Skip to comments.Question for Admin Moderator
Posted on 03/05/2009 10:24:29 AM PST by Behind Liberal Lines
So what's the deal now with excerpts now? I see you're editing articles to one or two sentences even if they were excerpted by the poster to begin with.
I thought 300 words was the excerpting standard.
I bet it depends on the source. There is a list under help. I hate the 2 sentence posts myself.
Are you going to stand for such insolence??
I haven’t seen any difference in excer
lobo hoggo bizarro.
If two sentences is the limit, maybe the excerpt button should be limited to that, not 300 words.
Been nice knowin’ ya...
I excerpted your New York Post article because you didn’t show that you cut out the middle of the body, and I wanted FReepers to read the article as presented without wondering if you had done any other surgery.
I see the moderator couldn’t answer my question but could take the time to move the thread to chat.
Answer at post 9.
I see you posted a few seconds too soon.
Something like thi
So the fact it said “excerpt” is no longer sufficient for the readers to know that? Or the fact that some of the sentences were no longer capitalized?
Gee, that seems awfully picky.
PS. Saw you responded after I complained you hadn’t. Apologies on that point.
I post here at different times of day and seems as if some moderators let anything go while others are about as rigid and intolerant as an Ohio social services official to Joe the Plumber.
A little consistency would be nice. Or at least a schedule of when the strict ones are on duty. ;-)
If you leave out the middle, it helps if you put “snip” in between. We used to do that around here, even if we click “excerpt” but I see a lot of people have forgotten it.
Yeah, only slightly more embarrasing than you telling me something I'd just commented on and apologized to the mod for in the post right above yours.
Zot-a-r’hotta-matatta. Breen’gi ‘t-taun.
Articles from sources governed by the FR Excerpt or Provide Link Only Guidelines must be manually-excerpted to 50% of content, or automatically-excerpted to 300 words or less, or linked only, whichever applies.If a Mod has to excerpt an article after it has been posted (by clicking a button), the length of the excerpt is determined by the forum software.
I sure wouldn’t want their job.. from the tens of thousands of posts, to the everyone griping about every little thing.. I would bet any inconsistency is more due to the fact that they just can’t keep up.. plus look how impatient some folks are...
If you cut out portions of the excerpt, perhaps you should have inserted “snip” or “....” in the gap.
Thank you for the info.
I could certainly get behind that!
I had been a lurker for years before I signed up and the Admin sometimes edits it down to just a sentence or two - this has been going on for years, it’s not something new.
It’s not universal. The copyright holder make the decision.
We prefer that you keep guessing.
Thanks, sounded like you did the poster a favor and made a post more understandable.
We huh? So there are more of you?
Not since the lawsuits. We don't need more of those.
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Ever had a cat that comes up and kisses you all over your face? She does.
Many thanks too!
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This isn't Stalin's Soviet Union, or Putin's Russia. This is Free Republic. People shouldn't be afraid to ask questions.
It may be time to take a look at allowing blogs to be listed in news rather than bloggers & personal. Nowadays, much breaking news first comes out in blogs rather than dinosaur media sources.
Just for discussion, moo.
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Lol! Looks like the cat caught the ‘mouse’!
We do allow some blogs or blog postings in news. It depends on if the blog posting is actually 'news', bringing something new or breaking to the story or if it is by an authority. Basically, is it actually news or just some John Doe commenting on news? Michelle Malkin or Neil Boortz's blog, for example, are usually allowed in news.
Here's the text of my original excerpt. I think it got the point across clearly enough:
Officials at the FBI's New York field office - the first line of defense in preventing another terrorist attack here - got so spooked by the threat of bad weather that they declared a "snow day" Monday.
Millions of other New Yorkers with jobs unrelated to national security managed to trudge through the snow while the FBI stayed warm at home.
Many agents were notified on their BlackBerrys just before midnight as the first, apparently dangerous flakes began to fall - hours before Mayor Bloomberg reluctantly gave schoolkids the day off.
Other federal agencies, including the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms, followed. the Drug Enforcement Administration's New York branch, open in the morning, closed up shop soon after, an official said. the Federal Aviation Administration also informed employees at its Queens offices - except for those who work in the control towers - to take a snow day.
President Obama has shown little tolerance for those wimpy about the weather.
Last month, when the Washington private school where he sends Sasha and Malia called a snow day, Obama said DC needed to toughen up.
(Excerpt) Read more at nypost.com ...
I asked the question because I really am interested in doing things right when I post. I admit my tone was a little cheeky. However, I figure we're all friends here.
What I’ve seen with our Dinosaur Media threads is blogs that cover TV or newspapers (like this morning’s story on the Ft Worth Star Telegram layoffs) often precede AP stories by a hour or more. Perhaps a little more leeway there.
All just my opinion, of course.
And thanks for the answer.
While he sits in a 78° Offal Office in his shirtsleeves.
I usually only do the first 2 paragraphs ;-}
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