Update: Someone speaking for Dayton Politics has communicated with me a couple of times and provided me with sufficient assurance, for now anyway, that the failure to provide any attributions to the info in question (see below) was more or less an innocent oversight. With blogs written by multiple folks, I can imagine how such things can happen and I wish the blog authors the best of luck.
Again – my key point: if there’s one common courtesy among blogs all along the political spectrum, we do link to one another and to primary sources. Not everyone does it as well or as often as others might want them to, but it is the one behavior I have yet to see not be followed by the respected blogs – even if they’re ones with which I disagree or refuse to visit because of content.
Anyone? I just need to know. I don’t think I can sleep.
I’ve left two very sincere, simple comments – both of which have been deleted – regarding this post on Dayton Politics. It was lifted word for word from either my blog post here or Progress Ohio, here. I don’t care about being attributed but the bulk of what Dayton Politics re-prints is from the Columbus Dispatch – not even me. And Dayton Politics doesn’t attribute the Dispatch article either.
What’s with that?
And then they keep deleting my comments, and not writing me back, and altering the post – to not include most of my words, but still one sentence of mine, and then to re-include the Dispatch stuff (which they did appear to delete at one point but it’s all in there now).
I don’t mean to be rude, but I’ve spent some time trying to find out who is in charge over there and haven’t had any luck.
Please – personally – I don’t care – but I do not want my work lifted word for word without even some acknowledgement that what I’m referring to came from another source.
Come on – be straight up, would you?