Diaries? Writers names?

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Richard8039

13 Sep, 2017 01:07 PM

Thanks, DK is a great news source and I get a great onsite into issues.
Can someone explain how diaries are created and who creates these?
Can someone explain why some writers use their complete name and some use handles or are anonymous?
The recent article/diarie about a judge and her religious point of view was retracted as fake.
How was this piece published? This is what I don't understand about DK.
Thanks

  1. 1 Posted by Senor Unoball on 13 Sep, 2017 07:11 PM

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    1) Diaries are created by anybody with a Kos user account. Those are typically those listed under the "recent" or "recommended" tabs. However, the site does have some paid staffers, who are colloquially termed "Front Pagers" because their diaries appear on the main, front section, of the site.
    2) Some people wish to be anonymous, for personal reasons of their own.
    3) The judge diary was written by somebody who may or may not have had reasons. I don't think it was retracted as fake, but others came along to point out that the initial diary was not accurate in some areas. That is what we do here: point out when a diary is not accurate or truthful. A good many of us try to keep diaries honest and truthful, so that nobody can accuse DK of promoting "fake news."

  2. 2 Posted by Richard8039 on 13 Sep, 2017 07:23 PM

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    SU
    Thanks

    Sent from my iPad

  3. Support Staff 3 Posted by Daily Kos Staff on 14 Sep, 2017 02:58 AM

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    Thanks for asking, thanks for answering.

    Some additional resources:
    https://www.dailykos.com/stories/2013/01/08/1177381/-New-Diarists-M...

    And the Knowledge Base here at Help Desk has a few explainers and tutorials as well. See https://helpdesk.dailykos.com/kb

  4. Daily Kos Staff closed this discussion on 14 Sep, 2017 02:58 AM.

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