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I was issued a warning from Gnbrotz. He gave no reason. One of the more amicable mods informed me that it was for posting an entire article. We do that all the time. When did we start being only allowed to post a certain percent and provide a link? I know to put the link in but shouldnt there have been notice given about this or did I miss it?Huh
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das;23233 Wrote:I was issued a warning from Gnbrotz. He gave no reason. One of the more amicable mods informed me that it was for posting an entire article. We do that all the time. When did we start being only allowed to post a certain percent and provide a link? I know to put the link in but shouldnt there have been notice given about this or did I miss it?Huh

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#3
Huh. News to me. Imagine that
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I've sent a note to Rocketfoot about this, I'm not sure of the answer myself. Let ya know what I find out, so for now this thread is closed.
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#5
Rule #7 has been revised to reflect this violation, since it wasn't clear gnbrotz will be taking back the warning, but from this point on you can receive an infraction for this practice.

Quote:7. Copyright laws can be vague and difficult for any online media. In order to help avoid any infringement issues, please be sure to cite your source when ever posting news articles or other content from another internet source. Also, be sure to post a blurb or snippet (no less than 10% of the source article) along with the link. This helps forum threads make more sense in case the original posted links change or disappear. This might not always be enough to satisfy some sources but it is a step in the right direction. Please do not duplicate the entire original article as this may exceed protections extended under 'fair use', even when the original source is cited. If we are ever asked to remove copyrighted material, we will have to comply.
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I think. Instead of issuing a penal warning, the moderator should simply take as much time as they would anyway and simply modify the post to conform to the forum's rules regarding this particular rule. Not unless you plan on banning members for posting too-large a percentage of an article. While politely, and privately informing the member of the rule.
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ByblosHex;23275 Wrote:I think. Instead of issuing a penal warning, the moderator should simply take as much time as they would anyway and simply modify the post to conform to the forum's rules regarding this particular rule. Not unless you plan on banning members for posting too-large a percentage of an article. While politely, and privately informing the member of the rule.

How about if the user's simply take as much time as they would anyway to read, comprehend, and follow the posted rules. If users continually fail to follow any given rule, the end result could indeed be a ban, which they will have earned themselves by repeated failure to learn from their previous mistakes.

As Sober has noted, I thought the rule was more clear than it was, so the related warnings issued before things were clear have been reversed.
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Gadsden_clr Just a thought. Since most existing members don't read the rules daily. If there is a rule addition or change, please post it for a week or so as a small page banner. Signthankspin
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gnbrotz;23282 Wrote:
ByblosHex;23275 Wrote:I think. Instead of issuing a penal warning, the moderator should simply take as much time as they would anyway and simply modify the post to conform to the forum's rules regarding this particular rule. Not unless you plan on banning members for posting too-large a percentage of an article. While politely, and privately informing the member of the rule.

How about if the user's simply take as much time as they would anyway to read, comprehend, and follow the posted rules. If users continually fail to follow any given rule, the end result could indeed be a ban, which they will have earned themselves by repeated failure to learn from their previous mistakes.

As Sober has noted, I thought the rule was more clear than it was, so the related warnings issued before things were clear have been reversed.

Except that isn't whats going to happen in the real world. In the real world the majority of members and posters are going to gloss over the rules if view them at all. I don't mean it's a good thing, but let's face it; it's true. What would be more effective in retaining a semblance of civility would be to inform the members politely and privately in addition to simply correcting or amending the so-called offending post. This is true for any form or level of correction. In addition, why shouldn't the moderators moderate the forum instead of just handing out citations? Are they moderators, or forum police?

The end result of your proposed banning simply ends in fewer members over a somewhat trivial matter. Can anyone say, Poofa? I'd say there is, or at least should be, a distinct difference between being a forum asshat and simply not following excessive forum regulations.
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