Malcolm Blaney: blog

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I just voted over the phone, everyone is eligible if you tell them your reason is COVID-19. The phone line isn't too long and lovely people will guide you through the process!

QLD's Council elections/by-elections are on 28 March. If you're self-isolating due to COVID-19 you could be eligible to vote by phone. If you're well & want to avoid the crowds find an early voting centre: ecq.qld.gov.au BYO pen & vote 1 Greens: vote.greens.org.au
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fixing reposts

I received some feedback during the week that creating a full content re-post wasn't ok. I accept that this is a pretty common view, probably the view of the majority of people.

But what to do if you like the idea of full content re-posts? I am more than happy for people to share my writing, but I wouldn't want to re-post content from anyone that would be upset by that happening.

I've been thinking about that for the last few days and decided that I would start by checking for a new microformats property called repost-allowed. This is an experimental microformats I've added to Dobrado that can currently have one of three values: full, link or none.

If the property is set to full, the author of the post allows the full content of their post to be reposted. If the property isn't found, or set to link, then a link to the original is shown instead of the content. I also added none in case the author preferred that a re-post wasn't created at all.

I'm open to ideas if people think this is useful, or maybe there's a better way? For now I'm going to set repost-allowed to full in my own post templates. I'm ok with just reposting links if no one else adds this markup, though I've made re-posting content from Twitter an exception since that seems to be more acceptable.
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