Post by moon/Laura on Nov 25, 2015 21:57:19 GMT -5
Today alone, we had 2 instances of entire articles being posted. If you have read the CoC, you know that that is not allowed, due to copyright laws. Some people seem to think it doesn't apply to them, I guess. Previously, we have either asked in thread or via PM for the OP to shorten it to just an excerpt or two. If it's not done in a reasonable amount of time then either mods have done it or the post has been removed.
From now on, such posts will simply be deleted without warning. Unless you're new, you know the rules and it gets tiresome when the same people thumb their noses at it.
The CoC entry in question states:
*If you have an article from an outside source to share, DO NOT copy and paste it in its entirety! You may paste a short excerpt to make your point, and then provide a link for the remainder. We must take care not to violate copyright laws. In addition, if someone is not interested in reading the article, it's rude to make them scroll past it all. EDIT NOV 25, 2015 - If you post a "wall of text" - all or most of an article, in other words - it will be deleted, even if the source link is provided. No longer will we allow you time to correct your error.
I'd also like to take a moment to note that it doesn't matter if the entire article is short. You still cannot paste the entire thing in, even with a source link. Summarize it, or whatever, then provide the link.