To provide the community with more specific guidelines and rules to uphold forum integrity and a comfortable atmosphere that respects the diversity of our members yet preserves the intent of Mothering's purpose on the web, we have a new User Agreement. Please read it feel free to raise any questions you have. This new UA will be posted to our Rules and Guidelines section today.
I'm not seeing anything about not allowing advocacy of RIC on there. Is that just assumed because it's stated in the Circ Forum, or is something changing?
Holly and David
Adaline (3/20/10), and Charlie (1/26/12- 4/10/12) and our identical twins Callie and Wendy (01/04/13)
In the interests of keeping it short, we only mentioned the topics that we see come up the most in moderating. Nothing is changing with RIC. We will not host advocacy of RIC but we will host respectful discussion to try to educate and inform members who come to the forum to discuss their opinions in favor of it. If we find someone bent on pushing it as an advocacy we'll step in to draw a line and if necessary remove the individual from the discussion.
I have posted links to articles, etc. in TCAC. I wondered if I could post the text of such articles in the posts as well (so people don't have to click to read, if they don't want to, are on mobile, etc.) but thought I remembered reading in the vax'ing area that only a certain amount of an article can be included. There's nothing in the UA. It's not a big deal, but I am not sure what's okay & what's not. WOuld you please tell me?
Hi Sus, There's a lot of helpful information here about what can and can't be posted in terms of copyrighted materials here. I hope that helps!
Yes, that was helpful. Maybe a link to that could be put in/near the UA so it's not a part of it but easy to find since it's not a part of it? Maybe a link to other links of common things like it? I don't know...just thinking of ways to find this kind of thing that may have been covered in the UA at some point (or is logical to be a part of the UA) for others.
I placed it at the bottom of the UA page: http://www.mothering.com/community/a/user-agreement
I clicked through to the Copyright Concerns, and I have two questions about that:
You may post:
- A link directing readers to a discussion or article instead of the actual content itself.
If I wrote the article myself and it is on my own site, am I allowed to link to it? Several years ago this was not allowed; I never understood why.
Am I correct in believing that the text of my own posts to MDC is owned by me, not you? That's not content posted "by us". So is it okay to copy one of my own posts here and use it for another purpose? If I copy something I wrote on my own site and paste it here, does it become your property? I'm thinking not, but I would like clarification.
Mama to a boy EnviroKid 10 years old and a little girl EnviroBaby !
I write about parenting, environment, cooking, and more.
You can post links to your own articles - within reason. If they are topical to the conversation, then yeah, share them. But be mindful of the line of spamming the forum with your own stuff. :)
I believe you own your own words. :) We own our words. :) I will double check for clarification.
Adina mama to B 4/06 and E 8/13/12 (on her due date!)