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#1
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From our Community Guidelines:

"The posting of blocks of text obtained from anywhere on the Internet, online newspapers, web sites, Facebook and other social media sites, magazines, etc., defeats the purpose of our Cruise Boards. All of this information is available to everyone online, and doesn't add to the idea of sharing firsthand experiences and cruise advice. Also, the majority of information out there is protected by an author's individual copyright. Therefore, we will remove such information from the message boards. However, linking via url to the information is allowed.<BR><BR>

The one exception to this would be Cruise Line press releases. You may post these word for word on the boards, if you clearly indicate the source."
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Originally posted by LoveMyBoxer
So something was just posted about the new Carnival loyalty program which was taken from the Carnival website, is this now a violation???
So it would appear.
#3
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Furthermore, it really does a disservice to the CC community. I, for one would appreciate being told that an announcement was made over on FB or the blog about a new ship feature, itinerary, future plans, new builds, new home ports, policy changes, etc.

With the new policy in place, it takes away one of the reasons that I am here - I might as well stick with FB or Carnival's own boards and not participate here.

Why reduce CC to only reviews and snarky people attacking each other - soon that's all that will be left.
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#4
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So I am assuming that post #2 (posted after this reminder) from this link

http://boards.cruisecritic.com/showthread.php?t=1551934

is allowed to include the copy and paste from a well known website (Carnival) because the copyright for that site

http://www.carnival.com/CMS/Static_T...Copyright.aspx

is not updated to include 2012?
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Is it to avoid the bickering between FB and CC or CCL's JH and CC??

Damage Control??
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Maybe the issue here is that cruisecritic and its admins are vehemently opposed to SOPA/PIPA, and are demonstrating how far-reaching and ridiculous that legislation is by removing all or nearly all posts that have even a whiff of a chance of falling under that legislation. It would be nice to know if that was indeed the case, but maybe that is exactly their point. Some web sites shut down for the day in protest, some put a lot of info out about the legislation, some put up splash screens warning about SOPA/PIPA before going onto the site with no interruption... Maybe cruisecritic is doing something different and decided to operate the site under the proposed legislation just to test the waters and gauge our reaction???

If that is what happened...how do you feel about SOPA/PIPA?
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Originally posted by jonbgd
Is it to avoid the bickering between FB and CC or CCL's JH and CC??

Damage Control??
We can only speculate since nobody will answer.
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Originally posted by jonbgd
Is it to avoid the bickering between FB and CC or CCL's JH and CC??

Damage Control??
For some reason I believe this is the winner
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#9
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Originally posted by watchmaker
Maybe the issue here is that cruisecritic and its admins are vehemently opposed to SOPA/PIPA, and are demonstrating how far-reaching and ridiculous that legislation is by removing all or nearly all posts that have even a whiff of a chance of falling under that legislation. It would be nice to know if that was indeed the case, but maybe that is exactly their point. Some web sites shut down for the day in protest, some put a lot of info out about the legislation, some put up splash screens warning about SOPA/PIPA before going onto the site with no interruption... Maybe cruisecritic is doing something different and decided to operate the site under the proposed legislation just to test the waters and gauge our reaction???

If that is what happened...how do you feel about SOPA/PIPA?
I thought about this and don't think so, or I think they would've mentioned it in the thread. Also, it would not be applied as selectively as it is. I think it has more to do with JH and FB.
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#10
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Originally posted by kerrytens
For some reason I believe this is the winner
But then isn't that censorship as opposed to copyright issues?

It's their right to run the site as they see fit, but at least be up front about it.
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The 'shwa, Ontario!
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Originally posted by cdamion
But then isn't that censorship as opposed to copyright issues?

It's their right to run the site as they see fit, but at least be up front about it.
Yes and yes.
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Do we have a response yet??? No?
#13
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Originally posted by cdamion
It is going beyond though. As I mentioned before, I pasted block text from something that was buried in a John Heald statement earlier today. It was deleted. Shortly thereafter, this thread was created. Fair enough. No pasting block quotes from other sites.

Next I summarized the comments and provided a citation to the source - perfectly legal for citing the work of copyrighted material - there was no quote contained at all. This seems to be allowed by the language posted in this thread - still got deleted with a reminder notice sent to me - which told me to just provide a link to the cite, which absolutely follows what is said here and that got deleted.

The policy just does not make sense to me. If we post information that originated on a website without even quoting it, it seems we are at risk of being in violation.

More confusing yet is that without anybody responding to help us understand, the appearance is that things are being selectively deleted even when they follow the guidelines as written.

Somebody please enlighten us.
It has been my experience with other forums on CC, that once one of the Admins states something, they very rarely come back and answer questions or clarify. My belief is that it leaves them leeway to selectively pick and choose what gets deleted and what is allowed to stay. But, at others have said, it is their board and they can do as they please, it just makes it very confusing on our part.
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#14
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Originally posted by Thestapels
It has been my experience with other forums on CC, that once one of the Admins states something, they very rarely come back and answer questions or clarify. My belief is that it leaves them leeway to selectively pick and choose what gets deleted and what is allowed to stay. But, at others have said, it is their board and they can do as they please, it just makes it very confusing on our part.
I do believe you have hit the nail on the head.
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Originally posted by Thestapels
It has been my experience with other forums on CC, that once one of the Admins states something, they very rarely come back and answer questions or clarify. My belief is that it leaves them leeway to selectively pick and choose what gets deleted and what is allowed to stay. But, at others have said, it is their board and they can do as they please, it just makes it very confusing on our part.
I do understand this, but a little more clarification would be greatly appreciated.
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How are we 54 posts in without a response from either an Admin or a host?? See this is the problem with cc and why it's getting a bad rep. How are people supposed to play within the rules without knowing the darn rules? All they are doing is adding more membership to that other FB site. Sad really.
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Originally posted by Dave994
How are we 54 posts in without a response from either an Admin or a host?? See this is the problem with cc and why it's getting a bad rep. How are people supposed to play within the rules without knowing the darn rules? All they are doing is adding more membership to that other FB site. Sad really.
yup
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Originally posted by Dave994
How are we 54 posts in without a response from either an Admin or a host?? See this is the problem with cc and why it's getting a bad rep. How are people supposed to play within the rules without knowing the darn rules? All they are doing is adding more membership to that other FB site. Sad really.
How will that "other FB site" get more members without CC?
#19
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Originally posted by celticd1
How will that "other FB site" get more members without CC?
I am sorry. Is cc going someplace? Do you have some sort of insider info that cc is being shut down or something?
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Originally posted by celticd1
How will that "other FB site" get more members without CC?
CC has a face book site like this??? Still waiting for a response. Thank you