A Note on the 'DP Original' TagSubmitted by Michael Nystrom on Tue, 10/29/2013 - 01:07
A note on DP Originals.
As per the definition: Original content composed with time or thought.
Friends, this is your opportunity to speak truth to the masses! The Daily Paul is powered by people like you. Many (if not most) of the posts here are links to MainStream (some would say LameStream!) Media news. The DP Original is a way for you to reach out to your fellow lovers of Liberty with your own original creation.
But there seems to be some misunderstanding about what a DP Original is, and is not.
Hopefully the following will clarify things:
- - -
A naked link to an article you found on the Internets is NOT a DP original.
Other clarifications though example:
A video that you found on YouTube but did not make - No
A video by a DP member (you), that you made and put on YouTube, that is relevant to our discussion here - Yes! (for example, see videos by DP members Jan Helfeld & tradgedyandhope)
A post on your blog that you excerpt with a link that says "click here to continue" - No
A post from your blog that you reproduce in its entirety here for the DP community to read and discuss - Yes!
An image that you found on facebook - No
An image that you yourself made and put on facebook that is also relevant to the DP community - Yes!
An essay, story or vignette that you composed with time and thought to share with your friends here at the DP - Yes!
An unsubstantiated essay or story that you received in an email chain that sounds probably, maybe true, but you don't know for sure, and you don't know who wrote it, or where the it originally came from - No!
An announcement of who's coming up next on Fox News, because you just happened to be sitting around watching TV - No!
A post by the owner of the site explaining what a "DP Original" is - Yes! Ha ha ha.
An easy way to remember this:
If you didn't write it / make it yourself, it is not a DP original. Anything that includes the words, "click here to continue reading" is not a DP original.
Anything that you made / wrote yourself, and that does not include the words, "Click here to continue..." - Yes!
- - - - -
There are so many original thinkers here at the Daily Paul. YOU are what makes this a singular, unique place on the Internet.
Regurgitating thoughts and ideas from the broader media is a fine way to start a discussion. There is nothing wrong with that, and most of the posts here on the DP are exactly that.
However, there are many original thoughts and ideas here that don't fit into the MSM template. We need not submit ourselves entirely to MSM culture. Let's make our own culture! Celebrate yourself! Celebrate your own thoughts, your own insights and your own ideas. Post them, and share them here on the Daily Paul.
Top voted DP originals make it into the featured box at the top right box ---> ^
- - - - -
DPers, please help me police and enforce this. If you see a mis-tagged post, please leave a link to this post to help others understand the point, and so people stop mis-tagging posts. (It creates a lot of work for me and the moderators to retag them.)
The best solution to this problem (like most problems) is education.
Thank you for your help and cooperation.
And keep those Originals coming!
Blessings and thanks for all of your contributions to the cause of Liberty.
Founder, Editor and Mayor - DailyPaul.com