Comment VQ Re: Off Topic


Autism Rate Rises in US, May Begin In Utero


Off Topic (Score: 3, Interesting)

by on 2014-03-28 20:04 (#VE)

Cross-submitted by the author at Soylent News.

I "cross-submitted" a story yesterday but then wondered if that was appropriate. Since many people visit both sites, would it just be seen as a duplicate? Would people comment on both stories?

What is the best way to support both sites?

Re: Off Topic (Score: 4, Informative)

by on 2014-03-28 22:46 (#VN)

I was the editor for this article, and I asked Bryan the same question: is it cool to post articles already posted elsewhere? His response was that the poster has done so before, and it was fine with Bryan (so it's okay with me).

I personally don't want much overlap between the sites, for two reasons:
1) I don't want anyone to think the two sites are poaching each other's articles, and
2) Different articles at each site means a reader gets more choice and more interesting things to read, which is good.

That said, I think I agree with Bryan here: the submitter posted at both sites deliberately, and I thought it would be rude not to post an interesting article someone had taken the time and energy to submit.

This question might become more academic at some point, as different communities evolve around both sites. I'm active on Usenet's comp.misc too, which frankly grapples with the same issue. There is bound to be a bit of overlap and cross-fertilization, but provided we make an effort, it won't necessarily become a problem.

Interesting article, by the way. I know a teacher of autistic kids, and it's clear we're just scratching the surface here with regard to our understanding of autism.

Re: Off Topic (Score: 3, Insightful)

by on 2014-03-29 01:32 (#VQ)

Thanks for publishing it. I'd like to see Pipedot evolve a different mission, since both Soylent News and Pipedot are basically trying to do the same thing, and the audience seems to be with Soylent by a significant share. Maybe Pipedot could be a more intelligent version of Reddit, without the pr0n?


Time Reason Points Voter
2014-03-29 01:32 Insightful +1
2014-03-29 19:32 Interesting +1

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