Don't post content from this forum on other ones unless you have a member's permission.
Posting from other forums is OK here because those forums do not have a similar rule.
These rules should be straight forward. I am not a lawyer nor do I have enough time to write rules in legalese.
Thanks for the clarification. Crossposting is a pretty technical term and denotes posting content in such a way that reading software can relate copies of this message on different information channels.
I'll refrain from doing that of course, but I needed clarification on teh extent of the rule and if it works both ways (if we can badmouth people from other forums to be specific).
Just some clarification of the term "crossposting". It's a term from Usenet, it refer to posting the exact same post on many newsgroups at once, due to a certain way the newsgroups worked. Newsgroups were the predecessor of forums like this. Crossposting across multiple forums is not possible in the original meaning of the word on multiple WWW forums. The concept of "bad" crossposting was that if you added many irrelevant newsgroups to a post, then suddenly the discussion became completely bizarre and off topic. It was a form of trolling, based on what was supposedly a feature.
It worked this way:
You post a subject in a group about hot rod cars. Someone replies, but add a group about environmentalism against the use of cars, for no real reason. All follow up posts will then be posted in both forums, and appear as a new subject in the environmentalist forum. Angry anti-car people then write angry comments in the thread, because it will be seen as provocative, and the thread turn into mudslinging and the subject is destroyed in OT discussions. It is based on a feature which allows anyone to add any group to a follow up in a discussion. The people who reply can remove the added groups in their follow ups, but not the original one, which can make the discussion seem extremely disjointed and weird, depending on which group you read!
This is markedly different from how WWW forums work.
Online encyclopaedia editors rule out publisher as a reference citing ‘reputation for poor fact checking and sensationalism’
Wikipedia editors have voted to ban the Daily Mail as a source for the website in all but exceptional circumstances after deeming the news group “generally unreliable”.
The move is highly unusual for the online encyclopaedia, which rarely puts in place a blanket ban on publications and which still allows links to sources such as Kremlin backed news organisation Russia Today, and Fox News, both of which have raised concern among editors.
The editors described the arguments for a ban as “centred on the Daily Mail’s reputation for poor fact checking, sensationalism and flat-out fabrication”.
The Wikimedia Foundation, which runs Wikipedia but does not control its editing processes, said in a statement that volunteer editors on English Wikipedia had discussed the reliability of the Mail since at least early 2015.
It said: “Based on the requests for comments section [on the reliable sources noticeboard], volunteer editors on English Wikipedia have come to a consensus that the Daily Mail is ‘generally unreliable and its use as a reference is to be generally prohibited, especially when other more reliable sources exist’.
The Guardian less so, but still listing it as "complex and analytical" is some sort of sad joke.
Either way if you do not provide me with a list of allowed titles, I cannot be expected to follow the law. You can't be punished for a law whose boundaries and object are unknown.
I'd add Vox used to be decent but has really gone the deep end recently. They have started to use some really dubious sources to make their point, choosing those that enforce their beliefs, which its users have called out quite a lot. Poor sources lead to poor conclusions, period.
The reason for the fake news rule is because I see a lot of fake news linked on the other anthroforums, usually in the context of repetative posts about immigrant crimes. This is something I wish to avoid here. It got annoying over there because that's all they ever post about now, it seems.
Souriquois: We are on discord
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soul49: I can definitely see this forum is dead. Do people still chat in other areas? I've been very busy over the past year with university work and other stuff, but would be cool to catch up with folks on occasion. Just know I'm still alive lol.
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soul49: Hows Covid up there in Canada? Things looking slightly better?
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