Fos, I want to be sure I understand this situation so the same mistake is not made again. Are you saying we need to search the net before we post a joke to insure it is not copywrited?
I'm not saying one has to do anything other than abide by the rules, whatever that takes.
Also, I understood why you took the joke down the first time. You didn't understand it was a joke, and said it was over 2 sentences long.
But what I don't understand is, after digging through the internet to find it was copywrited, why not just tell me it was and it needed to be removed. Rather then give me a warning for posting copywrited material I didn't know was copywrited, and you didn't know was copywrited until you went digging.
You WERE sent a private message to the effect of the original posting being in violation of the rules. Further, that this was the second time you were UNofficially warned by me for an excerpting violation. Finally, you were advised that any following violation would result in an official
warning. You reposted the same material, which in this moderator's opinion was a violation in the first place, and as a result an official warning was issued.
I know I could have sent you a PM to talk about this. But on this occassion I thought it might better be handled here were everyone could see what we're talking about.
I agree and am glad you took this to the feedback forum. It's a perfect example of something difficult for both posters and moderators to interpret. Personally, I'll be fine with however it turns out.
After all it is election time and people can get sensitive to what they feel is political censorship, and we don't want anyone thinking that is what was going on here. At least I didn't think it was.
Can't be. I'm a red-stater.