posted on May, 11 2013 @ 05:01 PM
Originally posted by bitsoys
reply to post by Wrabbit2000
Much appreciation to Wrabbit2000 for locating and posting this information, with equal thanks to those contributing to an intelligent discussion of
the matter. However, as the author of the original article, I would likewise be further appreciative if additional emphasis was placed on the source
of this information: U.S. Trade & Aid Monitor (www.tradeaidmonitor.com...).
Yes, you accurately quote the FedBizOpps contractor database from which the article derives its information (while somewhere in your post linking to
the Monitor site); however, it was only through painstaking database research that this material had come to light. Leapfrogging over the news source
-- and, yes, U.S. Trade & Aid Monitor is a blog, but is also a provider of original news -- and largely quoting the documents that the Monitor had
obtained, shifts credit -- I don't doubt inadvertently -- away from where credit is due.
Again, thank you for recognizing the value of what the original article has to offer. My goal is not to get pissy about the matter, but to encourage
AboveTopSecret's consistent policy on citing news sources. May the discussion continue onward.
Oh, shoot, I'm terribly sorry I didn't spell out the source name. Thats entirely my fault. If I could change that at this point for the top article in
the thread, I absolutely would. Unfortunately, we have roughly a 2 hour window in which we can edit a story as normal members. I'm not sure if site
staff can make a modification to change the "Source" link, as it currently is shown now, or not.
I'd linked your blog first but, again, you're absolutely right in it not being as clear as it properly ought to be. I'm making a mental note to insure
I don't shorthand sources such as yours in the future.
For the record and for the thread's benefit. I first came to the headline for this thread by way of Cryptome
directly linked to "Steve Peacock's U.S. Trade & Aid Monitor
" as the blog hosting the primary article and
point of contact for how this one is properly titled. From there, I jumped out to the Federal Government's bidding sites to grab the top source
material in support of the original quote of the blog story.
Thanks for being polite about how you brought this to my and the thread's attention.
edit on 11-5-2013 by Wrabbit2000 because: (no reason