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Tuesday, 13th May, 2008, 07:09 PM #1
Hydra (Lvl 25)
IMPORTANT! Posting WotC articles wholesale...
A lot of people have been pasting articles by WotC wholesale into threads and posts recently. We do understand that there are people with troubles viewing the original articles, but I'm afraid that we need to ask you to stop doing this.
What is OK
It's OK to post a snippet, some intro text or to summarize the contents of an article. As a rule of thumb, I'd keep any copy/pasted text to one paragraph or so.
I and the moderators will be keeping an eye out and removing any such posts from now on (we're not going to go back over old threads and hunt them down). Please don't create extra work for us, and if you see someone doing it, feel free to report the post so that we can get to it!
Thanks for understanding!
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Tuesday, 13th May, 2008, 07:55 PM #2
This is due to the fact that those articles are supposed to be a perk for only those with DDI accounts, as oppsed to ENWorld staffers being horrible human beings, correct?
Tuesday, 13th May, 2008, 07:59 PM #3
Well being a DDI member *is* free for the time being, so I don't see what the big deal is.
One presumes that someone from Wizards asked Morrus to stop letting people post entire articles.
Tuesday, 13th May, 2008, 08:04 PM #4
Acolyte (Lvl 2)
Or it could be that people take a long time to change. In a few weeks, it won't be allowed at all. If they just said, "No more." people would continue to do it. By stopping it now, the posts will gradually slow until nobody is doing it.
Tuesday, 13th May, 2008, 08:09 PM #5
Myrmidon (Lvl 10)
They need to stop so that when Wizards DOES start charging, they don't have to shift the board culture quickly.
New Sig Rules are lame, and I am cheap.
Tuesday, 13th May, 2008, 08:15 PM #6
Grandfather of Assassins (Lvl 19)
Tuesday, 13th May, 2008, 08:29 PM #7
The Grand Druid (Lvl 20)
Actually, US copyright law should be the primary reason. Copying a whole article does not constitute "fair use". Excerpts in review do.Originally Posted by Fiendish Dire Weasel
"There's a fine line between a superpower and a chronic medical condition."
- Doctor Impossible
Tuesday, 13th May, 2008, 09:17 PM #8
Enchanter (Lvl 12)
How so?Originally Posted by TerraDave
Your signature contains too many lines and must be shortened.
Tuesday, 13th May, 2008, 09:28 PM #9
Acolyte (Lvl 2)
Scooper posts only link, but people are expecting the whole article here. So the scooper needs to copy and paste the whole thing, and then stick it in sblock tags so their post isn't huge.Originally Posted by Boarstorm
Now the scooper just needs to put up the link, and that's all that's expected.
Tuesday, 13th May, 2008, 09:45 PM #10
Grandmaster of Flowers (Lvl 18)
Assuming, of course, that the link is accessible to us to-be-non-subscribing paeons...Originally Posted by Beckett
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