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Phil Gyford has posted 759 annotations/comments since 27 December 2002.

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About Sunday 25 October 1668

Phil Gyford  •  Link

Yes, Robert, if you could make the dramatic episodes as a whole more succinct, so as not to overwhelm the discussion, that would be great, thanks. If you're writing a lot more than Sam's diary entries themselves, you should probably have your own blog :)

About Thursday 10 September 1668

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Re 'Garraway': thanks for the correction Mary. The link now goes to the correct fellow.

By the way, if you have time, it's usually best to email me corrections as I may miss them in the annotations. Thanks.

About Wednesday 5 August 1668

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Laura, a good idea to have some kind of "roll call". I'll make a note to post something like this as we get nearer the inevitable end. If anyone else has other ideas for things they'd like to see not the site before or after the diary finishes, feel free to email me!

About Thursday 9 March 1664/65

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I have belatedly (only more than three years late!) corrected the link to "Lilly" as per Paul Chapin's earlier annotation. It now refers to the long-dead grammarian, rather than the 17th century astrologer.

About Saturday 20 June 1668

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Not sure how that happened djc and Peter! I don't have time to investigate it properly right now, so I've removed the day of the week from the next/previous links for the time being, seeing as the rest of it is correct. (The site is slowly rebuilding as I type; should be finished soon.)

About Survey results

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The site is very much geared to reading the "current" day/year, so it's not that surprising that not many people start with 1660 each January. It would be possible to change the site so there's an easier way for new people to start the diary from the beginning each year, but (selfishly) I prefer this to be a one-off project that will come to an end, rather than on ongoing, rolling, never-ending thing.

About Survey results

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Good idea James. The most popular countries from Google Analytics:

38.4% United States
35.2% United Kingdom
6.7% Canada
3.4% Australia
2.8% Germany
1.3% Netherlands
1.1% New Zealand

So, similar, but some differences, mainly that US and UK are closer in the Analytics stats.

About Quick survey

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Derek, it would probably be best to ask in the annotations of a diary entry when he makes such a journey. I'm not sure of the answer off the top of my head.