more Regarding Content: Response to The Dlike introduction
After having read the description of the @dlike project, I have to say, I like what @certseek is doing; after all, look at the existing social networks such as Twitter, facebook, Mastodon, and so on; people up there post and re-post links all the time. And you know what? They get tons more engagement; sometimes a response to an existing article can fall into the category of original content, as well; as long as the information from which you're deriving your work is properly sourced (Now, even though I could be, since I do have a batchelor's degree in English, I'm not going to advise using MLA citations here), in other words, that there are appropriate links corresponding to a quote from the author of the original, for instance, then, you are fine, and it isn't plagiarism. If the creators of this platform don't loosen the rules a bit, then, the communal attitude is going to continue to stagnate.
I can name multiple people in multiple high profile communities (Microsoft, dell, IBM, and so on), who do this all the time on their personal blogs, and they get comments up the yin yang from both their public web sites, as well as from networks like Twitter and Facebook. One whom I can think of right now off the top of my head, is Microsoft developer Scott Hanselman; he posts his opinion pieces all the time based on other authors, and doesn't get any grief for it. I know that I follow various companies and organizations on Facebook, and I comment and re-post stuff. So, if Steem is simply another social network, then, why can't the rules be adjusted for this sort of thing? the @dlike project ought to continue; after all, not everyone uses interfaces that interface directly with Steem as of right now, so @dlike could at the moment, especially once the browser extensions show up, be the only method of getting stuff from their personal sites up to here; I'm dealing with that myself, at the moment, until some sort of RSS feed cross poster is available once again for Steem (ever since Streemian shut down a few months ago). Just my two cents on the whole debate; seems like the discussion of what this platform is will never end. Truth is, it's what you make of it.