A multi-author blog for commentary on the 2008 Canadian federal election

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A multi-author blog for commentary on the 2008 Canadian federal election

 

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[url=http://election.rabble.ca/]Rabble Election Blog[/url]

Nice work, very impressive so far.

aka Mycroft

Can you guys add an RSS feed option?

Scott Piatkowski Scott Piatkowski's picture

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Originally posted by aka Mycroft:
[b]Can you guys add an RSS feed option?[/b]

There is... Click the button in the upper right corner.

For those interested, here's a link to [url=http://election.rabble.ca/post/49138230/ive-been-waiting-so-long-to-hear... first post[/url] (actually my second, but my first video link that I posted was inadvertantly removed along with all of the test posts).

[ 07 September 2008: Message edited by: Scott Piatkowski ]

Michelle

I'll be doing regular babble thread roundups on the blog as well. First one's up now!

Webgear

The articles have been very good so far, I tip my hat to whoever thought of this initiative.

janfromthebruce

Today I am looking at the front page of rabble (which I like the election design layout and all), and there is something not sitting right for me.

Look at the federal election blog latest headlines for today at rabble:

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# Dion: Liberals won't sign FTA with Colombia
# David Suzuki on the lack of serious discussion of issues
# CCPA e-book on The Harper Record
# This Liberal bait should be dismissed
# The Liberal Party isn't very hearty
# Gajillion dollar bailout

3 of headers have Liberal in their topic post, and in Suzuki's piece, he's shilling for the libs.

For all progressives platitudes that we should be attacking the Harper Cons, this optic here actually disputes that, and where 2 posts are about shilling for the libs. I'm mystified.

Michelle

My mistake...

Anyhow, there ARE critical postings about Liberals too. And there's lots of praise for the NDP. This is a non-partisan blog, and our bloggers were not told that they have to toe any party line.

I personally think it's important to know it if the Liberals are doing better on gender parity in candidates than the NDP, for instance.

[ 24 September 2008: Message edited by: Michelle ]

janfromthebruce

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Originally posted by Michelle:
[b]My mistake...

Anyhow, there ARE critical postings about Liberals too. And there's lots of praise for the NDP. This is a non-partisan blog, and our bloggers were not told that they have to toe any party line.

I personally think it's important to know it if the Liberals are doing better on gender parity in candidates than the NDP, for instance.

[ 24 September 2008: Message edited by: Michelle ][/b]


I know this is a non-partisan blog. And please see my post around that gender parity.

Thanks for responding to me. [img]tongue.gif" border="0[/img]

janfromthebruce

Michelle, are these bloggers who are posting, are they going to respond to any of the posts?

Kinda dull if really what they are all doing is just putting up "script". It might explain the lack of actual posts in those blogs, since rabblers have babble to talk to each other, and we do respond to each other.

Just wondering. Anyway, I think it's a great idea.

Michelle

Hey Jan, yeah, I'm not sure how many bloggers are responding. I'm checking my entries for responses, but I don't get many because people probably follow all the links to babble.

I've responded to a few postings, but as you say, I generally come to babble more for prolonged discussion.

Scott Piatkowski Scott Piatkowski's picture

[b]This[/b] blog contributor is asking for people to make suggestions in the comments for my latest post.

[url=http://election.rabble.ca/post/51602559/snappy-answers-to-stupid-liberal... answers to stupid Liberal talking points[/url]