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Randall
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posted December 29, 2011 03:36 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Randall     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
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NOTE: We support astrological accuracy in all chart analyses. If technical inaccuracies in a post are identified and confirmed by a reputable source, the poster should correct the error(s), or else a Mod may edit out the information, and if the subject of the misinformation is the focus of a thread, it may be closed.

If you violate the rules, you will be issued a reminder. If you continue to violate the rules, you will then be issued a formal warning. After that, you will be banned from the site. Please, feel free to post your opinions and even engage in healthy debate, but do not personally insult another member. This will not be tolerated. Stay on topic and on issues, but refrain from personal attacks. Each Forum has one or more Moderators who are authorized to issue warnings. If a Moderator is not available at the time for that particular Forum, another Forum's Moderator may intervene on that Moderator's behalf. The Webmaster may also issue warnings. The basic rule on Lindaland is the Golden Rule. Play nice. <3

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RegardesPlatero
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posted December 29, 2011 04:13 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for RegardesPlatero     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Question about copyrighting for pictures:

(like the "happy birhtday" or "welcome" animated ones)

Should we just post the site/link of that picture?

If we don't know the author/artist, should we just put a link to where we found the image? Or are we no longer allowed to post those kinds of images?

And is linking to something OK if we don't post the material itself?

And is this 'retroactive'? That is, if we've previously not posted links to pictures, do we have to go back and edit/fix that?

Also, as for 'sexually explicit' and 'inaccurate/not to be true': for "sexually explicit", what are the guidelines for the Sweet Peas in the Rain board and discussions of intimacy/sexuality?

As for 'inaccurate', since some things aren't really provable/some might consider something accurate and others not when it comes to opinions, are you referring more to outright lies/libelous material/lying about other members?

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RegardesPlatero
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posted December 29, 2011 04:15 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for RegardesPlatero     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
*I don't mean to be banal or obsessive or anything; just want to be sure that I follow the rules

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Randall
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posted December 29, 2011 05:05 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Randall     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
No link is necessary for graphics. You can post links with no text. If posting text, cite it. Not retroactive. No nude pics or links to nude pics. If someone breaks a rule, they will be notified. The main thing is to use proper decorum when dealinmg with others.

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RegardesPlatero
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posted December 29, 2011 05:05 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for RegardesPlatero     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
thanks!

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charmainec
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posted January 09, 2012 06:52 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for charmainec     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
For the newbies.

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Remember, love can conquer the influences of the planets....It can even eliminate karma.

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Randall
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posted January 11, 2012 09:33 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Randall     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
*bump*

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juniperb
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posted January 25, 2012 02:23 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for juniperb     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote

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Your task is not to seek for love, but merely to seek and find all the barriers within yourself that you have built against it. ~Rumi~

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charmainec
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posted January 25, 2012 02:25 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for charmainec     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Hey, Juni. Long time no see.

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Remember, love can conquer the influences of the planets....It can even eliminate karma.

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charmainec
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posted January 28, 2012 06:11 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for charmainec     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote

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Remember, love can conquer the influences of the planets....It can even eliminate karma.

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juniperb
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posted January 28, 2012 11:37 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for juniperb     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by charmainec:
Hey, Juni. Long time no see.


I`ve been around somewhere but mostly taking care of Thunder and daily life.

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Your task is not to seek for love, but merely to seek and find all the barriers within yourself that you have built against it. ~Rumi~

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juniperb
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posted January 28, 2012 12:38 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for juniperb     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote

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Your task is not to seek for love, but merely to seek and find all the barriers within yourself that you have built against it. ~Rumi~

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Randall
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posted January 30, 2012 10:05 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Randall     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
*bump for Newflakes*

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juniperb
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posted February 04, 2012 12:49 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for juniperb     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
... and another

A reminder to read forum descriptions before you post so it won`t be moved and leave you scratching your head thinking magic gremlins have eaten it!

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SaggiMC
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posted February 08, 2012 05:39 AM           Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Thanks for doing this as I see quite a few posts that look as if they are *plagarism* and/or don't cite the origin.

Maybe members aren't aware that THEY would be held responsible for any legal action taken NOT the forum...

But I would be interested in what constitutes 'fair usage' on this forum please?

I don't know what forum rules here suggests, but I do know astro.com allow 10 lines, plus appropriate "marks" or quote box and source cited.

on astrologyweekly they allow 100words plus using quote box and/or "mars" and no more than 3 quotes per post... AND cite the source

Might it be possible to put these rules somewhere prominent, like with the 'how to post your chart' links at the top of forums perhaps??

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RegardesPlatero
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posted February 08, 2012 06:25 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for RegardesPlatero     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
just to be sure: pictures and gifs are still OK, right?

I mean, I find them on tumblr. I didn't make them or anything.

Do I now need to go back and find out who made every image?

I want to follow the rules and I don't want to violate anything, but it will probably take me at least a week to go through every single post that I've made and delete every single thing.

Also, what exactly is "fair use"?

Does it simply mean that you can quote/show materials as long as you don't claim them as your own?

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RegardesPlatero
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posted February 08, 2012 06:26 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for RegardesPlatero     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
and as for text:

seriously, do you need to provide a citation like you'd do for a college paper for every little thing that you type?

is it not OK to name just the source?

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SaggiMC
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posted February 08, 2012 08:02 AM           Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by RegardesPlatero:
and as for text:

seriously, do you need to provide a citation like you'd do for a college paper for every little thing that you type?

is it not OK to name just the source?



Like Randell said, it's NOT the forum that's liable but YOU personally.

Also copyrighted material should put in "marks" or quote box using

quote:
at end put
This gives proper recognition to the author. let's not forget this may well be how someone earns a living!

Lastly, Randall can i suggest you put somewhere prominent the LL Search engine link. It's such a valuable resource and I'm sure more people would use it --

1) If members knew there was one
2) how to access it

Search Engine for LL http://www.google.com/cse/home?cx=008618649001241799762:gzvuymx7vjg


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RegardesPlatero
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posted February 08, 2012 08:42 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for RegardesPlatero     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
still confused about what's fair use, though; definitions seem to vary widely on that one

could a mod explain this to me, please?

or, alternately, delete every single post that I've ever made that references anything, pictures and all, because seriously I am FREAKING OUT right now about this

anxious enough anyway about enough crap in my life and I don't need one more thing to pile on top of it

And as for copyright, seriously, I think it's ridiculous when people get butthurt over it. As long as someone mentions the source and makes it clear that it's not an original post, I don't honestly understand why there is a problem. As long as people aren't making money or otherwise profiting, and as long as it's clear who the author is, I don't honestly understand the problem.

When it comes to parody, I don't honestly see why this is a problem, either. Plus, I have not created ANY of the gifs or images that I've posted, most of which are parody/humor. So, why should I get in trouble when I am NOT the creator?

And, too, a lot of things that I like are by people who are DEAD.

I want to follow the rules, and cooperate, but even so, I do think that it's a sign of low intelligence when people are so anal about copyrights that people have to fear parody, fair use, or other legit ways of talking about a work/discussing it.

But, I'll leave that to the mods to decide--if I need to take something down, please let me know, because honestly I am REALLY confused about what's OK and what's not and keep hearing different definitions, so I would like this cleared up once and for all so that I understand it.

It will take me a LOT of time to go through every single thread and take down every single picture/reference.

I don't want to get in trouble, I really don't, and frankly I've never claimed authorship of ANYTHING.

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juniperb
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posted February 08, 2012 08:56 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for juniperb     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Also, what exactly is "fair use"?

"Exactly" it is found here :
http://www.copyright.gov/laws/
http://www.copyright.gov/

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VenusDiSirius
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posted February 08, 2012 09:00 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for VenusDiSirius     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Regardes,darling,don't ^ drink Coffee

If you cite text from another site,put text in quote code,of just use -""- and link at the end of it. It is respecting copyright regardless of one's forum rules. So,this is doing right.

There are some sites that say that you can't repost or quote content from that site,and if you still do it (but making it sure that their work,not yours,posting link,etc) they can request for the removal of your post,but can not prosecute you,since you have given the credit. (that is,if they care to check whether is that content used somewhere else,which is in all frankness,rare)
Entire astrology population that deals with internet,depends on astro.com and this is a very serious organisation,so having more particular rules makes perfect sense.

Please,don't stress yourself over this!

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RegardesPlatero
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posted February 08, 2012 09:38 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for RegardesPlatero     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by VenusDiSirius:
Regardes,darling,don't ^ drink Coffee

If you cite text from another site,put text in quote code,of just use -""- and link at the end of it. It is respecting copyright regardless of one's forum rules. So,this is doing right.

There are some sites that say that you can't repost or quote content from that site,and if you still do it (but making it sure that their work,not yours,posting link,etc) they can request for the removal of your post,but can not prosecute you,since you have given the credit. (that is,if they care to check whether is that content used somewhere else,which is in all frankness,rare)
Entire astrology population that deals with internet,depends on astro.com and this is a very serious organisation,so having more particular rules makes perfect sense.

Please,don't stress yourself over this!


Well, it's a little late for both not having coffee and for not stressing myself, but honestly, I do want to follow the rules.

None of the pictures that I've posted on here, except I think one or two of my dog, are by me.

Most would be parodies that other people--not me--have created. Other images are, again, not created by me. I simply found them, saw them as relevant, and posted them. If you look at the IMG code, it's easily discernible where the photo was from.

Honestly, I've used them in the spirit of discussion, and, again, have never claimed ownership or authorship of anything.

I wish that there was a way to just get all of my posts together so that I could go one by one and check all of them out, but since the site lacks that feature, it means that I'll be spending most of the next few days double-checking.

It would be a lot easier if I could just have a link to all of my posts.

I don't often quote from text or literature, and have always tried to remember to say who said it. I don't always have the exact book in front of me, so I don't always have the citation info onhand (like if I saw a quote and wrote it down to remember it, or if I saw a quote online).

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RegardesPlatero
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posted February 08, 2012 09:39 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for RegardesPlatero     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Usually, with sites, I just send a link and avoid the whole mess altogether.

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Randall
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posted February 08, 2012 10:36 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Randall     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Fair use depends on the medium. Recent court cases have affirmed wide latitude for Forums, providing the content is related to the Forum's purpose. The courts ruled that entire articles can be posted on Forums if credit is given. So, just be sure to post the link. Of course, I will always remove content if requested by the copyright owner. I wouldn't worry about gifs.

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posted February 08, 2012 10:52 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for mockingbird     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote

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