Post Wed Mar 03, 2010 7:40 am



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Don't make people guess.

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Effective as of 08/21/2010 the following rules apply regarding the posting of direct links:

1. Don't plagiarize.
2. Don't cut and paste unless it's a small quote and you give credit to the source.
3. If you find something interesting you want to share that is somewhere else, PLEASE DO SHARE; HOWEVER, ONLY POST A LINK TO THE CONTENT, either with your own description of what it's about, or possibly a very short excerpt (again making it extra clear who/what/where the source is.)
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