I know on the old Slacktiverse, content was required to not have been posted elsewhere before and not be posted elsewhere within two weeks. Are we maintaining that? There's a piece of writing I'd really like to post here that I originally wrote as a blog comment, and have subsequently posted in my friends-locked LiveJournal. It's a righteous smackdown of people who say "Well, being fat isn't a choice, but being physically unfit is."
Are people OK with my posting it here? I need to make a few minor edits, but I could have it ready pretty much whenever. What's the next free date?
I'd say expansion takes it from "I don't have a problem with it, but others might," to "I don't see why anyone would have a problem with it." But just because I can't see it doesn't mean there isn't a reason.
At least one post on old Slacktiverse came about when a member of TBAT read a comment or post (as I recall a comment) and asked if the author could expand on it to make a full post out of it for The Slacktiverse.
Point: Expansion means that it hasn't been posed elsewhere. Especially significant expansion.
And it's done. Title: '“Don’t Worry About Thinness: Just Eat Healthy Food and Exercise”: A Righteous Smackdown'. 917 words. Anyone want to beta? The tone is kind of informal and the focus is pretty personal right now, but my own situation is an excellent example of the point I'm trying to make.
I definitely recommend having it proofread, I never seem to type anything of length without including more errors than I can find myself until after it is posted.
That said, if you'd prefer it be up fast, you could have Saturday (otherwise I intended to claim that as my own) or, if you want a weekend to get things proofread, hear second opinions, revise as needed, and then look over it again yourself one last time, you could have Monday. Or later, if you prefer.