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Article Byline - Example, "Why What Works"
« on: November 15, 2020, 06:08:09 pm »

The article posted today shows a strange byline at the top of the article that is of a type I've also seen a couple times over the past couple years. 
After the title, the byline is  "November 15, 2020 by Michael Reichmann" and then immediately the article begins.  I realize that this must be an old article that you're recycling.  I have no problem with that.  In fact, I think I'll enjoy reading any of the articles he wrote.   

But why does the byline read as though Michael just wrote and published this article??  Come on!  If this is editable when you publish, then pay attention.  Or maybe your software automatically adds today's date and the name of the author from some "author field" in the database.  If this is the case then fix the software.  And until you can, and in fact, whenever you're recycling an old article, you should post an introductory statement that you're posting this article written by the (real author) and published here originally on (date) and the reason you're republishing it.  Then follow that up with your name so we know who decided to post the article. 


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Re: Article Byline - Example, "Why What Works"
« Reply #1 on: November 15, 2020, 07:40:03 pm »

I usually post both the title with the addition of rediscover. Youíll find Iíve done that every time it this.
As for the date - thatís a softwear issue - when republishing the article, the program needs to use the date to do so.
title to be fixed.

Thanks for the feedback.

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