Does exclusive need to be original material?
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at 14:22 on February 3rd, 2007
IMHO I would say yes. Same as for exclusive. While is may be news on other media channels, if it is originagl writing the yes (my Floods in North Qld story is an example - I have taken fact from a number of mainstream media sources and created a totally new article.)
at 15:36 on February 3rd, 2007
I think we have a naming problem...the Exclusive formatting gives the wrong impression. It needs to be changed, IMHO.
One solution is to create a third category of story (Highlighted, Exclusive, and...?)
at 15:48 on February 3rd, 2007
Umm, how about ORIGINAL
at 16:46 on February 3rd, 2007
Well the reason I asked is because I find now and again republished stories marked as "exclusive."I did also when I first started posting here at NP. But as I'm writing this comment I realize it could be because the user has another browser other than Firefox.
How bout "Editorial" or maybe even "Original".......Just kidding Matte.....Tee Hee!! Exclusive means NP is the first to bring it to the public which I'm sure will draw complaints.
at 17:22 on February 3rd, 2007
semantics I know...but how do we know it is exclusive? It needs not be be published elsewhere for that credit to be given, in which case if it is original, it probably is also exclusive!
at 20:14 on February 3rd, 2007
If NP wants to "brand" the word "exclusive" to mean "written by a NP member" then that's one thing, but the word actually does mean that it's only published where it's listed as "exclusive."
"Original" would be a great flag so that those with their own blogs/columns/etc could highlight material as origional and leave it posted at their own location.
at 22:32 on February 3rd, 2007
a good seperation of the terms!
at 18:21 on February 12th, 2007
"Original" would do. "Exclusive" gives the impression that only NP Editors or Administrators are the ones who submitted an originally written story.
at 19:54 on February 12th, 2007
I agree with ANG- that is an excellent differentiation of the terms.
at 20:54 on February 12th, 2007
Dilatory I know; but I have to agree on the term difference. The issues with trying to track down if a story is original or not are one thing, proving that NP is the only carrier of a story is even more difficult.
Less important: On the note of an Exclusive/Original story...it might be useful to add a standardized image for these types of stories so that when someone blogs/links to said story, they can use an image to jazz up their site. I'm pro-text notation vs. image, but a lot of bloggers seem to favor images and icons. Just a thought.
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