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originally posted by: peter vlar
a reply to: oldworldbeliever
It's a pretty minor thing in the grand scheme of things. It's fairly commonplace to utilize an articles title for the title of a thread when basing the thread on said article. The original articles author(s) should have known better and even if they didn't for some odd reason, their editors definitely should have. After clicking the link, I didn't think twice about it or contemplate some sort of negative Nancy connotation towards you. I reserved my ire for the supposed authors of a science article who neglected their due diligence and the compounding effects of the equally lazy editorial staff. All in all, not really a big deal and a much better thread than the article. Plus you have the common decency to issue an apologetic retraction. You're light years ahead of most in that regard.
and just for clarity's sake...Boymonkey's shameless self promotion of his own thread is well within T&C as he isn't promoting something off site. Besides...you should be stoked that your thread and conversations it led to inspired him. It's nearly as sincere a form of flattery as imitation to be certain!