Change publication date

Would it be feasible to have a feature to change the publication date to either a future, or a past date?

For a future date, a drafted post could be auto-published when the specified date is reached. And a past date could be handy when (manually) bringing over a post that was originally published on another platform, perhaps with an “original publishing date” and an “actual date” on Narrative.

Any thoughts? 

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+1 on this.

It would also allow the network to keep stats - whether internally or publicly - on how much content is being generated fresh for Narrative, and how much of it is recycled.

I also think we should consider allowing people who are republishing their own work on Narrative, to provide links to where it was previously published, and check a box as to whether or not they are removing it from the other locations.  This would help the Tribunal figure out cases of alleged content theft.  If a published piece does not have this data entered, that would be an extra reason for suspicion.  If it does have it entered, it provides a starting point for a quick investigation.

The Tribunal could request that the user prove the earlier publications were his, by requesting that they make a small alteration to the published material on the other site, to demonstrate that the account on that site is indeed theirs.

All of this would of course be rarely needed - but probably important that we consider arming ourselves with the data needed to make these checks now and again.

And again, where pieces have been previously published may yield interesting data for the network.  Which sites are being considered by our users as being most compatible with Narrative, in terms of what they posted there.  How effective are our measures to attract porting of content from a particular platform to Narrative?  This data would provide insight into these questions.

I definitely support a publishing date feature.

I am undecided about the idea of having the previously published date, as proof of authorship. I have concerns that some people will vote negatively, or more likely decide to not vote at all, on content that was not originally posted on Narrative. In otherwords, a standard emerges that "Narrative only" content gets more highly rewarded. I think if you posted your content elsewhere, and it gets brought up to the tribunal as plagiarism, it is very easy to demonstrate that you are still the author. 

Emily Barnett posted:

I definitely support a publishing date feature.

I am undecided about the idea of having the previously published date, as proof of authorship. I have concerns that some people will vote negatively, or more likely decide to not vote at all, on content that was not originally posted on Narrative. In otherwords, a standard emerges that "Narrative only" content gets more highly rewarded. I think if you posted your content elsewhere, and it gets brought up to the tribunal as plagiarism, it is very easy to demonstrate that you are still the author. 

It would not be necessary to display the data on previous publications.  It is just useful information gathering for the platform.

I plan on re-using content I've posted elsewhere, but it will be fairly easy for me to prove that I was and am the original author. For old Facebook posts, I'm not going to bother providing a link to the original post - because I don't necessarily want everyone heading to my FB profile and trying to friend me or whatever - but if I'm re-working something from my blog, I'll probably be linking back to the original post. My about page of my blog contains my real name, just like on here, so bam, proof of authorship. Old reddit posts require one additional step, as my username there is also the name of my blog, and it's my Twitter handle as well.

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