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Old 12-19-2007, 07:53 AM
 
Location: Sacramento
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Folks, I really want to keep the postings intact to the extent possible. I understand folks don't like seeing their postings deleted or portions of it removed.

The site has been reviewing copyright issues, and the need to respect sources of information. Many of us are violating the copyright rules by extracting far too much into our postings from the source articles.

The proper way to bring source data into the discussion is to paraphrase the idea or concept that you want to convey as briefly as possible, but generally only a few sentences. Add the link in your posting to the sourced material.

Also, when referencing postings with quoted sourced material, please edit the reference down to the extent possible to minimize copyright issues. Repeating quoted sources can become a bit of a problem.

We will be deleting postings which violate copyright rules, and we really don't want to damage the discussions. Please keep this in mind when posting.

 
Old 09-23-2009, 06:09 AM
 
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Default *** Forum members, updated notes and forum rules. ***

In case some of you haven’t noticed, the tolerance for what is allowed in our discussions in this area of the forum has been tightened. You may have noticed the added presence of some extra moderators floating about, if you haven’t, I assure you there are.

Please read and review the Terms of Service agreement and the forum posting rules, which you can find on the top of this very page. Most notably, the portions on the use of copyrighted material, personal attacks, and using accurate and descriptive thread titles. Please use the reporting feature when you find threads and posts of a trolling or inflammatory manner and do not respond or engage, just report and move on.
 
Old 02-14-2010, 01:33 PM
 
Location: exit 0
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*When starting a new thread, please do not post only a link or a video. Other members may not know what your intent was if that is all there is. Also, subsequent posts may be off topic if they have no idea what topic you wanted to set forth with your link/video. Add a line or two to let the readers know your thoughts.

OPs in a thread that have no supporting thoughts will be deleted, but may be re-posted with commentary.

*Chain emails and copy and pastes are not permitted.

*When reporting duplicate threads, please include a link to the original.

*Threads that can be construed to be "race baiting" will be deleted and the OP may be infracted. Titles such as, "How come blacks..." and "White Trash rednecks..." and "Did you notice That Asians..." etc. are just a sampling of those types of threads. Please report any such threads.

*If you do not like the topic, skip the thread. It will die if no one keeps bumping it to the top of the forum with posts about how dumb the topic is.

OR

Keep posting in threads you don't like and keep them active.

*Personal attacks and trolling are getting out of hand, folks. Please report instead of answering. Infractions WILL be given to BOTH the attacker and the posters that answers with an attack of their own.

*No matter how worthy the cause, petitions of any kind are not allowed anywhere on any City-Data forum.

*Folks, I'm letting you know this is in the TOS

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Do not quote or talk to trolls or your posts will also be deleted. Use the report feature instead.
Once you reply to trolling posts you then often become a troll also. Answering and antagonizing is every bit as bad what the troll did. Infractions may ensue if you partake in this.

*I appreciate the reports but, you need to know, we mods do not live here. We do get to reported posts when we see them. We don't allow them, condone them or sympathize with trolls.

*And again this needs to be highlighted.

Ignore and report. Ignore and report. Ignore and re................................................ ..........

*Please remember that hotlinking a photo, picture, graph, chart, or any image that comes from a website that has a copyright notice displayed is definitely not acceptable.

Hotlinking is directly transferring that image from another website to your post here. That has inherent ethical issues in itself. With that said, many websites do not consider the images displayed on their site in the public domain. Please make sure the image you are using is not from a copyrighted site.

Even if you upload a copyrighted photo (or any image) taken from another website to your own hosting site (photobucket, flickr, etc.) doesn't mean that it is acceptable to display in a post ...you're still using a "stolen" photo to use in your post here.

A simple rule we like to stress is if the photo is one you took, please feel free to transfer the image to your post here at C-D forums. If it is not an image you own or a photo you took yourself, post a LINK to the image instead of hotlinking or transferring the image to your post.

This is very important and can never be repeated too often.

*Changing others' posts that you have quoted, is not permitted. Do not change others' posts...EVER. It is trolling and violaters will be infracted. If you see it being done please report.

*We are not here to decide what's true and what is not, period. If we wanted to do that, we'd hire a bunch of experts from lawyers to doctors to engineers and programmers for the technical forums, instead of a random group of volunteer mods. Please, remember that.

*Evidently, many need to be reminded again.
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Do not quote or talk to trolls or your posts will also be deleted and YOU may be infracted. Use the report feature instead.
Once you reply to trolling posts you then often become a troll also. Answering and antagonizing is every bit as bad what the troll did. Infractions may ensue if you partake in this.

*I appreciate the reports but, you need to know, we mods do not live here. We do get to reported posts when we see them. We don't allow them, condone them or sympathize with trolls.

*And again this needs to be highlighted.

Ignore and report. Ignore and report. Ignore and re................................................ ..........

*Please, people, understand this

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You do not have the right to put down others' beliefs, religious or otherwise.
It IS that simple.

Last edited by Ibginnie; 09-24-2016 at 07:08 PM..
 
Old 09-24-2016, 07:10 PM
 
Location: exit 0
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I've merged and updated the P&OC guidelines. Please make sure you read them.
 
Old 02-06-2017, 03:19 PM
 
Location: exit 0
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Included in my signature below is a new (to us) link for fake, satirical, hoax and misleading sites.

Remember, you are not required to read fake news nor are you required to comment on it. The best way to delegitimize posts that include stories and links from those sites is to IGNORE them. Threads that get no traffic will fall off the main page. The more you comment on them the more will be continue to be posted.
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