posted on Apr, 13 2004 @ 01:09 AM
The internet is evolving. People can still do things in here that carry little penalty.
Penalties have to be created in this environment. Folks like DR (hope there
in no relation to Dragon Rider/Iron Dragon) have a hard time living as a
"xerox" in the real world but it does seem to work a bit online. Where do you
draw the line though ? I have spent my life offering up work from references
with my own spin, or crediting them if I quote. Dream reBULL is spending
his life copying and pasting. KingLizard posted his posture a few pages back
and I thought it would be nice if he (DR) were forced to do a control-c from
that posture. Still, this is not going to be an isolated incident. And eventually,
some places will respond very negative to the overtures of Skeptic and crew.
You might not like this suggestion but it carries real power if used as
an enforcer. Consider the size of ATS compared to most discussion boards
out there. If you ever have to be a bully, for most boards, getting spammed
by 500 new members from ATS comming in to ask why Skeptic and crew are
being ignored can really ruin their day, not to mention the operations of the board.
It would also be a hinderance for boards the size of ATS. Should be saved
as a last resort, kinda like nukes. So Skeptic, you now have nuclear capability.
Use it wisely.
Edited to add :: For ATS members, this is the type of post to avoid. I have already responded
to Kano, for which I have the greatest respect. But I do not apologize. The internet
is the Wild West in the days when a posse might someday be needed. My observation
was a toungue in cheek suggestion if that day should come.
[Edited on 15-4-2004 by nightwing]