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Query about How to Avoid TAN Violations

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posted on Aug, 15 2013 @ 01:37 PM
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Greetings,
I recently got cited with a TAN-Violation, specifically for violating 15d. My actions were certainly not intentional. As far as I can tell, I posted an offending link; it seemed benign when I found it and posted it, but it turns out it triggered a TAN violation.



15d.) Cross-Posting: You will not cross-post content from other discussion boards (unless you receive advance written permission from TAN or their agents). You will not post-by-proxy the material of banned members or other individuals who are not members, but have written a response to content within a thread on these forums.


In order to avoid future TAN-violations, may I ask a bit more about 15d???

Question about Cross Posting. Is this cross posting from a forum board outside ATS, or from within ATS, or both?

Question about Post by Proxy. What is meant by "Post by Proxy?"

Question about Banned Members. How do I check to see if an individual has been banned from ATS, especially if the material comes from a website unrelated to ATS?

Question about "other individuals" from the last part of 15d. May I ask for an example? This sort of implies a situation where a website visitor asks a member to post on his behalf, but it's not for me to interpret that.

I'll appreciate advice on how to avoid future 15d TAN-violations, particularly things that would trigger such a violation and how to screen a website link to make sure it won't trigger such a violation.

Thanks.



posted on Aug, 15 2013 @ 01:44 PM
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In order to avoid future TAN-violations, may I ask a bit more about 15d???

It essentially all boils down to manners.



Question about Cross Posting.

The intent is not to copy from another forum, but link to it and give credit where credit is due.



What is meant by "Post by Proxy?"

If someone is banned, it's for a reason and they are no longer allowed to post on ATS. Posting on their behalf is then bad manners toward ATS.



How do I check to see if an individual has been banned from ATS

The presumption is, that if they're asking you to post for them, they cannot themselves because they're banned. Also, if you can't find them here, they've been account-banned.



Question about "other individuals"

If someone wants to put content onto ATS, they should create an account and do so. Posting for others is bad manners toward our members since they don't have the opportunity to interact with the originator of the content.



posted on Aug, 15 2013 @ 01:45 PM
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Already answered.
edit on 8/15/2013 by tothetenthpower because: (no reason given)



posted on Aug, 15 2013 @ 02:13 PM
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Thank you Skeptic Overlord,

A follow-up, if I may...


The presumption is, that if they're asking you to post for them, they cannot themselves because they're banned. Also, if you can't find them here, they've been account-banned.


Let's say, for example, I go to this link,
forums.qrz.com...

and I want to quote a portion of the top message posted by AK4YU, and the link to it.
But, before I do, I go to the ATS member list, and can't find him. At this point, I'm not sure if he joined in the past and got banned, or if he has even heard of ATS.

At this point, must I refrain from posting?

Otherwise,

So, if I extract a portion of his message from the QRZ website, and quote AK4YU on ATS, will I be in violation? If so, is there a different way to quote the material?

Alternatively, would it be safer to post, "According to the QRZ website, one of their members wrote so and so."

Sorry for being so verbose in my questioning, I just don't want to get cited again in the future.

Thanks again



posted on Aug, 16 2013 @ 09:19 AM
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First of all, thanks for making the diligent effort to comply with the site's rules. We do appreciate that.

You might check out the thread Posting work written by others and see if that clears it up. if not, feel free to ask for clarification.

Basically, if you're quoting material from off site, enclose the content in 'ex' tags and supply a link. Will look like this-


Yaddayaddayadda.
Source link
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posted on Aug, 20 2013 @ 10:35 AM
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...here i thought you were posting about a project from DOD as you both have or should i use the same acronym



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