View Full Version : On posting articles from elsewhere (AGAIN!)
If you "Cut & Paste" from "other sites" then the rules are simple.
there is 2 ways of doing it: on the originating site select printerfirendly version, copy that.
or copy everything to "notepad" and cut ou the html/java.cookkie crap and past the article plus link no this site.
If you can not be bothered by doing it correct, I can not be bothered by taking the crap out, I will simply delete the thread.
10-16-2005, 05:31 PM
A completely fair decision. Not like you need my affirmation.
If I wasn't clear :
Keeping all embedded links and possible other stuff you are breaking the law
It is not newsgathering and information, it is blatnatly steeling copyrighted material
Unless you are prepared to sign a huge amount of money over to Hicks and me, you are advised not to do that.
Hicks and I are the ones that will be in court if they choose to do something about it.
Having "referers" coming from this site and most certainly on "insider" stuff raises alarms.
please please please start using your brain.
10-28-2005, 09:37 PM
No kidding. It's not hard, folks. I made the mistake once or twice too, so I understand, but I also know that since able brought it up it became obvious that it's not hard to do it the right way. Just copy the article, paste it in word or notepad, then copy that plain text, and past it in your post, and ALWAYS INCLUDE A LINK to the article.
You're doing us all a big favor when you do that, and we can't afford for you not to, so if your post got deleted, you know why.
10-28-2005, 10:50 PM
OK - Now I know I'm not crazy - that was the NBA's worst player thread wasn't it?
10-28-2005, 11:15 PM
10-28-2005, 11:57 PM
I have a question. I usually always copy straight from a site to this forum and then cut everything out. Is that okay?
Sometimes if I have a lot to change I copy to my outlook express e-mail account before copying to the forum, is that okay?
I'm asking because it looks to me like any text I copy to this site is changed by the site anyway. I know it changes stuff from my e-mail account.
the forum software accepts all html codes and therefore if you email in html, enfin, you get the picture.
easiest way (prevents you having to cut&paste twice) is to copy the "printerfriendly" version
other method is to copy all into "notebook" (pico/nano/vi/etc) which will either strip the html straight away because it is embedded or you can then easily remove it.
10-29-2005, 11:50 AM
I talked with a friend of mine that runs a graphic design message board. He had the same problem and solved it by disabling the full WYSIWYG editor for posting. The middle version still allows for font sizing and color, smilies, etc.etc. but eliminates table formatting and links when you copy and paste.
LA, I maintain the board, Hicks runs it, it is his baby and he decides that kind of thing, and I can imagine he wants to leave that on, but I do agree it being a very good solution.
Only reason I revert to deleting the posts is that I am not prepared to pay the penalty that could be levied upon me if people do this.
thanks for the tip
10-29-2005, 06:07 PM
I'd prefer to leave it on, but then again if there's no real advantage to be had I have no issues with turning it down to the "lesser" editor, either.
12-14-2005, 10:07 AM
By the way, I can simply turn off HTML for the site (ie using it in a post) and that should eliminate the Insider issue. Might make it tougher on Boston setting up his threads, though.
why remove a tool because people are to lazy or desinterested to do something proper?
We just keep on deleting, some day they will get it :D
12-14-2005, 10:15 AM
Theoretically, but most people "just don't get it" and HTML isn't readily used around here (again, except for Boston).
LOL I readily agree with whatever you decide :)
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