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Do you know your post averages? If you take your last ten posts, what is you’re average one day, two days, and so on views? How many comments do you average? I will love that data if you are willing to share that in the comments. It is something I watch on occasion to see if the various rates are changing overall. I’ve seen a one day drop and even a two-day drop in the last month. The strange thing is I don’t see a three-day drop. In fact, in some cases, I am seeing a rise on the third day. Now some of that is me sharing posts on my backup blog with a link to the site. But there has to be another answer than that. The people that read my wander project don’t understand it here.

They hate the ads. When the ads were gone, they actually read my wander projects here, but the minute the ads returned and particularly the newer ads we have, they stopped and went back to reading my secondary or backup blog. There isn’t a plagiarism issue for reposting the blog as I own the secondary blog and therefore control the content. I do not ever post things on that blog first, and it is merely to use as a backup. Blog2Print allows you to connect to a WordPress Blog and create a permanent PDF archive of your blogs. I like having copies of the Wander Project in PDF form. It goes back to the days after my father passed away and is essential to me.

I wanted to cover one last topic this morning on my blog. I do not allude to, or what we in the US Federal Congrating world call Ghosting or Ghost people on my blog. If I disagree with what you are doing, I will mention you by name. If you feel the need to argue, I am happy to have that discussion. But the reason for my disclaimer is that I do not talk about, allude to, or ghost people. If I call you out, it will be by name. I believe all people deserve the chance to prove themselves either worthy or not worthy. It is important to me and was the way my parents taught me to be. The adage is better to be thought of as stupid than open your mouth and prove it is one I live by.

This work is Copyright DocAndersen. Any resemblance to people real or fictional in this piece is accidental (unless mentioned directly by name).

(please feel free to use this disclaimer in your posts if you wish, I would remove the Docandersen and insert your name though!)

  • Question of

    if you would like to use the diaclaimer on my blog, please feel free!

    • Yes
    • No
  • Question of

    Sending PM’s to people is not acceptable right?

    • Yes
    • No
  • Question of

    We are a community – we need to pull together right?

    • Yes
    • No

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What do you think?

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Written by DocAndersen

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  1. Q: IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO USE THE DIACLAIMER ON MY BLOG, PLEASE FEEL FREE!
    Yes (2 votes) – 50%
    No (2 votes) – 50%
    Q: SENDING PM’S TO PEOPLE IS NOT ACCEPTABLE RIGHT?
    Yes (2 votes) – 40%
    No (3 votes) – 60%
    Q: WE ARE A COMMUNITY – WE NEED TO PULL TOGETHER RIGHT?
    Yes (4 votes) – 80%
    No (1 votes) – 20%

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  2. I don’t know what a disclaimer is a disclaimer or a PM is, but as far as I am concerned you do all right by me.
    I think a ghostwriter is someone who writes instead of …not sure but I will just respond to the topic.

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    • my attorney advised me to add both parts of it for personal protection and to protect my stuff.

      actually he didn’t advise me, he said if You don’t add it i will yell at you! (he is a long time friend)

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  3. I want to apologize to everyone. I added a poll question at the last second that I should have explained and it confused people.

    1. PM’s are fine.
    2. I am referring to the unkind PMs sent. I think we should have a report button for PMs just like we have for comments so that we can remove unkind PMs from the system.

    My apologies for not thinking before polling!

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    • i use that feature very infrequently – most communicating with a few friends on things they are wondering.

      I think it is great for that.

      I should have been more clear and not thrown that into the poll without explanation in the post. Sorry about that.

  4. Regarding your disclaimer, I would make the point that your work published here or anywhere is copyrighted to you by default unless stated otherwise – copyright law in the US, Europe and most everywhere else is crystal clear on this. Of course you can argue that your disclaimer “makes assurance doubly sure”, but I have heard the counter-argument that the presence of such a disclaimer/copyright notice gives the impression that anything posted without such a notice is not copyrighted and is free for the taking. You and I know this is not true, but that may not be so clear to all viewers.

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    • that is a slippery slope however, because of that sticky right of first publication (that this site holds) the disclaimer is more for the second part. The copyright is a reinforcement. My attorney advised me to put both (the first can’t hurt he said) the second will help he also added.

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      • I can understand it very well. But I have steadfastly refused to mark anything I publish on the internet as ‘copyright’ because of how it undermines the perception of copyright in work published without such a notice, which are equally protected in law.

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        • I’m aware of that amendment too, Norman, Everything that emanates from your I.P. address is copyrighted to you by default. I have written thousands of articles that were published on hundreds of websites since 2008 most of which have no copyright disclaimer attached.

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          • I do agree and understand both of you. I suspect in most cases you are legally protected, however, in the age of search engines the argument against your point is quite simply without proof it takes as much as 180 days to remove a post from the search cache used by plagiarism cheeks…

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        • My attorney would disagree with you, in that the copy does protect parts of your document being reused. But I do agree with you that the copyright law does protect us. Again the real issue is the right of first publication. That forces plagiarism checks to fail even if you do own the copyright.

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      • they would not create revenue for the site as no one sees them other than the sender and the receiver. The admins can view those messages, but in so doing violate certain GDPR privacy rules.

        I don’t like getting mean or not nice PM’s from people. Say it publically if you really feel it. The risk of course is that other authors will see it and may judge both sides differently.

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  5. Okay, I am confused. I don’t believe it’s wrong to send a personal message to someone if there is a valid reason to do so. Some things are very personal and not meant to be make public. Your statement confuses me.

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