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Re: Re: fortune perlmonks

by Mr. Muskrat (Canon)
on Jan 16, 2003 at 20:41 UTC ( #227490=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Re: fortune perlmonks
in thread fortune perlmonks

Nothing personal jdporter but...

Based solely on this statement, it could be argued that every cblast35 mirror should be taken down...

updated: Thanks for the clarification jdporter
s/this/your first/;

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Re: Re: Re: fortune perlmonks
by jdporter (Canon) on Jan 16, 2003 at 20:46 UTC
    No, I don't think so. There's a big difference between recording something, and slightly delaying the evanescence of something.

    But yes, there must be a line somewhere. How long is too long?

    The other issue is context. cblast35 and its kin do not edit context.

    The 6th Rule of Perl Club is -- There is no Rule #6.

Re^3: fortune perlmonks
by atcroft (Abbot) on Jan 16, 2003 at 20:55 UTC

    The difference that makes such an argument unlikely is that with a cblast35 mirror, the comments are only retained for a short period of time, whereas using them in a fortune-like program is to retain them permanently. There is an inherent understanding in posting in the ChatterBox that as a chat, comments there are fluid, and not retained for posterity. In recording them for such a program, however, they become "etched in stone," as it were. (And while there are likely private logs maintained here and there by some, they are not public-access.)

    I agree that there is a treasury of comments and quips there that are highly entertaining. I also agree that it is reasonable, if assembling such a compilation, that one ask permission of the speaker to quote them with acknowledgement, or if the speaker would be uncomfortable with such, if they may use the quote and acknowledge it to a monk who wished to remain unnamed (or something along those lines).

Re: Re: Re: fortune perlmonks
by Mr. Muskrat (Canon) on Jan 16, 2003 at 21:24 UTC
    I was trying to make a point.

    I wholeheartedly agree that permission should be received prior to placing someone's quote in the fortune file.

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