[wp-hackers] Crossposting to wordpress.com

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Fri Jun 15 22:35:23 GMT 2007

So how does Dave Winer get away with having
http://scripting.wordpress.comwhich is basically a backup of
http://scripting.com but with commenting?

On 6/13/07, Mark R <tamba2 at gmail.com> wrote:
> On 6/13/07, Anthony Yarusso <tonyyarusso at comcast.net> wrote:
> >
> >
> > When I was starting my new blog, I liked a lot of the aspects of the
> > wordpress.com site, and created an account there.  I like the "online
> > community" sort of thing, as well as the tracking of new and popular
> > blogs, etc.  However, I was ultimately deterred because I wouldn't be
> > able to install other plugins of my choosing.  Now I have my blog
> > hosted elsewhere, but would like if people could still access the
> > content through the wordpress.com site.  Is there a crossposting
> > method available for this?
> One of the benefits of having a blog at wordpress.com is that you are
> joining a community.
> If you choose to leave for your own domain / blog elsewhere then you lose
> those community features.
> If we allowed cross-posting into the blogs and therefore into our Tags
> pages, the effect would be to encourage spammers and others in their
> efforts
> to gain traffic. So the part of the ToS that Mark quotes will be used.
> Additionally, the content of the blog on wordpress.com would be a
> duplicate
> of another blog elsewhere which is another point against it.
> You can't leave wordpress.com but select those elements you want to stay
> hooked into - whether using plugins or not. So there may well be a method
> but it is not something that would be permitted.
> Mark.
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