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Help me with a stupid question
I have a question about publishing to groups, I am a member of a few groups, and a moderator of one. Question: is it possible to publish just to a group? How is this done. I have read Kospaedia, ...
manoffire 04/06/2015 27 6 1 -
Welcome New Users: An Old-Timer's Tour of the Site
Welcome to new and old users alike from this month's host side pocket. Our group is here to help you orient yourself to the site and answer your questions about how to use it. When you join us ...
side pocket 04/03/2015 121 89 5 -
Tuesday is Tagsday.
Diarists and Trusted Users are allowed to add tags to diaries. It is likely that I am the only active Tag Librarian . I desire to reduce my workload. The most common mistakes are simple to avoid. ...
aoeu 03/31/2015 21 10 - -
Welcome New Users: How to Navigate the Comments Section
Welcome to new and old users alike from this month's host smileycreek. Our group is here to help you orient yourself to the site and answer questions about how to use it. When you join us below ...
smileycreek 03/04/2015 133 69 5 -
Ever want to embed an audio soundcloud like front page writers and couldn't? try this & Scalia poll
Today in Jotters High Impact Posts in the "Two Years Ago In Daily Kos" section was a Diary by Meteor Blades titled Antonin Scalia on tape that included links and an audio recording of Justice ...
Eric Nelson 03/03/2015 21 38 15 -
Welcome to Daily Kos Classics: Reviving our oldies, but goodies
We all come to Daily Kos for our fix of political news. However, many diarists who contribute to the site bring a wealth of experience, knowledge and analysis that enriches the community beyond ...
Paul Hogarth 02/28/2015 88 58 4 -
A Note to Old Time Kossacks
Ya know, I have been here for a long time now. I know, to a lot of commenters, I do not have a particularly low user ID. I actually arrived here right after Barack Obama's election in November 2008. ...
rexymeteorite 02/19/2015 241 251 2 -
Daily Kos is more than just about the news. It’s about telling your story.
Politics is about the personal. We come to Daily Kos to read about politics and make the world a better place, but we also come with personal stories that shape our politics. And as we learned in ...
Paul Hogarth 02/19/2015 19 40 3 -
The easy peasy way to send top comments
Folks may not know that anyone and everyone can send in top comments. The great crew that keeps those diaries going are always happy to have more nominations. Over the years I've refined the ...
Wee Mama 02/10/2015 52 34 4 -
Welcome New Users: Learning the Lingo or What does THAT mean?
Welcome, New Users, to Daily Kos, from your host Angie in WA State . This Diary is intended to help you orient yourself to the site and ask questions about how to use it. Below the ...
Angie in WA State 02/07/2015 177 165 11 -
A Trusted User's Introductory Guide to Bashing Spammers
In which, having been Recently Duped, I attempt to describe the Current Perspective on Diaries and Comments which are Attempting to use the Pages of Daily Kos for their Nefarious Wiles in Subverting ...
serendipityisabitch 02/05/2015 177 96 6 -
Embedding Youtube Videos on DKos
Just got a bit tougher, based on the many comments I've seen today, in a variety of diaries, on the issue. What is up? Youtube has gone from using " http " (Hyper Text Transfer Protocol) to using "
Angie in WA State 01/30/2015 55 96 18 -
Welcome New Users: Using Groups at Daily Kos
Welcome to Daily Kos, New Users! I'm your host, belinda ridgewood . This diary is intended to help you orient yourself to the site and ask questions about how to use it. Below the orange gnocchi-...
belinda ridgewood 01/15/2015 88 43 4 -
A WiseAss's Introduction to Diarying at Daily Kos
For the majority of newcomers, Daily Kos has a vast repertoire of helpful tips and tricks to make your experience here more rewarding. You can start with this diary, or you can check out this group, ...
serendipityisabitch 12/22/2014 56 52 1 -
Welcome New Users: Community Moderation and How to Ignore Trolls
This diary has been a collaboration of the Partners and Mentors group with input from Admin. Welcome, New Users, to Daily Kos, from your host smileycreek. ...
smileycreek 12/03/2014 147 130 11 -
Welcome New Users, to the Community Spotlight
Welcome, New Users, to Daily Kos, from your host Susan Grigsby. This Diary is intended to help you orient yourself to the site and ask questions about how to use it. Below the orange gnocchi-...
Susan Grigsby 10/08/2014 73 62 - -
Welcome New Users: Tips From an Old Timer
Welcome, New Users, to Daily Kos, from your host side pocket. This Diary is intended to help you orient yourself to the site and ask questions about how to use it. Below the orange gnocchi-...
side pocket 09/05/2014 141 129 12 -
A Garden of Meta [With Pooties]
Several folks have recently asked if I could compile some of my meta diaries for easy access. As we have many new members of the community, this collection may be of interest to them. Old timers may ...
Wee Mama 08/30/2014 27 47 8 -
Putting tables in your posts.
I was asked once how I put tables in posts. I answered in a comment written hurriedly, and if you were not following that discussion, you never saw it. Here is a clearer explanation: I write my ...
Frank Palmer 08/05/2014 19 38 18 -
Want to use our super cool new image uploader and library? Of course you do! Find out how.
We told you it was coming, [and now it's here http://www.dailykos.com/story/2012/07/17/1110701/-Announcing-the-new-image-uploader-and-photo-library?detail=hide]. Our fabulous new image uploader and ...
Kaili Joy Gray 07/07/2014 64 88 79 881
Want a #FollowMe button? It's easy and I'll show you how to get one!
Part of my goal this year is to increase the User base of Daily Kos via the use of Sharing and Twitter. I've noticed a number of Kossacks have now added a "Follow Me" button to their Signature Line (
Angie in WA State 07/02/2014 30 12 3 -
Welcome New Users: How to VOTE on Daily Kos with Your Tips and Recommends!
Did you know that you can vote here every single day and on as many diaries and comments as you like? Just like voting in the real world you need to register first, by signing up for an account. ...
smileycreek 07/02/2014 105 75 4 -
My Unabashedly Biased Advice to New Daily Kos Members (as well as older ones)
Seems like such a great place doesn't it? All this information about the matters of the day, plus special diaries by great storytellers, personal memoirs and issue specific diaries to read. Others ...
Steven D 06/24/2014 199 229 8 -
Learning the Ropes at Daily Kos: A Guide for New Members 2nd Edition
Greetings to all PostHuffPost Group Members! This is MurphtheSurf3. Periodically we will be updating the "Learning the Ropes" Diary in a significant way and moving it to the top of our diary list.
murphthesurf3 06/24/2014 190 91 18 -
Welcome New Users: What can Daily Kos offer you, New User?
Welcome, New Users, to Daily Kos, from your host Angie in WA State . This Diary is intended to help you orient yourself to the site and ask questions about how to use it. Below ...
Angie in WA State 06/07/2014 132 48 2 -
DK Health-Medical & Related Groups & Series Links, 2011-2015
URL FOR LINKING: \http:\/\/tinyurl.com/DKHealthGrps █ F IND SPECIFIC KEYWORDS IN GROUP TITLES AND SCOPE-STATEMENTS BY HOLDING DOWN THE CONTROL KEY AND TAPPING THE F KEY TO GET A SEARCH BAR. ...
mettle fatigue 05/27/2014 61 43 16 -
Welcome New Users: Scooch Over and Make Room for the Newbies
For the last year, Daily Kos has been working hard to improve an already powerful tool for activists and bloggers, even supporting an effort to take the Daily Kos experience offline with the ...
Glen The Plumber 05/04/2014 110 100 1 -
How to add an Image to a Comment
without having to open a new diary to add the photo to the Image Library. (Which is way too long for a title.) 1) Click Post a Comment or Reply to This . 2) Click Image Library in your Welcome ...
Susan Grigsby 05/02/2014 310 207 100 -
Welcome New Users: You're Welcome here. No, really you are. Stop laughing (& avoid Pie)!
Welcome, New Users, to Daily Kos, from your host catilinus. This Diary is intended to help you orient yourself to the site and ask questions about how to use it. Below the orange gnocchi-doodle ...
catilinus 04/11/2014 57 62 1 -
WhereTheKogsAre:Links to the 150+ DK Geographic Groups by State & Beyond,2011-2015
COPYPASTE \http:\/\/tinyurl.com/DkGeoGrps FOR LINKING. Revision is continual : send corrections, additions, mergers, "ceased activity", etc. HERE . SCROLL ALPHABETICALLY BELOW INTRO OR ...
mettle fatigue 03/27/2014 25 36 12 -
A few tips for better blogging on Daily Kos
Don't write for the rec list. It distorts your voice. Think of your little slice of Daily Kos as your own blog. kos's explicit intention with the current DK4 platform was for users to treat it as ...
Simplify 03/10/2014 157 159 16 -
Why post a comment?
These musings on posting comments will likely be most useful to newcomers and lurkers who are gathering up their courage. I hope though that some of them may also interest the long timers, and I ...
Wee Mama 03/04/2014 223 177 6 -
Bookflurries-Bookchat: Who We Are: Welcome to my friend Rachel and Other Lurkers
Welcome to bookchat where you can talk about anything...books, plays, essays, and books on tape. You don’t have to be reading a book to come in, sit down, and chat with us. Hello and welcome, ...
cfk 02/26/2014 149 46 - -
Kitchen Table Kibitzing 1/30/2014: Advanced Fancy Diary Techniques
*Good evening, Kibbitzers! Last Thursday, ...
belinda ridgewood 01/30/2014 156 69 25 -
Welcome New Users: Where Can a New User Get Some *&#!@ HELP Around Here?
Welcome, New Users, to Daily Kos, from your host smileycreek. This diary is intended to help you orient yourself to the site and ask questions about how to use it. Below the orange gnocchi-doodle ...
smileycreek 01/08/2014 119 108 6 -
* New Day * — Can you help the Help Desk?
Every day is a new day and with that, a new opportunity. EVERYONE is welcome and please join us each morning at 7:30 AM PACIFIC to tell us what you're working on, share your show & tell , vent, ...
catilinus 01/08/2014 178 61 1 -
Building Community
As you can see at the top of this webpage Markos lists the three branches of Daily Kos. All three of these powers combined are essential to maximize the political effectiveness of Daily Kos. ...
navajo 12/20/2013 230 354 6 -
* New Day * — Welcome HuffPost Refugees: It's Your Chance to Ask a Kossack Anything!
Every day is a new day and with that, a new opportunity. EVERYONE is welcome and please join us each morning at 7:30 AM PACIFIC to tell us what you're working on, share your show & tell , vent, ...
smileycreek 12/13/2013 310 90 1 -
Welcome New Users: Kos secrets & not giving up
Welcome, New Users, to Daily Kos, from your host catilinus (just call me cat). This Diary is intended to help you orient yourself to the site and ask questions about how to use it. Below the ...
catilinus 12/02/2013 38 37 2 -
Welcome New Users: Will Daily Kos ever see user #1,000,000?
Welcome, New Users, to Daily Kos. This Diary is intended to help you orient yourself to the site and ask questions about how to use it. In the Body of this diary you will find some links ...
LaughingPlanet 11/06/2013 63 42 - -
Wish me luck. I'm going to attempt to say what's positive about the DK these days.
So. It's been a looooooooooong hot summer here. The cat on the hot tin roof is dancing a jig with all the complexities of all the issues hitting its paws like the cinders of fireworks. From NSA ...
StellaRay 09/06/2013 135 183 - -
Welcome New Users: Kossacks, say "Hi!" to ex-Huffington Posters
Welcome, New Users, to Daily Kos. I'm your host, catilinus (just call me cat). This Diary is intended to help you orient yourself to the site and ask questions about how to use it. Below the ...
catilinus 08/28/2013 245 248 9 -
New community guidelines, final draft
Below are final draft rules incorporating feedback I've seen the last week. It's a "final" draft, but of course we can always tweak. Also, before we get into the rules, I saw Bob Johnson's diary ...
kos 08/23/2013 568 384 57 -
Make your case
An essay by Paul Graham on [http://www.paulgraham.com/disagree.html how to disagree] is summarized visually by [http://blog.createdebate.com/2008/04/07/writing-strong-arguments/ this pyramid]: ...
Wee Mama 08/20/2013 154 153 10 -
Welcome New Users: Introducing Some New July Users and a Question for you Older Users.
Welcome, New Users, to Daily Kos, from your host, smileycreek. This Diary is intended to help you orient yourself to the site and ask questions about how to use it. Below the orange gnocchi-doodle ...
smileycreek 07/31/2013 192 113 4 -
Ask me anything: Seriously, anything
Update : Alright, two hours of this. I'm done. You guys have officially fried me. I might check in later tonight, but given that I am now officially on vacation, I wouldn't count on it. See you ...
kos 07/19/2013 994 143 3 -
* New Day * — Help Out Our New Users. What Are Your Favorite DK or Internet Acronyms?
Every day is a new day and with that, a new opportunity. EVERYONE is welcome and please join us each morning at 7:30 AM PACIFIC to tell us what you're working on, share your show & tell , vent, ...
catilinus 07/06/2013 277 81 5 -
Authorial Matters: References, Plagiarism, and Copyright
There has been a fair amount of tension hereabouts lately due to general misinformation and confusion surrounding what I would call authorial matters. When you write and publish (web, print, ...
DrLori 06/15/2013 88 68 21 -
Kos Was Right, I Was Wrong: 10 Very Cool Things I've Discovered About Twitter
In the May 24th "Ask me anything about anything... If you dare!" diary, Kos noted: Before we get started, I have something to ask you guys -- please stop shitting on people doing activism on ...
cassandracarolina 06/03/2013 148 88 5 -
Ask me anything about anything ... if you dare!
When I first did this a month ago, it was such a hit that we've now turned it into a regular weekly feature. We had Barb and Chris the last two weeks, and now it's my turn again. I'll be doing ...
kos 05/25/2013 677 170 1 -
Welcome New Users: Browsing for Diaries and Creating a Stream
Welcome, New Users, to Daily Kos! I'm your host, belinda ridgewood. This diary is intended to help you orient yourself to the site and ask questions about how to use it. Below the orange gnocchi-...
belinda ridgewood 05/24/2013 73 60 9 -
Ask me anything about Daily Kos
Editor's note: Last week, with a little time on my hands, I did an impromptu Ask Me Anything diary on the site. The response was huge, with hundreds of questions and nearly 1,000 comments. I ended ...
Meteor Blades 05/03/2013 702 270 7 -
Embedding Tweets in 5 easy steps
> Embedding Tweets in 5 easy steps dailykos.com/story/2013/04/… via @ dailykos | #kt2 R U a #kossack ? #VisualGuide ...
Angie in WA State 04/23/2013 83 49 25 -
***Update: Statement of Opposition to Racist Labels Used by Kossacks to Criticize President Obama
***UPDATE - due to the overwhelming and gratifying response to this diary - it has now become almost impossible for some people to get it to load, and we are struggling to add all of the names of ...
Black Kos 04/16/2013 2524 983 42 -
Blogging for Dummies: Unraveling the Mysteries of Daily Kos
I first posted a version of this diary last year. In addition to editing and formatting changes, I have added many new cartoons. How exhausting is blogging? That's the $64,...
JekyllnHyde 04/03/2013 100 151 36 937
Welcome New Users: Questions from our kosmail*
Welcome, New Users, to Daily Kos. This Diary is intended to help you orient yourself to the site and ask questions about how to use it. Below the orange gnocchi-doodle you will find links intended ...
smileycreek 04/03/2013 207 116 12 -
Announcing Partners & Mentors
Daily Kos is a scary place for a lurker considering engaging. It's crowded, with tons of people. Many are brilliant, and there's a fear from new users that they can't contribute at that level. ...
kos 03/22/2013 453 392 16 -
New Diarists: More Resources for All
As someone recently pointed out , figuring out how to do things at DKos can be confusing and time-consuming, even when one knows where to begin looking for instructions! So this diary updates last ...
nomandates 01/08/2013 76 153 130 -
New Diarists: Tables
Welcome to our series on the basics of visually enhancing your diaries and comments! If you are joining us late, you can find links to the entire series at the top of the first diary in the series, ...
belinda ridgewood 08/23/2012 52 54 26 192
New Diarists: Layout & Lists
Welcome to our series on the basics of visually enhancing your diaries and comments! If you are joining us late, you can find links to the entire series at the top of the first diary in the series, ...
nomandates 08/13/2012 47 52 30 258
New Diarists: Formatting Text with HTML Tags
One way to format text on Daily Kos is to write HTML tags. This is easier than you might think! You've probably seen HTML tags -- they are those things in pointy brackets ("angle brackets") that ...
nomandates 08/07/2012 154 102 69 537
The Unrav'ling Thread: Thoughts on the Art of Commenting
I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: one of the very best things about posting a diary here is the conversation that unfolds in the comments. I am delighted to see familiar “faces” who��
cassandracarolina 06/12/2012 107 68 2 514
How to be a Good Diary Host
I pop into a lot of different regular diaries that use rotating diarist duties, including WYFP, WAYWO, DK Quilt Guild, Books that Changed My Life, as well as others. Some of these regularly call for ...
Melanie in IA 04/16/2012 77 44 3 297
Welcome New Users (The Treachery of Images) 2/16/07
ek hornbeck 04/12/2012 99 68 51 515
Welcome New Users: Ratings, mojo, nojo, bojo and mo'
Welcome, New Users, to Daily Kos. This Diary is intended to help you orient yourself to the site and ask questions about how to use it. In the Body of this diary you will find some links ...
LaughingPlanet 04/04/2012 229 149 16 1412
Welcome New Users: How to steal stuff
Welcome, New Users, to Daily Kos. This Diary is intended to help you orient yourself to the site and ask questions about how to use it. In the Body of this diary you will find some links ...
LaughingPlanet 03/12/2012 160 128 56 1318
New Diarists: How to Collaborate with Us on a Diary
*New Diarists* is a safe place to practice diary writing skills with a mentor's guiding hand. *Experienced diarists* are welcome to join and buddy up with new diarists, and *new diarists* are ...
smileycreek 01/09/2012 105 64 23 710
'Buddy System' another example of Daily Kos community at its best
The first time I heard the old saw about what it's really like being a writer was in the days when I pounded out my mental scribbles on somebody else's 1930s Royal, a manual typewriter. It ...
Meteor Blades 01/08/2012 105 151 9 626
New Diarists: Scratch Paper, Widgets, and Future Blues
*New Diarists* is a safe place to practice diary ...
Dragon5616 01/06/2012 92 80 31 905
Welcome New Users: Introducing the Buddy System for New Diarists
Welcome, New Users, to Daily Kos. This Diary is intended to help you orient ...
smileycreek 01/02/2012 297 125 37 1081
Welcome New Users: Following Tags
Welcome, New Users, to Daily Kos. This Diary is intended to help you orient ...
LaughingPlanet 12/24/2011 37 32 2 224
The Complete Guide to Using Photos from the Daily Kos Photo Cooperative
Welcome to the Daily Kos Photo Cooperative !
citisven 12/03/2011 72 171 119 1245
Cranky Users: Help Wanted
belinda ridgewood 11/18/2011 53 40 5 316
Kos for Beginners: images
Suppose I wanted to post this image in a Daily Kos diary?
Julie Waters 09/21/2011 33 37 17 298
Recap, new community behavior guidelines
FYI -- a host of bug fixes and functionality tweaks are coming Monday night, including the return of list view, moving the Welcome Back box up, tweaking the tip jar so we don't have all those ...
kos 09/19/2011 533 223 23 2970
Embedding Photos: A Teach In
Since I know a local poster that is unfamiliar with how to place an image into their diaries and am having that poster come over today to work on learning how to do so I thought I would share the ...
Horace Boothroyd III 09/14/2011 96 96 73 1156
FAQ: What Has kos Said on Community Moderation?
In several months, Daily Kos will move to a new community moderation scheme, dubbed , Project CSMAS -- the community self-moderation adjudication system. The details have been spread out through ...
Anthony de Jesus 09/13/2011 212 51 6 768
On tip jars and auto-ban
I've been focusing a great deal lately on the trucks and tubes that make Daily Kos run. I hope to get back to political blogging soon, but I'm taking advantage of the pre-Labor Day lull to focus ...
kos 08/30/2011 850 158 6 3358
"Posts" it is
Thanks to everyone who contributed to the discussion in my last two posts ( here ...
kos 08/26/2011 359 195 3 2125
"Diaries" or "stories"?
When I moved this site over to the Scoop platform in 2003, the software allowed community members to create "diaries". The nomenclature was part of the package. At one point, about a week after ...
kos 08/23/2011 732 184 3 2349
A Survivor's Guide to Daily Kos
I missed the announcement, but apparently today is "Meta Day". The browbeaten hordes of irritated Kossacks are rising, and writing Diaries about how browbeaten and irritated they are ... and where ...
twigg 08/23/2011 99 100 8 803
On "Jumping the Tip Jar"
So, once again, I just read a comment, at the head of the comments in a diary, in a reply to a reply to the Tip Jar - by the same person who replied to the Tip Jar ... a comment kinda-sorta ...
Angie in WA State 07/19/2011 123 51 - 522
Big changes in Daily Kos editor workflow
Once upon a time, I used to write whatever I wanted, whenever I wanted. There was no planning involved. I just posted stuff straight up. Then I added editors to the site, and things got a little ...
kos 07/15/2011 382 221 19 3351
The Lighter Side of Community Moderation (updated) [POLL]
At the launch of Daily Kos 4 and the departure of Meteor Blades as moderator, Kos said that the users would need to take an active role in community moderation to keep the site healthy and ...
Wee Mama 07/05/2011 162 165 8 1225
Welcome New Users: DK4 Progress Report
Welcome, New Users, to Daily Kos. This Diary is intended to help you orient ...
LaughingPlanet 07/04/2011 170 48 2 382
Who is the Best Writer at Daily Kos?
Having read Fishgrease's diary the other day where he said he was leaving DK (and I hope that is only a short absence, sabbatical so to speak, if you are reading this Fishgrease) I couldn't help but ...
Steven D 07/02/2011 170 177 1 1268
DK updates: pre-Independence Day edition
elfling 07/02/2011 72 51 1 338
Now open for business: The Daily Kos Photo Cooperative
Co-authored by citisven and Meteor ...
Meteor Blades 06/22/2011 119 84 55 500
Welcome New Users to the Soundtrack of Daily Kos
In which we introduce you to the eclectic and ...
smileycreek 06/02/2011 75 46 - 229
A Perfect Conversation: Adding Follow Links to Diaries and Comments.
Light reading today, so I've put the lists up top and the diary topic in the extended. Happy reading!
Gabriel D 05/01/2011 6 16 5 142
Welcome New Users: How HOT is your Hotlist?
In which the mysteries, location, and uses of the Hotlist are revealed! Welcome, New (and ...
smileycreek 04/28/2011 64 47 17 342
dk4 Updates: Post-Chocolate Bunny Edition
I know, I know: you can't believe you ate the whole thing. But it mocked you, with its bland, milk chocolatey ears, and crazy construction. You can't just leave an orphaned haunch for tomorrow! It ...
elfling 04/27/2011 98 52 3 422
How to search on dk4
OK, apparently, a LOT of people are having problems with the search feature in DK4. Some of this seems to be based on whether you use IE, or Firefox, or whatever. I use Firefox, and I haven't had ...
plf515 03/31/2011 82 61 24 338
Top Comments: DK4 FAQ Forum: Basic Search
Search is still not the robust feature we all wish for on DK4. As noted in the last FAQ Forum, it wasn't quite ready when the software was released, and there are still issues with ...
sardonyx 03/31/2011 60 53 9 280
Welcome New Users: Mojo or Nojo?
Welcome, New Users, to Daily Kos. This Diary is intended to help you orient ...
LaughingPlanet 03/28/2011 83 50 5 429
Welcome New (Trusted) Users: What's it TU?
SO, someone just went and made you ...
smileycreek 03/24/2011 300 272 30 1917
Diary Guide to Formatting, Linking, Images, Embedding, and Tables
Ok, I know many users already know how to format their diaries and add images etc., but for every one else this is a guide to making your diary look like the pros. First thing to remember is ...
fiver 03/16/2011 149 400 499 3752
Cranky Users: Color My World
belinda ridgewood 03/11/2011 58 54 42 533
Welcome New Users: Harnessing the Potential of DK4
In which we invite users to think about ways this new platform can be used for the expressed purpose of the site: Electing more and better Democrats.
smileycreek 03/03/2011 111 65 7 370
DK4 update - Publication Manager
People ...
elfling 03/03/2011 100 55 3 354
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