+ Reply to Thread
Results 1 to 13 of 13

Thread: Important Message from BB&B - PLEASE READ!!!

  1. #1
    Administrator TechDawgFan is a jewel in the roughTechDawgFan is a jewel in the roughTechDawgFan is a jewel in the roughTechDawgFan is a jewel in the roughTechDawgFan is a jewel in the roughTechDawgFan is a jewel in the roughTechDawgFan is a jewel in the roughTechDawgFan is a jewel in the roughTechDawgFan is a jewel in the roughTechDawgFan is a jewel in the roughTechDawgFan is a jewel in the rough TechDawgFan's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2002
    Location
    Bossier City, LA
    Posts
    3,729

    Post Important Message from BB&B - PLEASE READ!!!

    To all Bulldog Barks & Bytes Members,

    A situation has developed here on Bulldog Barks & Bytes that we need to make you aware of and ask for your input and assistance.

    This site has been contacted by a representative of The Times (Shreveport) informing us that the posting of articles on this site that appear in The Times is a violation of The Times Terms of Service. The Time Terms of Service states the following:

    http://www.shreveporttimes.com/customerservice/termsofservice.shtml

    Shreveporttimes.com Terms of Service
    Shreveporttimes.com Terms of Service
    Updated 2005


    General

    This Shreveporttimes.com website (the "Service") is owned and operated by Gannett Publishing Company and contains material that is protected by international copyright, trademark and other intellectual property laws. Unless otherwise specified, the Service is intended for your personal, noncommercial use only. You may not modify, copy, reproduce, republish, upload, post, transmit or distribute in any way any material, including code and software, from the Service. You may download material from the Service and may use the Service for your personal, non-commercial use only, provided you keep intact all copyright and other proprietary notices.


    As part of our Service, Shreveporttimes.com agrees to provide you with information and other computer services subject to these Terms of Service. You agree to use the Service in accordance with these Terms of Service. Accessing our Service, in any manner, for the purpose of obtaining information, technical or otherwise, about the Service constitutes use of the Service such that the party accessing the Service is bound by these Terms of Service. Because the Web is an evolving medium, we may need to change these Terms of Service or impose new conditions on use of the Service, from time to time, in which case we will post the revised Terms of Service on this website. By continuing to use the Service after we post any such changes, you accept the Terms of Service, as modified.

    You may establish a hypertext link to this Service so long as the link does not state or imply any sponsorship of your site by Shreveporttimes.com. However, you may not, without the prior written permission of Shreveporttimes.com, frame any of the content of the Service, or incorporate into another website or other service any intellectual property of Shreveporttimes.com, its parent or affiliate companies or its licensors.

    We have also been asked to remove from this website any and all posts which containing the text of The Times articles.

    We believe there are two areas where this must be done. First, the news portion of our site is currently being reviewed for any Times articles and those articles are being deleted when they are found. We have already deleted recently added articles, but are having to go through almost 800 prior articles to determine if they need to be deleted. Second, there may be posts on this message board which contain the text of Times articles. We will be performing a search for these posts to determine if they need to be deleted as well.

    In addition to the above request, we have been asked to in the future post links to the articles instead of posting the text from The Times articles on our website. This applies not only to the articles on the front end of our site but also in your posts as well.

    What Should You Do?
    • When wanting to post an article, post a link to the article instead of the text of the article
    • If you see an article posted by a member of this site, please use the “Report Bad Post” icon (little triangle with a red border) under their username. Include in your comment that you believe this is in violation with a media outlet’s Terms of Service. An e-mail will be dispatched to all administrators and moderators of this site to review the post and make any needed edits. Use of this feature does NOT adversely affect the reputation or ability to use this message board! It is merely a way to inform us of posts which may need to be reviewed by an administrator or moderator.
    • We are currently seeking guidance from The Times on whether or not an exert of an article can be posted by a member to comment on as long as a link to the entire article is provided. It is our understanding that this IS NOT a violation of the Terms of Service, but want to confirm this before stating it is acceptable.
    What are We Doing?

    First, we are making you aware of this situation and are asking you to self moderate you posts to comply with this request. We have already told you what we are doing in relation to existing content on this site and we will be continuing to work on removing existing posts and articles from The Times. While The Times is the only media outlet which has contacted us concerning this issue, we believe others may have similar concerns. This will impact the content on the front end of our site. We are currently looking at a redesign of our homepage content and alternative ways we can provide information to you, our members. We have asked The Times if they have available an RSS or XML feed which can be customized to feed us only articles relating to Louisiana Tech. We have not heard back from them yet. We will be asking some of our other sources for news content the same question. If, or when, these are available, we will incorporate them into the front end of our site. The good thing about RSS and XML feeds is that they give a title and description of the article and link directly to that article which is what The Times is asking us to do. Until the time an RSS feed is available, we will not be posting any articles from The Times on our homepage. They may be linked through our existing Google RSS feed, but no new articles will be posted.

    By significantly decreasing the articles we are posting on the homepage of this site, we will have the opportunity to provide new and more focused information concerning Tech Athletics. We hope you will be pleased with this redesign and would ask for your feedback when it is available.

    How You Can Help

    We would like to have your input and response to this. Specifically, we would like any suggestions you may have on how we should post articles from The Times, The News Star, or any other newspapers or websites. Also, we would like you to tell us what you would like to see on the homepage if we were to remove the all the articles from the site.

    We appreciate your support of this site and value your opinions. Please share them with us!!!


    The Bulldog Barks & Bytes Administration Team

  2. #2
    Administrator DocMarvin362 has a reputation beyond reputeDocMarvin362 has a reputation beyond reputeDocMarvin362 has a reputation beyond reputeDocMarvin362 has a reputation beyond reputeDocMarvin362 has a reputation beyond reputeDocMarvin362 has a reputation beyond reputeDocMarvin362 has a reputation beyond reputeDocMarvin362 has a reputation beyond reputeDocMarvin362 has a reputation beyond reputeDocMarvin362 has a reputation beyond reputeDocMarvin362 has a reputation beyond repute DocMarvin362's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2002
    Location
    Bossier City, LA
    Posts
    14,624

    Re: Important Message from BB&B - PLEASE READ!!!

    Quote Originally Posted by TechDawgFan View Post
    To all Bulldog Barks & Bytes Members,

    A situation has developed here on Bulldog Barks & Bytes that we need to make you aware of and ask for your input and assistance.

    This site has been contacted by a representative of The Times (Shreveport) informing us that the posting of articles on this site that appear in The Times is a violation of The Times Terms of Service. The Time Terms of Service states the following:



    We have also been asked to remove from this website any and all posts which containing the text of The Times articles.

    We believe there are two areas where this must be done. First, the news portion of our site is currently being reviewed for any Times articles and those articles are being deleted when they are found. We have already deleted recently added articles, but are having to go through almost 800 prior articles to determine if they need to be deleted. Second, there may be posts on this message board which contain the text of Times articles. We will be performing a search for these posts to determine if they need to be deleted as well.

    In addition to the above request, we have been asked to in the future post links to the articles instead of posting the text from The Times articles on our website. This applies not only to the articles on the front end of our site but also in your posts as well.

    What Should You Do?
    • When wanting to post an article, post a link to the article instead of the text of the article
    • If you see an article posted by a member of this site, please use the “Report Bad Post” icon (little triangle with a red border) under their username. Include in your comment that you believe this is in violation with a media outlet’s Terms of Service. An e-mail will be dispatched to all administrators and moderators of this site to review the post and make any needed edits. Use of this feature does NOT adversely affect the reputation or ability to use this message board! It is merely a way to inform us of posts which may need to be reviewed by an administrator or moderator.
    • We are currently seeking guidance from The Times on whether or not an exert of an article can be posted by a member to comment on as long as a link to the entire article is provided. It is our understanding that this IS NOT a violation of the Terms of Service, but want to confirm this before stating it is acceptable.
    What are We Doing?

    First, we are making you aware of this situation and are asking you to self moderate you posts to comply with this request. We have already told you what we are doing in relation to existing content on this site and we will be continuing to work on removing existing posts and articles from The Times. While The Times is the only media outlet which has contacted us concerning this issue, we believe others may have similar concerns. This will impact the content on the front end of our site. We are currently looking at a redesign of our homepage content and alternative ways we can provide information to you, our members. We have asked The Times if they have available an RSS or XML feed which can be customized to feed us only articles relating to Louisiana Tech. We have not heard back from them yet. We will be asking some of our other sources for news content the same question. If, or when, these are available, we will incorporate them into the front end of our site. The good thing about RSS and XML feeds is that they give a title and description of the article and link directly to that article which is what The Times is asking us to do. Until the time an RSS feed is available, we will not be posting any articles from The Times on our homepage. They may be linked through our existing Google RSS feed, but no new articles will be posted.

    By significantly decreasing the articles we are posting on the homepage of this site, we will have the opportunity to provide new and more focused information concerning Tech Athletics. We hope you will be pleased with this redesign and would ask for your feedback when it is available.

    How You Can Help

    We would like to have your input and response to this. Specifically, we would like any suggestions you may have on how we should post articles from The Times, The News Star, or any other newspapers or websites. Also, we would like you to tell us what you would like to see on the homepage if we were to remove the all the articles from the site.

    We appreciate your support of this site and value your opinions. Please share them with us!!!


    The Bulldog Barks & Bytes Administration Team
    BUMP!!!

    Don't put your trust in anyone on this forum, including me. You are the key to your own success.

  3. #3
    Champ Mean Gene is just really niceMean Gene is just really niceMean Gene is just really niceMean Gene is just really niceMean Gene is just really niceMean Gene is just really niceMean Gene is just really niceMean Gene is just really niceMean Gene is just really niceMean Gene is just really niceMean Gene is just really nice
    Join Date
    Apr 2006
    Location
    Alexandria
    Posts
    1,004

    Question Re: Important Message from BB&B - PLEASE READ!!!

    Doc - I'll do my best to adhere to this but in your 'sticky' the actual "Times Terms of Service" was chopped off. Would U mind reposting just THAT part??

    I'm just trying to understand why (re)posting an article that is on a public Internet site like www.shreveporttimes.com is a violation. Of course, posting just a link will save some bandwidth for our site.

    Gene

  4. #4
    Administrator DocMarvin362 has a reputation beyond reputeDocMarvin362 has a reputation beyond reputeDocMarvin362 has a reputation beyond reputeDocMarvin362 has a reputation beyond reputeDocMarvin362 has a reputation beyond reputeDocMarvin362 has a reputation beyond reputeDocMarvin362 has a reputation beyond reputeDocMarvin362 has a reputation beyond reputeDocMarvin362 has a reputation beyond reputeDocMarvin362 has a reputation beyond reputeDocMarvin362 has a reputation beyond repute DocMarvin362's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2002
    Location
    Bossier City, LA
    Posts
    14,624

    Re: Important Message from BB&B - PLEASE READ!!!

    Sure... it was TechDawgFan's post, but here it is on it's own.

    http://www.shreveporttimes.com/customerservice/termsofservice.shtml

    Shreveporttimes.com Terms of Service
    Shreveporttimes.com Terms of Service
    Updated 2005General

    This Shreveporttimes.com website (the "Service") is owned and operated by Gannett Publishing Company and contains material that is protected by international copyright, trademark and other intellectual property laws. Unless otherwise specified, the Service is intended for your personal, noncommercial use only. You may not modify, copy, reproduce, republish, upload, post, transmit or distribute in any way any material, including code and software, from the Service. You may download material from the Service and may use the Service for your personal, non-commercial use only, provided you keep intact all copyright and other proprietary notices.


    As part of our Service, Shreveporttimes.com agrees to provide you with information and other computer services subject to these Terms of Service. You agree to use the Service in accordance with these Terms of Service. Accessing our Service, in any manner, for the purpose of obtaining information, technical or otherwise, about the Service constitutes use of the Service such that the party accessing the Service is bound by these Terms of Service. Because the Web is an evolving medium, we may need to change these Terms of Service or impose new conditions on use of the Service, from time to time, in which case we will post the revised Terms of Service on this website. By continuing to use the Service after we post any such changes, you accept the Terms of Service, as modified.

    You may establish a hypertext link to this Service so long as the link does not state or imply any sponsorship of your site by Shreveporttimes.com. However, you may not, without the prior written permission of Shreveporttimes.com, frame any of the content of the Service, or incorporate into another website or other service any intellectual property of Shreveporttimes.com, its parent or affiliate companies or its licensors.


    Don't put your trust in anyone on this forum, including me. You are the key to your own success.

  5. #5
    Progressive King of 2011 Dawgpix has a reputation beyond reputeDawgpix has a reputation beyond reputeDawgpix has a reputation beyond reputeDawgpix has a reputation beyond reputeDawgpix has a reputation beyond reputeDawgpix has a reputation beyond reputeDawgpix has a reputation beyond reputeDawgpix has a reputation beyond reputeDawgpix has a reputation beyond reputeDawgpix has a reputation beyond reputeDawgpix has a reputation beyond repute Dawgpix's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2002
    Location
    Western Ouachita Parish
    Posts
    19,257

    Re: Important Message from BB&B - PLEASE READ!!!

    What's interesting is in the past . . . on the print version of a newspaper . . . you could quote as long as you gave proper attribution. In fact newspapers loved being quoted by others, especially other media outlets.
    Now, if it's online, you can't even quote it.

    And, another thing, how can BB&B be considered "commercial" use when there are no commercials?:icon_wink:
    Louisiana Tech University
    Flagship of the University of Louisiana System

  6. #6
    Big Dog jlam is a jewel in the roughjlam is a jewel in the roughjlam is a jewel in the roughjlam is a jewel in the roughjlam is a jewel in the roughjlam is a jewel in the roughjlam is a jewel in the roughjlam is a jewel in the roughjlam is a jewel in the roughjlam is a jewel in the roughjlam is a jewel in the rough jlam's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2005
    Location
    Houston, TX (Sugar Land)
    Posts
    717

    Re: Important Message from BB&B - PLEASE READ!!!

    What most message boards seem to do, and also seem to have no problem from media outlets with, is to "tease and link" so to speak. Copying and pasting an entire article I can understand as being something a site would take issue with as it removes potential traffic, but I've never seen a media outlet have a problem with people taking excerpts and then posting a link to the origin of the material.

  7. #7
    Administrator DocMarvin362 has a reputation beyond reputeDocMarvin362 has a reputation beyond reputeDocMarvin362 has a reputation beyond reputeDocMarvin362 has a reputation beyond reputeDocMarvin362 has a reputation beyond reputeDocMarvin362 has a reputation beyond reputeDocMarvin362 has a reputation beyond reputeDocMarvin362 has a reputation beyond reputeDocMarvin362 has a reputation beyond reputeDocMarvin362 has a reputation beyond reputeDocMarvin362 has a reputation beyond repute DocMarvin362's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2002
    Location
    Bossier City, LA
    Posts
    14,624

    Re: Important Message from BB&B - PLEASE READ!!!

    That's pretty much what we've done with the bot and what we've done when we (unfortunantly) have to edit people's posts.

    Just please leave links and don't post the whole article.

    Thanks all.

    Don't put your trust in anyone on this forum, including me. You are the key to your own success.

  8. #8
    Champ Cool Hand Clyde has a reputation beyond reputeCool Hand Clyde has a reputation beyond reputeCool Hand Clyde has a reputation beyond reputeCool Hand Clyde has a reputation beyond reputeCool Hand Clyde has a reputation beyond reputeCool Hand Clyde has a reputation beyond reputeCool Hand Clyde has a reputation beyond reputeCool Hand Clyde has a reputation beyond reputeCool Hand Clyde has a reputation beyond reputeCool Hand Clyde has a reputation beyond reputeCool Hand Clyde has a reputation beyond repute Cool Hand Clyde's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2002
    Location
    Memphis, TN
    Posts
    14,219

    Re: Important Message from BB&B - PLEASE READ!!!

    Quote Originally Posted by DocMarvin362 View Post
    That's pretty much what we've done with the bot and what we've done when we (unfortunantly) have to edit people's posts.

    Just please leave links and don't post the whole article.

    Thanks all.
    You commie bastards!
    http://groups.yahoo.com/group/LouisianaTechMemphis/

    "Folks, our President is STEPPING UP & it is up to all of us FANatics to support what he is trying to do."

    MICKEYS14

  9. #9
    Administrator & 2006 Men's Progressive Bracket Champion Dwayne From Minden has a reputation beyond reputeDwayne From Minden has a reputation beyond reputeDwayne From Minden has a reputation beyond reputeDwayne From Minden has a reputation beyond reputeDwayne From Minden has a reputation beyond reputeDwayne From Minden has a reputation beyond reputeDwayne From Minden has a reputation beyond reputeDwayne From Minden has a reputation beyond reputeDwayne From Minden has a reputation beyond reputeDwayne From Minden has a reputation beyond reputeDwayne From Minden has a reputation beyond repute Dwayne From Minden's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2002
    Location
    The Southwest Side of Beautiful Lake Claiborne
    Posts
    35,964

    Re: Important Message from BB&B - PLEASE READ!!!

    Quote Originally Posted by Cool Hand Clyde View Post
    You commie bastards!
    No - nazis.....

    :icon_wink:
    ''Don't be a bad dagh..."

  10. #10
    Big Dog Dawgfan71227 is on top of his/her gameDawgfan71227 is on top of his/her gameDawgfan71227 is on top of his/her gameDawgfan71227 is on top of his/her gameDawgfan71227 is on top of his/her gameDawgfan71227 is on top of his/her gameDawgfan71227 is on top of his/her gameDawgfan71227 is on top of his/her gameDawgfan71227 is on top of his/her gameDawgfan71227 is on top of his/her gameDawgfan71227 is on top of his/her game
    Join Date
    Mar 2008
    Location
    Choudrant, La.
    Posts
    808

    Re: Important Message from BB&B - PLEASE READ!!!

    Boycott the Times!!

  11. #11
    Champ TYLERTECHSAS has a reputation beyond reputeTYLERTECHSAS has a reputation beyond reputeTYLERTECHSAS has a reputation beyond reputeTYLERTECHSAS has a reputation beyond reputeTYLERTECHSAS has a reputation beyond reputeTYLERTECHSAS has a reputation beyond reputeTYLERTECHSAS has a reputation beyond reputeTYLERTECHSAS has a reputation beyond reputeTYLERTECHSAS has a reputation beyond reputeTYLERTECHSAS has a reputation beyond reputeTYLERTECHSAS has a reputation beyond repute TYLERTECHSAS's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2002
    Location
    Texas
    Posts
    44,550

    Re: Important Message from BB&B - PLEASE READ!!!

    Quote Originally Posted by Cool Hand Clyde View Post
    You commie bastards!
    The correct term for this election cycle, and hopefully not 4-8 years, will be "Marxist Bastards"

  12. #12
    Administrator DocMarvin362 has a reputation beyond reputeDocMarvin362 has a reputation beyond reputeDocMarvin362 has a reputation beyond reputeDocMarvin362 has a reputation beyond reputeDocMarvin362 has a reputation beyond reputeDocMarvin362 has a reputation beyond reputeDocMarvin362 has a reputation beyond reputeDocMarvin362 has a reputation beyond reputeDocMarvin362 has a reputation beyond reputeDocMarvin362 has a reputation beyond reputeDocMarvin362 has a reputation beyond repute DocMarvin362's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2002
    Location
    Bossier City, LA
    Posts
    14,624

    Re: Important Message from BB&B - PLEASE READ!!!

    Nazi reminder... No posting full articles.

    Spank you...

  13. #13

    Re: Important Message from BB&B - PLEASE READ!!!

    Thanks I read it

+ Reply to Thread

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts