Excerpting Policy

Most online publishers recognize the value of having their stories and articles:

  • Quoted,
  • Commented on,
  • Discussed,
  • Linked to,
  • New readers encouraged to the articles.

Social sharing of online content only extends the reach, impact, and ultimately the effectiveness and profitability of the original publisher’s website.

I are excerpting your content to inform my visitors, and to point them to the original source of the excerpt.

To be frank … I want my readers to discover and visit your content, and your website.

I Want You To Be Pleased I Excerpted An Article From You.

Standards, practices, and legal decisions about “Fair Use” are still evolving online. My standards are higher than the merely legal.

I hold myself to much higher standards than Fair Use.

I want Delighted Use.

If you are not delighted to be excerpted and linked to by my site, just let us know. I will take action immediately.

I excerpt your stories the way I hope others will curate my content.

Specifically, if you like a story on my site, I are pleased and gratified.

Please feel free to excerpt it as generously as you wish. In return please just give us clear credit, links back to the article, and some encouragement for interested readers to visit the original article.

Take as much of my content as you think will inform and entertain your readers. Just link, credit, and encourage the reader to visit the original site.

That is what I do.

That is what built the internet.

That is what social sharing is about.

Everyone benefits when sharing is done respectfully and honestly.

Here is what I will never do.

I never take your entire article.

I never re-publish without full credit, links and sending you readers.

I never republish an RSS feed verbatim.

I never excerpt without the intention of sending you more traffic.

I always change the headline, and add context. meaning, and analysis to your articles.

My general guidelines for excerpts published on this site are:

  • Never more than about 30 – 40% of any article.
  • Never more than one article from any site in any one day.
  • Never more than what is needed to communicate the essence of the article.

Most Importantly …

Sharing and curation and excerpting standards are still evolving online. My standards of delight may very well differ from yours.

If you want us to be even more generous with links and credit let us know.

If you feel your story has had too much excerpted, let us know.

I will fix it to your standards instantly.

Noel Benjamin D’Costa



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