Resources for the Transition to DK 5 (the current version of the site)
For long-time users, changes in the design and function of Daily Kos in November of 2015 were significant enough to warrant some extra support to explain the new system. Most of the tools and guides here were written just before or after the transition, and they could bear revision especially in reference to finer points and features. But the general descriptions still apply.
New users may also find these tools helpful, of course.
Here’s elfling's tutorial explaining the editor.
Here's peregrine kate's text-and-image version of the tutorial:
DK5 How-To: Writing, Editing, Publishing a Diary
Here’s Jason’s diary explaining the design intent:
Here’s Markos’ diary explaining changes to HRs/flagging and hidden comments:
and his discussion of the beta progress:
It's worth including the new Rules of the Road here to expand upon some of the new Community Moderation practices referenced in Markos' diary above.
Mokurai has pulled together some information that is useful:
- Here's how YOU can contribute content to Daily Kos!
- Getting Started with Daily Kos: Some Key References for Writing, Formatting, and Recommending Posts and Comments
- Tutorial: reading and writing diaries and comments
- My comment disappeared!
- Why hasn't my HelpDesk query gotten a response?
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