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    Posting News Articles

    We've found what is helpful when posting news articles is to put the whole text in the message. Why? Because it makes it easier for the reader to not have to click on an extra link to read the article.

    From our experience in the past, some websites remove the articles after a few months (sometimes days) so links that worked before won't. And the purpose of this site is to keep as a memorial. A sort of scrapbook that years from now we can come back to remember and honor.

    When pasting an article, we ask that you put the link to the site where you got the article. It's the right thing to do. We must give credit to the writers of the articles.

    If you prefer to just put a link and not post the whole article here, that is ok. We are not insisting on anything, just offering suggestions on what seems to work best.

    However, if you are just going to put a link, PLEASE write a little sentence or two about what the link is to. So, if there is an article about a firefighter that collected antique cars, you might want to mention that, instead of just saying "Article" or "Newsday Article". Give the reader some reason to click to the other site.
    Brian Shea
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    (foundation charity dissolved 2006)

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    Copyright issues

    Regarding copyright issues, and the posting of articles from other sites...

    To the copyright holders:
    We are trying to create a place of healing and hope. We hope that you view the use of your work here as 'fair use'.

    If you, or your wonderful attorneys, have any problems with the postings on this site, please contact us. We will gladly remove any post that you feel is being misused, and we will politely ask everyone to kindly not use anything from your site for use on this site.

    If you feel that you did not receive proper credit for something, please feel free to add any credit you feel is necessary directly to the post. (simply hit reply to the miscredited post, and post the proper credits). Note that we have asked that you be given proper credit, but as most people helping might not know much about how to give proper credit, it is very easy to be overlooked.

    Again, if any copyright holder of anything on this site has an issue, please feel free to contact us.

    Oh, and all logos and designs related specifically to this site are copyrighted by Fallen Brothers Foundation and/or their respective owners.

    Thanks.
    Brian Shea
    Co-Director of Fallen Brothers Foundation
    (foundation charity dissolved 2006)

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    Here's a great example

    Take a look at this post:
    http://fallenbrothers.com/community/...&threadid=1153

    The format is great. The subject line is just that - the subject. When looking at a list of posts, this one stands out. It draws your attention because it gives you a reason to click on it.

    Then, proper credit, right at the top, with the author's name. And the date. Very helpful so we can get an idea of where we all were around that time.

    Then at the bottom, the copyright notice is a nice touch. And of course, the link to the original site where the article is.

    If there are pictures to go with the article, those can be added as 'replies'. When added as a reply to the article, it allows for more of a caption, if there is a big caption.


    Not every post has to be like this. We are appreciative of any and all posts. All contributions to the site are great. This just gives an example of a post that makes it easier for visitors to get the info. If you can do it like this, that's great. If you can't, that's ok also. And if you can improve on this format, even better.

    This site is for everyone, and everyone's contributions can be seen to help others heal, no matter what the format. Give and Receive.
    Brian Shea
    Co-Director of Fallen Brothers Foundation
    (foundation charity dissolved 2006)

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