By Dave Munger | February 4, 2008
Several different individuals have pointed me to this post as an example of blogging that doesn't follow our guidelines.
As a reminder, here our our guidelines:
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I have read the post and the article it cites, and to me what's at issue here is whether Guideline #5 is being followed. Does this post report accurately and thoughtfully on the research it cites?
In accordance with Guideline #8, consider this an opportunity to discuss this post and determine whether it constitutes an abuse of our guidelines.
I should point out that Evolution News & Views has not registered with ResearchBlogging.org and has made a copy of the icon and placed it on its own server. Since we own the copyright on the icon itself, in principle we have the authority to ask them to stop using the icon because we only give permission to use the icon to blogs following our guidelines.
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