Quoting from Twitter

Discussion in 'Customer Service' started by stanger, Oct 27, 2019.

  1. stanger

    stanger BigSoccer Supporter

    Nov 29, 2008
    Columbus
    Club:
    Columbus Crew
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    What is the official policy on simply reposting from Twitter without comment? Is it addressed in the TOS?
     
  2. sitruc

    sitruc Member+

    Jul 25, 2006
    Virginia
    While we're at it, what is the official policy on trolls who can't read the topic of a thread or observe the rules of a board?
     
  3. soccernutter

    soccernutter Moderator
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    Aug 22, 2001
    Don't drink beer but like cheese
    Club:
    Tottenham Hotspur FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    As I recall, it was deemed okay, if annoying. It used to be that the poster had to also type the tweet as so many were being deleted, but that gone to the past.
     
  4. stanger

    stanger BigSoccer Supporter

    Nov 29, 2008
    Columbus
    Club:
    Columbus Crew
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    That’s unfortunate.
     
  5. soccernutter

    soccernutter Moderator
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    Aug 22, 2001
    Don't drink beer but like cheese
    Club:
    Tottenham Hotspur FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Can you expand on your concern?
     
  6. stanger

    stanger BigSoccer Supporter

    Nov 29, 2008
    Columbus
    Club:
    Columbus Crew
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    More than a few of the p&ce threads have become nothing more than twitter reposts from people most of us have never heard of, with no explanation of why we should care about that person’s tweet.

    There should be some kind of explanation as to who the author of the tweet is and why we should care about their opinion. And then maybe a bit of expansion as to if there is agreement or disagreement.

    Right now it’s just twitter links.
     
  7. soccernutter

    soccernutter Moderator
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    Aug 22, 2001
    Don't drink beer but like cheese
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    Tottenham Hotspur FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
  8. Moishe

    Moishe Moderator
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    Boca Juniors
    Argentina
    Mar 6, 2005
    Here there and everywhere.
    Club:
    CA Boca Juniors
    Nat'l Team:
    Argentina
    You view anyone that doesn’t agree with your positions as a troll. That is sad. Regarding the rules of the forum in question, those rules simply see no enforcement anymore.
     
  9. sitruc

    sitruc Member+

    Jul 25, 2006
    Virginia
    Citations please.
     
  10. soccernutter

    soccernutter Moderator
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    Aug 22, 2001
    Don't drink beer but like cheese
    Club:
    Tottenham Hotspur FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Sorry, read past this.

    It doesn't matter what the troll does whether intentionally ignoring the thread title/topic or trying to goat others into responding while still being on topic. A troll is a troll. Report the post if you feel it is trolling. The mods of the specific board are not the only ones who get the reports, the supers do too.
     
  11. stanger

    stanger BigSoccer Supporter

    Nov 29, 2008
    Columbus
    Club:
    Columbus Crew
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    That must get tiring.

    I will say that most of the posts containing twitter links in the threads I follow have had some kind of actual thought by the poster added. It's almost like someone said something ;)
     
  12. sitruc

    sitruc Member+

    Jul 25, 2006
    Virginia
    I will report all future posts that are complaining about tweets in twitter threads.
     
  13. stanger

    stanger BigSoccer Supporter

    Nov 29, 2008
    Columbus
    Club:
    Columbus Crew
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    And I will report all posts that are only tweets.

    This should get fun fast. :rolleyes:
     
  14. Ismitje

    Ismitje Super Moderator
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    Dec 30, 2000
    The Palouse
    Club:
    Real Salt Lake
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I don't expect the link to be provided, or commentary offered on Tweets posted in the narrow confines of the specific Twitter thread (though I appreciate when it is done), but I sure find it annoying in other threads. I am happy to revisit the policy in the non-Tweet/Twitter threads.
     
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  15. stanger

    stanger BigSoccer Supporter

    Nov 29, 2008
    Columbus
    Club:
    Columbus Crew
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I made the mistake of forgetting I was subscribed to the Twitter thread a while back and complained.

    Now it seems every thread is the Twitter thread.
     
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  16. soccernutter

    soccernutter Moderator
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    Aug 22, 2001
    Don't drink beer but like cheese
    Club:
    Tottenham Hotspur FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I want to be clear to anybody else reading: this is about the Politics and Current Events forum.

    A - I do think the policy need to be revisited. In a non tweed-designated thread, there needs to be context added.
    B - In all threads, if the person is not clearly known, there needs to be context added.
     
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  17. stanger

    stanger BigSoccer Supporter

    Nov 29, 2008
    Columbus
    Club:
    Columbus Crew
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    The last 5 posts in the Impeachment thread are all twitter dumps and all from the same poster.

    It's making the thread horrible to read.

    If I wanted to read a twitter feed I would do so, I come here for more than what some other poster thought was interesting on another platform.
     

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