Here's the rub, most Trib editorials are under 300 words and excerpting guidelines allow up to 300 words.
When posting, I drop a sentence or two and post the remainder of the editorial as an excerpt.
Usually this seems to satisfy the moderators, but on one or two occasions my post has been altered by a moderator to an "auto excerpt" which leaves one or two random paragraphs as the final post.
Is this a "grey" area or do you have a preference that I should conform to?
If an article is excerpt only, personally, go by the 1/3 rule. Even though John's written a 300 word code, I try to abide by the guidelines and be fair (I'll post the first one or two sentences) Personally, I try not to post from those sites, why give them additional hits when they're being bitchy about it? I don't want to see FR shafted by, "you posted 253 words, and it should have been 216 words".