New Rule- Post more than 1/3 of an external article and become a Level I Member

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    New Rule- Post more than 1/3 of an external article and become a Level I Member

    This issue flares up from time to time. Basically, GMI has rules that state that we should never post an article in full (only part of it), and you should link back to the original article. It is important that the original site the content came from gets a visit when their work is recognized here.

    Lately I have noticed that this rule is being broken, and the staff is having to fix it more and more. Therefore, any member who posts either more than half and article, or an article without a link to the source will be made a Level I member for a month. Level I members can not post in any of the "Press Room" forums.

    If you ever see an article posted improperly, please report the post immediately.
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    Re: New Rule- Post more than 1/3 of an external article and become a Level I Member

    thanks ... good to know .... I thought it was GMI practice to post articles in full ... will make sure I abide from now on ..

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    Re: New Rule- Post more than 1/3 of an external article and become a Level I Member

    Good plan. When are you going to make a decisive ruling about copyright issues relating to the posting of magazine scans?
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    Re: New Rule- Post more than 1/3 of an external article and become a Level I Member

    Quote Originally Posted by AdmiralViscen
    Good plan. When are you going to make a decisive ruling about copyright issues relating to the posting of magazine scans?
    Magazine scans are not allowed. End of discussion.

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    Re: New Rule- Post more than 1/3 of an external article and become a Level I Member

    Well I respect this issue, however I can't post in Press Room forums anyway. But I wouldn't want the shame of being a "Level 1" member...even for a month!

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    Re: New Rule- Post more than 1/3 of an external article and become a Level I Member

    Quote Originally Posted by likearock00
    Well I respect this issue, however I can't post in Press Room forums anyway. But I wouldn't want the shame of being a "Level 1" member...even for a month!
    No member can post directly into the Press Room. If you have an article you wish to post, post it in the "Suggest a News Article" forum, and a staff member will move it to the correct Press Room forum.

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    Re: New Rule- Post more than 1/3 of an external article and become a Level I Member

    This is really nothing new. Just reinforcing a standing rule. Level I is not just for trolls, it is for us to protect the news rel;ated sections of the site from people who can not post properly. Most people come to the site for news, and unless we keep things looking good, it is a bad reflection.
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