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Traci - posted on 09/13/2009 ( 12 moms have responded )

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What do you guys think of taking a quote (cut and paste) from one group and using it to start a conversation in another? What if the "stolen" comment is used to ridicule the party who posted? Throughout my 'journey' on circle of moms I've noticed some people doing this. Is it good message board etiquette? This is the first forum I've ever been a member of, so I'm curious as to what the 'rules' are and if you think that is okay to do or not.

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ME - posted on 09/13/2009

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If the OP's name isn't used, and the statement brings up an interesting topic, I have no problem with this...if they are just doing it to belittle the OP, then I think it's a waste of time, and I don't usually participate.

Isobel - posted on 09/13/2009

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I think it's fair game if it's used to start a thoughtful debate...I have also seen Jenny mocked on the republican page...unless I am "that Canadian Chick" ;)

I also think that it is crossing the line to take a quote from one forum and post it on a forum on which the original poster is unwelcome to reply.

Amie - posted on 09/13/2009

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Jenny talking about a person is different than discussing a topic.

Traci, It depends on the context. I already admitted I did it the wrong way once. We talked privately. =) Others have used a quote, with no name, no point as to where or who the person is. Just a single quote as contrast to how different they think from others.

Amie - posted on 09/13/2009

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There are right ways and wrong ways to do so.

I'm pretty sure I know which one you're talking about.

DM members have done it. I will admit I was one to do it wrong I used names. But we cleared that up didn't we Traci? Since it was your post I used.

Another member of DM has done it as well. She did it the right way. She didn't use names. The posts have been good ones and it's a real valid question. If they wanted to lambaste a person her name would have been posted with a link on where to find her.

The quote was used as a way to show how other people can take things to the extreme. It has nothing to do with her as a person.

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I have found there is one lady in particular who brings topics from groups such as Debating Moms to the Welcome/Young Moms page.

Its the only topics she posts about.

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Quoting Traci:



Quoting Laura:

I think it's fair game if it's used to start a thoughtful debate...I have also seen Jenny mocked on the republican page...unless I am "that Canadian Chick" ;)

I also think that it is crossing the line to take a quote from one forum and post it on a forum on which the original poster is unwelcome to reply.






Well, would you look at that...we agree :)






 






But, I guess we should all play by the same rules.





I agree.   It is frustrating to find out that someone has quoted you on another forum and not be able to reply because I'm not a member, no choose to be one, of that particular forum.  I think it is unfair.



If the idea brings up interesting debate and you want to see what others think on a different forum, just reword it and leave names out of it.  But I also think reposting ideas/posts to make fun or belittle if beyond low. 

Traci - posted on 09/13/2009

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Quoting Laura:

I think it's fair game if it's used to start a thoughtful debate...I have also seen Jenny mocked on the republican page...unless I am "that Canadian Chick" ;)

I also think that it is crossing the line to take a quote from one forum and post it on a forum on which the original poster is unwelcome to reply.



Well, would you look at that...we agree :)



 



But, I guess we should all play by the same rules.

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I'd rather be quoted word for word than have someone repost in their own language and have it twisted to whatever they want to it to mean. Generally I think people should think a little before they type. In an open forum, once they hit post, it's free game!

Jenny - posted on 09/13/2009

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I think it's childish. I know there are a few posts about me over on the Republican board. I don't play that way. If you want to discuss me then bring it to my attention but don't be a pansy about it and post on a board I'm not a member of.

Traci - posted on 09/13/2009

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Yeah, Amie...I was afraid you were going to think I was referring to your post. I'm not. We did clear that up, and I wasn't talking about your post. Water under the bridge ;)



I'm just wondering in general if you guys think it's a good idea to do so. Like, say, there's a group and someone admits they've had an abortion, or cheated on their spouse, or used to be a drug/alcohol abuser, or whatever....do you think that's fair game as well to post what they've written and talk about it in another forum-even if their names are not used? I'm just curious as to what kind of message board etiquette everyone thinks is acceptable.

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