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  3. You should find yourself at a screen where you can enter the title and content of your post. Hover over the buttons for short descriptions of what they do. There is also a tab for editing the post HTML, but don’t worry about that if you don’t know what it is.
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Q: What do the columns “Editor’s Picks” and “Latest Posts” on the homepage mean?
A: New posts approved by our moderators immediately go into the “Latest Posts” column on the right. Afterwards, an editor may promote a post to the left-hand “Editor’s Picks” column. More recent posts appear above older ones.

Q: What is this blog’s moderation policy?
A: We do not intend to limit the range of views expressed on Somerville Voices, but we do ask visitors to respect our moderation policy.

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