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Sunshine
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0 posted 09-25-2001 02:01 PM       View Profile for Sunshine   Email Sunshine   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Sunshine's Home Page   View IP for Sunshine

Normally I keep my mouth shut.  I let common sense prevail.  However....

this is the time that several things will happen at once.  One of those being, the rampant promotion of unsubstantiated articles, reports, stories, etc., etc.

If you are HERE, that means you have a gist of how to use a computer.  Before placing stories, reports, articles, and the like, at Passions to check out their accuracy, go to www.google.com  [search engine] and type in a few key words pertaining to the report/article/story you want to share.

Check out its accuracy for yourself.  Go to the source.  Check all teeth in the horse's mouth.  Then if you have found an article that you can say "see these links" for accuracy, post away.

Thank you.

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Ron
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1 posted 09-25-2001 02:46 PM       View Profile for Ron   Email Ron   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Ron's Home Page   View IP for Ron

And don't forget, too, to respect the copyright of the authors.

It's good to summarize an article, or even post a paragraph or two, to help entice others to read it. But please don't just copy the entire article here. The writer deserves not just the credit, but also the web traffic. Those hits let him know he's being read and, in many instances, are his only payment.
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I agree. . . besides, it's much easier to just copy and paste the link than it is to copy and paste the entire article and it doesn't use as much space!!

Google is a great way to check these things out. . . it's the best search site on the web. . . I love it. . . also, check those news sites. . . that's how I found a lot of the info that I've been passing along to you. . . but, as Sunshine said, make sure. . . don't just post away things that really haven't been proven or confirmed. . .


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3 posted 09-25-2001 05:28 PM       View Profile for Nan   Email Nan   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Nan's Home Page   View IP for Nan

Posting just the link also keeps the article in context - as well as directing traffic to the originating writer.  It makes good sense, folks...
 
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