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Comments, comments, comments!

Just thought we'd take an opportunity to ask you all to help improve your community and ours by posting comments as much as you can on as many stories and as often as you can.

Far too often stories come and go without anyone providing their opinions of them apart from giving them votes. It would of great benefit to the community if we all participate more often in this way.

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Submitted by dave on Wed, 09/09/2009 - 06:36
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We're back...

Okay you may have noticed FSDaily was not available for the past 2 to 3 days. Obviously we are back now. The cause of our absence was to do with our previous hosting company, 3FN , being shut down by the FTC.

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Submitted by dave on Fri, 06/05/2009 - 08:55
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Who are linsux.org and what do they want?

I just saw a submission in our upcoming queue from the linsux.org site which links to a forum in which one of the linsux.org members - among other things - encourages other members and readers of linsux.org to join the FSDaily community in order to vote down all stories from Boycott Novell. While, it was evident from this that at least some of the linsux.org members oppose Boycott Novell, and clear from looking around the site that they oppose "Linux", I became curious to know exactly what the aims of the site and it's community as a whole are and exactly what it was they're opposed to.

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Submitted by dave on Mon, 06/01/2009 - 09:59
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FSDaily milestones - and a big thank you to one special FSDaily community member

Just a quick message to everyone to say congratulations! FSDaily has been live now for slightly under two years and we have already had well over 25,000 stories published and over 9,000 promoted to our homepage. We also now have well over 5,000 users!

Well done everyone! Thanks for participating!

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Submitted by dave on Thu, 04/23/2009 - 05:18
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Please participate in the FSDaily editing process

This is an urgent call to the FSDaily community to start digging through the upcoming queue and voting on more stories. Without YOU acting as an editor the site doesn't work.

(UPDATE: Thanks to everyone who has started participating. It is greatly appreciated. The more participation the better. So anyone else who still isn't involved: get in there and vote, comment, and submit.)

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Submitted by dave on Tue, 02/24/2009 - 04:58
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New FSDaily feature: SAVED STORIES!

We've just implemented a new feature that allows you to save stories for future reference. This makes it easier to find those stories you really wanted to bookmark for later while still allowing you to vote up stories you want to support or draw attention to.

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Submitted by dave on Fri, 08/22/2008 - 05:15
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My take on negative voting on FSDaily

It has been suggested by one of our prominent community members that the use of negative votes should be confined to demoting spam. As the individual responsible for the introduction of negative voting on FSDaily, I feel I should explain my rationale for its inclusion and provide my tips on negative voting.

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Submitted by dave on Sat, 07/12/2008 - 05:52
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New FSDaily feature: community blogs!

If you are registered member of FSDaily and are logged in, you will see a new option next to "My account"... that's right - you now have your very own FSDaily blog account. If you have something free software related to tell the community go ahead and post it.

Here's what we hope to see:

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Submitted by dave on Wed, 06/11/2008 - 13:57
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Hidden feature: Live Discussions

No doubt many of our regular readers have already discovered this feature of FSDaily, but for those who haven't...

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Submitted by dave on Sat, 03/22/2008 - 10:06
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Welcome to the new and improved FSDaily

Hello dear readers,

We have just finished the cross-over from our old site, which ran on Pligg, to our new site which runs on Drupal + some of our own custom modules.

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Submitted by dave on Mon, 12/03/2007 - 15:12
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"Free software related news" OR "news for the free software community"

I've been thinking about this whole "free software related" thing.

I am starting to think that rather than the focus of FSDaily being on "free software related news", it makes more senseto be focussed on "news for the free software community".

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Submitted by dave on Fri, 10/05/2007 - 14:31
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FSDaily crosses 1000 user mark!

We have reason to celebrate because FSDaily recently crossed the 1000 user mark! This is great news because we have only been up and running for 3 months and have only been advertising on Free Software Magazine. So word of mouth must be working well.

We hope that you continue to spread the word and invite other members of the free software community to join in. The only way we can have fair, unbiased, free-software-related news is if the whole community joins in and has their say.

Speaking of participation: of the 1000+ people who have joined very few actively vote, even less comment and, fewer still, submit stories themselves. For this project to succeed we really need as much participation from the community as possible.

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Submitted by dave on Thu, 08/23/2007 - 14:12
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