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Every opinion in Discourse DB should have associated with it one or more authors, usually just one. An author's name can be a real name or a pseudonym; though a real name is preferred, when it is known.
Every opinion in Discourse DB should have associated with it one or more authors, usually just one. An author's name can be a real name or a pseudonym (as sometimes happens with online sources); though a real name is preferred, when it is known.


An editorial that appears in a publication with no name associated with it (referred to in the United Kingdom as a ''leader'') should have "''publication name'' editorial board" as its author; for instance, "The Economist editorial board".
An editorial that appears in a publication with no name associated with it (referred to in the United Kingdom as a ''leader'') should have "''publication name'' editorial board" as its author; for instance, "The Economist editorial board".


Most authors in Discourse DB will have their own page associated with them, where you can view the list of opinions that person has written, and the list of publications he/she has written for.
For authors in Discourse DB that have their own page associated with them, you can view the list of items that they have written.
 
==The author template==
To add an author, or edit an existing author page, you will have to use the following template:
<pre>
{{author
|first name=
|last name=
|political affiliation=
}}
</pre>
All of these fields are optional, and in fact the easiest way to create a new author page is to click on a red link for an author who is not yet in the system, and simply add the following:
<pre>
{{author}}
</pre>

Revision as of 02:05, September 19, 2007

Every opinion in Discourse DB should have associated with it one or more authors, usually just one. An author's name can be a real name or a pseudonym (as sometimes happens with online sources); though a real name is preferred, when it is known.

An editorial that appears in a publication with no name associated with it (referred to in the United Kingdom as a leader) should have "publication name editorial board" as its author; for instance, "The Economist editorial board".

For authors in Discourse DB that have their own page associated with them, you can view the list of items that they have written.