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    2 Codified rule for posting news stories on TB

    After several weeks of debate, the staff and I have come up with a rule for the posting of news stories on the forum.

    ALL original posts that start a thread MUST have the entire story, start to finish, unless its impractical due to extreme length or for other technical reasons. (If so, the member needs to insert a notice at the end, something to the effect of: "Was unable to post story content because..." However, that has to be legit, rather than a person's blanket excuse for never posting content.) The story must also include the attribution and link to the original story. OPs that do not contain this content will be deleted and the thread starter will receive an infraction.

    ALL videos must contain a synopsis of the content. Video OPs MUST use the VIDEO prefix for clarity.

    Posts WITHIN a thread that have additional information or related stories must contain at least ONE FOURTH TO ONE THIRD of the entire story's content, as well as the aforementioned attribution and link, again with the entire story content strongly preferred.

    The only exception to this policy will be if the poster discusses their formatting intent with the staff (such as the Four Horsemen threads) and that a SUMMARY of multiple news stories is the intent of the post.

    Again, threads that do not meet these criteria will be deleted and the member infracted. If the infractions continue, the member will be sanctioned to the point of no longer being able to post original threads or removal from the forum. TB2K is not a "link clearing house." If you cannot post news stories following these requirements, please don't post news threads.

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    You should 'Sticky' this to the top of the page so that it NEVER drops off for the newbies.....

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    Oh I will, of that you can be sure.

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    Dennis, my brain is officially fried at the moment. I've always posted in total and with the appropriate linkage but define "attribution" for me. Sorry for sounding like the proverbial idiot.
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    The name of the author. The "by line".

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dennis Olson View Post
    The name of the author. The "by line".
    Thank you. That part I have been lax on.
    Find my free fiction stories here.

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    Just a quick queston for clarification. What do mean by attribution? Do you mean the source of the story? i.e. NY times? Or the Author of the story?

    ETA: Nevermind. I see it was answered AFTER I hit reply.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dennis Olson View Post
    After several weeks of debate, the staff and I have come up with a rule for the posting of news stories on the forum....
    ALL videos must contain a synopsis of the content. Video OPs MUST use the VIDEO prefix for clarity.
    ....Dennis
    Thanx Dennis! Would love to see "External links" added to this synopsis rule.

    Thanx, again,


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    Quote Originally Posted by Dennis Olson View Post
    ALL videos must contain a synopsis of the content. Video OPs MUST use the VIDEO prefix for clarity.
    Clarification on this Dennis, for youtube videos, is the youtube synopsis sufficient, or do you require a far more extensive one we write ourselves?

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    Depends. Gotta be descriptive enough for people. If the supplied description is adequate, that's fine. If you personally feel that it's too brief or not descriptive enough, add something.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dennis Olson View Post
    Depends. Gotta be descriptive enough for people. If the supplied description is adequate, that's fine. If you personally feel that it's too brief or not descriptive enough, add something.
    Ok thanks Dennis

    1Pe 4:7 But the end of all things is at hand: be ye therefore of sound mind, and be sober unto prayer

    Joh 3:16 For God so loved the world that He gave His only-begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life.
    Joh 3:17 For God did not send His Son into the world to condemn the world, but so that the world might be saved through Him.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Dennis Olson View Post
    Depends. Gotta be descriptive enough for people. If the supplied description is adequate, that's fine. If you personally feel that it's too brief or not descriptive enough, add something.
    I guess my Arabic language YouTube videos from Gaza and Egypt
    are gonna need a little translation.
    (A bunch of young dudes throwin' rocks, A phalanx of police shootin' teargas)
    (Angry man with a beard shoutin' and waving his hands)

    The speech and narrative videos I try to find and post a "professional" english transcript.
    (without the transcript it really is not worth much...)
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    What about posts that contain a whole page or more of Tweets, each with an abbreviated link?

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    Tweets don't count as "news threads". Think of them as moment-by-moment live news snips.

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    Quote Originally Posted by twincougars View Post
    What about posts that contain a whole page or more of Tweets, each with an abbreviated link?
    I think that is a rapidly evolving way of reporting REALTIME news.
    The journalists(accredited, freelance, or amateur)
    are putting more and more real information out in twitter only format.

    When a rocket is seen launching by a journalist in Damascus,
    who posts the video on YouTube, and tweets "Rocket launch , headed south".
    the real time aspect of the information might give a little leeway to strict documentation
    of information flow.

    I try to replace the abbreviated link with the full final URL of links in tweets.
    (I'm not limited to 140 characters here...)

    I also put the URL link to the actual tweet in my posts. You can go back and click the link
    and get the tweet with all replies that way. You can also get the authors other tweets and lists.

    But, I also like MzKitty's style of Tweetgrid capture as well. She doesn't have the URL available in that format.
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