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When a story is rejected, can admin please explain to us fools; how to repair our summaries. I don't know about anyone else but I find this really more annoying, when I am about to try and sleep.
Thanks!
 
 From: captainJane     10/06/2009 04:08 AM     
  Thank you ..  
  
or the fast response. Very considerate!
 
  by: captainJane     10/06/2009 04:32 AM     
  Very well  
  
I'll deal with the specifics of your most recently rejected summary as I'm guessing that is what you want to know.


Source:
A US State Department spokesman said the aim for Washington was to convince Pyongyang to take the path to complete denuclearisation of the Korean Peninsula.

The spokesman said this remained the core objective, and that the multi-party process was the best mechanism for achieving that.

Your second paragraph:
A US Department spokesman said: “The aim for Washington was to convince Pyongyang to take the path to complete denuclearisation of the Korean Peninsula. This remained the core objective; the multi-party process was the best mechanism.”


Now my first reaction is that you are quite fortunate that it was rejected not blocked outright. Caution2 could have blocked it for being copied or for being falsely reported.

The problem is that you've taken a big chunk of source, put quotation marks around it, and passed it off as a quote when in fact it isn't. Let me give you an example:

I say: "I believe the states should be abolished at the earliest opportunity. They add an unnecessary layer of beaurocracy and cost the taxpayer hundreds of millions. In addition the create inconsistancies in legislation that hinder interstate commerce. Significant savings can be made by streamlining processes duplicated by each state into a single federal process."

Now this can be reported two ways. It can be directly quoted:

"I believe the states should be abolished at the earliest opportunity. They add an unnecessary layer of beaurocracy and cost the taxpayer hundreds of millions. In addition the create inconsistancies in legislation that hinder interstate commerce. Significant savings can be made by streamlining processes duplicated by each state into a single federal process," said Ixuzus.

or it can be paraphrased for succinctness, clarity, or just because the writer wants to do it that way.

Ixuzus called for the abolition of the states, saying that they are inefficient, costly, and hinder interstate commerce.

Now in the first case the quote is reported exactly so they are my words not the reporter's. This type of quote you can copy exactly in your summary.

In the second case it is in the reporter's words. Copying them directly is plagiarism and probably copyright infringement. (I'm not going to get into the fair use discussion now)

So the reason your summary was rejected was that you misreported the reporter's paraphrase of the department spokesman as a direct quote and in doing so copied directly from the source which is forbidden by ShortNews. I would have explained all this to you via IM had you waited.


Oh, yeah. For the record for everyone else: the admin team has a tool which will automatically show sections copied directly from the source in red. It doesn't work with all sources but it does work with the vast majority. If you copy there is a very good chance that we're going to notice.
 
  by: ixuzus     10/06/2009 05:56 AM     
  I'd say  
  
less than two hours for a response was very fast, indeed. Thanks, Ixuzus.
 
  by: Lois_Lane     10/06/2009 12:54 PM     
 
 
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