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So, the state and local action group was founded at the inception of DK4. The DK4 platform was actually ideal to do a new group.

We have ~200 people subscribed to the group and I think we could do better. I think, unlike 2009/10 when DK4 first went up (gawd, has it been that long?) the ravaging effects of what the GOP is doing at the state level is more obvious (and deserves more attention) than perhaps we were willing to give back in the halcyon, post-2008, federal-house-and-senate-majority days.

I've been posting and republishing state and local based stories as much as I can but I can't keep up and I'm not here all the time anymore (I'm working on a state and local politics oriented business I'll introduce at DKos later this spring).

So I need help. I need some other admins! Let's get more state and local politics action going on here on Daily Kos. And if you aren't following Meteor Blades new weekly (Saturdays) state blog news roundup...well, hop to it!

If you're a state or local blogger or blog about progressive issues and would like to be an admin let me know. Send me a request. If you're a kossack that cares about this stuff and has the time to check into the queue every now and again to publish or republish stories, please send me a request.

Please be patient with me. That messaging queue is about the only thing I HATE about DK4. But I will check in multiple times and approve anyone who asks. All I ask is that you be on the lookout for state and local oriented posts and republish them. If you want to write, that's fine with me.

Now:

5:21 AM PT: If you're already a member, let me know in comments you want to be an admin and I'll change the status from contributor to admin.


Originally posted to mdmslle on Sat Apr 06, 2013 at 05:05 AM PDT.

Also republished by State & Local ACTION Group.

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  •  send me an invite, i hate those message thingies (6+ / 0-)

    too... after I get moved and sell my house I'm ready to work on politics :) getting ready to  go start packing more stuff now... and coffee, need coffee bad....

    "It is horrifying that we have to fight our own government to save the environment." *Ansel Adams* ."Even if you are on the right track, you'll get run over if you just sit there."*Will Rogers*

    by Statusquomustgo on Sat Apr 06, 2013 at 05:14:51 AM PDT

  •  I think what you want are "Editiors" (4+ / 0-)

    and not Administrators.  All the members are contributors which basically means that they can do nothing.  They cannot publish their own work through the group, republish other diaries to the group or read group messages.  An Editor can do all those things.  Administrators can do all the Editors can plus they have the ability to add and remove members and make changes to the group's avatar, etc.  So you should take care in adding Administrators.  That said, you are the only Administrator and you should have at least one more - possibly two or three more.  

    Not trying to sound bossy  or know-it-all, but having had a little experience with this I thought it best to pass it on to you to prevent future problems.

    I really urge you to make someone else an administrator (or two or three), a few months back I joined Hunger in America and wrote a couple of pieces for the group right away.  The Group Owner and sole Administrator was Melanie in IA and she made me an Administrator to help her out.  Several weeks later Melanie and her husband both were banned and she was automatically removed from the group.  Had I (or someone else) not been an Administrator too then the group would have been dead in the water.  Not that I think you would ever be banned, mdmslle, but some other emergency could require someone else to take the reins for a while and having that sorted out ahead of time would be a good idea.

    All that said...I'd be happy to be an editor to publish to the group on the rare occasion I have time to write a local piece and I'd be happy to republish other diaries to the group as well.  

    Thanks!

    As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them. John F. Kennedy

    by JaxDem on Sat Apr 06, 2013 at 05:35:12 AM PDT

  •  Let me know what I can do to help. nt (3+ / 0-)
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    mdmslle, Words In Action, glorificus

    "Til you're so fucking crazy you can't follow their rules" John Lennon - Working Class Hero

    by Horace Boothroyd III on Sat Apr 06, 2013 at 06:01:29 AM PDT

    •  Thanks Horace. I think you're signed up as (1+ / 0-)
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      Horace Boothroyd III

      a contributor. If you want I can make you an editor or admin. Editors can write and publish, republish and read group messages. Admins can add other editors and a few other things.

      Let me know. I appreciate your support!

      •  I think I could handle editing or admin a group. (1+ / 0-)
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        mdmslle

        Please provide guidelines of course.

        "Til you're so fucking crazy you can't follow their rules" John Lennon - Working Class Hero

        by Horace Boothroyd III on Sat Apr 06, 2013 at 06:33:40 AM PDT

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        •  I added you and made your permissions as (0+ / 0-)

          an editor for now. This means you can post diaries to the group, approve other diaries in the queue that are posted to the group and if you happen to see or find a diary on DKos that is state or local oriented you can republish to the group as well.

          :)

          Thanks for your willingness to help. I really feel strongly about getting active with state politics. The GOP is killing us and in many ways making a mockery out of our country.

          Did you see that proposal in NC this past week that would've established a state religion? Seriously, these people are not only out of control. They're dangerous. It's time to get serious about this stuff.

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