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  •  I think normal usage would be 'up front' (18+ / 0-)

    Something like "Bill Piper (Director of The Drug Policy Center)..." with the name of the organization being a link to their site.  If you wait to the end the reader is left with "Bill Piper says..." and a long read ahead to answer the question "who the H is Piper and why does his opinion need my attention?"

    As to your overall effort to improve your writing - good for you. You've been doing some dynamite stuff as it is, so can only get better. If you look at my little diary list you can see I'm neither expert nor prolific in that regard.

    “Texas is a so-called red state, but you’ve got 10 million Democrats here in Texas. And …, there are a whole lot of people here in Texas who need us, and who need us to fight for them.” President Obama

    by Catte Nappe on Fri May 16, 2014 at 04:39:50 PM PDT

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    •  Well his name fits the title (4+ / 0-)

      Lol

      Obama is the most progressive president in my lifetime.

      by freakofsociety on Fri May 16, 2014 at 06:35:08 PM PDT

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    •  Hey I like your idea of putting a link to his site (5+ / 0-)

      in it. I'm glad  I came back and looked, I was researching and writing an overview of four articles to update folks on the Nigeria situation and had to read about 15 to select those four.

      This stuff all takes time. Even just formatting the simple standard way I do it takes time. I like to honor the authos, publication and artitcle title fully spelled out in the text rather than just buried under and orange color.

      It seems like the least we can do if we are taking three paragraphs of their writing. I've been working to better transcend my own ego, but I still appreciate it when people offer a h/t if they are using my writing.

      Also, some folks don't realize there are still a fair number of people who have material printed out for them for flying on airplanes and stuff, or going on camping trips or archive.

      Maybe less so these days. But when I was a CEO of a corporation and was flying around a lot, My admin would print out 50 or so articles for me to read while in transit.

      What some folks don't seem to realize is that in black and white a lot of this embedded orange referencing looks ligke plaguerism. Maybe I'm just old fashion but I find it painfully hard to do.

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      by HoundDog on Fri May 16, 2014 at 06:37:57 PM PDT

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