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Stealing another post title in order to mock it

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posted on Jun, 5 2012 @ 04:55 PM
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I saw a post today about voter suppression in Wisconsin. It was called "Blatant voter-suppression tactics at work in Wisconsin" www.abovetopsecret.com...

Then another poster who I would guess disagreed made a post and copied that first post's title: "Blatant voter intimidation and invasion of voters privacy tactics at work in Wisconsin" www.abovetopsecret.com...

Instead of offering a rebuttal in the original post, they basically duplicated the topic and mirrored the title to argue their point.

To me this just seems to defy the idea of having a discussion forum instead we get competing thread titles with little substance in the actual thread. Shouldn't there be a T&C clause covering how closely you can mock a post title when making a rebuttal type post? I can see this wouldn't be an issue if the two posts were posted years apart, but to do it on the same day, it just junks up the forum.

Thanks and good luck with your forum

PS I used the two above as an example since they are the most recent ones, but I have been seeing this a lot lately on ATS. Someone sees a post they don't like, and instead of discussing their opinion in that post, they run off like little children and make a nearly identical titled post and proceed to mock the first one.
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posted on Jun, 5 2012 @ 05:51 PM
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Yep, that is pretty retarded if you ask me.



posted on Jun, 6 2012 @ 05:39 AM
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Originally posted by oxykerfluffle
Instead of offering a rebuttal in the original post, they basically duplicated the topic and mirrored the title to argue their point.

Actually .. I did both.

Shouldn't there be a T&C clause covering how closely you can mock a post title when making a rebuttal type post?

No.

Your information and my information were two totally different subjects. Yours focused on (alleged) voter suppression by Republicans. Mine focused on voter intimidation by democrats. Two totally different subjects that are happening during the same election.



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WRONG.


You people havent' been around very long or you would realize that there are plenty of times people post like this. It's not anything to get all uptight about. It's NOTHING. Funny that it upsets you so much ....



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posted on Jun, 7 2012 @ 04:39 AM
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No actually I am right. I was stating my personal opinion of it, and stated it correctly.

I didn't say it offended me, I just think it's retarded.
edit on Thu, 07 Jun 2012 04:40:50 -0500 by TKDRL because: (no reason given)




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