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    Quote Originally Posted by bwana View Post
    Please edit your post to adhere to the posting guidelines (https://mybroadband.co.za/vb/showthr...1#post11407343)
    Those posting guidelines needs to be reviewed. No idea why it was changed.

    That is the reason we have people spamming articles now since they don't have to add a comment to the post.
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    Quote Originally Posted by morkhans View Post

    4) Please post your own comments and opinions in a separate post AFTER the article. Rather keep the News Article in its own post. Also try to avoid re-quoting very long articles if you are only adding one line of comment. Please do not edit or highlight the source article. Rather quote the article in a separate post.
    I have no idea why this was change, as it used to never be this way. It was originally changed that you need to include your opinion on the piece in the post which quoted the article. That way you added your opinion to the article in order to spark a discussion.

    As of later we're getting links with a quote and no view posted by the OP.

    That in itself can be seen as link dropping, even if there is a quote. The Person posted that article for a reason so we should be able to have their input/view in the same post. Not a separate second post. Point 7 and point 4 clashes because of it. And people are getting warnings for it. It's retarded!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pitbull View Post
    Those posting guidelines needs to be reviewed. No idea why it was changed.

    That is the reason we have people spamming articles now since they don't have to add a comment to the post.
    I agree wholeheartedly..but removed my comments anyway as was told they do not adhere to posting guidelines.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SA-UK View Post
    I agree wholeheartedly..but removed my comments anyway as was told they do not adhere to posting guidelines.
    Used to never be like this. Someone changed it for some idiotic reason. It makes zero sense. You are asked not to link drop, but you do it since you can't comment in the same post. You are requested to make a second post with your opinion or view, which sometimes can be too late and someone beat you to posting. Would love to know the reason for them changing it...
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    I would like to propose capital punishment for posting thread titles in all caps. No, I don't care if the news feed you copied it off had it in caps.
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    Quote Originally Posted by konfab View Post
    As for facts, well those are technically derived from opinion as well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by yebocan View Post
    Probably because it was filled with racists.
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    Quote Originally Posted by konfab View Post
    As for facts, well those are technically derived from opinion as well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by The_Assimilator View Post
    Probably because it was filled with racists.
    why close it ? One needs to know where to direct one's flamethrower.
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    Quote Originally Posted by yebocan View Post
    why close it ? One needs to know where to direct one's flamethrower.
    I guess there are some beehives even MyBB isn't willing to allow to be poked. After all, we don't want the EFF protesting us!
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    4) Please post your own comments and opinions in a separate post AFTER the article. Rather keep the News Article in its own post. Also try to avoid re-quoting very long articles if you are only adding one line of comment. Please do not edit or highlight the source article. Rather quote the article in a separate post.
    I think this rule encourages trolling. In the past people needed to give their views relevant to the article they posted. Now they can just drop a news article without the need to give their views & then sit back and watch the dung bomb explode from a safe distance untouched by any of the stuff from the fan.
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    Quote Originally Posted by R13... View Post
    I think this rule encourages trolling. In the past people needed to give their views relevant to the article they posted. Now they can just drop a news article without the need to give their views & then sit back and watch the dung bomb explode from a safe distance untouched by any of the stuff from the fan.
    Nobody changed this rule, it's always been this way since I've been here.
    The reasoning was that it would prevent people from re-quoting the entire article every time they wanted to respond to the OP.
    We were getting threads where almost every post on the first page requoted the ENTIRE article.
    Makes for tedious scrolling. Now they can just quote the person's comments (like everyone else who comments after the article).
    The point of this forum is for people to post news articles so that others can comment on it.
    There is no requirement that they themselves HAVE TO comment on it.
    If they are found to be trolling, we will deal with that as it arises.
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