DME's "Fish Tales" presented by Pat's Archery & Outdoors
kicked off this past Monday to great success. The winning entry garnered more than 70 likes and was featured on the front page of this past Thursday's Eagle.
The contest, which takes place entirely on Facebook, will run every Monday until Labor Day. Simply take your best picture while out on the lake this weekend, look for our Facebook post on Monday and share your pic/story. The one with the most likes will be entered into the grand prize voting for a brand new rod & reel from Pat's Archery & Outdoors.
"This comment has been hidden"
That one phrase has caused a bit of controversy this past week on the Daily Mountain Eagle Facebook page
. We have received several calls, emails and comments asking why we are censoring people's opinions. On Wednesday we issued a release via Facebook with a brief explanation as to why some were seeing this message, but I wanted to take some time to lay out our social media commenting guidelines.
Since taking the position of New Media Coordinator, one of my stated goals was to find ways to further engage our audience. We want and encourage your opinions and comments. We have no desire to censor anyone's opinions or beliefs, as that would be counterproductive to my aforementioned goal.
With that said, we strive to remain a family-friendly source for news and information. As such, Facebook allows more control over business pages than what an everyday user will see. Among that control is a "profanity filter".
The Facebook algorithm, which we all know is never perfect, is designed to catch profane language and hide it. But remember, it is not DME's intention to ever censor your thoughts and opinions on what is happening in our area.
I once again want to thank everyone for continuing to support "DME Meets" on YouTube
. There is more content to come on that platform, some we are filming now to debut in a few weeks, so keep your eyes open for that and hit the subscribe button on YouTube.
While I am dishing out "thanks", let me also thank everyone for growing our Twitter
following. We couldn't have reached the milestones we have without you and hopefully you enjoy everything we doing on those platforms.
Next month will bring some big announcements that we have been working on for quite some time now. I personally am really excited to roll those out, but you will have to stay tuned for that.