👨‍💻 User Guide 📋

SoundEagle User Guide
Dear Readers,

Welcome! This guide serves to benefit those who visit SoundEagle🦅’s intellectual home, sonic nest, musical den and artistic eyrie so that they can become much more adept at spotting and making good use of the myriad bells and whistles.

May you soon become one of the “power users” of SoundEagle🦅’s website, seamlessly exploring anything of interest and completely at home with whatever fascinations or intellectual challenges that you may encounter when perusing any quantity of 📑Posts and Pages📃!

You may indeed perceive that SoundEagle🦅’s website is highly distinctive and intriguing as well as simultaneously impressive and challenging. As some of you are probably very well aware by now, SoundEagle🦅 likes to achieve a good synergy in presenting and balancing many diverse and complementary components, including but not limited to those pertaining to writing, because this website, whilst not lacking in textual information by any means, is also laden with graphics and multimedia as well as user interface and styling elements corresponding to thematic or topical requirements.

To assist you in getting to grips with SoundEagle🦅’s website, here are the recommendations:

  1. SoundEagle🦅’s 📑Posts and Pages📃 are being regularly improved, updated and/or expanded regardless of when they were first published. Therefore, it can be a very good idea and a highly rewarding exercise to visit existing 📑Posts and Pages📃 on a regular basis to discover for yourself some new surprises and delights, all awaiting you there. Those who ponder the question of what 📑Posts to read according to their areas of interest or expertise are welcome to click the following button:

  2. Since SoundEagle🦅’s 📑Posts and Pages📃 contain advanced styling and multimedia components plus animations, you should visit these 📑Posts and Pages📃 directly in the websites where SoundEagle🦅 has published them, so that you will be able to see and experience all of the refined and glorious details. The special design and its “look and feel” can be better appreciated in situ at the website rather than via the WordPress Reader, which often cannot fully reproduce the sophisticated results engendered by advanced styling and formatting plus dynamic animations, which are images and stories that are animated on their own. You will be shocked to see how much difference there is.

    In a nutshell, visit SoundEagle🦅’s 📑Posts and Pages📃 directly rather than viewing them through the WordPress Reader, which cannot authentically and adequately reproduce the sophisticated look and feel of this website, because the Reader is not conducive at all to displaying webpages with advanced styling and formatting as well as animations.

  3. Use a desktop or laptop computer with a large screen to view the rich multimedia contents available for heightening your multisensory enjoyment at SoundEagle🦅’s websites, which could be too powerful and feature-rich for iPad, iPhone, tablet or other portable devices to handle properly or adequately.

  4. Click “About 🛅” to receive a good orientation plus useful recommendations on selected tools and features in order to be familiar with the nature and purpose of this website. The “About 🛅Page📃 explicates in detail the various functions and features of the website and its components.

  5. Use the following keyboard shortcuts for zooming in/out on a 📑Post or Page📃, and for viewing in full screen:


    Windows & Linux


    Zoom In Ctrl and + and +
    Zoom Out Ctrl and and
    Zoom Original Ctrl and 0 and 0
    Full-Screen Mode F11 ⌘ + Ctrl + F
  6. Peruse as much of a 📑Post or Page📃 as you can without skimming it. The longest 📑Posts and Pages📃 are effectively multimedia publications meant for serving users as versatile and comprehensive enchiridions or reference books. Well-formatted and in-depth discussions, analyses and conclusions aside, they contain plenty of hyperlinks, tooltips, quotations, charts, tables, illustrations, animations, infographics and bullet-point summaries as well as navigational menus. Each book-length 📑Post or Page📃 simultaneously exhibits the features and combines the functions of a long-form essay, investigative research, academic dissertation, scholarly monograph and dynamic web document.

  7. Click Submit Comment 💬 available in the top or bottom widget to submit your Thoughts💭 or Comments💬 to SoundEagle🦅 when viewing any 📑Post or Page📃. Alternatively, scroll to the end of the comment section to submit a comment using the comment box provided.

  8. Read some or all of the comments situated in the comment section of a 📑Post or Page📃 to get a good sense of the Thoughts💭 or Comments💬 of other followers and visitors.

  9. In certain 📑Posts and Pages📃, you will find one or more navigational menu(s) containing internal links, which you can click to jump instantly to different sections of the particular 📑Post or Page📃. By using the navigational menu(s), you can more easily resume reading from any point of a long 📑Post or Page📃 over multiple sessions in your own time. The following presents an example of a navigational menu available at the top and bottom of the expansive 📑Post entitled The Quotation Fallacy “💬”:


  10. Hovering (with a mouse cursor or by other means) over a hyperlinked text or image may bring up a tooltip showing you additional information. So, it pays to hover on any item of interest to obtain extra information.

    The following excerpt from the post entitled “🦅 SoundEagle in Earth Day 🌍🌎🌏” demonstrates the citation-sequence system or the Vancouver reference style involving the use of the bracketed and superscripted sequential reference numbers and the respective numbered entries in the reference list. Hovering the mouse cursor over where any of the reference numbers appears in the text will bring up a tooltip showing the corresponding full citation. This on-demand and in-situ feature enables the reader to see the citation proper without being interrupted by being taken to the reference list to see the same after clicking or touching the reference number to jump to the corresponding entry in the reference list, and then having to return to the point of departure by clicking or touching the caret symbol (^) at the right of each reference number in the reference list. In fact, this useful pop-up feature can even replace both parenthetical referencing or Harvard referencing and the citation-sequence system or the Vancouver reference style.

    Earth Day is an annual day on which events are held worldwide to increase awareness and appreciation of the Earth’s natural environment. Earth Day is now coordinated globally by the EarthDay.org (formerly called Earth Day Network),[1] and is celebrated in more than 175 countries every year.[2] In 2009, the United Nations designated 22 April International Mother Earth Day.[3] Earth Day is planned for April 22 in all years at least through 2015.[4]


    Some tooltips also deliver full bibliographical information. Considering that certain 📑Posts and Pages📃 are very long and extensive, the provision of tooltips as a way of implementing citations using the combination of on-demand, in-situ pop-up references and hyperlinks is a matter of prudence and practicality to dispense with the overly expansive space that would otherwise be required to accommodate a bibliography or reference list whose entries are in the hundreds, which would have made any one of the already lengthy 📑Posts and Pages📃 even longer.

  11. Click an image or photo to see or comment on its larger version displayed in a carousel slider containing the title, caption and description as well as any available metadata pertaining to the photo, plus existing comments (if there are any). Try doing so with the following image:

    SoundEagle in True Love Gem, Hearts, Circles, Rays and Swirls of Gypsy Delight
  12. A triangle bullet ► in front of an element indicates that the element is a disclosure widget from which the user can obtain additional information, controls or citations, and above which the cursor turns into a pointer. Click the triangle or the element to toggle between showing and hiding the content within the disclosure widget. Try doing so with the following examples:

    Good Ideology. Wrong species.

    21 October 1994, Los Angeles Times, Natural Wonder At heart, Edward Wilson’s an ant man. But it’s his theories on human behavior that stir up trouble by Josh Getlin, Quote Page 1, Los Angeles, California. (ProQuest)

    Great Idea. Wrong species.

    Gad Saad. “Communism/Socialism: “Great Idea. Wrong Species.” (E. O. Wilson)” in Psychology Today (26 January 2011). Available at https://www.psychologytoday.com/au/blog/homo-consumericus/201101/communismsocialism-great-idea-wrong-species-e-o-wilson

    Wonderful theory, wrong species.

    2008, Oxford Dictionary of Humorous Quotations, Edited by Ned Sherrin, Category Politics, Quote Page 259, Oxford University Press, New York. (Verified on paper)

    … socialism really works under some circumstances. Karl Marx just had the wrong species.

    1994, Journey to the Ants: A Story of Scientific Exploration by Bert Hölldobler and Edward O. Wilson, Chapter: The Dominance of Ants, Quote Page 9, The Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, Cambridge, Massachusetts. (Verified with scans)

    Karl Marx was right, but he picked the wrong species.

    16 June 2009, New York Times, A Conversation with Bert Hölldobler: ‘The insect societies we study have evolutionary success because they are organized into a division of labor system.’ by Claudia Dreifus, Quote Page D2, New York. (ProQuest)

    by SoundEagle🦅 in 疾風知勁草

    SoundEagle in Strong Wind Knows Tough Grass 疾風知勁草


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  13. Music is the universal language that can enhance emotional content and bring people closer to understanding and supporting a certain theme, cause or message. If you also happened to be an audiophile and connoisseur of fine sonic art, then you would be pleased by the availability of a fair amount of music on this blog, much of which consists of SoundEagle🦅’s original musical compositions. It would be very worthwhile to turn on your finest speakers or headphones, as some 📑Posts and Pages📃 will be playing music to you automatically.

  14. Explore the various widgets positioned all along the right column of the website. In addition, visit the “About 🛅Page📃 to learn more about these widgets.

For example, the Content Listing button positioned in the first widget allows you to access all 📑Posts and Pages📃. This button is reproduced here for your recognition:

SoundEagle🦅 would hereby like to wish you all the best in your bold and fantastic journey of familiarizing yourself with the bells and whistles afforded to you on this website plus its well-written and often thought-provoking 📑Posts and Pages📃.


10 comments on “👨‍💻 User Guide 📋

  1. Well done, Sound Eagle.

    Liked by 1 person

  2. Read. Thanks for this helpful guide.

    Liked by 2 people

    • Dear Richard

      This 👨‍💻 User Guide 📋 has been extended and improved even further to explain the extra features and new bells and whistles available here at SoundEagle🦅’s intellectual home, sonic nest, musical den and artistic eyrie.

      It is delightful that we have caught up with each other recently at your blog entitled “The God Illusion: Breaking free from false beliefs”, specifically in the very first post named “It’s Okay to Ask Questions”, where you informed me of your life as a writer as follows:

      Although I’m not currently writing a novel, I do pencil three pages every morning–something similar to Julia Cameron’s Morning Pages (of course, I don’t believe in her conclusion this activity connects you to God!). And, I’m rereading an old unfinished manuscript I pulled out a few weeks ago. I do these two things by getting up early, hours before son and wife arise.

      I obviously have stopped posting to The God Illusion (with regret!), but I still maintain–sorta–my site at richardlfricks.com. There, although not currently blogging, I post articles on fiction writing I find interesting and useful.

      Your other website entitled “The Pencil Driven Life: A pathway to rethinking and challenging the status quo” has just acquired a new follower, who wonders how you find the time to publish every day, considering that you have been taking a sabbatical from writing due to family commitments.

      SoundEagle🦅 would like to offer you some useful toolkits, one of which is a comprehensive resource designed for writers, editors, publishers and reviewers who wish to systematically evaluate and determine the quality of a book or manuscript, whether it is written by themselves or others. It is available to you as the Manuscript Assessment Criteria, which provides a complete checklist for writers to evaluate and inspect their own works (either by themselves or with a group of readers or editors) before submitting their manuscripts to publishers, and also during successive edits after the previous submission(s) and before the next submission.

      Please enjoy the resource to your heart’s content. You are very welcome to submit your feedback in the comment section there, should you think of something for SoundEagle🦅 to include in the Manuscript Assessment Criteria, or if you would like to offer a critique.

      May you find the Manuscript Assessment Criteria to be potentially very helpful in the conception, development and production of your oeuvres, whether they are fictions or non-fictions.

      Yours sincerely,Rose Greeting


  3. Your blog is just too busy even with this guide. It’s a bit much for my eyes at least.

    Liked by 1 person

  4. Thank you for the guidance needed for me to explore your website. 😊

    Liked by 1 person

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