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    Quote Originally Posted by phoenyx View Post
    First of all, I'm a guy. Second of all, I'm disappointed that you've opted to possibly infract in the future simply because you can't properly explain your own rule. Cleary, I'm not the only one who finds it overly vague. But you're the boss.
    But she did- she answered your question? I feel your post in response was a little baiting. How about you address this in PM and post the link there?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Trinnity View Post
    Simply copy and paste as plain text. Most people understand that w/o being told.
    I'm beginning to think you may not have actually looked at what I was linking to in your example. The link that you felt was a "spam link" was not copy and pasted from some other source. I'm the one who linked it. It was a link to another thread here. Just to be clear, this is the link in question:
    Pfizer Covid Vaccine Discussion
    Last edited by phoenyx; 04-29-2021 at 06:07 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Oceander View Post
    Seems pretty simple: for starters, just KISS - provide the non-forum source for the article you're discussing, and leave it at that.

    Also, be careful of just cutting and pasting text from another webpage - the editor on the forum is a WYSIWYG editor, and it will incorporate all manner of styling that was embedded in the source webpage. The simplest way to avoid this is to first paste the text you've copied into a simple text editor, like notepad, then highlight that text and copy it again, and then paste the second copy into the forum's editor.

    That simple step will strip all hidden styling and formatting from the text.
    Yes, this is all very clear, but as I just explained to Trinnity, the link in question was not copy pasted from another source. I'm the one who linked it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FlameHeart View Post
    But she did- she answered your question? I feel your post in response was a little baiting. How about you address this in PM and post the link there?
    Please see comment #14 and #15.

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    It's not my concern to check all your links. If it looks spammy, it'll draw our attention. If you make it a pattern to load your posts with spammy or external links, I'll object.

    Next time you link to a thread here, say it's here, as in "so and so as I detailed in this (TPF OP or TPF thread): Pfizer Covid Vaccine Discussion

    Don't straight paste excerpts from an article, paste them as plain text.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Trinnity View Post
    It's not my concern to check all your links.
    Alright. By the way, I'd actually suggested if I'd changed the format that it should be fine back when we were PMing:
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    So apparently it's just how it's worded. I could have done this instead:
    "You may want to take a look at this thread referencing a study that suggested that the Pfizer Vaccine makes it more likely to get a certain Covid variant:
    https://thepoliticsforums.com/thread...ine-Discussion"

    Then it would have been fine, right?
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    I guess you're pretty busy and missed that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Trinnity View Post
    You'll figure it out. It'll be ok. Anything else I can help you with?
    Pfft, I figured it out, you just got me confused by not properly reading your PMs :-p. Anyway, yeah, I sent you a PM, it's about my friend, he's still having trouble making an account here.

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