Introduction / License
Super User Blog (henceforth called SUB for conciseness) has CC BY-NC-SA logo at the bottom and text saying
podcasts are licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike 3.0 United States License
It would be good to explicitly state which license is used for posted texts. StackExchange sites use CC BY-SA 3.0, so using it on the blog too seems natural (and possibly even implicitly assumed by others). What do you think?
My real concern though regards reposting own content from or to the SUB. While I don't have any posts there, I was asked to consider writing one. I am happy to contribute to StackExchange ecosystem greatness, but would like to pick Super Users' brains to figure out some good practices that will be useful also for future writers/reposters.
As the author I can obviously do whatever I want with texts I write, publish them wherever I can and using whichever license suits my current mood. That thing alone makes my question theoretically useless. BUT. Some minimal rules could be enforced and written down. Even if they are partially stating obvious things, that's ok - reassuring uncertain writers is a good thing.
You must be aware that some users are concerned about their own content and want to put almost everything they create in one place, like homepage, blog, etc. (Even if my site+blog is almost dead atm, I'm planning to totally rework it, especially for content-oriented features and for instance allow browsing my comments I considered valuable a bit, but which are normally left on various sites and therefore not easily searchable.) It doesn't mean they're overprotective (I lost some texts put somewhere in the past) or overfussy, it's just internet which is getting less and less trustworthy.
So, here are the main items that should be answered. Mind that it's not about discussing CC BY-SA, but good practices that can, should or will be applied to SUB.
Should reposting from the SUB be discouraged?
It depends in my opinion on who reposts. If it is the author of the text on SUB I don't see any reason why reposting to her/his own blog/page should be seen as "inappropriate". It's perfectly understandable action. But if reposter is someone else, then it's not that good. Why? Author will fix any spotted mistakes, may improve content in future and so on. While CC BY-SA allows reposting content by someone else as long as attribution exists, it usually won't be updated. Therefore reposting by non-authors usually should not be encouraged.
Should reposting to the SUB be allowed?
From what I know there is some QA process available before posting anything in SUB. This should assure that high quality will be kept. As long as original post is good enough, I don't see any problem w/ repost. If it should be improved before (like typos, not deep enough coverage of particular subject, etc.), reviewer may ask for fixing this or that and author will (at least should) happily do it (presumably also in her/his original text to avoid unnecessary divergence).
Should mentioning where original post was published be allowed in the SUB?
It's important question. I don't think it would damage SUB image in any way, but would encourage some writers to post on SUB, because of blog/page promoting behind the scene.
Should author of content reposted to SUB be encouraged to add information in the original post that it was reposted to SUB?
It's a thing that just came to my mind. I think it would be nice thing to promote-back the SUB.