How to get news item noticed

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27 Apr, 2017 05:54 PM

I posted an item from Stand up America last night on Trumps 1st 100 days. I thought it was important enough for everyone to see the list of 100 failures etc. But do not see it out there. How does an item get posted and become important enough to be sent in an email. This one should be shared. Thanks.

  1. 1 Posted by Otteray Scribe on 27 Apr, 2017 07:13 PM

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    Your post is visible. Link:

    However, it is a straight-up copy and paste. Did you get the original author's permission to post this? I looked, and did not see any "..with permission" disclaimers, nor did you put it in a blockquote.

    It is OK to write an article summarizing why someone might want to click the link to a relevant site; however, it is not OK to copy the whole thing without permission from the original author. Fair use says no more than two or three paragraphs, at most.

    Here is a link to "Rules of the Road" for this site.
    Scroll down to the "DO NOT" section and review Item #9.

    You may wish to delete this post before it attracts too much negative attention for the reasons aforementioned.

  2. 2 Posted by RobbieM on 27 Apr, 2017 07:26 PM

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    Yes.  I rec'd the email from Stand up America and it says to share it.  I can include that. -Robbie

          From: Otteray Scribe <[email blocked]>
     To: [email blocked]
     Sent: Thursday, April 27, 2017 3:13 PM
     Subject: Re: How to get news item noticed [Questions #21401]
     #yiv1242738933 pre {width:92%;margin:10px 2%;padding:5px 2%;background:#efefef;border:1px solid #d6d6d6;}#yiv1242738933 blockquote {margin-left:0;padding-left:1em;border-left:5px solid #ccc;}

  3. 3 Posted by Otteray Scribe on 27 Apr, 2017 07:32 PM

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    In that case it should be OK. Put the disclaimer prominently at the top, but it is considered good form to blockquote the copied material.

  4. 4 Posted by Burner2 (unveri... on 29 Apr, 2017 05:15 PM

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    Why was I able to see my comments when I first subscribed but am unable to comment now? I haven't broken any rules.

  5. 5 Posted by Otteray Scribe on 29 Apr, 2017 06:16 PM

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    Burner2. I checked your personal home page, and your permissions all seem fine. You have made seven comments. They were all civil, and a couple were clever, so I gave you some Recs so you could start building up Mojo. Check your settings. You may have your default set to collapse comments. If so, change it to Expand Comments.
    Here is the link to your comments list, and you should be able to see they are all there.

  6. Support Staff 6 Posted by Daily Kos Staff on 05 May, 2017 08:55 PM

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    Robbie --

    Thanks for joining the site, and thanks for asking some questions here.

    It appears that most of them have been answered, courtesy of one of our long-time users, but in case you still have some lingering concerns, please feel free to return.

    As for getting your post included in the Daily Kos Recommended email list -- that's definitely a rare distinction. Many, many users have posted here for years, often with great, well-established reputations and excellent posts, without getting a story onto that list. That takes some time, practice, skill, and (to be honest) luck to crack.

    You might find this resource helpful:

    Welcome to the site, and may your sojourn here be productive and enjoyable.

    PS--And here FYI is a very detailed account of how the DKRE is curated:

  7. Daily Kos Staff closed this discussion on 05 May, 2017 08:55 PM.

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