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Originally posted by Illusionsaregrander
reply to post by Seventytwo
Honestly, your idea sounds to me like opening the door to plagiarism, which I fail to see as an improvement over the system we have now, where sources are credited, and quoted verbatim.
What difference does it make to you if the people have to physically type rather than cut and paste the excerpt and link? Why not use technology to make it easier for people to comply with the rules? Your argument doesnt really seem reasonable to me, but rather seems to be motivated by some personal dislike of something.
Originally posted by Gazrok
I'm a firm believer in using academia as a guideline...treating copy/paste as a block quote, and that only a small percentage of the post should be such a quote. (and, on the web, a link to the source should be provided).
The real value of a post comes from the author's viewpoints, analysis of the info, and presentation of it, otherwise, we'd just read the source.