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Wed Jul 31, 2019, 06:56 AM

Can I start a new thread with somebody else's post

If I give them credit for it?

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Reply Can I start a new thread with somebody else's post (Original post)
raccoon Jul 2019 OP
CurtEastPoint Jul 2019 #1
raccoon Jul 2019 #2
jberryhill Jul 2019 #3
raccoon Jul 2019 #4
jberryhill Jul 2019 #5
Phentex Jul 2019 #6
question everything Aug 2019 #7

Response to raccoon (Original post)

Wed Jul 31, 2019, 07:00 AM

1. Huh?

You mean copy and paste their post into one of yours?
Or do you mean including a link in your post to their original post?

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Response to CurtEastPoint (Reply #1)

Wed Jul 31, 2019, 07:11 AM

2. I mean copy and pasting it into my post, as a new thread,

Saying “posted by Soandso” with link.

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Response to raccoon (Original post)

Wed Jul 31, 2019, 07:28 AM

3. Since the only person who would object is that person, why not ask them?


Is it okay with you if I borrow my neighbor's lawn mower? What sort of a question is that?

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Response to jberryhill (Reply #3)

Wed Jul 31, 2019, 07:41 AM

4. I don't want to get my post yanked. Oh well. Nt

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Response to raccoon (Reply #4)

Wed Jul 31, 2019, 08:02 AM

5. If that person gives you permission to do so, why would it get yanked?


If that person does not give you permission to do so, then why would you?

Again, it seems like you are asking us if you can pet someone else's dog.

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Response to raccoon (Original post)

Wed Jul 31, 2019, 04:43 PM

6. You could probably start one with their idea...

not necessarily quoting them exactly. I think I have started them and linked to their post but I am pulling out the main idea first. You know like:

Hey, Jim was saying something about alligators in his post [link] and it made me think of this...blah blah blah.

I don't think anyone cares.

Now if ya gonna go THAT STUPID JIM SAID [link]...then Jim might care.

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Response to raccoon (Original post)

Sun Aug 4, 2019, 12:42 PM

7. Why not?

"As posted by Janet Doe" and quote and add the link.

Done often enough

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