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    Quote Originally Posted by ODB View Post
    I'm disabled in the best way.

    Hey, ODB. I changed your post so everyone here could understand where you're coming from and empathize.

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    This isn't the forum for that kind of thing, ladies.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lummy View Post


    This isn't the forum for that kind of thing, ladies.
    I hardly think that name calling is necessary.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lummy View Post


    This isn't the forum for that kind of thing, ladies.
    I know, but we've been homeless for some time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ODB View Post
    Hey Helena - I changed your post so that it makes more sense.

    You mock me. You mock the mods here and @ADMIN. Consider yourself dead.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Helena View Post
    You mock me. You mock the mods here and @ADMIN. Consider yourself dead.
    Don't you dare identify for me.

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    I'm reporting you.

    I don't even have to report it.


    Let me me tell how

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    Quote Originally Posted by DGUtley View Post
    1. Use ellipses
    2. I frequently do this: "Note: portions of original quote omitted."

    If I change a quote, I say so:

    Hey Chris, I have changed your quote:
    Hey Common, your quote didn't make sense til I corrected it:
    (or something like that)
    I think the purpose is to be clear and give fair notice that you are changing or shortening the quote.
    We discussed this and @ADMIN has reaffirmed that it is a violation of the rules to change the meaning of someone's quote. You can shorten a quote using an ellipse or a note, but you cannot change the meaning of a quote -- even if you say so. We have gotten reports and complaints so we discussed it for reaffirmation and clarification.

    Changing the meaning of or altering a quote is a violation of Rule 8, which states:
    8. You must provide a link when quoting an article and follow fair use guidelines (you are permitted to copy and paste two to three paragraphs). In addition, do not alter another user's words when quoting them.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DGUtley View Post
    We discussed this and @ADMIN has reaffirmed that it is a violation of the rules to change the meaning of someone's quote. You can shorten a quote using an ellipse or a note, but you cannot change the meaning of a quote -- even if you say so. We have gotten reports and complaints so we discussed it for reaffirmation and clarification.

    Changing the meaning of or altering a quote is a violation of Rule 8, which states:
    Am I misunderstanding here, or are you saying that if someone posts ten paragraphs and four large photos and I want to comment on just a couple of sentences I have to "quote" the entire post or point out in a note that I didn't?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Standing Wolf View Post
    Am I misunderstanding here, or are you saying that if someone posts ten paragraphs and four large photos and I want to comment on just a couple of sentences I have to "quote" the entire post or point out in a note that I didn't?

    NO. You can shorten it certainly with "..." -- but you can't change the meaning. For example, using you as an example, though you didn't (and wouldn't) post this, :

    If I said:

    Quote Originally Posted by DGUtley View Post
    Obama was WPOAT
    You couldn't change it to, even with the note saying you did so:

    Quote Originally Posted by Standing Wolf View Post
    Hey DGUtley, what you meant to say was:

    Quote Originally Posted by DGUtley View Post
    Obama was GOAT



    I thought you were permitted to do that b/c you gave fair warning, and I think others did also. The answer is "no" - do not change the meaning of someone else's quotes.
    Last edited by DGUtley; 11-06-2018 at 07:11 AM.
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