Read the author line

December 14th, 2011 at 4:09 am by David Farrar

For those who missed it, the post before this one was by Jadis, one of my guest editors. As it happens I disagree with Jadis on this, and think Shearer will lead Labour into the 2014 election. Hell if Labour didn’t roll Phil Goff for non-performance, then Shearer has nothing to worry about.

I actually think he has a very decent chance of becoming Prime Minister.

I’m on holiday until early January so Jadis will be doing the odd guest post, as well as possibly other guest editors.

I’ll still do a bit of blogging, but will be less regular.

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18 Responses to “Read the author line”

  1. eszett (2,401 comments) says:

    Read the author line

    Highlight the author line if you are not the author.

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  2. expat (4,050 comments) says:

    irrespective of Shearers success his election is great news when you see all the Labour union faction hacks spreading their usual love (bile)across the blogs.

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  3. Yvette (2,786 comments) says:

    Hell if Labour didn’t roll Phil Goff for non-performance, then Shearer has nothing to worry about.

    Implicit in Goff not being replaced before the Election, was the Party’s own estimation that it would loose, so contenders then, not wanting too be leader just until the loss, held back until now, thus displaying greater interest in their own futures than that of the Party. That is why Goff was not rolled when he should have been, and with the next Election now about three years away, Shearer will be under threat as soon as Cunliffe thinks he can pull it off.

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  4. Lee C (4,516 comments) says:

    I though the Jadis post was ill-timed and vindictive in its intent.

    But it appeared to signall the National ‘attack’ meme that is likely to be used between now and the election.

    It was just fired off a bit early, that’s all.

    Yvete – unless Shearer offers Cunliffe some plum post elsewhere.

    I recall on a number of occasions when blogging about ‘leaks’ from other sources here on KB we have discussed the ‘non-accidental’ quality of those. Or indeed how they have accidentally signalled true intent/opinions. But that is entering into a conspiracy theory tin-foil hat area.

    So – on reflection, I’d have to settle for ‘vindictive’.

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  5. Bazar (37 comments) says:

    To be honest, easiest way to differentiate authors, will be either to have a picture/avatar with each post, or guest post.

    Most people are going to skip over the authors name, even if you bold it.

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  6. Murray (8,847 comments) says:

    I think Shearer has a damn good shot next election because having labour pick him shows some sign that they get that they are the problem.

    Silent T would have meant more of the same.

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  7. Nigel (512 comments) says:

    Enjoy your holiday dpf, very well deserved !!!.

    Regarding Jadis post, personally I think it’s not really clear enough posts by guest editors, I’d suggest the first line of any article by a guest editor should be a quick intro from them.

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  8. big bruv (13,734 comments) says:

    DPF

    How many posts will we see from D4J?

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  9. Dave Mann (1,218 comments) says:

    As you are the owner and of this blog and particularly given that you are such a prolific poster, its a perfectly reasonable assumption to make that all the posts are yours. To avoid confusion why not just ask this Jadis person to identify itself somewhere in the title? Like “:Jadis” or “- Jadis” at the end of the title?

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  10. david c (254 comments) says:

    My apologies then for accusing you of early destabilising. Perhaps I should open my eyes before getting wound up!

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  11. davidp (3,580 comments) says:

    To eliminate all confusion about authorship, I absolutely DEMAND that you include a line of text that looks like this if Jadis is the author:

    December 13th, 2011 at 1:57 pm by Jadis

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  12. peterwn (3,246 comments) says:

    I did not think it was DPF’s style and a quick check of the by-line confirmed this. A bit too much sensitivity being shown by some around here.

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  13. Michaels (1,318 comments) says:

    Labour won’t win the next election but they will cobble together a coalition.
    National will be in the cold for years to come as they have no playmates.
    Kinda scary if you ask me.

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  14. Graeme Edgeler (3,283 comments) says:

    I did not think it was DPF’s style and a quick check of the by-line confirmed this.

    Can’t say I noticed it, but looking back, the paragraphs are a bit longer than DPF usually writes :-)

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  15. dime (9,869 comments) says:

    I hope you’re all looking forward to Dime’s guest posts.

    Im pretty much drunk between Dec 20 – Jan 10th but ill have someone proof read :)

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  16. labrator (1,847 comments) says:

    Read the author line

    The author line only shows on the abbreviated listing on your homepage, not on the article itself. If you jump from the comments link on the left, you won’t know who authored it without finding the article on the homepage again. It would be good if you repeated the author under the header on the article page, near where the “scoop it” button is.

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  17. aitkenmike (94 comments) says:

    I noticed it just before I posted about you starting the mischief fomenting early, but as others have said earlier, it might be a good idea to make guest post’s more obvious in some way, considering the vast majority of posts are made by you.

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  18. PaulL (5,971 comments) says:

    I thought it was a bit different than the line you’d been taking before. For guest posts, I’d have the guest poster just note that it’s them not you in the first line. Everyone reads the first line, not sure many people read the author.

    Having said that, most people seemed to address the content in the comments, and the content was the same irrespective who wrote it.

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