AS you might be aware, your humble author has been feuding with NV moderators over the latest rule and the new option.
The rule prohibits copy/pasting of vile comments from nations you are banned from, and the option allows you to block nations. I find both rules to be useless at best, and destructive of debate at worst. But that has little to do with this article. It recently came to my attention that NV claims ownership of anything original you post to NV. So I stopped posting my original work, such as the Weekly Gun Rants, and started seeding them from other sites I publish on.
Our moderators, in another display of re-writing rules on the fly, have declared that seeding ANYTHING I write anywhere else is a CoH violation. This is not what the CoH says, but that isn't stopping them from doing this. The CoH prohibits me from advertising or seeding to sites with which I am affiliated. I am not affiliated with TLE, the main place I seed my articles from. I derive no monetary benefits from TLE, I get no advertising revenue from it, and I do not run, own, edit, work for, or otherwise associate with TLE, other than the fact the owner is a dear friend of mine. I have, for years, seeded articles from TLE to NV that I had nothing to do with. I have to assume that since both Tyler and Dave have ordered me to cease seeding articles of mine from there because they, in their infinite wisdom, have declared me "affiliated" with TLE, that I cannot seed OTHER people's works from TLE, either.
So, what this means for you, dear reader, is that you get screwed. if you like my rants, you'll have to go find them on TLE (The Libertarian Enterprise) owned by L. Neil Smith. I won't provide a link, because some idiot will decide it's a CoH violation and report me. New issues come out on Sundays, back issues are available in their archives. This is the last article NV will get the privilege of "owning" from me.
And if you hate my rants, and decide to dance on my "defeat", have at'er. I'm going to respond to any comments made about me, as usual, within the confines of the asinine new anti-debate rules our beloved moderators have rammed up our............, er, ....... DOWN our throats.
Additional info added 2-4-15
Nothing has changed in regard to affiliated seeding, but a very important bit of info has been clarified in regards to ownership of our work. I've posted the following comment to every nation I can post to in this stream-
Currently, the following Support Discussion is addressing the question of ownership of articles. Link.
This certified pain in the ass wishes to let one and all know that, to my satisfaction, the question is solved. Go to the link, and see how.
It will be better to read the support discussion linked, and read ALL the comments, especially Tyler's and Dave's. however, the short and sweet of it is- YOU own the work. But NV and NBC have the right to use anything you publish, even though they pretty much never do. BOTH these moderators suggest that if you have any interest in getting financial remuneration for anything you have written, keep it off the internet, INCLUDING NV. Not because of any likelihood of it being somehow mis-appropriated, but simply because it IS a faint but legitimate concern that it might. This is currently leading me to believe that I shall continue to keep original work off NV. I still want to see a change on seeding, but as of now, I am content. Are you?