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Finding my way around: is this a place for releases?

Trying to be a good social soul, I'm trying to work out what this space could be good for. And I'm wondering, is it a good place to put press releases?

Does everyone here already have access to all the stories and wire services they could possibly need?

Is it appropriate to upload a release here?

If so, how much promotion would be acceptable.

Next week, for example, I'll be putting out a story timed for Biodiversity Day on 22 May. Should I put it here too. Or just point to the link where it will be?

So many questions, so little time ...

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Comment by Jeremy Cherfas on May 11, 2007 at 14:51
Thanks Mike. That seems like a sensible suggestion for now.
Comment by MikeShanahan on May 11, 2007 at 14:49
Hi Jeremy

I have been giving this some thought - Ideally, we would have a separate space for press releases, and I could set one up under Forums. But then I think the Forums section is best suited to items that are meant to provoke discussion, rather than being just for information. We can currently only have the one Forum box on the main site - if we could get another (which I am enquiring about) we could make it a dedicated space for press releases. Until then I think it best if users post them using the blogs section. Cheers, Mike
Comment by Jeremy Cherfas on May 10, 2007 at 11:10
Thanks Wu Chong.

I didn't realise this was already being discussed. That's part of the problem of a new kind of site. The Search function takes a lot of getting used to!
Comment by Wu Chong on May 10, 2007 at 11:08
I hope Mike can solve this problem by adding an additional column for press release. Personally, I prefer a well classified webpage so that I won't quickly feel tired of picking out what I need from a sea of information.

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