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BRIEF SUMMARY



This page describes the various ways to comment on Edgecase.




CONTENTS



- Brief Summary
- Contents
- The Most Serene Republic of Bitcoin (TMSR)
- The Wider Internet
- Comment Quality




THE MOST SERENE REPUBLIC OF BITCOIN (TMSR)



TMSR relies on public-key-based communication. Its members have reliable identities and are therefore privileged when commenting on Edgecase.

When a link to a new Edgecase article is published on the #trilema chat channel, any relevant commentary in the next week (7 days) of the chat log will be excerpted by Edgecase and formed into a single large comment on the article.

After this period, or for any existing article, comments can be sent to Edgecase by text paste via a chat line in this format:

#edgecase : article <n> : <link_to_paste>


Where n is the numeric datafeed article ID.

Example:

#edgecase : article 112 : http://wotpaste.cascadianhacker.com/pastes/g6eiy/?raw=true


Spaces are included on either side of the colons for clarity.

Link to recommended paste service:
wotpaste.cascadianhacker.com

When your comment has been added to the article, Edgecase will publish a notification on the #trilema chat channel, via a chat line in this format:

#edgecase : comment published : <link_to_comment_chat_line>


To avoid comment loss, please keep a local copy of your comment until you see this notification.

Please see the following page for information about comment formatting (bold, italic, etc):
Edgecase comment formatting




THE WIDER INTERNET



In order to comment on an article, you must first create an Edgecase account. Please go to the following page:
How to create an Edgecase account

After you have created an account, Edgecase will contact you to discuss your comment.

Please see the following page for information about comment formatting (bold, italic, etc):
Edgecase comment formatting




COMMENT QUALITY



Comments on Edgecase are not chat lines. They are more like letters to a journal.

Edgecase prefers to receive high-quality comments. A comment should be interesting, useful, or entertaining. Comments that do not meet this standard will not be published. Edgecase's decision regarding comment quality is final.

If your comment contains good material but is poorly written, Edgecase may offer to restructure / rewrite it. If it is spectacularly poorly written, Edgecase may offer to restructure / rewrite it for a fee.

Guidelines:
- Rhetoric for its own sake will usually not be published, unless it is particularly entertaining.
- A comment that corrects a single typo is only slightly useful. A comment that attempts to list and correct all typos in a particular article is much more useful.
- Idle conversation or small talk is usually not interesting, particularly when read some years after initial publication.
- Comments on software (perhaps including example code) are likely to be considered useful.