mdatc, HolgerS