Starting today, Pollchecker takes over as moderator of the blogs on Capitol Hill Blue. Her willingness to take on this job is much appreciated by your overtaxed and overburdened publisher.

Her job will be to try and bring some order to the chaos. We’ve noticed that some bloggers seem obvious to the few, but necessary rules that we have set down here for blogging on Blue. For example:

–Reference your material with links;

–Don’t reprint copyrighted material without permission. Use an excerpt to that material and then link to the full article;

–Don’t write headlines in all capital letters. It’s hard to read and causes problems with search engines;

–Our headline style is to capitalize the first letter of the first word and the rest in lower case (expect for proper names or words that require capitalization);

–Watch your spelling. We spend a lot of time fixing misspelled words in headlines and posts;

–Don’t post long links that cause formatting problems with the page. Put those links in an “Link description” tag. If you don’t know how to do that, click on the “enable rich-text” link under this form box and use the WYSIWYG editor to insert links.

I’ll let pollchecker introduce herself to the masses here. Please welcome her, cooperate with her, and behave. It will make all our lives much easier.


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