Can I ask about this topic? I agree with this sentence -- most blogs aren't great, and we don't want them cluttering up the main page.
And on the other hand, a few of them are much better and much more important than anything in the MSM. Michael Yon's blog comes to mind. So does "The Belmont Club" by our own Wretchard.
So if I want to post something from one of these top-quality blogs, does it make sense to do it in News/Activism?
Here's the skinny. Go ahead and post it. Blogs are a dime a dozen. We all know that. If it's newsworthy, and an obscure blogger posted it, it'll eventually end up in news. We don't limit blogs to blog only. We've put articles in blog only to shortly realize, this is big news. It's not easy, what's legit news, what's just opinion. But, eventually, the cream will rise to the top. If you're adamant about a thread, send us off a note, we'll review it. 9 times out of 10, we'll move it to news. We aren't Nazis, as the trolls would have you think. We see a lot more than the average poster, even the poster who's here 24-7. But, we know when a developing hot story is in the works, and we try to credit the blogger who first posted it. Hope this helps.