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Old June 24, 2013, 05:22 PM   #1
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But if it's his video, is it still a drive by?

Wild Bill had his thread shut down, due to it being judged a drive by.
But it was his video.
And he had plenty to say in the video.
Not that anything was really lost, as the video is still there and available.
It's a good one, too, full of useful info.
But it seemed ironic to me, though.
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Old June 24, 2013, 05:47 PM   #2
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Posting a link with no discussion in the text of the post is a driveby. A few comments at the beginning would probably have kept it alive. I'm betting it could be re-posted properly and not locked.
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Old June 24, 2013, 05:57 PM   #3
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I thought a "drive by" was just spam= someone dropping links and trying to get traffic with no intention of being a part of a discussion.

I saw WildBill post, follow up and answer all questions on his other thread.
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Old June 24, 2013, 06:24 PM   #4
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Posting a link with no discussion in the text of the post is a driveby. A few comments at the beginning would probably have kept it alive. I'm betting it could be re-posted properly and not locked.
Have to agree. The content of the video is not enough. Even a short paragraph referring to it's content and it's purpose would have sufficed.

It's not personal when staff closes a thread, they are doing a job within a set of rules.

Keep in mind their time is donated to the forums and it's members, so it is precious. If they went through every video to see if it were interesting enough to let it ride they would be forced to give more time then we should ask of them.

Also if they did see one as interesting when another one wouldn't it would create chaos therefore the reason for the simple rule.
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Old June 24, 2013, 07:07 PM   #5
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And this isn't the place for this discussion.
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Old June 24, 2013, 10:47 PM   #6
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The content of the video is not enough. Even a short paragraph referring to it's content and it's purpose would have sufficed.
Exactly.

It's not a matter of whose video it is. From the Forum Rules' page on Drive-by Posts/Threads:
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Do not simply post a link and expect anyone to know why you posted the link or why it is relevant to the thread. You leave it up to those that post any thoughts as to what direction the thread takes or what you meant by the post. Each person will necessarily have a different take on what they think the thread/post is about.

Remember, the Opening/Originating Post (OP) must contain a summary of what the link is about and should also contain some opinion by the OP in order to start a discussion in a specific direction.
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Expecting people to follow your link or read the article, without any remarks by you, and discussing the event, shows an utter lack of respect for the rest of the members here at TFL, who have come to expect intelligent conversation. In other words, it is rude.
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Old June 24, 2013, 10:56 PM   #7
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And Vanya has furnished the definitive and proper answer.
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Old June 24, 2013, 11:19 PM   #8
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Back in June of 2008 (5 years ago), in the old Legal & Political (L&P) forum, we were being beset by folks posting full articles and links to articles and/or videos, without even bothering to write anything about why they posted such.

It became real confusing, as some folk thought the stuff was posted for one reason, when a few posts (and in some cases, a lot of posts) later, the person who dropped this stuff in the thread (or more often started the thread) came by and said many if us were wrong... We obviously were thinking X when he was posting Y!

Since the poster didn't bother to tell anyone about Y, what were the rest of us supposed to think? The bickering and back-biting continued until the Bluesman and I put our feetses down and created the Drive-By Posting Rule.

We carried that rule through the demise of the old L&P to the creation of the Law & Civil Rights (L&CR) forum. And we enforced it brutally.

Somewhere along the way, people somehow thought that it was cool to post this kind of stuff everywhere else on TFL, except the L&CR forum. After some lengthy discussions among the Staff, we made the rule a general rule, all across the TFL forums.

To put it bluntly: Expecting people to follow your link or read the article, without any remarks by you, and discussing the event, shows an utter lack of respect for the rest of the members here at TFL, who have come to expect intelligent conversation. In other words, it is rude.

And that, my friends, as Paul Harvey used to say, is the rest of the story.
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