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PostPosted: Tue Feb 04, 2003 8:59 pm    Post subject: Use The Internet. Help Tigi Save Space. Reply with quote

Okay, people. Read closely.

I tried to backup the database the other day and the shit was huuuuuuuuuge. I gather that most of the reason for that is people posting the full text of gigantic articles that other people, somewhere out there on The Internet, thought up and wrote. As far as I can gather, one of the original selling points of The Internet was that an intelligent person could put a bit of information up on some server and other intelligent people, rather than waste expensive hard drive space, could make a little tiny link to it (like this, for example) and enlighten the world.

I'm all for enlightenment -- musical, political, conspiratorial, romantic, drug-related, whatever. Wasting space by cutting and pasting, on the other hand, gives me a big headache. One of the reasons I pretty much unilaterally created the Political Science forum (to the chagrin of some of you and the relief of many others) was because I don't think the conversation here is much improved by the wholesale reproduction of ideas that our members didn't come up with. I quite like talking about politics, actually -- ask the guys at the store, and they'll confirm this. As a matter of fact, if I like an article, I'll even point out a link to it for my friends and co-consipirators. But no matter how much I agree with it, I won't stand on the stairs and read a five-page essay from The Nation out loud. Say what you will: "Well, if you don't want to read the post, don't click on it"; "People won't follow links"; "My time is too important to actually formulate my own ideas..." Bollocks. I hate stumbling on that shit, and I know I'm far from the only one. Plus, it's a massive waste of resources, and I don't see anybody else here paying for our bandwidth.

Let's play a little game. If it works, everyone wins. If people can actually refrain from posting article text and use the handy URL-linking doodahs for a change, I'll strongly consider amnesty for the Political Scientists (CMF included) and the Alien Hunters (Yes, eskmo, I moved your post. Reasons as listed above). All this pending a poll, of course, but I'd be down with it if the post size drops voluntarily. On the other hand, if the cutting and pasting doesn't scale back, I will begin to think about ways to limit post length, which all of you will hate me for.

Again, I have nothing against non-abusive posting of any particular topic, of any length, but I'd really rather save space if entire conversations consist only of cut-and-paste diatribes. Prove your intelligence. Use your own words for a change.

Short version: Links or non-plagiarized thought ONLY. Period.

Commence bitching.
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 04, 2003 10:55 pm    Post subject: Re: Use The Internet. Help Tigi Save Space. Reply with quote

tigi wrote:
Alien Hunters

:D

no prob man, apologies. never thought about someone having to deal with that shit.
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 05, 2003 1:16 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

can we get html tho? Shocked
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 05, 2003 1:20 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

mikeyj wrote:
can we get html tho? Shocked


if there's a tag you really need, tell me. if it seems like it won't fuck shit up, then i can probably do something about it. what do you need?
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 05, 2003 1:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

A lot of space could be saved if people didn't quote long posts. It's not just posting articles that uses space. How about all the people who go on long rants about their personal problems? I'll just post links from now on.

With regard to cutting and pasting other peoples thoughts, there is nothing wrong with it. There is nothing new under the sun and if someone thinks they have original ideas with regard to politics then they are extremely delusional. The professional pundits often say things in a way that merits you reading that persons ideas in their words, the original text - not in some third parties watered down and filtered version of it. It's like a college taxt book vs. original sources. The original source is always best.
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 05, 2003 1:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Clit Master Flex wrote:
There is nothing new under the sun and if someone thinks they have original ideas with regard to politics then they are extremely delusional.


Oh yeh -- I got one for you:

Michael Jackson for President -- I bet nobody (in their right mind) has had that idea before. Cool
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 06, 2003 10:47 am    Post subject: breaking rocks in the hot sun... Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Sun Feb 09, 2003 11:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Tigi knows best. I appreciate your work and will respect this change.
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 02, 2003 11:46 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

hehe. cmf arguing w/ himself.
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 05, 2004 5:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

words!!!
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 10, 2004 11:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Tue Aug 10, 2004 11:07 pm    Post subject: a little html goes a long way Reply with quote

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