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Urban, is there an acceptable format when it comes to posting news articles?



Can one post the title of the article and a couple lines of the story along with a link to the story? should the title be by itself and then the link? or should there be a paraphrased explanation of the story followed by the link?



Thanks.

brickandmortar wrote:
Urban, is there an acceptable format when it comes to posting news articles?




If you are referencing an article and don't have express permission to post the entire article, then please only post a summary (or key paragraph) and a link to the article. Simply said, do not repost an entire article. If you decide to post a key paragraph from the article, you must post a link to the article as well as mention the title, author and source.



For example---



<A HREF="http://stlouis.bizjournals.com/stlouis/stories/2005/06/27/story7.html">Grand Center suit bumped to state by federal judge</A>

By Christopher Tritto of the St. Louis Business Journal



With about $120 million in Grand Center developments in limbo, a federal judge abstained from taking jurisdiction of a lawsuit filed to stop the projects. That leaves the fate of the case for the state circuit court to decide. At issue is the tax increment financing, or TIF, district created in Grand Center in 2002.



<A HREF="http://stlouis.bizjournals.com/stlouis/stories/2005/06/27/story7.html">>>> read more</A>






There is something called the fair-use law, which allows us to post key paragraphs of copyrighted material as long as the material is intended to apply to teaching, research, and other such activities. This law does not allow for entire articles to be copied/posted, even if they are fully referenced and the copyright holder given full credit.



In short -- get permission, find permission in a sites terms of use, or provide only a short quote and a link to the rest article. Posting copyrighted or trademarked material is problematic, against forum rules and against the law. Thanks!

I would say those guidlines are fair and very well thought out. I just hope i don't geta 4th offense :D

^They've been in development since the beginning of June, so yes, there was plenty of thought put in them. And I hope no one gets to a fourth offense either.

Does anyone know how to change your screen name?

Just send me a message. You can't, but I can very easily.

Is there a "how to" for the forum?



In other words, how do I put up a link to a website under one word like "here" or "proof"?



Thanks
Alex,

You might need to check a recent post. I don't think it you desire.
^Thanks. Deleted post and user.
My password keeps getting reset - is there a problem?
Could people please refrain from quoting the entirety of the post immediately previous? It makes the threads hopelessly long, especially annoying when reading on a phone. I think it's implied that you're responding to the previous post. Or use the ^ to be clear.

Thanks
But I love it when people quote the previous post that has four images in it plus two paragraphs of text and say "Looks great!"
But yes, I agree. At the very least, delete out the sub-quote(s). Or if you're quoting SP (sorry I had to, love you SP) delete it down to just the few sentences you're responding to.
^aprice

Are you suggesting I'm wordy? ;-)

Sorry. i have to confess I'm guilty as charged.
symphonicpoet wrote:
Fri Nov 03, 2017 12:27 am
Are you suggesting I'm wordy? ;-)

Sorry. i have to confess I'm guilty as charged.
If anyone else complains, I'll fight them. Nah, I think you're pretty well appreciated around here.

Also...
DELETE THE SUB-QUOTES. This is really bad. That article (which was already too large of a resolution) got quoted at least six times.

ImageScreen Shot 2017-11-03 at 1.45.03 PM by Alex Price, on Flickr
aprice wrote:
Fri Nov 03, 2017 1:54 pm
symphonicpoet wrote:
Fri Nov 03, 2017 12:27 am
Are you suggesting I'm wordy? ;-)

Sorry. i have to confess I'm guilty as charged.
If anyone else complains, I'll fight them. Nah, I think you're pretty well appreciated around here.

Also...
DELETE THE SUB-QUOTES. This is really bad. That article (which was already too large of a resolution) got quoted at least six times.

ImageScreen Shot 2017-11-03 at 1.45.03 PM by Alex Price, on Flickr
You were saying? :evil:

-RBB