The Akismet filter hasn’t been very busy for me yet – this is a sleepy backwater with no metaphorical stop lights – but one would-be commenter made a very nice request/suggestion, in response to my Eli Manning rant:
Hey can I copy and paste this post on my web site? What references must I give? You might give this info for other people too.
How can I turn down such a polite person? Based on the grammar, he took the time to write in personally, or at least the time to write one of the best autotext programs I’ve ever seen. He deserves a reply. In order, here are my answers:
1. NO. To copy and paste the entire post is considered rude. I suspect you knew this and hoped that I would get annoyed and check to see that you didn’t do it – the better to phish for info or infect my computer. If not – still, NO, because it’s rude to take other people’s stuff. You could quote and link back, that’s polite.
2. A big step forward would be not to use a proxy server in the Philippines. You could also respond to the topic, further the conversation, not comment on a month-old post… anything that proves you’re an actual person, actually reading, and not a soulless leech looking for an easy score.
Now – if you meet the “actual person, actually reading” test – welcome to the Hive, please feel free to comment, thanks so much for taking a few minutes of your day here.