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  •  why did you re-post this so quickly? (0+ / 0-)

    You posted it once on Saturday, so why post it again on Sunday?

    "Minus two votes for the Democrat" equals "plus one vote for the Republican." Arithmetic doesn't care about your feelings.

    by G2geek on Mon Sep 17, 2012 at 12:58:04 AM PDT

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    •  I changed it substantially & accentuated relevance (2+ / 0-)
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      blueoasis, Horace Boothroyd III

      to those interested in the Occupy movement, which made it more topical given the anniversary protest today. I'm new here & someone told me to "re-publish" my 1st post at later time b/c they thought it was important story, but drowned out by some other news. Why? Is it a problem? What's the norm?

      Elsewhere, I've got in habit of publishing rought drafts that aren't totally embarrassing, getting feedback, and sometimes altering the original so much that it's qualitatively different.

      I actually intended to add important new sections & clarifications, as well as polishing. Is there some norm or rule about how one should do this?  

      •  it seems like a variation on diary pimping or... (2+ / 0-)
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        DerAmi, blueyedace2

        .... rewriting your own history, or treating your audience as if they're unpaid staff to help fix your writing.  It's a turn-off and it's also vaguely trollish, especially when it almost-immediately follows another diary by the same author.

        Worse yet, posting diaries as "rough drafts" to be re-posted again in a short while is crass.  It's like a band releasing an album consisting of the rough mixes of fifteen songs, and asking their audience to give them production suggestions.  

        If you have an idea or opinion you want to "test market", do it in comments and see what kinds of replies you get.  If people urge you to turn it into a diary, do it, but don't just re-post the comment: add a bunch of stuff such as supporting facts with links.  

        DK is not a scratch pad.  It's the progressive Democratic digital "newspaper of record," and the stuff people publish here is supposed to be ready for publication, not half-baked.  You really don't want to get a reputation for being half-baked.  

        "Minus two votes for the Democrat" equals "plus one vote for the Republican." Arithmetic doesn't care about your feelings.

        by G2geek on Mon Sep 17, 2012 at 01:27:27 AM PDT

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    •  it should be reposted every week (1+ / 0-)
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      Christopher Tucker

      so that it has some chance to break down barriers with people here, specifically at dKos.

      dKos could truly become something outstanding if those running the site would consider leaving its partisan hoisting up of Democrats as some kind of real answer for a better, freer, more stable American society. because Obama will likely get elected, but when the changes don't materialize in the next four years... where is the credibility? what happens when the para militarization of our police becomes more wide spread and suddenly we can't tell the difference between police and military?

      NDAA... FISA... MCA... if you and all the blah blah blah about the supreme court being so important, then you can't possibly tell me these policies are in line with that argument.

      Rather a place like dKos, to be revolutionary and evolutionary, should consider giving center stage to issues, ways to create power platforms locally and regionally.

      it is the issues, stupid. tracking Dems, imo, is an incredibly bad decision, bad strategy, and keeping the status quo in control.

      •  OK, so write to Markos and ask him to... (2+ / 0-)
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        blueyedace2, Christopher Tucker

        .... change his policy about banning the promotion of third party candidates.  He's the publisher & editor-in-chief so he gets to make the editorial policies here.  

        Who knows, you might get lucky and reach him when he's in a particularly goofy mood, and he might go along with it.  

        "Minus two votes for the Democrat" equals "plus one vote for the Republican." Arithmetic doesn't care about your feelings.

        by G2geek on Mon Sep 17, 2012 at 05:07:51 AM PDT

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