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Copying & Posting Elsewhere

Fern Modena

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I recently read that somebody here copied part of a thread and posted it to FlyerTalk. They didn't just repost their post(s), but other people's as well. I am sure they thought they were being helpful.

I don't believe, however, that they had the other posters permission to do so.

How would you feel (regardless of subject matter) if you found some of your posts elsewhere, without posting them yourself? I wouldn't be a happy camper, myself.

(I didn't post the person's name because it didn't really matter. It isn't the first time I've seen this happen)

Fern
 

pjrose

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I don't think it's right.....I suppose technically it is in the public domain, but IF someone does that (which I don't think they should) then they should put it in quotation marks and credit the source.
 

mecllap

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It would probably be somewhat better if they had just posted a link back to the thread, rather than copying and pasting. But, at any rate -- it's never a good idea to post something on the internet that you don't want to see show up elsewhere (that's why you see warnings about people getting into trouble for things they say on facebook, etc. when they're applying for jobs, etc.). And now I can't remember that old saying about not writing something on the internet that you don't want to have show up somewhere else. I agree, this is in the public domain, rather than copyrighted. Altho I do understand your point, Fern -- I'd also feel a little uncomfortable about being quoted somewhere else, that I didn't know about, and couldn't be involved in the rest of the conversation (I have upon occasion needed to defend myself, or retract an unfortunate statement).

One of my favorite quotes: "If you can't be kind, at least be vague." But, even more fun: "If you can't say something nice about someone, come sit by me."
 

SueDonJ

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Oh. I've done that, answered questions from flyertalkers about Marriott stuff with info that I learned on TUG. I do put direct quotes into quotation marks and I let the TUGgers who've been participating in the thread know when I've done it.

Here's a recent post on flyertalk where I quoted a TUGger.

Here's the post I put in the TUG thread to let folks know that I quoted something from the thread onto flyertalk.

I'm sorry if this isn't proper netiquette. Next time, Fern, I'll try it your way and ask the TUGger for permission before quoting him/her on FT.
 

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Dont put anything in an email or a post that you wouldnt want your mother to see


because she's gonna
 

Timeshare Von

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Dont put anything in an email or a post that you wouldnt want your mother to see because she's gonna

Or the lawyer on an opposing side of a legal case.
 

Talent312

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Google may be your friend, but Google also knows everything you've said...
and what's in your backyard.
 

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Nothing is nothing personal or private that is posted on a public forum.

Not trying to sound like an ass but if you don't want someone to read what you wrote, don't post it. :D
 

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Google may be your friend, but Google also knows everything you've said...
and what's in your backyard.

... and they have the pictures to prove it. :p
 

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I'm sorry if this isn't proper netiquette. Next time, Fern, I'll try it your way and ask the TUGger for permission before quoting him/her on FT.

Based on that example you provided, I don't see anything wrong with that. You didn't even have to reference TUG at all. I wouldn't worry about it.
 
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laurac260

google your screen name and you will see every post you ever posted pop up. There are no secrets on the internet.
 
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