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Just A Little Reminder
« on: February 20, 2012, 12:55:07 PM »
Our regular members know this, but for the new ones, a point about links.
All qouted posts from other sites need to be linked.
By this, I mean to the original source, not a blog or another forum.

And while were on the topic of forums and blogs, we are in direct competition with them, so Do Not post links to either of these, they can do their own advertising.

As an example, if you find a story on Free Republic, look closely, the poster included a link, follow it until you find the original source.
If you can't find an point of origin, then you didn't search hard enough. (one exception Grumpy Old Cripple)

This is not necessarily policy, but rather Copy Right Law.
As to blogs, the same applies, find the original source, otherwise you're probably posting anothers opinion piece.
Be original, post your own opinion and let someone else link back to us.

We are no doubt one of the best forums on the web, only because of the combined expertise and experience of our members, of whom deserve all the credit.
Many people come here for facts and opinion, and rightly so, we are the go to forum for the truth.

I know this because of searches that have produced some of our posts on other forums.
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Re: Just A Little Reminder
« Reply #1 on: February 20, 2012, 02:37:14 PM »
Our regular members know this, but for the new ones, a point about links.
All qouted posts from other sites need to be linked.
By this, I mean to the original source, not a blog or another forum.

And while were on the topic of forums and blogs, we are in direct competition with them, so Do Not post links to either of these, they can do their own advertising.

As an example, if you find a story on Free Republic, look closely, the poster included a link, follow it until you find the original source.
If you can't find an point of origin, then you didn't search hard enough. (one exception Grumpy Old Cripple)

This is not necessarily policy, but rather Copy Right Law.
As to blogs, the same applies, find the original source, otherwise you're probably posting anothers opinion piece.
Be original, post your own opinion and let someone else link back to us.

We are no doubt one of the best forums on the web, only because of the combined expertise and experience of our members, of whom deserve all the credit.
Many people come here for facts and opinion, and rightly so, we are the go to forum for the truth.I know this because of searches that have produced some of our posts on other forums.

That might be a bit of a atretch.  Or else not many people are interested in the "truth."

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« Reply #2 on: February 20, 2012, 02:38:14 PM »
That might be a bit of a atretch.  Or else not many people are interested in the "truth."

Good luck on finding the lies.....
"Many people want the government to protect the consumer. A much more urgent problem is to protect the consumer from the government."  -Milton Friedman

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« Reply #3 on: February 20, 2012, 02:55:22 PM »
Good luck on finding the lies.....

I am not accusing anyone of lying.  I am saying if this is the "go to" place for truth, and maybe 20 members and 120 "guests" are on line, at most, at any one time, then out of a gazillion people on the web there don't seem to be many coming here for "truth."  Relatively speaking, that is. 

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« Reply #4 on: February 20, 2012, 02:57:21 PM »
I am not accusing anyone of lying.  I am saying if this is the "go to" place for truth, and maybe 20 members and 120 "guests" are on line, at most, at any one time, then out of a gazillion people on the web there don't seem to be many coming here for "truth."  Relatively speaking, that is. 

We have started to grow.  The content of a small member base gives a lot of material to a large guest/visitor base...
"Many people want the government to protect the consumer. A much more urgent problem is to protect the consumer from the government."  -Milton Friedman

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« Reply #5 on: February 20, 2012, 02:58:59 PM »
We have started to grow.  The content of a small member base gives a lot of material to a large guest/visitor base...

Yeah, what he said. We are content providers. And we need more of us doing it.

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« Reply #6 on: February 20, 2012, 02:59:12 PM »
We have started to grow.  The content of a small member base gives a lot of material to a large guest/visitor base...

Oh.  Well, if I am messing up the product and causing problems, just let me know.  I don't want to wear out my welcome, and I know you guys are too polite to just tell me to get lost.  Or ban me. 

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« Reply #7 on: February 20, 2012, 03:01:28 PM »
Oh.  Well, if I am messing up the product and causing problems, just let me know.  I don't want to wear out my welcome, and I know you guys are too polite to just tell me to get lost.  Or ban me. 
You are great for the forum and you are liked.  You post links and like to give and take.
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« Reply #8 on: February 20, 2012, 03:02:28 PM »
You are great for the forum and you are liked.  You post links and like to give and take.

Dang!  I didn't see that coming!  I actually teared up a litte!  (SNIFFLE!)

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« Reply #9 on: February 20, 2012, 03:03:30 PM »
Dang!  I didn't see that coming!  I actually teared up a litte!  (SNIFFLE!)

quiller is here for your emotional comfort....
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« Reply #10 on: February 20, 2012, 03:04:22 PM »
quiller is here for your emotional comfort....

I am the snuggy giving him the wedgie.

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« Reply #11 on: February 20, 2012, 03:31:32 PM »
I am the snuggy giving him the wedgie.

 
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« Reply #12 on: February 20, 2012, 03:34:36 PM »

  N has mellowed you out over the years.      


Too true. Worse yet, by now she knows all my best moves.

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« Reply #13 on: February 20, 2012, 03:35:35 PM »
Yeah, what he said. We are content providers. And we need more of us doing it.

Exactly!
We are not so much an opinion site as we are a factual site.
Ive received PM asking for permission to repost some of our content on other sites.
Here is one I got just the other day.
Granted this one wants my help, but just the same, its typical of many people out there.

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Hi, I am from *****. Would love to have you visit our site for politics - http://www.************
We could use your voice there. I repost some of the stuff you post here. I can't stand the liberals there, driving me nuts, they are soooooo wrong and they can't see the truth.
Help me.

And I did join to help him, but that was three days ago and they have yet to approve my entry.
No wonder they have problems getting posters, most just aren't that patient.
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« Reply #14 on: February 20, 2012, 03:36:41 PM »

Granted this one wants my help, but just the same, its typical of many people out there.


He was calling in the A-Team...
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