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I own the niche "Emerging Technologies". When I am not logged in to Narrative and access the Narrative niche homepage here: https://www.narrative.org/n/emerging-technologies I can see that a Narrator has published an article within this Niche https://www.narrative.org/post/bitsong-a-music-streaming-platform-on-the-blockchain . However, when I am logged in to Narrative, and access https://www.narrative.org/n/emerging-technologies , I see no articles whatsoever. Can this be fixed? Otherwise it...
I often appreciate an article but don't have a meaningful comment to leave, or have no time for it. Still, I'd want the writer (or others) to know that I appreciated. Votes are now anonymous and I get that negative votes should remain so. But why not making up-votes public or at least notify the writer? A vote up is an engagement tool too, and the engagement opportunity is lost with the anonymous vote.
Or maybe make it optional for the voter whether an upvote is anonymous or visible to the writer. I agree that commenting isn't always convenient, and being able to at least contribute upvotes in a more personal way is a good idea @Vico Biscotti
Yes notification on Upvote is very much needed in narrative..As narrative is community driven content network. In community we must know who appreciating me and how our contents engage with other. Thanks for sharing.
For Narrative to be a real "community" I do think there should be more visibility on who votes for whom. This enables users to connect and engage better with one another. This also allows readers with similar interests and appreciation for an author to connect with one another. Some type of visiblity and notification would be very helpful for community building and networking.
I think this is a good idea as well. I would like to be able to see who appreciates my content and be able to check out that person's content in return. And even if you leave a comment on a post, that person doesn't know if a vote was actually given or not.
I'm not only worried about this serious matter but I'm also worried about that kind of content giving the author a reputation of 99% (I struggle maintaining 85% with original and not too short content). Short (and maybe stolen) content seems to be highly rewarding, at present.
This is a VERY SERIOUS matter. I wasn't following Doru's writing too closely but I've been interacting with him as he is a friendly person who comments and supports other people's work. I don't have any problem with him personally and I can imagine his sentiment: if Narrative was a French or Italian website, you wouldn't get meaningful insights from me apart from a graceful compliment now and then. Would it be an excuse to steal other people's content though? Hell, no. I've been a bit less...
@Gosia Rokicka , it's been a while since it's become expected that posts come with pictures on every platform I can think of, and using "free" pictures is totally typical. If written material is in the public domain, or has been deemed public by the author, there's no law against using this material, and if attribution isn't asked for, then it doesn't have to be included. I agree that using other peoples' freely distributed material is cheating, but it's accepted practice - and legal. Most...
@Colleen Ryer , you're right - there are plenty of sources on the internet that allow using their content for free even without attribution, for many different reasons. But the problem is that if a user creates a post that doesn't infringe on anyone's copyright but still it's not their own content, I don't think they should be financially rewarded for that... To me, it's cheating.
We all use free images but it's just for a presentation purpose. That image doesn't hold any content of the writer, we just choose it to relate it with our writing to make it more appealing. It's just like toppings on our pancake. But what if we borrowed toppings and pancake both from other shop for free and try to sell on our shop in exchange of reward ? I think it's purely an unethical way to earn money/reputation on someone else's efforts. We don't upvote any post by its image but we do...
I take a hard line on copyright infringement. In the old days, when Google still ranked websites based on how well authors could make use of keywords within the content and create gobs of bank links, there were websites that would take free articles from article directories, placed there by the authors themselves who hoped their articles would be spread all over the internet, publish them as-is with author attribution and a link back to the original article, then slap AdSense ads on the...
Oh yes, I forgot, copyright infringement is one of the reasons for downvoting content. Now I feel impelled to follow this user and check every piece of content just to downvote it if it violates this AUP clause. Thanks for reminding me @David Dreezer
Sorry, @David Dreezer , but I don't understand. If an author uses the hack of publishing "borrowed" content and then deleting it when he's caught (or before), this still seems to keep his rep very high. I'm uncomfortable with that. At least till now. Luckily, seems that the author has finally been penalized, at least in part and for now, and the post is no more there (deleted by him?). Still, I don't understand. If I downvote for AUP violation, and the AUP violation is there, how is...
I have down voted all his posts which are sourced from other sites. Remaining ones I have to check on Google. Right now I'm not on pc but if anyone finds it someone else's, down vote it. @Colleen Ryer he knows very well what he had done when he deleted his post in first place. @Garden Gnome Publications that's a good idea of contacting that site and a great action @Vico Biscotti let's see what's their response on it. Agree, temporary - 10 is less for stealing.
They can certainly lodge a dmca complaint. he deletes the contents problem solved? I've downvoted the article but waiting for Narrative to intervene Intervene what way? Governance is and will be the community's job. Report it as an AUP violation. Downvote it.
Um, I think the poster needs to be in the loop, here. He has a right to know what's going on, and to speak on his own behalf. He may have infringed copy write, and if so, needs to stop doing this - but he hasn't even been notified. Also, @Ted and the rest of the @Narrative team need to check this out. Oops, didn't see you up there @David Dreezer - I agree, downvoting the content is the way to go.
@Colleen Ryer , one problem, here. The moment you notify the author, he deletes the contents, and feedback from the Team would be gone... I've downvoted the article but waiting for Narrative to intervene.
When content is downvoted for what seems an AUP violation, the poster should have the chance to review what has been downvoted, in case it isn't one. @David Dreezer , is it possible to review to be sure the downvote is appropriate?
I'm sorry @Vico Biscotti I was editing the first part of that answer and you responded to it before I got my edit done. I will look into that, it is a valid question and you gave a valid reply. I will do the due diligence.
@David Dreezer , "Are you sure that he's gaining rep for content that doesn't exist? How did you come to that conclusion?" I've no evidence. I just saw that after this trick he was still 99, which is pretty high. He's now 89, so let's see in the future. I just wonder is the appreciation he got in the meanwhile contributed or has been deleted with the article. " If I downvote for AUP violation is a part of Community Governance as much as anything else that you do." Just a misunderstanding on...
Hi @BloggerKrunal I remember when I couldn't afford a website - rather couldn't afford to pay fees and royalties for images - without which a website would never make it. Sites like pixabay changed all that, and I am grateful. I don't intend to suggest that "free" articles should be reproduced and posted here - especially if they are earning rewards. It isn't illegal, but it is unfair to the members who work hard at creating content. This is true also of the digital artists who work hard at...
@Colleen Ryer , I'm not sure if this is a good thing. This could be used by the author to delete the content as soon as he/she is caught, before the AUP check and penalty. That's why I didn't warn the author directly. Unless, of course, posts are kept in archive but I read in the occasion of the famous BLOG case (when an important post - along with all the discussion - was deleted by the author) that this is not. cc: @David Dreezer
Just caught and reported more violations in the last ten articles from the same author. cc: @BloggerKrunal , @Colleen Ryer , @David Dreezer , @Garden Gnome Publications , @Gosia Rokicka . Please check yourself and downvote, if possible.
@Colleen Ryer , yes, the author should be notified. I only say not immediately on downvoting, because a malevolent member can use that to hide evidence. I guess the author has been notified when the article has been removed for AUP violation. Or should. @BloggerKrunal , I remember one post from the staff said that the canonical url should be set to affirm that you own the content (even if, of course, it's not sufficient). Else, it's okay to assume that it's an infringement.
@Vico Biscotti since downvotes are anonymous and a voter might not be well enough aware of what is and what isn't an AUP violation, there is a chance that acceptable content could be downvoted - I just want to know if there's a way to put it straight once a downvote has happened and it shouldn't have. I didn't mean that who ever is downvoted is notified directly - the sudden rep drop should be notification enough, I think
I see @BloggerKrunal , maybe in some cases just citing the source isn't good enough - actual permission from the source is required and for some posts wasn't obtained. This isn't allowed, but I'm having a hard time telling which are which.
@Colleen Ryer in his every he had mentioned source info. You can easily judge on that and down vote it. We just have to make sure his original posts don't get down voted. If anyone by mistake down voted his own content then it can be easily upvoted again. To all, punish the bad deeds not the person.
@Colleen Ryer any articles, videos which are sourced from other sites should be down voted. I can see very few in initial stage he posted his own stories and photographs. So if you just look on source details you can down boge it and the remaining ones you can read a little bit of content and you will know it's his or not. As he mentioned few words of Narrative, Narrators, about his Australia trip etc. @Vico Biscotti thanks for sharing that. It will be easy to judge now. However, you and me...
There are ways to tell if an article has been lifted from a website without permission. In Surfersam's case, it seems to be a site where authors post their writing, but they don't get a byline (which is odd). There are still article directories, such as EzineArticles, where articles intended for distribution can be picked up and used by anyone for their email newsletters, website content, or whatever. But there are rules and guidelines for giving proper attribution. As long as publishers...
I see that he's posted some material that is clearly in the public domain, and he declares this and where it comes from. Using this material may be considered poor quality in many eyes, and will downvote as poor quality - some will just skip it or even upvote it if they like it. But it isn't plagiarism or copyright infringement - so shouldn't be downvoted as an AUP.
I did go through the Narrator's stream to find content that has been taken from another site, but all of it has already been removed for AUP violations. I'm guessing Narrative automatically removes it, after a human review, if the content is indeed an AUP violation. The is comforting. @Colleen Ryer , "But it isn't plagiarism or copyright infringement - so shouldn't be downvoted as an AUP." That is correct. I would not downvote that content for an AUP violation. It could be low quality...
Mr. Trump joined us on Narrative. https://www.narrative.org/post/low-iq-individual What will be the right choice, should we welcome him or down vote and report his content? Another one advertisement also came which violates AUP by sharing contact information in the image. https://www.narrative.org/post...ur-pool-table-safely
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