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The Guardian explicitly reveals the age of articles on its website.

On the Importance of Dates

Imagine this (all too common) scenario: Al: “Hey, Betty, your website looks great!” Betty: “Thanks, Al. If only I had time to write more blog posts. My last one is from a few months ago.” Al: “Why don’t you just remove the dates? Then no one would ever know how old they are.” Betty: “Hm. That could […]

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Close but Not Quite

I always enjoy reading the After Deadline blog in The New York Times. The weekly posts reflect on matters of style and usage, and are adapted from a weekly newsroom critique overseen by the associate managing editor for standards at The Times. I’m less interested in the absolute rules of language than I am in the gray areas, and in how […]

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