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Here's a link to the Daily Kos FAQ. Read it, learn it, use it.

Here's a link to the section in question: Writing Diaries

#24 is the pertinent part:

Do not use ALL CAPS or exclamation marks !!! in diary titles.

More ranting below the fold....

Directly below those handy tips and tricks for writing diaries is this:

Editing diaries

After a diary has been posted, its text can be edited. To edit a diary, click on the 'Edit diary' link just underneath the title. The page that appears is similar to the New Diary screen, except that the existing text of the diary has already been filled in. Make the desired edits, click Preview to check that everything is displaying correctly, and then click the 'Update' button to change the text. Note that editing a diary results in that diary's timestamp being changed. If a diary is edited on a day different than when initially written, that edit counts as that diarist's once a day diary.

You'll need to know how to do that if you've insisted on using All Caps in your diary title and are lambasted by the Diary Police in your comment section. All Caps = Screaming at the top of your lungs. Not cool. And not necessary.

While we're here, I may as well bring up another pet peeve of mine - Tags. Specifically, using commas to separate them.

Handily enough, that little tidbit of information is staring right at you when you're adding tags to your spiffy new diary entry:

Tags: (Required)
Add keywords that describe your story. Separate multiple keywords with commas.

Simple enough, eh? Keeping the Tags corralled is a difficult enough task without compounding it by having a series of 20-word tags added into the mix because of a lack of comma sense. (yes, I meant "comma sense" - funny, yes? No? Fine, be that way. <sniff>)

So, in conclusion, please -- Read. The. FAQ.

The Diary Police - and their facsimiles - will be watching.

P.S. Add any other helpful links in the comments section. I know they're out there.

Originally posted to PatsBard on Fri Oct 13, 2006 at 04:24 PM PDT.

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You must add at least one tag to this diary before publishing it.

Add keywords that describe this diary. Separate multiple keywords with commas.
Tagging tips - Search For Tags - Browse For Tags

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More Tagging tips:

A tag is a way to search for this diary. If someone is searching for "Barack Obama," is this a diary they'd be trying to find?

Use a person's full name, without any title. Senator Obama may become President Obama, and Michelle Obama might run for office.

If your diary covers an election or elected official, use election tags, which are generally the state abbreviation followed by the office. CA-01 is the first district House seat. CA-Sen covers both senate races. NY-GOV covers the New York governor's race.

Tags do not compound: that is, "education reform" is a completely different tag from "education". A tag like "reform" alone is probably not meaningful.

Consider if one or more of these tags fits your diary: Civil Rights, Community, Congress, Culture, Economy, Education, Elections, Energy, Environment, Health Care, International, Labor, Law, Media, Meta, National Security, Science, Transportation, or White House. If your diary is specific to a state, consider adding the state (California, Texas, etc). Keep in mind, though, that there are many wonderful and important diaries that don't fit in any of these tags. Don't worry if yours doesn't.

You can add a private note to this diary when hotlisting it:
Are you sure you want to remove this diary from your hotlist?
Are you sure you want to remove your recommendation? You can only recommend a diary once, so you will not be able to re-recommend it afterwards.
Rescue this diary, and add a note:
Are you sure you want to remove this diary from Rescue?
Choose where to republish this diary. The diary will be added to the queue for that group. Publish it from the queue to make it appear.

You must be a member of a group to use this feature.

Add a quick update to your diary without changing the diary itself:
Are you sure you want to remove this diary?
(The diary will be removed from the site and returned to your drafts for further editing.)
(The diary will be removed.)
Are you sure you want to save these changes to the published diary?

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