WordPress is FOWCing with Fandango…Again

As most of you know

  1. I blog using my iPhone
  2. I hate the block editor because it sucks on an iPhone

And, as most of you also know, I host a number of prompts, including my daily FOWC with Fandango prompt. What I do with this (and my other prompts), is

  1. log on to https://fivedotoh.com/wp-admin
  2. use the classic editor version on the wp-admin site
  3. copy the latest published or recently scheduled post for the new prompt post
  4. that opens up the post to be copied in classic editor
  5. make the necessary changes for the new prompt post in the classic editor
  6. save and schedule the updated post for the appropriate day and time in the classic editor

But as of today, when I go to the wp-admin site on my iPhone and try to copy an existing post that was published using the classic editor, it opens up the copied post in the goddam fucking block editor. At least it does on my iPhone — I haven’t tried it yet on my laptop.

And as of today, even if I’m logged on to wp-admin, when I go to add a new post, it opens up the block editor with no option to use the classic editor.

I’m going to reach out to the WordPress happiness engineers, but I’m pretty sure I know what they’ll tell me: “Too bad, so sad.”

But I’m telling you folks, this may be the proverbial straw that broke the proverbial camel’s back. If this is the way it’s going to be from now on, I may stop posting my prompts. Hell, I may stop posting altogether.

Preparing for Battle

“Okay, men,” Matt said,” we’re going to split into bipartite teams of four on each team. I’ll be the captain of one team and Dick will be the captain of the other. What I want to see is near flawless execution from both teams. Then, those team members with the fewest pelts will be selected for our local team to participate in the regional finals. Any questions, men?”

“Oorah!” the Matt seven other men shouted in unison.

“Okay, Marines, prepare to do battle,” Matt said. “Synchronize your watches, check your weapons, and let’s play us some paintball!”

Written for these daily prompts: Your Daily Word Prompt (bipartite), Word of the Day Challenge (flawless), Ragtag Daily Prompt (pelt), and Fandango’s One-Word Challenge (synchronize).

#100WW — The Will of the People

The demonstrators marched to the statehouse to protest the latest injustices. There were hundreds of them — angry, upset, carrying signs, and chanting. The protest leaders gave rousing speeches to thunderous cheers.

They were calling for the governor and state legislators to come out and face them, to begin a constructive dialogue on the issues, and to right the wrongs.

But neither the governor nor the legislators responded. They were elected by the people, but did not have the courage to meet with those who put them in office.

It was as if the will of the people didn’t matter anymore.

(100 words)

Written for Bikurgurl’s 100 Word Wednesday prompt. Photo credit: Heather Mount.

FOWC with Fandango — Synchronize

FOWCWelcome to October 1, 2020 and to Fandango’s One-Word Challenge (aka, FOWC). It’s designed to fill the void after WordPress bailed on its daily one-word prompt.

I will be posting each day’s word just after midnight Pacific Time (US).

Today’s word is “synchronize.”

Write a post using that word. It can be prose, poetry, fiction, non-fiction. It can be any length. It can be just a picture or a drawing if you want. No holds barred, so to speak.

Once you are done, tag your post with #FOWC and create a pingback to this post if you are on WordPress. Please check to confirm that your pingback is there. If not, please manually add your link in the comments.

And be sure to read the posts of other bloggers who respond to this prompt. You will marvel at their creativity.